5% of the population does not pay 80% of the taxes -- just stop and think about the absurdity of that statement. Consider property taxes alone.
I am sure Shrub's tax giveaway worked well for you as it seems you are exactly who it was aimed to please. Of course, the nation has a huge debt now -- above and beyond the cost of an unnecessary war -- so you and others could increase their investments. I guess the giveaway "worked" for the moment. I hope you are singing the same tune in 5 years and, if not, remember why you are not. I am glad it worked well for you and I hope a neglected society consuming itself to death never gets in the way of your intelligence or success. I saw a morgage company driving its new tax deducted Hummer the other day -- thanks to one of Shrub's giveaways to the rich. I wonder why a morgage company needs an all-terrain vechicle? To show off success? To celebrate macho? To play? To be cool? To support terrorists' oil wells? Because they got a great tax write-off? Yeah, that's my idea of a leader. I sincerely hope rugged individualism and beating out the other guy to prove self-worth always work for you and your family. I just see the world in a different way. I've never met anyone who made it own their own. It's always a group achievement. I guess that fact makes me deeply distrust the ones who sell and praise the virtue of endless self-interest.