When I hear people I otherwise thought were relatively intelligent complain that the rich don’t pay their fair share of taxes out of one side of their mouth and ask for more free tax-funded goodies out of the other, I think, well, maybe they’re not relatively intelligent after all.
Dear my leftist friends: the people who are mad about Trump aren’t literally insane. They’re sick of getting taken advantage of from both sides.
The free tuition, welfare, and all the other crap you want is never going to come out of those evil rich people’s pockets. Because—as you complain, this time correctly, yourselves—the super-wealthy can afford all kinds of tax shelters. You can hike their tax rate up as far as you like, but GE is still not going to fund the brunt of your free lunch.
I’ve owned a small business, population one, for years, and I do my own taxes. Even if a business follows the law to the letter, there’s a giant break percentage-wise around 100 grand in profits. Proportionally, even without Swiss bank accounts, people who net less than that are going to be paying for your Bernie bucks. He’ll make the rich guys pay, you say? Bullshit. He’ll try for six months and then someone will pay him off. You think he can resist? He’s been living off others all his life.
The little guy who’s working full-time is going to pay for your pie in the sky, you greedy, lazy fucks.The small businessman who’s struggling to meet payroll is going to pay for it. The cube rat is going to pay for it. The freelancer grinding it out is going to pay for it. And you know it. According to your own logic, according to your own complaints about the rich dodging their taxes, you’re completely willing to tax the worker to pay for you to sit around and pontificate. “Yeah, we’ll work that out later. And if we can’t make the rich pay, well… who cares about those middle-class loser white guys? I have green hair!”
Go ahead and admit it: You’re as narcissistic as any trust-fund baby, assuming you aren’t one as it is. You think you’re better than the little people. All of us schmucks who pay the taxes can work; you get to go to grad school in gender studies, because you’re saving the world in your crazy little mind.