Want to change the direction of the debate? Let’s talk about actually taxing the wealthy. You want to see Dem’s scream and argue about that. Tax people on their assets, not their income. Pelosi’s wealthy on income, nope.The so-called Bush tax cuts must expire. We need to tax people at higher rates, and we need to start with the rich:
The conversation MUST change. There are dozens of potential revenue sources within the wealthy that would easily triple the income to the US over penalizing hard workers. And then, we’d see the true colors of the Dems, the Streisands, Spielbergs, the Soros.
Hundreds of billions can be generated, by taxing a very small portion of muni bond income. Yes, other items can be looked at, tax breaks, but they are miniscule, to the total WEALTH, (NOT INCOME) that is out there. And it wouldn’t change their desirability since even after a SMALL tax, it beats everything out there. Guess who owns muni’s? Feinstein, Spielberg…
In essence, this is the only way out of the punitive tax brackets we find ourselves in.
That's right, I'm agreeing with the libertarian Instapundit and now formally calling for the elimination of the Eisenhower tax cuts--the taxes so decried in the video above. After all, Hollywood studios and their lackey so-called "stars" are rich--and let's be honest, they have more money than they need or could ever possibly spend. At some point, enough is too much.
I'm also totally on board with Digital Socialism:
If someone invented the ability to copy food, or copy oil, there would be riots in the streets if everyone couldn’t have all the food and oil they wanted...I want free movies. It costs nothing to reproduce movies for me for free. Given that, there's absolutely no reason, there can be no objection, to providing me movies for free. "Intellectual property"? A concept made up by some capitalist pig-dog in order to keep what rightfully belongs to all of us out of the hands of anyone who won't make him richer.
Property rights, since the Magna Carta, have been the foundation of free market economics, and personal liberty.
We put incredible value on a bar of gold, a dirty old shoe, a new 60” TV, a home PRECISELY because it cannot be duplicated freely and shared.
If we could duplicate and share the atomic we wouldn’t have to worry about property rights… they never would have existed...
A new economics is in order: People have limited means for ATOMIC wants, but they can be fulfilled digitally to their hearts content.
It doesn't cost you anything to give me free music. Even you conservative capitalist pigdogs, what reason can you have for denying me what is free?
The same with books. I want free books, and I am entitled to them. Who are you to deny me the opportunity to grow and learn?
WE THE PEOPLE need to band together to fight for what is rightfully ours! We have been oppressed too long! There are only a few of THEM, there are MILLIONS of us. They cannot fight us all. CAN...YOU...DIG...IT?
Those who do not embrace our new ideals must be reeducated. It's for their own good, as well as ours.
Update, 11/15/12: It was all a joke, I didn't really turn liberal :-)