What am I missing in the whole multilateral, be-like-the-rest-of-the-world argument?
OK – sometimes perhaps acting in a multilateral way, i.e. taking cues from other countries and behaving accordingly might be right. (No – I’m not proposing having a defense policy like France, in which their newest aircraft carrier dropped a screw in mid-ocean, nor like Germany’s, in which their soldiers can deploy as part of their NATO responsibility; they just can’t fight.)
I’m talking about taxes.
This is very mono-cultural and unilateral.
And it results in shipping jobs overseas, something against which Obama rails constantly.
So naturally Obama is proposing billions of dollars of new taxes.
Does he just not understand something so simple as cause-and-effect? Can he be that ill-educated?
He also wants to raise tax rates on the “rich” even though he already has acknowledged that doing so lowers gross tax receipts.
- Obama can’t pay for his programs if he raises tax rates
- Obama may be able to pay for his programs if he lowers tax rates
- So, naturally, he is going to raise tax rates.
Obama is so incredibly ignorant of behavior it is almost as though he never has held a real job in his life.