Third world answers to our economic problems

DEM: TAX RICH AT 90%

If it weren’t so depressing it would be funny. The main focus of this post, however, is the one published by Peter Smith over at Quadrant Online starring another Socialist moron.

The new star of the (increasingly radical) Democratic Party, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (left) attends a symposium on 21 January where she is asked if it is moral to have “a world that allows for billionaires.” She replies it is not, adding that “a system that allows billionaires to exist when there are parts of Alabama where people are still getting ringworm because they don’t have access to public health is wrong.” By the way, before I look at the morality of having billionaires, ringworm is a common fungal infection that can strike anyone and is easily treated with antifungal creams obtainable inexpensively from any local pharmacy. The clunky machinery of public health is not required.

 
Why facts are seen as any kind of antidote to dimwits like these is beyond me. If they can say what they have already said, and are over the age of 21, there is no curing them of their ignorance. It just must become a call to arms to repel these morons with every peaceful, democratic, means at our disposal. I might just add this for clarity from the first article above:

Weeks after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., made headlines by calling for a top marginal income tax rate of 70 percent in an interview with “60 Minutes,” her fellow freshman congresswoman, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., suggested that the rich could pay even more.

“There are a few things that we can do,” Rep. Omar said in an interview with “Through Her Eyes.” “One of them, is that we can increase the taxes that people are paying who are the extremely wealthy in our communities. So, 70 percent, 80 percent, we’ve had it as high as 90 percent. So, that’s a place we can start.”

“The one percent must pay their fair share,” she continued.

Rep. Omar mentioned the tax increase as a way to pay for programs like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal being championed by Rep. Ocasio-Cortez.

And the 99%, what are they? Sheep in the paddock to be fed and fleeced?

 

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23 Responses to Third world answers to our economic problems

  1. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The congenitally incompetent dog whistling to the envious, jealous and other layabouts in quest for unlimited power.

  2. Pyrmonter

    Could it ever be that the debasement of the currency of public debate – something in on which the ‘Left’ sadly have no monopoly – is a chief contributor to opinions such as these receiving plaudits, rather than ridicule? That the nonsense fostered among the isolationists and nativists on the ‘Right’, such as that ‘China stole our jobs’ (as opposed to … industrial labour priced you out of them, and poor public policy saw macroeconomic instability that limited the ability of an ever more inflexible labour market to re-employ displaced workers), and that ‘illegal immigration’ has driven rises in criminality (ignoring the extraordinary falls in overall levels of criminality in the last 3 decades, is every bit as much as corrosive of democratic debate and a free society as is the nonsense to which the left have always held (and because of which, until recently, they were widely derided or ignored)

  3. Pyrmonter

    Suggested reading for Cats flirting with the attractions of ‘Strong Men’ and nationalism:

    https://bit.ly/2t0VJBg

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The congenitally incompetent dog whistling to the envious, jealous and other layabouts in quest for unlimited power.

    What’s the difference between this fool, and Bill Shorten’s “politics of envy” in this country?

  5. Mr Black

    You lost me at “peaceful, democratic”. These people intend to enslave us and should be met with the requisite level of determined force. The right has to stop pussy-footing with socialism as if it’s just another discussion over tea and biscuits. It is evil, the people behind it are evil and a rope over the nearest lamp post is the correct response.

    “Don’t fight back” is the pathetic, cowardly advice the opinion leaders of the right have been giving for 50 years and for 50 years we’ve given up ground without pause. Enough.

  6. Bear Necessities

    Could it ever be that the debasement of the currency of public debate – something in on which the ‘Left’ sadly have no monopoly – is a chief contributor to opinions such as these receiving plaudits, rather than ridicule? That the nonsense fostered among the isolationists and nativists on the ‘Right’, such as that ‘China stole our jobs’ (as opposed to … industrial labour priced you out of them, and poor public policy saw macroeconomic instability that limited the ability of an ever more inflexible labour market to re-employ displaced workers), and that ‘illegal immigration’ has driven rises in criminality (ignoring the extraordinary falls in overall levels of criminality in the last 3 decades, is every bit as much as corrosive of democratic debate and a free society as is the nonsense to which the left have always held (and because of which, until recently, they were widely derided or ignored)

    To be honest the current mob/s of politicians across the Western World have been practising what you have outlined for a very long time but not to the extent to which the current extremities on both sides are now advocating. The extremities are just going to do it harder and quicker to us.

  7. Bruce of Newcastle

    The best one is Sanders, 77, who now wants a death tax of 77%.
    I suppose that means the rate will have to go up by 1% each year.

    Bernie Sanders Proposes 77% Estate Tax For Billionaires

    I hope Bernie doesn’t live to be 101. That would really confuse the IRS.

  8. Bruce

    “And the 99%, what are they? Sheep in the paddock to be fed and fleeced?”

    Who’da thunk it?

  9. mh

    She replies it is not, adding that “a system that allows billionaires to exist when there are parts of Alabama where people are still getting ringworm because they don’t have access to public health is wrong.”

    People tend to get ringworm in hot, sweaty climates. Like Alabama. It is a superficial fungal infection as it does not cause disease below the skin surface.

    The new Democrat women should be a total embarrassment to the United States. They are shite.

  10. Flyingduk

    Just for my own clarity, what% of the money I earn is the state entitled to?

  11. Jock

    if they want to tax the rich at 90 % why not start with actors and rock stars. in particular bruce springstein and bono. oh thats right bono has his loot in tax havens!! surprise surprise. can the dems please tax all hollywood actors at 90 %.

  12. Confused Old Misfit

    Just for my own clarity, what% of the money I earn is the state entitled to?

    Regrettably the answer to that plea is: “Whatever percentage they want.”

  13. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    Just for my own clarity, what% of the money I earn is the state entitled to?

    110%

  14. rickw

    AOC is why South America is fucked writ large.

    As for immigration, born in the USA, went to the best schools, STILL a third world idiot.

  15. min

    If I had a company and was a multi billionaire could I shift my company to say Ireland , not earn too much like pocket money with company paying all my bills would that work? .The trouble with what is fair to you is not fair to me as it is a subjective concept . Thomas Sowell summed it up nicely.

  16. Mother Lode

    These people intend to enslave us and should be met with the requisite level of determined force.

    No they don’t.

    But when their infantile ideas create problems orders of magnitude greater than the freedoms and opportunities from which they would save us, they inevitably will resort to enslavement.

    And scape goats. Lots of scape goats.

    See, it is like when they were infants and they watched Daddy drive the car, and they thought it looked easy enough that they could do it themselves.

  17. duncanm

    fuck me — I’ve had ringworm, as have 2/3 of my kids.

    Must be the grinding poverty…

  18. MatrixTransform

    those 16,000 households currently in policymakers’ crosshairs are going to be a very difficult target to hit. First, they have access to world-class financial planning that will develop tax-reduction strategies to fit whatever changes to the tax code that may come along. Second, there aren’t very many of them, so losing just 20-30% of them will dramatically impact tax collection. For example: to the degree that some are foreign nationals, they can move to new jurisdictions with more favorable tax regimes

    taxing-the-super-rich-easier-said

    Tax the Rich … ha !

    Looks the Australian Labore Party is ahead of the curve with Bill Shortchange’s proposal to unashamedly thieve from as many families as possible.

    got private company?
    got self managed super?
    got shares?

    Tradies and professionals alike …. Look out

  19. Zatara

    there are parts of Alabama where people are still getting ringworm

    From the New York City health site:

    Ringworm is a skin infection caused by a fungus that can affect the scalp, skin, fingers, toenails or foot. In New York City, ringworm is not required to be reported so that the number of people infected each year is unknown. (But obviously enough that it is mentioned on their health site.)

    The galactically ignorant Ocasio-Cortez apparently believes ringworm actually involves worms and it’s obvious that she was handed that sound bite by someone who thought it sounded ‘yucky’.

    Having a gratuitous slap at those deplorable rednecks in Alabama is just a bonus.

  20. Jeremy

    What do you do when you have destroyed the economies of South America?
    You send your children trained in socialism to the USA so they can destroy their economy as well!
    Step down Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!

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