How do you "spread the wealth around" by forcing business owners to lay off employees? How is the government desire to steal money and give it to whomever is likeliest to vote for them more efficient than people working for it and getting paid directly out of the business profits?
Money is diluted when it goes through Washington. One big fucking bureaucracy has to get paid/bribed just to collect/steal all of that filthy lucre. And there is no efficiency in D.C. What makes Obama think the government can do a better job of paying people than the businesses that are actually paying people? The government doesn't have so good a history with that kind of thing.
This just makes me sick to my stomach. We're in our first year of business. We have debt upon debt upon debt. But if our gross income exceeds $250K, and it just might, we will have to pay upwards of $9,000 in federal taxes. And this doesn't include an increase in the payroll tax which we have to pay even if we don't make any profit at all. Adding upwards of $9,000 dollars to our debt when we are just barely scraping by means we will be forced to lay off the lady who works for us if we want to stay in business. So the government, by taking around $15,000, will have forced us to lay off someone who was making over twice that with us. And for that measly (in comparison) price, the government will have removed a perfectly life-sustaining job from the workforce in order to give much less (if anything) to that person by way of government handouts.
How is this sane, again?