The rhetoric castigating the "evil" rich has escalated over the last 10 years. Truthfully the rich haven't really ever been beloved but there used to be an understanding the millionaires and billionaires had a net positive on our society because they took the risks, put up the capital, had a great idea for an invention - and then benefited from doing that. Plus, they actually hired people and allowed Americans to enjoy a higher standard of living.
Were some of them scoundrels? Of course.
But no one is perfect, but don't tell the Marxist-Left that. They think anyone who makes a profit is a rapacious bourgeois capitalist.
Just look at the language that Obama and his minions use regarding rich people:
* "The rich need to pay their fair share."
* "We're targeting millionaires and billionaires."
* "We're going to close tax loopholes that for too long have allowed the rich to not pay their fair share."
Just like a broken record Obama drones on with his class-warfare, Group-Hate mantra.
One week we're supposed to hate the oil companies, then it is the pharmaceuticals, then it is the insurance companies, then it is the hedge funds and then it's the "speculators" ... and on, and on, and on.
Excuse me but isn't he such a whiney little bitch?!?!?!? I mean really - can't President Dumbo take responsibility for something other than killing Osama?
And with such hostility around, billionaires are up and leaving. Who would blame them? If I was wealthy and had a president, steeped in Marxism - with delusions of grandeur; I'd be heading to Chile too.
Even if you taxed the rich at 100%, we wouldn't even dent the national debt. Does he ever mention that? Does he ever mention that only 49% of Americans even pay Federal taxes? Does he ever point out that our tax code is all of 70,000 pages long and a legitimate barrier to effective tax collections? Does he ever acknowledge that 1% of tax payers cover 60% of tax collections?
No. Because pointing that out would deflate his pitiful argument that the "rich" need to pay more.
Spending is out of control - not tax collections. Entitlements need to be driven down to the bare minimums if we're ever going to get out of this fiscal mess.
20 years ago a millionaire was someone who made a million dollars a year. Now, a "rich person" are considered someone who grosses $250,000. That could be someone who owns a dry cleaners or a coffee shop or a small business.
The "rich" is a moving target and is another example of the Weasel Words that the Left uses to control the language, and control the argument.
I don't begrudge anyone from making any amount of money that they want. It's called living the American Dream. I've discussed conservatism before and examined why the Progressive Tax is straight out of the Communist Manifesto.
But it is more than that: You spend almost one-third of your life working. You spend one-third of each work day working to pay the government. Hundreds of hours a year are spent by you working to pay the government.
And what is the government doing with the fruits of your labor? Squandering it. They're busy buying votes in the black and latino communities. They're handing it out as "entitlements" to people who don't appreciate it, and only cry for more.
You and I have a finite amount of time on this earth and we spend a significant amount of time away from our loved-ones, working. It is an outrage that the money you make by your labor is taken from you by some feckless government official and doled out to some indigent asshole.
Do you think that's right? It's not only immoral, but also unconstitutional.
So as the old saying goes, "Work Harder: Millions on Welfare are counting on You."
And if we keep electing Democrats, that motto will continue to be a sad fact.
The poor and lower middle class should start paying their fair share. The "Zero Liability Voter" are the lazy fools who vote themselves a government hand-out every time.
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