Letter: Another reason to tax the rich

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What platitudinous liberals like Julie Mayfield and Bernie Sanders don’t get is that helping the poor is not enough reason to tax the rich, since that will just be debated till doomsday with Detroit/Venezuela scenarios questioning whether the poor materially benefit.

If we want to tax the rich, we need a movement to tax the rich that can stand independently of promised welfare programs like free tuition or better special education. We need to be willing to tax the rich for the pure sake of taxing the rich; for pure spite as Seinfeld would say, something the platitude-spewers so lack that workers even turn to Trump, the guaranteed benefit being psychological, not necessarily material, guaranteed by the law of conservation of self-confidence, not wealth.

— Alan Ditmore


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3 thoughts on “Letter: Another reason to tax the rich

  1. Enlightened Enigma

    hmm, I thought that movement was already going … what is better special education?

  2. Stan Hawkins

    How much capital would you put at risk Mr. Ditmore, if you knew that 90% of your net return on risk would be taken from you in taxes? It is easy to speak in platitudes, absconding attitudes, and infer derogatory labels upon those profitable in their enterprise. Those sweating blood and tears 60-70 hours weekly may not be so energetic as they find they must hand their hard working reward off to you to fund your magic carpet ride.

    When you achieve your perfect equation of utopian celebration, please be sure and look around to take measure of your tax producing profiteers who join in your ballyhoo. Nice try though, sort of……

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