has a message for the rich in America: Leave.
Here’s an excerpt:
“The Washington Post ran a column
a few days ago, in which a Mr. Joel Berg applauds the Obama Administration for reducing the amount of charitable deduction that The Rich are allowed to take when they write a check to charity.”
“Mr. Berg – who runs a charitable foundation that feeds the poor — explains things for us thusly: ‘Combined with other progressive Obama tax proposals, that change would not only start to redress the inequality gap that has engulfed America in recent decades but would also help to pay for many effective domestic programs…’”
“…Which Mr. Berg then helpfully goes on to list."
“Well, I read this article in the Washington Post, and I thought: there you have it. The top ten percent, that pays sixty percent of the total income tax and which allows the bottom half – HALF! – to pay nothing… Those horrible, greedy bastards are not using their free-will generosity as ‘efficiently’ as the government can, so let’s just take more of their money and call it square. “
“So let me now send a personal message to The Rich in America…”
“As an American and a patriot, I implore you – I go to my knees and beg you – LEAVE NOW."
"[O]n behalf of those few of us who still believe in the Land of Opportunity, I beg you and implore you, in the name of our common patriot ancestors who worked so hard and sacrificed so much so that we could become so spoiled and ungrateful: take your 60% of the total income taxes and just go away.”
“Because if you do, then there will no longer be an Enemy for the Left to stick it to. Then, perhaps, the half of the country that pays no income tax might have to put some skin in the game. Then, perhaps, with most of the wealth generation gone we will turn to our community organizers to provide the wealth creation, and the tax dollars, and the innovation. When you have gone, the President of the United States, supported by an army of little acorns like Joel Berg, will have to start calling for the rest of us to be taxed more to address the inequality gap.”
“That’s what I want.”
“You see, I’ve actually been there. I have experienced this pathology from the inside."
"That is the pathology – that is the sickness – that dependency breeds: resentment and hostility to those that help you the most.”
I posted on Joel Berg here
, but Bill Whittle did a better job. Read the entire article