Most of us are familiar with “The Goose That Laid The Golden Eggs”: Old couple finds goose. Discover goose can lay one golden egg per day. Become greedy and want more golden eggs. Take hatchet and cut up goose. End up with no eggs, no goose, and a bloody hatchet.
This fairy tale against greed and envy is becoming more realized every day as unemployment rises along with the national deficit and debt—only instead of an old couple, we have disgruntled Americans (specifically economically-illiterate moonbats), and instead of a goose, we have “the rich” (a term moonbats often say with the same disgust as a normal person would say “the Devil” or an anti-Semite would say “the Jews”).
More and more Americans, disillusioned by the recession, are demanding that “the rich” pay their “fair share.” According to one survey
, over 60% of Americans want to tax “the rich” in order to reduce the deficit. Still others like moonbat propagandist Michael Moore
propose more radical solutions—like eating “the rich.” (Knowing Michael, he’d probably be able to eat the rich in one sitting!)
But if more Americans didn’t allow the current economic crisis to get the best of them, and thus thought more with their heads and less with their emotions, they’d learn that moonbat claims concerning “the rich” are completely bunk.
“The rich” aren’t paying their fair share in taxes? Wrong
. The richest 1% pays nearly 40% in total income tax while the richest 10% pays over 70%. Meanwhile, the lowest 20% pay less than 2%.
“The rich” are getting richer while the poor are getting poorer? Not true
. While the lowest 20% do have a lower level of shared income, their real income is actually higher, and income of individual households has gradually risen over time.
Soaking “the rich” will solve our economic woes? No it won’t
. Even if we confiscated all of their wealth, we would only be able to run the country for one measly year.
Tax cuts to “the rich” caused Wisconsin’s budget shortfall? False
. Scott Walker’s tax cuts weren’t even in effect when the shortfall occurred.
In short, moonbat talking points like “the rich are getting richer” and “the rich don’t pay their fair share” are as credible as claims like “9/11 was an inside job” or “Obama was born in Kenya.”
If moonbats truly cared about taxpayers paying their fair share, they would opt for a flat tax system where everyone paid at the same rate regardless of their income. Instead, they continue to advocate for their “progressive” tax system where, the more you earn, the more you pay in taxes, thus unfairly shoving the entire tax burden on the rich.
But then again, moonbats don’t care about paying fair taxes. They only care about class warfare and wealth redistribution. Their only desire is to drain the evil, evil rich of their hard-earned money; and if they get what they want, they’ll end up like the old couple in the fairy tale: with no eggs, no goose, and a bloody hatchet.