Can't run a campaign on the principle, but it IS true that a virtuous people will elect virtuous leaders.
Food prices have increased a minimum of 50% over the past four years. That equates to a 50% tax increase over that span.
“Why do you American Socialists have such a big problem with others making a ton of money when it will actually provide more government revenue to fund the programs for the poor people liberals say they care about?”
I posed this very question to my father, a retired college prof in 2006. His answer was that it was a matter of ‘fairness’, the same answer given by 0bama when asked about the wisdom of reducing capital gains during the Clinton administration. The Left is driven by the vice of envy at every level. Whether it’s the union movement, welfare slugs, government regulators, or in my father’s case, fighting over the best office, parking spot, or a couple thousand in salary, envy is a powerful motivator.
I am convinced that the society must collapse so that these people, the class envy/redistributionist people can be dealt with effectively. A financial collapse with civil unrest will likely be characterized by Leftist groups turning on each other. It will be the welfare mobs vs gov police, welfare thugs vs inner suburban Lefties. Teachers unions, gov workers vs Dem pols in blue states. Remember the French Revolution; they turned on themselves and as the saying goes they “ate their own”.
“Dogs arent criminals and have never caused a banking system to collapse. In your world, maybe we should just put dogs in charge of our money.”
Reminds me of Wm Buckley’s argument that he would rather have the first hundred people in the Boston phone book as his political representatives than the current crop. Decentralization of the currency, based on a precious metals standard, is probably the only thing that will resolve the financial crisis in the long run.
Also, they never mention the plethora of other taxes we pay now that we weren't paying before.
Bottom line is the average person is paying far more in taxes of all kinds today than they were at any time in the past.