Thursday, October 30, 2008

Spread the wealth around? Don't we already do that?

I am a college student who makes less than $4,000 a year. My husband, also a college student, makes less than $6,000 a year. All of our income taxes is refunded to us. Plus, we collectively receive over $12,000 in grants and scholarships from the government (this is extra AFTER paying all our tuition and fees). This year, we bought a $11,000 house and fixed it up for $6,000. Now, we are planning on selling the house for $29,000 and buying a $30,000 house. We have no debt. My question is, why do people think the government isn't giving enough money to the poor of this country? I'd say we are raking it in! I never said I agree with the idea of redistribution of wealth, but I sure am taking advantage of it. I am voting for McCain. Why should the wealthy be forced to give their money to the poor? So we can sit on our lazy butts and take handouts?