The Ten Questions I would have asked Joe Biden last night

Although Paul Ryan did a pretty good job in the Vice Presidential Debate last night, I thought there were many opportunities to ask Joe Bidden questions that have not yet been answered by the President, Vice President, or other Democrats.  Here are my top ten:


  1. You, the President, & your party continue to repeat the rhetoric that Governor Romney wants to bring us back to the “same policies that got us into this mess”, but what exactly are those policies and exactly how did they contribute to the recession?
  2. You, the President, & your party also continue to repeat the rhetoric that we should stay the course and not make a change now, but how do higher taxes and higher deficits help our economy?
  3. How do you get to a balanced budget by only taxing the top 1%?  As Paul Ryan pointed out, if you doubled their taxes, that would only cover 10% of the deficit!   Where’s the other 90% coming from?
  4. The President has said in the past that it’s not good to raise taxes in a bad economy, you even call this bad economy the “Great Recession”, why then is now a good time to raise taxes, and on those whom are most productive?
  5. More specifically, how is taxing the top 1% going to improve the economy?  Name one country that taxed itself back into prosperity!
  6. You say that the Republicans are holding the middle class hostage by not allowing taxes to be raised on the top 1%, but by that same logic are you not holding everyone hostage by demanding that we raise taxes on the top 1% or everyone’s taxes will go up?
  7. Your thinking is fundamentally flawed in believing that if you increase taxes on the top 1% that they will not change behavior and adjust their activities so as to not pay as much taxes.  In other words, you change the activities of the most productive of our economy towards tax avoidance vs. being more productive.  How is this going to help the middle class?
  8. You & the President have made an issue about Romney paying a lower percentage than he should have, often comparing his rate to wage earners, but isn’t he paying the rate he should?  Should he voluntarily pay more to the government than he is supposed to?
  9. And because Mr. Romney is essentially retired and therefore receiving his investment returns (not earnings, like a wage earner) back over time, also known as capital gains, why do you compare the two as if they were the same?
  10. The Democratic Party led by this President has made success a dirty word.  We should be looking up to and modeling ourselves after the most successful in our society and not tearing them down.  Since when is it a bad thing for someone to create a business that gives customers what they want, employs people, pays taxes, and then gets rewarded economically for their success?

Go ahead Mr. Vice President, I dare you to stop smirking, pointing your finger, and answer these questions!

Evengelical about his faith and love for God, his wife, and the entrepreneural sprit of small business owners.

About Michael Banner

Evengelical about his faith and love for God, his wife, and the entrepreneural sprit of small business owners.
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