For years, the current White House occupant has foisted the concept that more affluent Americans do not pay their fair share of taxes. That may make for an effectively memorable campaign stump slogan, but as is so often the case with the “progressive” Democrat’s reelection campaign statements, the rhetoric does not align itself with reality. The top five percent of American wage earners pay forty seven percent of revenues collected by the IRS. The top ten percent pay seventy percent of all IRS revenues. Meanwhile, forty seven percent of the population pays zero income tax. In fact, a large number of that forty seven percent actually reap the benefits of “progressive” big government largesse while paying nothing.
In a country long admired for its diligent protection of free speech it should be possible to logically discuss the plethora of clearly unconstitutional, vastly unpopular, criminally coerced, bribery stuffed, intimidation filled, votes bought, deals made and paid for legislation that amounts to an unmitigated assault upon American traditions, values and a way of life based on freedom of choice and individual liberty. Given that anyone willing to speak against the institutionalized “progressive” leftist agenda is smeared, attacked, blocked on social media or otherwise suppressed, perhaps not.
But whether you look at the nationalization of American banks, the takeover of the U.S. auto industry, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known to the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court as a tax), the takeover of the college student loan industry, draconian EPA regulations or Cap and Trade initiatives, it all boils down to two words: “Economic justice.”
Does anyone in their right mind believe that the current radical fringe leftist “progressive” filled government is not playing favorites with student loan applications or will not play favorites with healthcare procedures and coverage? Does anyone honestly believe that the current “progressive” Executive Branch will not continue to over-reach for power via Executive Order or through their appointments to the unelected, unaccountable regulatory bureaucracy?
Can you say reparations? Can you say class warfare? Can you say unable to run for reelection on their record?
Let the current Oval Office occupier in thief tell you in his own words:
- “One of the tragedies of the civil rights movement was that the civil rights movement became so court focused, I think, there was a tendency to lose track of the political and organizing activities on the ground that are able to bring about the coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change.”
That is Marxism, plain and simple. But “progressives” know full well that the majority of Americans would never accept Marxism, Socialism or Communism if they were honest about their agenda. Americans are equally unlikely to accept redistribution of wealth at face value. Witness the public outcry that followed the occupier’s now infamous 2008 campaign encounter with “Joe the plumber”.
What is a “progressive” Marxist to do?
Make the Marxist agenda sound like a moral issue to which good, God fearing, charitable Americans will subscribe. Just like magic Marxism, Socialism, Communism and redistribution of wealth becomes “economic justice”.
Do not fall for persistent fringe left “progressive” attempts to redefine language through the smoke and mirror tricks of political correctness. DO NOT BE FOOLED.
“Economic justice” = Forced redistribution of wealth, with hostility towards individual property rights, cloaked in a veneer of morality.
Where the majority of Americans are from, that is known as lying, cheating and stealing.