The last article, “Making Workers Pay” brought to mind a theory of mine that seems without flaw. The reason that the liberals relentlessly penalize the middle class under the guise of “getting/taxing the rich” is that the middle class is the only group that willingly accepts this progressive punishment year after year.
The initial torrent of liberal anger is always directed at the “rich”. Each socialist salvo is laced with lachrymose leakage and petty pandering. This of course agitates their ample base, the “have nots”, the “lazy”, the “enslaved”..etc.. The liberals laughingly claim to be “looking out for the little guy”. This is usually said as the liberals are lining up the crosshairs of the 50 caliber “revenue repeater” upon said “little guy”.
There are two primary points to the theory. When the left begins braying about the “rich”, the liberal base, and I do mean “base” knows instinctively that it will soon be time for a “pay raise” and the middle class needs to realize that whenever the “rich” are being castigated by the communists, that is the time to get out the checkbook.. The liberals accomplish this “magic” (deception) in a number of ways.
The usual first step in this demented dance is the claim that they are going to “tax the rich”. These are mere words from the liberals and words have no meaning when spoken by the left. They are mostly concerned with mastering the hypnotic epiglottal tone that entrances the bottom feeders, sort of like the eerie tones that only canines can hear. Need proof? Bill Clinton said he would “end welfare as we know it.” This example meant “I’ll just change it to a different and more friendly sounding acronym”.. With the liberals there are at least a million more examples of this phenomenon..
After the “tax the rich” clarion call is sounded, the “impartial media” then starts to crow about the “courage” of the licentious liberals. The “rich” avoid this acrimonious attention in a number of ways.
The “rich” employ both accountants and tax attorneys. Their job is to deftly circumnavigate these proposed penalties. The liberals always provide ample loopholes within their punishment of the “rich” because all of the liberal members of Congress are themselves.. “rich”. They know that all of this palavering is just the Democratic dog and pony show that diverts the attention of the real victims of the impending redistribution.
Others are “LIP’s”. “Liberals In Public”. These uber-rich simpletons simply (literally..) “say all of the correct things” when surrounded by the free “liberal 527” known as the adoring “impartial” media.
The bank accounts of the LIP’s, legal or shady, are of no interest to the unwashed (m)asses.. They “raise awareness” over each and every liberally approved “crisis” and “epidemic”. In their monosyllabic way, they “speak to power” and they “bring attention to” the pandemics of global warming/the impending ice age (whichever is more profitable at the time..) and all of the other socially acceptable and imaginary pogroms victimizing irrelevant lands far, far away.. Such “concern” merits the apparent and unspoken “trust” that these uber-rich are “putting their money where their mouth is”. Truth be told, they spend their “time” asking me for my “money” to “cure” whatever it is that they are “concerned” about today.. There are no protests outside of their gated compounds, they are the “good guys”..
The “poor”, the liberally enslaved, the “slugs” are always the victims of something. Liberalism is based on “victimology”. They are always “struggling to survive” and the vacillatory vagueries of the parameters of “poverty” is just one of the “demons” that they bravely fight. The liberals who have turned the government into a warm and fuzzy adult day care center have over time have altered their own unique angle upon Democratic slavery. The old Democratic ball and chain of the past has been replaced by today’s “benevolent benefits” forcibly extracted from others.
The “poor” courageously fight the “demon of poverty” by painting up a few misspelled placards and assembling in a place of prominence. Soon the lapdog media arrives to cover the “event”. Utilizing intriguing camera angles, the three mendicants who managed to show up are usually filmed up close and from the ground up so that the real scope of the “problem” is left out of the picture and to the imagination. This creates a flurry of activity on the left, the “plague of poverty must be addressed” and the only method ever employed (poor person/liberal curse word..) by the liberals is to give the ungrateful invertebrates “a raise”. We must supply their sustenance. (WIC, EBT cards, food stamps, welfare, TANF..) (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.. Temporary? Families??) We pay their rent. (Section 8) We pay to cool and heat their homes. (Dollar Help, etc..) We medicate them (Medicaid) ad infinitum and no matter what, it is NEVER enough.
When the leftists need exorbitant amounts of “revenues”, they simultaneously employ the “oily liberal accounting” practice. The liberals simply devalue monetary levels as surreptitiously as possible. This is when $250,000 becomes $100,000 which then becomes $40,000.. We know that the liberals are “bad with numbers”, look at the entire Obama administration as your template for mathematical miscalculation..
So when the left intrepidly stands up and bellows at the “rich”, who else is left to pay for the liberal’s redistributionist ways? The middle class.
The “rich” who own businesses and who therefore “employ” people, for the sake of expediency fire and/or lay off employees and they pass the progressive penalties from the posturing progressives onto the consumers. The middle class ends up footing the bill for that which the liberals had said was going to be extracted from the “rich”.
If the “poor” pay any taxes at all, it is gleefully returned to them on April 15th. If any “user” type of taxes such as a sales tax is invoked, another moronic “march” informs everyone that this “unfairly impacts the poor” and the liberals then reflexively give the downtrodden another well deserved “raise”..
No matter how the left likes to crow and caper, their anger at the “rich” always presents itself as another revenue grab from the majority, the middle class.. You and me.
Isn’t it about time for the majority to be silent no more?