There's no avoiding confronting the liberal fraud involved with global warming. You hear about it everyday. And to be clear, the fraud is not whether or not warming is occurring, that's a separate issue. The fraud is that if it is, it's so awful that our very existence is threatened, so we need to immediately curb our rich lifestyles and ruin the lives of people in the third world who aren't so fortunate – you know, for the good of the planet.
But there's also a fraud being perpetrated on us by the right as well – that the rich are overtaxed. Tomorrow's Wall Street Journal is going to have another article on it, and today, Glenn Beck was decrying it, saying that the rich are paying a greater share than ever.
That may be true, but it actually has nothing to do with anything. It may only be a consequence of the rich having a greater share of the wealth than ever. And earlier today, Rush Limbaugh said something I found to be unbelievably shocking.
He was talking about a story in which the head of some particular family with four children was saying that he couldn't make it on fifty thousand a year. He's probably right. But Limbaugh's reply was a stunner – "Get a REAL job!"
Limbaugh then continued on about the evils of universal healthcare (it is), but he went further by deriding people who feel entitled to healthcare. For the record, if you're one of the richest fat loudmouths on the planet, you have no right to talk on this subject.
My position, the one that got me in trouble with psuedo-conservatives, is that if a treatment exists, everyone in this country who needs it is entitled to it, and no one should be bankrupted because he was unlucky enough to be on the wrong side of life's lottery. And if that means taxing the Limbaugh's of the world more, then so be it.
Except that it probably doesn't. At least not until we restore competition to healthcare and make medical savings accounts available to everyone to name just two factors in an eventual healthcare cure.
But to get back to the subject of taxing the rich, the crime is not in how much the rich are paying, it's the fact that someone has to pay, and taking it from people who make fifty grand and have four children is the real crime (although the third and fourth kids could be a crime itself, but that's another story).
And the biggest crime of all is the profligate spending by government that requires higher taxes in the first place – which George Bush presided over more than any other President. And he's now bragging about a lower than expected deficit.
And what would that deficit be today if George had ever vetoed a spending bill?
And can you name a rich person who is no longer wealthy because of taxes?
And am I just a complainer who resents not being more fortunate?.
I can answer the last question: I've been relatively fortunate, but I resent injustice, and so far, I have not been the victim of it, But I could be at any moment as can you. And what's more unjust, a rich guy having to pay more taxes, or a middle class person who needs medical treatment that will ruin her for the rest of her life if she's lucky enough to survive?