Class Warfare is not an evil term. Class Warfare is, to my way of thinking, an apt term to describe the actions of the wealthy and those they have bought in high government office who are right this minute actively waging war on the middle, working and lower classes.
Sales tax is added to everything you buy in the United States. State and city governments set the amount of these taxes so they vary from city to city. When I was recently in Seattle, I was shocked to find that the sales tax rate was 10%. Being from San Diego, I'm more accustomed to paying 7.75%, which to my way of thinking is already too much.
When I recently read that George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer in Great Britain, increased the tax rate on the sale of hot take away food to 20% I became outraged from all the way across the pond. At the same time this 20% sales tax on hot take away food goes into effect, top earners in Great Britain will actually enjoy a 5% income tax break!
David Cameron, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, has already expressed public approval for the new tax rates put forth by George Osborne.
Those Big Government Bullies
The New York Times has more details about the new tax rates in an article that can be found here.
I Didn't Win
Sadly, I didn't win the Mega Millions lottery which was up to $640 million before the winning numbers were announced on Friday.
I'm not sad because I didn't win so much as I am sad for everyone else who will now miss out on what would have been one of, if not the, greatest press conferences of all time. Had I won, I would have used all $640 million to finance the purchase of 640 million lottery tickets for the next drawing. Answering a reporter's question about what I will do with my winnings with a hearty "I'm gonna let it ride!" would have been awesome.