Keeping your wages is “preferential tax treatment you don’t deserve”
Democrats are at it again – raising taxes. That is, of course, not new news (they don’t call ’em tax-and-spend liberals for nothing). However, this is one of those rare opportunities when a far-left Democrat actually says what he means, and it should be a rude awakening. During an interview about his tax proposal, Democrat Rangel said the following:
ROBERTS: But, some people’s taxes will increase?
RANGEL: If you are receiving a preferential tax treatment that you don’t deserve, you can call it what you want – a tax increase. We will be calling it a loophole ….
So Rangel says your earnings aren’t really yours (it’s preferential treatment if you get to keep your earned money) and you don’t deserve it – the money really belongs to the government and if you get to keep any you should be grateful. That’s the problem with the left – it’s a difference in philosophy. Those on the left (Democrats, socialists, progressives, etc) believe the government is entitled to the fruits of your labor; any bread crumbs they leave for your family you should be thankful for.
Rangel’s proposal is socialism, pure and simple. He wants to give money to people who don’t even pay taxes and call it a tax cut. That’s not a tax policy, it’s socialist income re-distribution. You can argue for or against his proposal, but at least be honest and call it what it is – socialism.
Conservatives believe you own the fruits of your labor, and government should always remember who really owns the money – it’s the people, not the government. As we see the current crop of presidential candidates promise more and more handouts (paid for by someone else) in a fiscal-irresponsible way to garner votes, we must always remember the words from long ago.
A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of Government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that Democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, always to be followed by a Dictatorship.
That’s why there aren’t many fiscally responsible people in government any more (of any party), they’ve engaged in a free-for-all of giveaways in an attempt to buy votes (and sadly, it usually works). Frequently the guy who wins isn’t the best candidate, just the one who gives the most away.