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alstry (< 20)

America wants YOU..taxpaying comrade



August 05, 2008 – Comments (2)

Think about this for a second....the following have seen their incomes implode over the past few years:

Airline Pilots and other workers,

Auto Workers and now executives getting fired

Builders, Construction workers

Bankers and Finance workers

Mortgage companies and mortgage brokers

Real Estate sales people and title company workers.....

Notice many of these people and businesses were high income earners generating huge taxes for federal and local governments.  Never before have so many seen their incomes evaporate so fast.

Now government revenues are dropping off at the fastest rate in history....just at the time when their expenses are skyrocketing for the increasing number of retired people in America.

Recently, I have posted on CA because without a doubt it will be on the frontlines of this issue.  Few still understand the magnitude of the problem.  If CA fired all 200K of its workers it would still have a revenues shortfall.

In order for CA to be able to pay its workers, it would have to double the income tax on those tax payers who can afford to pay.....then those people would have little left to spend in the economy.

Yes, most of the above people are still spending money as they draw down their savings/,,,, so certain businesses are still reporting decent numbers....however, expect that to slow dramatically over coming months.

In the mean time, let's see what our governments will demand out of us to make up for the HUGE and growing shortfalls.  Unless of course we want ot abolish social security and medicare......can you imagine the impact on our retirees and the health care system???

In the mean time, as the revenues contract, expect to see more and more of America shutting down.  Yesterday, WCI and department store chain Boscov's filed for bankruptcy.  Wachovia is laying off about 10,000 workers in Charlotte(a once strong housing market), Eschelon (about a $5 Billion dollar project in Vegas-more than the current annual revenues of many public builders) stopped mid-construction last you know we could go on and on.

Remember, as these guys and many more stop generating an income and paying some point getting much will be forced to pay a whole lot more...

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#1) On August 05, 2008 at 8:22 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

From this morning from a small medical company:

Pharmacopeia to lay off approximately 40% of workforce

All of these people were paying taxes....until they find replacement work, they are not and maybe collecting unemployment.

We are reading about things like this everyday...whether its terminations or paycuts.  In the end it is less revenues to government and in many cases....higher government expedititures.

The question is when will government revenues become so low that our government starts making greater demands for revenues from our citizens....especially the retired ones with lots of cash in the bank who were depending on the younger workers to support the tax needs.

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#2) On August 05, 2008 at 10:33 AM, Gemini846 (34.66) wrote:

Anyone see an emergency.. oh crap you can't retire for another 10 years comming?

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