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Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

I don’t suppose there’s anything that so makes we want to spew choice obscenities than to hear the tripe about how recent tax cuts (i.e., stealing less of your money) benefit primarily the wealthy. It’s depressing, too, because I understand that if Kerry and other dems are saying it, then they’re doing so because it finds an audience somewhere, and how can you not get depressed in realizing that people so dumb actually exist and are commonplace?

Forget for a moment the classic leftie argument for redistribution where those with more income pay more, and in reverse, they should, according to the argument, get less back. That, at least, is an honest argument in the sense that the facts of the matter are being acknowledged.

No, I’m talking about the current pack of lies that seeks to make people believe that the most recent tax cuts are at the expense of those of more modest means.

Those who swallow this foolery are so dumb that attempting an explanation of the thing has always been far beyond my ability. But, today, I got a silly little thing in email that just might do the trick, even for those of modest intellectual ability:

If you don’t understand the Democrats’ version of tax cuts (and you are not alone), this will help explain it for you:

50,000 people go to a baseball game, but the game was rained out. A refund was then due. The team was about to mail refunds when the congressional Democrats stopped them and suggested that they send out refund amounts based on the Democrat National Committee’s interpretation of fairness. After all, if the refunds were made based on the price each person paid for the tickets, most of the money would go to the ticket holders of the most expensive tickets. That would be unconscionable.

The DNC plan says:

People in the $10 seats will get back $15, because they have less money to spend. Call it an “Earned” Income Ticket Credit.” Persons “earn” it by demonstrating little ambition, few skills and poor work habits, thus keeping them at entry-level wages.

People in the $25 seats will get back $25, because that’s only fair.

People in the $50 seats will get back $1, because they already make a lot of money and don’t need a refund. If they can afford a $50 ticket, then they must not be paying enough taxes.

People in the $75 luxury seats will have to pay another $50, because they have way too much to spend.

The people driving by the stadium who couldn’t afford to watch the game will get $10 each; even though they didn’t pay anything, they need the most help.

Now do you understand? No? I didn’t think so.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More

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