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In BernieWorld, keeping more of your money is theft

Your income doesn’t belong to you. It belongs to “The People”

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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-North Korea) lives in a very weird world.

You see, in the normal world, most people understand that income belongs to people who earn it. So, when the government cuts taxes, you are merely getting to keep what is your property.

But not in BernieWorld. In that alternate reality, tax cuts are, well, I’ll let Senator Sanders explain:

Last night, trillions of dollars were stolen from the American people.

Well, I have news for @SenateMajLdr and @SpeakerRyan: You are not going to get away with it. #TaxScamBill.

In BernieWorld, income actually belongs to The People. And too much of that income must never go to the wrong—i.e., rich—people. If some politicians do give rich people more income, well, they are stealing from The People.

In the normal world, most people understand that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) are making a policy choice to cut taxes, something they have the power to do under the Constitution.

But in BernieWorld, they are criminals who deserve to be handcuffed and frog-marched.

In the normal world, most people realize that tax cuts make sense because income is best left with the people who earn it.

But in BernieWorld, it takes philosopher-kings like, well, Senator Sanders, to decide how best to distribute income to The People.

Finally, in the normal world, there is a joke that goes, what is the difference between a politician who raises your taxes and a thief who snatches your wallet? The thief doesn’t expect you to thank him for it.

Most people find it rather funny.

Except those in BernieWorld.

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David Hogberg

David Hogberg is a writer living in Maryland. He is author of the book, "Medicare’s Victims: How the U.S. Government’s Largest Health Care Program Harms Patients and Impairs Physicians."

Comments

  • The key phrase in virtually all fusillades over the income tax is “income distribution” — or perhaps “income redistribution.” Thomas Sowell points out that income is not “distributed” — it is earned. What’s “distributed” is what’s taken from our earnings by the government: i.e., by force. Perhaps if we could correct the lexicon, we could animate decent people’s sense of justice.

    • LAUGHING OUT LOUD

      If you stop taking WHAT PEOPLE HAVE EARNED, are you willing to have no GOVERNMENT monies for roads, police, OR THE INDUSTRIAL WAR COMPLEX known as our Military??????????

  • DWarren

    I guess Independent/Socialist Senator Sanders who caucuses with the radical, alt-Left, anti-American, socialist, Progressive Democrats must disagree with Jouvenel who said that “redistribution is in effect far less a redistribution of free income from the richer to the poorer, as we imagined, than a redistribution of power from the individual to the State.”
    But then again, perhaps Socialist Senator Sanders’ real interest isn’t economic history or economic theory at all; but rather merely grabbing more power for the authoritarian, big government, socialist State. How did that socialism thing work out in Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba, and Venezuela?

    • LAUGHING OUT LOUD

      You are as stupid as those assholes that wrote this article… LOOK UP THE WORDS “DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST”. There is a galaxy of difference between that and Marxist Socialism or Marxist Communism. Treating them as EQUAL is as stupid as treating a Water WELL the same as Feeling WELL. Interchanging those two will get you DROWNED!

      • DWarren

        The distinction to which you allude is entirely lost on the poor souls suffering in Russia, China, North Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, and Venezuela. Socialists always promise to establish a classless system by redistributing wealth from the “haves” to the “have nots” based on their beloved Marxist principle, “from each according to his means to each according to his needs;” but invariably produces permanent pervasive poverty rather than prosperity. Socialist egalitarianism always produces a single class by making everyone a “have not.”
        Your action of choosing to inhabit the U.S. rather than relocating to a “democratic socialist” utopia is shouting “LIE” so loudly that it drowns out your glowing recommendation that the U.S. become socialist.
        By the way, how is Bernie’s wife faring with regards to the investigation into her fraudulent activities during her tenure at Burlington College? Have the radical, alt-Left, anti-American, socialist, Progressive Democrat, deep state, political operatives already drafted, edited, and whipped into final form letters exonerating her criminality?