Who Will Win the War Against Income Inequality?
From each according to their ability to each according to their need was the hollow promise of the Soviet Union. It was long known to be merely the cover for a ruthless Communist Party that pretended to build a worker’s paradise while in fact enslaving a nation for its own gain. Today this infamous lie has been resurrected in America as the war against income | Read More »
Tags: Dr. Robert Owens
, Equality of Outcome
, Federal Reserve
, income inequality
, Progressive Agenda
, progressive tax
, socialist agenda
, Wealth redistribution
Backward To The Future!
Ah, the 1950’s – a quaint decade of peace and prosperity. We compare it the 60’s, and mourn our nation’s lost hygiene, oops I mean innocence. Ok, so maybe that sort of nostalgia is overblown and a wee tad derogatory. Yet Dwight Eisenhower warned us of America turning into Amerika and we just didn’t get it. So Paul Krugman rides again to sell us his typically origami* version of economic events.
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Welcome to the Conservative Side of the Fence
The following was sent to me via e-mail – author unknown: A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be very liberal, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words redistribution of wealth. She was deeply | Read More »
Changing Our Conservative Vocabulary
Something has been bothering me for some time about the vocabulary conservatives and libertarians have been using to describe liberal economy policy. We hear it on radio from Boortz and Hannity and television from O’Reilly; we read it on blogs by Thomas Sowell and in newspaper columns by George F Will.
The term I refer to is “wealth redistribution,” called for throughout history by Marx, Lenin, Castro and Chavez. Liberals in America don’t use the term, knowing that it will bother conservatives and many moderates. Unfortunately, it is unconvincing to many, especially liberals, that such a beast as wealth distribution would be a bad thing.
After all, “wealth redistribution” is just taking money from the evil, awful “rich” and giving it to those poor, needy “less fortunate.”
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Thomas Jefferson On Wealth Redistribution
a href=”http://blog.heritage.org/2008/10/29/the-founders-and-redistribution-of-wealth/”>He was against it before Barack Obama was for it. Never let it be said that Joe the Plumber doesn’t have backup for his very sensible position and concerns regarding wealth redistribution.
Rendell: People at McCain rallies don’t have any wealth
At about 3:05 in this YouTube video excerpt from the Rachel Maddow show on MSDNC, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell lets it slip: I look at these McCain rallies in Pennsylvania, and he says ‘Barack Obama’s going to take your wealth.’ But they don’t have any wealth. Right, Guv! It’s the wealthy who support Obama. The average Joe the plumber, Mike the mechanic, and Florence the | Read More »
Our Tax System Explained: Bar Stool Economics
I recieved this in an email and thought it was worth sharing. Our Tax System Explained: Bar Stool Economics Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all tencomes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, itwould go something like this: The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing. The fifth would | Read More »
Today at Swampland Michael Scherer, in his capacity as an Obama spin doctor, pushes back against the McCain campaign’s charge that Obama’s supports wealth redistribution. Well, not so much pushes back as accuses McCain of wanting the same thing. Either way, he doesn’t have a leg to stand on.
Is the social engineering mask slipping in time?
Can someone out there help me understand how Obama’s popularity can withstand the revelation this morning that his “spread the wealth” comment was not a simple mangling of terms but an authentic reflection of a philosophy held since at least 2001? The reason I ask is that I’ve heard it cited that 85% of Americans oppose the use of the tax code for wealth redistribution, | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Social Democracy
I recently discovered the following quote by Mark Steyn in his book America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It which I find incredibly insightful: The trouble with the social-democratic state is that, when government does too much, nobody else does much of anything. We’ve heard a lot recently about socialism. Wikipedia defines socialism as A broad set of economic theories of | Read More »
McCain needs to go on Economic Offensive
I repeatedly hear over and over about Barack Obama’s tax plan and how he will provide “tax cuts” for 95% of American families. Folks, nearly 50% of American’s do not pay taxes. Zero. What Barack is doing is reaching into American’s pockets, taking their money, then redistributing how he sees fit. His “tax cuts” for the middle class are stimulus checks. I finally heard a | Read More »
Democratic Definition of Fiscal Responsibility
Lisa Johnson is a Democrat who is running for the Utah State House of Representatives. On her website, Mrs. Johnson has a list of issues that she feels are important. One of which is fiscal responsibility that she feels involve three key components: wisely managing resources, preparing for the future, and avoiding debt. The Obama-Biden ticket should talk with Mrs. Johnson. During the presidential debate, | Read More »
“Patriotic” Wealth Redistribution
Throughout the past several months I have repeatedly heard the claim that Senator Barack Obama will be giving a significant tax cut to lower and middle class families. This claim has been made by the mainstream media (for example Charles Gibson mentioned it in his interview of Sarah Palin) and by the surrogates from the Barack Obama campaign. It is even contained in Mr. Obama’s | Read More »