You know how you make the mistake of wandering into some part of the web you don't normally enter? Well, I did that this evening and I saw this
Here are some fair use limited quotes from this steaming pile of drek.
It's an idea deeply embedded in our national psyche. Waves of pilgrims and immigrants didn't cross the oceans to sign up for welfare checks; they came for the opportunity to earn a better life through blood and toil.This steaming pile of dog feces disguised as a human being also lays on the waterworks for the plight of the rich with a zinger that can only be described as Orwellian in it's doublespeak
When that inner fire is extinguished, economies suffer. Innovation stalls. Vitality fades. In a modern context, budget deficits widen as tax revenues dwindle, benefit spending explodes, and the masses clamor for redistributive policies to keep the fiscal charade going. Debt accumulates. Panics strike. In other words, the situation being faced over in Europe as a culture of leisure mixes with a bloated welfare system and a "soak the rich" mentality to disastrous effect.
The United States is on the same dangerous path. Industrious upward mobility is being replaced by idleness funded by foreign bondholders and a narrowing group of wealthy taxpayers. Too few are feeling the sting of Uncle Sam's spendthrift ways. And too many are replacing private-sector wages with government handouts.
In other words, the tax code has become increasingly progressive and redistributive.Yes, you read that right. Despite the fact we have the most regressive taxes in the industrialized world. Despite the fact we're at the LOWEST tax rate on the rich in 80 years. Despite the fact the rich own more of the country than any time since the Gilded Age of the 1890's we're guilty of 'redistrubitive' (code for communism) taxation.