Given Elizabeth “The Scold” Warren’s call to tax the “Ultra Millionaires” (see my previous post), I thought I should give this Motivational Matt Foley image a bit of an update.
To normal, thinking human beings, this notion that wealthy are evil for the simple fact that they have more money than you is repugnant.
I’ll be honest. I’m poor as a church mouse. In fact, most of you guys reading this have more money than I do.
But the Federal Government taxing you into oblivion won’t make me any less poor.
I’m not poor because some dude who owns the Redskins is an “Ultra Millionaire.”
And the fact is, the Federal Government stealing his wealth won’t make me or anyone else one dollar richer.
That’s nothing but fiction.
When the government taxes wealth, the wealthy simply find a way to avoid paying taxes.
And when the little brains in the government can’t get their hands on the “Ultra Millionaires'” wealth to pay their socialist schemes, eventually, they turn their sights on the “non-Ultra Millionaires” to fund their boondoggles.
They never stop at the “tippy-top.”
Because there aren’t enough wealthy people to pay for all their dippy, unworkable schemes.
Speaking of which. You want to see something really hilarious?
Opinion: Elizabeth Warren could be the Democrats’ Margaret Thatcher https://t.co/Sezq7Rsz7D— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 26, 2019
No. That’s not the Onion.
It’s the other parody site known as the Washington Post.
The danger today is that far too many Americans believe that wealth confiscation is “fair” and “just.”
They really do think that what the government steals from the rich, it will give to the poor.
But that’s not how it works.
Government steals from the rich to enrich … well … government — and, by extension, the people whose livelihood stems from government (see also Venezuela).
We’ve thrown trillions upon trillions of dollars into the so-called “War on Poverty” over the last fifty-five years. And you know what, the War was lost.
The Government was the only winner in that boondoggle.
Poverty didn’t end.
But Government itself grew immeasurably.
When 25% of the Federal workforce deemed “non-essential” amounts to 800,000 people, you can see exactly where that wealth confiscation ended up.
This is what we’re up against with the Modern
Democrat Socialist Party.
And thanks in large part to an education system that keeps people so stupid they think Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an economic genius, socialism is no longer the far-Left fringe.
It’s gone mainstream.
And, speaking as someone who is poor, that scares the hell out of me.
Because, as Ronald Reagan famously put it:
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