Skip to comments.The New York Times Calls (again) for Higher Taxes on Middle-Class Americans
Posted on 02/23/2013 7:07:00 AM PST by Kaslin
All statists want much bigger government, but not all of them are honest about how to finance a Greek-sized welfare state.
The President, for instance, wants us to believe that the rich are some sort of fiscal pinata, capable of generating endless amounts of tax revenue.
Using IRS tax data, Ive shown that this is a very inaccurate assumption. And Ive also used IRS data to show the President that there are big Laffer-Curve effects when you try to rape and pillage high-income Americans.
Heck, even the Europeans have realized that you can only squeeze so much blood from that stone.
Notwithstanding the misleading rhetoric from the Obama Administration, there are some honest folks on the left who understand and acknowledge that you cant have bigger government unless you put ordinary people on the chopping block.
The New York Times seems really fixated on screwing Joe Lunchbucket. Here are some excerpts from an editorial in todays paper.
new taxes on high-income Americans are a matter of necessity and fairness; they are also a necessary precondition to what in time will have to be tax increases on the middle class. As the economy strengthens and the population ages, more taxes will be needed from further down the income scale But there will never be a consensus for more taxes from the middle class without imposing higher taxes on wealthy Americans, who have enjoyed low taxes for a long time.
Whats particularly interesting about this editorial is that the New York Times is very explicit about political strategy. They support more class-warfare taxes in order to set the stage for higher taxes on the middle class.
We cant say we havent been warned.
Sorry. This turnip is tapped out.
Sorry. This turnip is tapped out. I’m purposefully NOT working up to my full potential for this very reason. :)
Ok, I am coming out for a tax surcharge on all purchases of the NY Times, for the children and safer streets.
I”m or the forced sale of unproductive assets ~ e.g. New York Times building and plants.
That and hiding as much income as possible. Try to deal in cash as much as possible.
Some call it cheating. I call it FAIRNESS.
Since “the media” now is driving and setting policy in this country, I’d love to see everyone in the “media” taxed at very high rates. “The media” is now orchestrating and deciding who wins elections. “The media”, not the people, should pay for the government that it is creating.
I call for a 50% tax on all profits (if they ever have any) newspapers earn from ‘reporting the news’. After all, they are reporting about something someone else did (i.e. ‘they didn’t build that’). Why should they profit off the actions of others, without paying back their ‘fair share’ into the system.