We did not pay Federal income tax when we were too young, too old, or too poor. When we lost our job, our home, or got sick.
We aren't "freeloaders." We kept working. We just wanted a fair chance.
Some of us fought our way into the middle class. But we didn't do it alone.
The government gave us tax money for our kids, for our education, for our mortgages.
The government gave us veterans benefits for education, retirement, and lifetime healthcare.
NONE of us have always paid income tax.
But ALL of us have been helped by a society that keeps the rules fair and helps its citizens succeed.
We will not "suck it up."
We are not the 53%.
We are Americans.
Do you believe your job is “wasteful spending”? Do you consider your government job a “handout”?
Do you believe your government retirement benefits should be cut? If you have a family, should their government benefits be cut?
Do you want your lifetime government health care benefits cut? Do you wish you paid for your own private health insurance?
Your government job gives you education benefits and home loan assistance. Should these be cut? Do you want to eliminate the Department of Veterans Affairs?
Do you believe your government job should be eliminated? Do you think private contractors could do a better job than you?
Do you think your government job is a “real” job? Do you believe you contribute to society even though you are paid entirely with our tax dollars?