Unequal Prosperity

We talk a lot here about income inequality, so do the Democrats, but from an entirely different perspective. Listening to the last dem debate (where’s my medal?) they have revealed themselves to be 2 trick ponies; AGW and how they can screw over big business to assuage their unfounded guilt, and income inequality which is code for income redistribution and sticking it to those with a little bit of self respect who wanted to better themselves. That is it. Nothing about improving the economy,getting people off welfare roles and back to work, the national debt, protecting our civil liberties-including my right to own a gun if I want, even addressing the sad state of world affairs (where’s that global perspective they are so proud of?). Nope, their message is simple, soak the rich and those aspiring to be rich.

One of the regular writers over at Townhall, John Hawkins, wrote a great piece on income inequality, how here in America it is a smoke screen, a bumper sticker, with no validation except to garner more votes for those thieves willing to steal from you, it is very short and a great read.

The soup bone quote;

Because liberalism works obsessively to get different groups of people to hate each other and then offers to expand the power of government as a fix for the “problem” liberals created. It’s their standard operating procedure.

In this case, liberals are embracing envy, one of the seven deadly sins. Any time someone succeeds at ANYTHING, there will be people who resent it. They’ll feel like they deserved it more, like those who succeeded got lucky or they’ll just want what more successful people have.

It is an interesting dichotomy, where progressives loves taxes, are unfazed over mountainous debt, and rue income inequality, conservatives want lower taxation (understanding the the individual is a much better steward of his hard earned money), rue onerous national debt, and view income inequality as necessary in a free market system and a motivator to better one’s station in life.

I have commented before how free markets and entrepreneurship has lifted 400 million plus Chinese out of absolute poverty between 1981 and 2001, yes, there was less income inequality when every Chinese was poor and struggling to survive. But to the progressives, this was a much better system, equality for all, equal misery.

I have no doubt the other side knows their message is crap, but hey, it has worked over the years, so why change horses mid stream? To see the popularity of that ancient decrepit commie from Vermont, the guy who wants 90% taxation for the wealthy, clearly the almost 50% of folks that don’t pay any income taxes would like the gravy train to continue. But James Woods is probably right;

James Woods ✔ @RealJamesWoods
Basically Bernie is this commie scarecrow put up to make Hillary look palatable by comparison, right? There is no other rationale possible.
5:11 PM – 19 Oct 2015

Palatable, now there’s the word rarely associated with Hillary.

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  1. InsipiD

    Because liberalism works obsessively to get different groups of people to hate each other and then offers to expand the power of government as a fix for the “problem” liberals created. It’s their standard operating procedure.
    In this case, liberals are embracing envy, one of the seven deadly sins. Any time someone succeeds at ANYTHING, there will be people who resent it. They’ll feel like they deserved it more, like those who succeeded got lucky or they’ll just want what more successful people have.

    Look no further than the fact that Obama himself often refers to the wealthy as “the winners of life’s lottery” with only grudging lip service to their hard work that put them there.  He’s about ready to start calling out the Lucky Sperm Club by name.  You’d think that this would engender some resentment, but his luckiest supporters have continued their faithfulness to Democrats.

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