Tax Liberalism!


I don’t know whether this is demonic, inspired, or both: “A sweeping proposal to cut taxes for Maine families and businesses could upend one of the most widely accepted practices in the country: the property-tax exemption for nonprofit organizations… A recent budget plan by Republican Gov. Paul LePage calling for an overhaul of individual, corporate and sales taxes also would make Maine the first state in the nation to require colleges, hospitals and other large charities to go on the property-tax rolls in their municipalities.” This proposal – which specifically exempts “churches and government-owned entities” – would be the first of its kind in the country, and will probably not pass without a bloody brawl in the state legislature.

I’ll go with “inspired”, even if Governor LePage wasn’t thinking about crushing the left – because it is steps like these which will destroy the left. Another strong tactic is what Governor Walker did in Wisconsin – even if he didn’t intend his reform of government-sector unions as an anti-left measure, that is what it has worked out to be, and one of the best developments in American government since the misbegotten “Progressive Era” started in the early 20th century.

It is my view that the left retains political power by gift of government – which means, at bottom, by gift of the American taxpayer, 70%+ of which disagree with the left (yes, even when someone of the left like Obama gets 51% of the vote, it still stands – if people prior to voting for Obama knew precisely what he was up to, they’d have voted for a guy serving 10-20 for armed robbery before they would have voted for him…you have to be pretty darned kooky to agree with what Obama actually does, as opposed to what his spin-meisters say he does…if Obama had run on what he was actually going to do, he wouldn’t have cracked 30% of the vote). Via direct subsidy from the Treasury or via various tax gimmicks, the left is awash in funds provided by people who disagree with the left, and the left then uses this vast wealth to purchase the influence necessary to get their views enacted – by law or by extra-legal action, whatever works best for the moment. If we were to de-fund the left – kick them off the taxpayer’s dime – then the left would dry up and blow away. Going after the public sector unions – and the tax-free institutions that are the bedrock of the left – is the way to do it. Though I’d add that my wealth tax is also geared precisely towards crushing the left…I know a lot of conservatives are opposed to any such thing, but that is because most conservatives don’t understand that the filthy rich, even when they are Republican, are functional Progressives…they grow up with Progressives, go to school with Progressives, work with Progressives..they might have a different idea of defense policy and be more in favor of lower taxes than Progressives, but when push comes to shove (ie, when it is time to put, say, reasonable restrictions on abortion or actually eliminate a government program) the rich by and large come down on the side of the Progressives. The wealth tax I propose would hit hard at the money such rich people tend to use for buying support…which more often than not means providing funds for Progressive causes.

The main thing, though, is to take away the left’s money – Enact the Equal Income Fairness Act of 2015 and take every dime for it from liberal organizations…use the money to help poor and middle class people start up businesses. Its a win/win – we’re destroying the left and helping to create more middle class people to vote against them.

HAT TIP: Moe Lane.

8 thoughts on “Tax Liberalism!

  1. Retired Spook January 26, 2015 / 7:31 am

    you have to be pretty darned kooky to agree with what Obama actually does, as opposed to what his spin-meisters say he does…

    We’re seeing one of the best examples of that right now. After 6 years of Obama policies decimating the middle class, he’s now advocating policies that he “says” will help the middle class — at the expensive of the eeeeeeevil rich, of course. And when Republicans oppose these polices, he’ll say “Republicans hate the middle class.” And the agenda media will agree. I’ve always said I’d love to have a functional crystal ball, but this is one ploy that you don’t need a crystal ball to see through.

    • M. Noonan January 26, 2015 / 1:33 pm

      What is really outrageous about it is that he’s going to tax middle class savings in order to pay for 13th and 14th grade (ie, community college) for those who weren’t wise enough to save…

  2. Retired Spook January 26, 2015 / 8:46 am

    De-funding the Left is certainly one way to limit their power. Another way is to simply put them in jail. Doncha just love it when justice catches up with a corrupt politician?

    • M. Noonan January 26, 2015 / 1:34 pm

      True, it is nice to see them sent to jail – but better will be the sight of gender studies profs out of work…

  3. Cluster January 26, 2015 / 10:12 am

    I like the new look. Well done.

    I agree with the idea of what LePage is doing but rather than convoluting the tax code even more, let’s just go for total reform. A flat tax for everyone, no exemptions, no loopholes, no shelters. 10% across the board.

  4. Cluster January 26, 2015 / 10:34 am

    OT, but everyone needs to read this Jonah Goldberg article on the SOTU. Jonah nails it.

    It’s hard to believe that was only President Obama’s sixth State of the Union address. It feels like he’s given so many more. Maybe that’s because the man seems to be constantly talking. And talking. The talking is the background noise of much of the last decade, auditory wallpaper that seems to line the corridors of everyday life. And when he talks, he’s often talking about himself — particularly about things he’s said on other occasions when he was talking. Like many liberals today, Obama has a particular weakness for the logical fallacy known as the argument from authority, and you know he is about to invoke his favorite authority when he begins a sentence, “As I said before.” As if there are large swaths of people who say, “Oh, he said it before, so it must be true.”

    • Retired Spook January 26, 2015 / 10:39 am

      As if there are large swaths of people who say, “Oh, he said it before, so it must be true.”

      Sadly, there ARE a substantial number of people who believe exactly that.

    • M. Noonan January 26, 2015 / 1:35 pm

      I have a Facebook friend who is a big Obama supporter and this friend was dazzled by Obama’s performance at the SOTU…even though its just the same nonsense he’s trotted out since 2007…

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