How much is a fair share?
Regarding a Jan. 16 letter about the New Deal:
If you want to tax people who make $1 million or more so they can pay their fair share (whatever that is — California taxes more than $250 million at about 62 percent, New York is well over 50 percent), or you think it’s okay to trample all over our civil liberties, you must be a progressive liberal Democrat/socialist or an Occupy Wall Streeter. I prefer being on the tea party side; at least they have some sense of basic hygiene.
It really makes little difference. Four years from now we will all have been told to register our guns (I won’t) and become subjects instead of citizens. Then when someone breaks into your home with a gun, the report of your demise will say you went to a gunfight with a baseball bat, but you obeyed the law that was thrown on you by people who walk around with armed guards.
When all is said and done, we’ll be left with the rulers like George Soros, Obama and family, Harry Reid, Pelosi, Eric Holder, Jesse Jackson, Joe Biden, union bosses, liberal college professors and other loyal progressive/liberal/Communist party members living like they believe they should, far above what’s left for their subjects — as one gentleman put it, “in opulent splendor.“ Of course the Obamas do that now, so no life change for them.
Thomas Sowell made a profound statement that maybe some progressives should take to heart. “Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.” If that’s to deep for you, it means that in the end, the other half runs out of money or gets tired of paying for those who vote for a living.