Inheriting Money is Awful and You Should Feel Awful
In the span of three days, I count two pieces on just how awful inheriting wealth is and that we should totally tax the heck out of those who inherit money from their parents. There are probably more, but I’m too exhausted from reading these two to go looking. The first dates back to March 26 with a piece in the Guardian’s Comment is Free | Read More »
We are all capitalists
Shilling for minimum-wage increases is one of the laziest moves a desperate politician can make. President Obama took it to a new level in his State of the Union address, investing just enough effort to sharpen an embarrassing pander into another weapon in his endless class warfare: In the year since I asked this Congress to raise the minimum wage, five states have passed laws | Read More »
Red State Uprising Questions #4: Class Warfare and Taxing the ‘Rich’
PP.71-73 Reading about class warfare and taxing the rich. How do Democrat leaders get away with blaming the ‘Evil Rich’ for all the woes of this country when there isn’t one of them who doesn’t fit their own definition of ‘Evil Rich’….accept for not being a Republican of course?
The real class war
Somehow Marxist class theory has been written into American politics at the genetic level. It’s easy to understand why politicians, especially the dedicated Big Government types, want us to think this way. We never should have played along. But we did, so now Americans view themselves as a great, shapeless, saintly Middle Class, floating above a shadowy Lower Class from which we have no right | Read More »
“Fairness” Punishes Success
In another class-warfare move, The Hill reports on the latest Obama gimmick: his yet-to-be-released budget will include a cap on IRAs and other retirement accounts. Currently, there are no limitations on how much money can be in an IRA. The White House has a problem with that. The senior administration official said that wealthy taxpayers can currently “accumulate many millions of dollars in these accounts, | Read More »
People avoid silence because they’re afraid of what they might hear. Although we value our freedom of speech, polite conversation in America is subject to one crushing rule, “Don’t talk about religion or politics!” Most of us were raised with this stifling warning in our ears. The purpose was to avoid arguments at the dinner table but the result is a population unconcerned in the | Read More »
Howard Dean Wants Your Money
Howard Dean wants your money. The only problem is — and this is initially going to seem like heresy from a progressive is — the truth is everybody needs to pay more taxes, not just the rich. And it’s a good start. But we’re not going to get out of this deficit problem unless we raise taxes across the board, to go back to what | Read More »
Getting The Revenge They Voted For – Practical Uses of The Fiscal Cliff
Well, well, well. We have another crisis. It’s called “The Fiscal Cliff” and it just can’t go to waste. Somewhere, probably in the same non-descript warehouse that the GOP stores Dick Cheney’s old weather control ray, Evil Republicans are plotting….They want to steal MY2K!*
Well, no. They don’t want to steal anyone’s 2K and they lack the power to if they tried. This is not MY2K. This money belongs to people who generally (but with some hideous exceptions) are among the smartest, hardest-working and capable in America. I wrote earlier concerning the morally detestable class-warfare Democrats.
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Any person who voted for Barack Obama for the express purpose of having him utilize the US tax and regulatory apparatus to take money away from the rich and give it to them personally, is the moral equivalent of a bank robber. Neither I, nor any other person alive, is entitled to two red cents out of another person’s stash just because we don’t have as much.
Class Warfare Won
Class warfare proved to be the winner in this election cycle as it was a key component of Obama’s policies and re-election rhetoric. The components of such a tactic were easily recognized: 1) the political opponent (Romney) will hurt those among us who are most vulnerable (elderly, poor, etc); 2) the political opponent (Romney) does not care about the “middle class”; 3) the political opponent | Read More »
Two Faces and The Same “Death By Ideology”
Maybe that Lasik Surgery I had a couple of years ago didn’t quite take. Maybe I just got shot in the face with a laser for nothing. I say that because I’m looking at both Louis Farrakhan and Paul Krugman and swear that the two men could be twins. OK, just kidding. The two men could be ideological twins. In fact, I respect Farrakhan more. At least when he hates your guts for being White and Middle Class, it comes from his heart and isn’t just his day job.
I notice the confluence between these two unlikely figures because each has recently taken to the media to express their despicable hate speech. Farrakhan, I reiterate, extemporaneously speaks his deracinated mind and from his shriveled heart and his iniquitous soul. Krugman, however, writes carefully. He selects his words to reflect the malice towards individuals like myself. He has pickled his views in this hatred the way Korean grocers prepare a jar full of Kim Chi.
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My older son is a thinking man. Not just that, he’s a conservative thinking man. He is my pride and my joy. Bill called me last week to discuss this whole concept the President has been yammering about – you know the part about how rich people are not paying their “fair share.” Bill wants to know what “fair” really is. And, as usual, | Read More »
Obama’s Speech: Class Warfare and Hope is not a Plan
Obama’s speech didn’t sound like an incumbent President. It sounded like defensive one. On Romney/Ryan: They want your vote, but they don’t want you to know their plan.…but Obama didn’t give us a plan, only class warfare and hope. The only “plan” he has is to (hopefully) tax the wealthy. The stinging class warfare quote stuck with me because it was so contradictory: My grandparents | Read More »
Class Warfare: The Opiate of the Masses
By: Brian Sikma On Wednesday night, Americans were treated to a more substantive evening of the Democratic National Convention as keynote speakers rose to defend the policies of the last four years and attempted to convince listeners that they were indeed better off than they were four years ago. But instead of ticking off a list of economic indicators showing improvement, two main speakers, former | Read More »
A World Filled With Strangers Keeps Getting Stranger
Some people believe in the Six Degrees of Separation Theory: the idea that everyone in the world is separated from everyone else by six links. Some people believe all of us are in this thing together, and that diversity is our strength and I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together. Even if we are all connected | Read More »