I’m not much of a “Seven Veils” kind of guy so let’s just get to it.
A TV commentator summed up the Joe the Plumber situation Perfectly:
“The crazy bastard thinks progressive income is socialism. Income tax has always been progressive.”
Yes, Alice there is a Wonderland. The Mad Hatter is running for president and all the March Hares are voting for him.
The key question is how much money is rich? Is it $250 grand or $5 million? It’s OK to make money as long you to don’t make too much. If you make a buck selling a hamburger, that’s OK. If you sell a million hamburgers, you’re evil. That "living document," the Constitution, has grown fine print that reads,
“Does not apply to rich people. President decides who’s rich.”
Tell me, Alice… What’cha gonna to do when they come fo’ you? When we eat the rich, who make more than $250,000, we’ll start on those that make more than $200,000. Then it’ll be $100,000. Hell, "rich" just means someone who’s got more than you. It’s not fair he won life’s lottery while you were still looking for a dime to scratch the ticket. It’s not fair he cracked books in college while you were cracking kegs. How dare he put his dollar bills in mutual funds while you put yours in a stripper’s G-string?
We’ve all heard the story about The Ant and the Grasshopper and it’s about time we did something about that damn ant. This is a free country so why do we have to pay for stuff? I’ve got a right to a free house. I’ve got a right to your money. Hey! Nice looking daughter…I’ve probably got a right to put some starch in those curves.
Has this country gone mad? We have presidential candidates talking about how much they can steal and how much of the loot they will share with us if we vote for them. Are we a nation of nerds living in our mother’s basement?
My advice to America: enjoy Wonderland while you can. That noise you’re ignoring is Reality pounding at the door and it won’t be a pleasant reunion.
Brian Wilson [send him mail], nationally ignored talk show host and occasional LRC un-indicted co-contributor, currently annoying miniscule audiences in a number of markets from his technically challenged studios safely outside the dictatorship of Toledo. Brian may be endured from 3p—6p at www.wspd.com.