So here we have Obama saying that to be fair, we need to ask the rich to pay more taxes. And now we have this retired Google millionaire, Doug Edwards, standing up in front of the President and asking him to raise his taxes. Here’s what he said, from the website Democrats for Progress:
“My question is would you please raise my taxes?” the man deadpanned, to immediate laughter and applause. “I would like very much to have the country to continue to invest in things like Pell Grants and infrastructure and job-training programs that made it possible for me to get to where I am. And it kills me to see Congress not supporting the expiration of the tax cuts that have been benefiting so many of us for so long. I think that needs to change, and I hope that you will stay strong in doing that.”
Have you noticed that whenever Obama talks about raising taxes on the rich, he talks about asking the rich to pay more. Well, let’s take him at his word. And he has all these rich leftists who are begging him to raise their taxes. So let’s set up a bunch of optional brackets. Right now the highest bracket is 28%. Let’s add brackets at 35%, 40% and 50% and then ask these rich people to check which bracket they would like to have apply to them.
“Oh, no, no,” you say, “that will never work. You can’t give these people a choice of their tax rate.” Well then why, I say, is that what Obama is saying? Dang it, say what you mean! If you mean that you’re going to TAKE this money, then say that! But no, we have this euphemistic ask being used.
But of course, we know why this goes on. Leftists can’t ever say what they really mean or they would never get elected. So Obama says, “ask”, but he means “take”. That’s the way it will be. So I say, let’s put that into the law – add a few lines to the tax return with these extra, optional brackets, and then when he says we should ask the rich to pay more, we can say we’re already doing that. That will force him to have to say what he really means, meaning that we should force them to pay more.
And do you notice how leftists, when they’re talking about “asking” for more money from the wealthy never speak of them in appreciative terms. Some of them absolutely deny that they are engaging in class warfare, but they can never actually reference the wealthy earning their money, by say, working harder, or taking risks, or having ideas that benefit society greatly. It’s always that they are fortunate. And often they imply that they are greedy. So of course, it is class warfare, it’s hating the rich, the achievers – nothing more, nothing less.
And you will also notice that it is greedy for these people to want to keep their own money that they have legally earned. But when Leftists want to take it from them, that’s not greed. No, that’s fairness. Yes, there is a language of the Left, and there are a number of words they use that have different meanings from what regular Americans think they mean.