Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A Socialist View

This comes from the so-called newspaper of record:
He doesn’t flinch over returning to the 90 percent personal income tax rates of the 1950s for top earners. And if reducing income inequality reduces economic growth, he says, that’s fine. “You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants,” he said, “when children are hungry in this country.”
Do people work for the government, or does government work for the people?  We know Comrade Bernie's answer to that question.

Do you know what's best for you, or does government?  We know Comrade Bernie's answer to that question.

Is personal choice only good if the choice is whether or not to have an abortion?  We know Comrade Bernie's answer to that question.

What's the difference between Comrade Bernie's views and Uncle Joe Stalin's views?  I don't know that there is one, when you get right down to it.  What's yours isn't yours (a la "you didn't build that"), it all belongs to the collective. 

1 comment:

maxutils said...

First, I'm very likely to vote for Bernie Sanders in the primary, at least. Three reasons: he seems mostly honest, none of the Republicans are impressing me at all, and … it gives me two chances to vote against Hillary instead of just one.

Taxes are one of my pet peeves, mostly because the vast majoiy of Americans don't understand how tax brackets work. So toss out, "Bernie Sanders wants a tax rate of 90%) and most people think … wow … the rich only get to keep 10% of their money? Well, no, of course not. It's still way too high, but it only applies to each dollar earned after you reach a certain level.

I favor a progessive tax system; I believe that the rich should pay a higher average rate -- including ALL taxes-- than the poor. Fact is, though, we don't have that system. Currently, the rich pay more in pure income tax --but everything else is geared towards hurting the poor.