Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Granny Speaks Up

Granny is too modest. She pays no federal income tax, but even in retirement she pays the state and local taxes we all pay — taxes that fund courts and roads and sanitation and law enforcement and education and fire protection and...

Granny is a participant. She's also one of the 47%. She paid in enough federal payroll taxes to get $840 in Social Security benefits each month. That represents a lot of hours for a lot of years in low-paying jobs. Disrespect Granny and it's hard for the rest of us not to take that personally.