So, it’s tax day.
And you know what that means: it’s the day we celebrate the redistribution of wealth rather than its creation. It’s the day the government decides how much of what you make belongs to them - to give to somebody else. Or more to the point, it’s the day the ‘have lot’s’ ante up for the benefit of the ‘have gotz’.
It should be interesting to see how President–in-waiting Hillary, champion of the proletariat, celebrates the day. She will most likely emphasize the the income gap between the haves and the have nots because nothing stirs the heart to action like a good old fashioned class war.
Before proceeding I request that we stipulate to one fact: America does NOT have a class system - a social order in which your future status is proscribed by the class you were born into. Despite ongoing efforts to kill it, the American Dream is still possible; you can rise from poverty to become rich and powerful. If that were not the case Bubba and Hilz (est. net worth $55 million) would not be members of the 1% club today.
Nor would Barry and Lady M (est. net worth $12 million, so far) be assured an entry card to the 1% as soon as they leave office.
Since income inequality for Progressives has come to represent the source of all evil and the root cause for the world’s social, racial and economic problems, that’s where Hilz will be mining her gold:
Striking a populist note, Clinton, who announced on Sunday she was running for president in 2016, said American families were still facing financial hardship at a time “when the average CEO makes about 300 times what the average worker makes.”
“Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times. But the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top. (i.e. Bill and Hill)”
I guess we have Barack Obama to thank for that; after six and a half years of trying to level the playing field, here’s all we have to show for it:
The top 20% of taxpayers are still paying 84% of taxes!
- top 20% pay 84%
- middle 20% pay 6%
- bottom 20% pay –2.2% - Stuart Varney, Fox news
And the top 10% pay nearly 70% of taxes! I wonder how much more Hilz thinks she and Bubba should pay? This should prove to be interesting.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network