The Economic Justice Lie

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.


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  1. Socialism and Marxism are just examples of magical thinking employed by adults who never grew up. It is embraced by those of lesser intellectual skills and motivation, but mostly by those lacking moral fiber. It is much easier to use the government to plunder than to have to mug people yourself.

    If you doubt this examine the following.

    A thief mugs you, takes all your money but donates it to charity.

    Has a crime been committed? Is this morally acceptable?

    Yet when the government does this through regulation and taxation what is it but legal plunder and looting?

    Please explain why anyone considers this to be acceptable.

  2. My only problem with this article is that it’s comparing apples to oranges. It talks about how much taxes the top 5% of wage earners pay, but entirely ignores the upper echelon of capital gains and other income that gets taxed at ridiculously low rates, and it is THAT, not the wage-earners, that the progressive platform has a beef with. If you are in a tennis match, of course nobody will be able to return your serves if you are playing in an entirely different court from your opponent. But it’s not the same as winning. How do you expect to win an argument by talking about an entirely different issue?

    1. Ridiculously low rates? You are aware capital gains re doubled taxed, ergo using your accumulated capital is penalized by investing rather than spending it on useful endeavors such as a three month vacation in Monte Carlo at the tables.

      Capital gains along with dividends are taxed at ridiculously high rates in comparison with other civilized nations. We should tax those institutions which are exempt and yet control tens of billions like Havard, the Ford foundation, and the Rockefeller foundation.

      And why not make everyone pay a minimum of 10% regardless of their income just for some social justice.

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