Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Far-Left Obsession with the Wealthy

I'm not wealthy. I do okay, but by no reasonable economic definition am I "wealthy." Even while running for the U.S. Senate and spending a lot of time in wealthy enclaves, I was always more comfortable hanging out with the people working the event rather than those attending.

This isn't a cheap shot at wealthy folks; it's simply a byproduct of my upbringing. I also do not live my life worrying about what wealthy Americans are doing with their money and assets. As long as what they are doing with their money isn't in violation of any law, I really don't care a bit about what they do with it.

Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for the far-left and their political leaders. They have this insatiable appetite for class-warfare which manifests itself in an unhealthy obsession with wealthy Americans.

Now, I could spend the rest of this piece regurgitating statistics which conclusively show that wealthy Americans are financing the majority of the country's tax revenue stream, but experience has shown me that this is a futile exercise. Liberals who have pledged their undying allegiance to the faux-class-warfare struggle are completely immune to facts and data.

Regardless of the percentage of the tax load paid by wealthy Americans, the liberal response will remain: "They should pay their fair-share."

I have a couple of questions for the liberal class warriors out there scouring the American landscape for any evidence of wealth which they can confiscate. What percentage of someone else's income is a "fair share"?

How did you arrive at that number? I ask these two specific questions because I've noticed a recurring pattern in my many debates with liberal class-warriors. These class-warriors will adamantly refuse to provide specifics backing up their claims.

They'll passionately insist that the wealthy should "pay more" and should "pay their fair share," but when you pin them down and ask what percentage of their income that "fair share" is, the number they give you is either less than the amount the wealthy are already collectively paying, or they'll deflect the question and accuse you of "hating poor people."

Read the rest of Dan's feature at The Conservative Review

The Unhealthy Far-Left Obsession with the Wealthy by Dan Bongino

Dan Bongino is the bestselling author of the book Life Inside the Bubble and now The Fight. He is a Contributing Editor at The Conservative Review and was the 2012 and 2014 Republican nominee for the United States Senate and 6th congressional district in Maryland. 

Dan served for over a decade as a special agent in the United States Secret Service, and currently owns a security consulting business. 

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