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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”


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."


  • 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.


      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?


      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?

        • Brad Gillespie

          It’s shameful to think about how low this country has sunk, that Bernie has such a large group of followers, so deprived of the ability to actually think, who have no heart for freedom and the responsibility that comes along with individual rights. Parrots who mouth platitudes about the varying degrees of socialism, seeing their fellow man as weak and unable to stand without the crutch of government — this is a truly nauseating spectacle, a conformist, cowardly attitude towards managing your own life.

          • DWarren

            Public schools and colleges have become nothing more than alt-Left Democrat indoctrination centers masquerading as places of learning. There appears to be an intentional goal of dumbing down a sufficient number of the populace and censoring opposing views to create an artificially constructed clientele for socialist ideology.

  • Brad Gillespie

    Hey, for those who would like some laughs, get a load of lol and his followups — if you can get by all the super expressive junk that peppers his hyperbole. Of course, as he says, there is some difference between the softie socialist ideas of Bernie and the shackles that are common the outright communism, but it’s just a matter of degrees: the idea that cements them together is the same — the government owns your money, your productive ability, and hence pretty much you. Bernie’s ideas are an outrage. In a semi capitalist country, his ideas are not only ridiculous, but shere ignorance of where socialism leads. It is ushered in when people surrender their rights as individuals to the government; the government becomes the benefactor of those it rules. This is a downright disgusting growth, considering the thing that made America great, and different, was the opposite of this barbaric concept. I don’t know of anyone other than anarchist who don’t want government — but limited government, the sort established in the constitution, to protect us from outside attacks, to provide basic services, like roads and military…etc — that’s what government is all about, and there it should end. No sensible person has any issues with that level of government. The hext step is the government stealing money from some to give to others, and that’s exactly what is going on, and what Bernie and his brainless followers want to expand on — which is socialism.