House Votes to Extend Estate Tax

In my local newspaper this morning is an AP article about the estate tax being extended with this quote from my state’s representative:

“In America, it’s not a sin to be rich nor is it a crime to die rich,” said Rep. Jared Polis D-Color.  “This bill gives our nation’s wealthiest families the ability to know exactly what their obligation to the nation that fostered their wealth will be, and it is fair and it is just.”

I’m speechless!!!  And I am embarrassed that this human being represents my beautiful state.  This belief is pure evil —  That if one is to become wealthy in this nation there is an “obligation”????  Reeks of punishment to me.  What about the ability to create jobs and income for people because of their wealth??  The “obligation” of employing another so they can be free and independent???  Isn’t that a good enough “obligation”?  What about the wealthy Democrats in Congress??  Oh, that’s right, they exempt themselves from this “obligation”.  Mr. Polis, IT IS A CRIME AND A SIN TO PUNISH UNJUSTLY!!!!!!!! 

These people astound me over and over at their utter lack of understanding of the history of this nation and what the founding documents seek to promote.  I shouldn’t be surprised, but if they hate what freedom stands for and can’t stand the type of economy that freedom creates (capitalism), then go live somewhere else in the world that has the same oppressive beliefs and values that they love and LEAVE US ALONE!!!!