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Will Taxing the Rich Bring Us Prosperity?

Tax the Rich

Us News and World Report - the United States is often presented by the Left as a horrible shift away from the high levels of tax progressivity that characterized the tax system in the mid-20th century. This conventional account points to top marginal tax rates that were over 90% for the wealthiest Americans in the 1950s and remained at 70% until the sweeping tax reforms of the Reagan era, and more recently under the Trump Administration. Many on the left say we should get back to these 90% rates as before. Let's take a deep dive into this question and find the reality of the taw situation in the US. Statutory tax rates can be misleading for two reasons. First, they

BLM Should Live Its Redistributive Values

BLM Redistributive Values

According to a June 10th article in Black Enterprise, corporations had pledged over $1.5 billion to Black Lives Matter in the wake of the George Kirby arrest resistance fiasco, ostensibly for the purpose of signaling their virtue. Amazingly, this figure nevertheless represented the "paucity of corporations and the stinginess of donations." It’s never enough for some people. With an array of structures designed to obfuscate the total sum of donations to Black Lives Matter, exact dollar amounts are hard to come by. Given that it raised over $100 million in 2016 alone, and in addition to the enormous pledge in just a few weeks this summer, it would be fair to estimate that $2-3 billion easily entered the coffers. Since it is a

Ex-Pat Personal Story on French Socialism, America, You Want to Join?

French Cafe

It was late September of 2019, and the weather was beautiful here in the south of France on the Côte d'Azur. It generally is. I live about a 3-minute walk to the port. The seas were calm on that day. The seagulls were croaking very loud - they seem to be in a stir. They call them "mouettes" in French. A bunch of us often get together just randomly most days at the local brassière at the port just to enjoy friendship, the fresh morning air, a good strong coffee, and that just-baked croissant from across that street at our local boulangerie. But on this day, it was a little different. Cathrine (not her real name), an acquaintance shall we say

What is the Value of Amazon, If Not for Government?

Bezos Laughing

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently sold about $3.1 billion worth of shares in his company, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission compiled by OpenInsider. Bezos says he was selling about $1 billion of Amazon stock a year to fund his space exploration company, Blue Origin. Amazon shares are on a terror this year and are up an impressive 73% for the year.  Though Amazon has done some amazing things, one does have to ask the question of how much Amazon is a company or an extension of government, often called corporatism. Corporatism is the organization of a society into industrial and professional corporations serving as organs of political representation of government and exercising control over persons and activities

Sunday Thoughts: Is God an Egalitarian?

Egalitarian

So often we hear about "social justice" or even "economic justice" by many on the Left of the political spectrum. They blame many people of the Christian faith of being hypocritical on this subject. So we ask a provocative question: Is the (Christian) God an Egalitarian? For the purposes of this article, perhaps we need to define egalitarianism. Egalitarianism is generally characterized by the idea that all human persons are equal in fundamental worth. For many, this definition sounds reasonable, but the devil is in the detail. Some go further and argue that egalitarianism is where people should be treated as equals and have the same political, economic, social, and civil rights and advocating the removal of economic inequalities among people.

To Save Humanity Leftists Believe they Must Kill God

Flying Spaghetti Monster

It seems that the Christian religion is under attack everywhere one looks. One of the drivers behind this is a belief that religion is not compatible with science and serves to block human advancement. Some have advocated that in order to save humanity we must kill God.  There are many examples of these anti-religionists. Historian Violet Moller (author of "The Map of Knowledge"), is just one of many. She echoes the cries of many anti-religionists that: "... religion blocks progress and the advancement of science." Others are a little more sympathetic with religion - perhaps merely a political ploy, as voter demographics would suggest that direct attacks against religion may not be wise electorally. Christian Apologetics (philosophical) concerns itself primarily with arguments

Cuomo Follows in Obama’s Footsteps, wants a Socialist New Normal

Dorthy Wizard Of Oz

Pay close attention, and you will see how the Left always telegraphs where their dogma will eventually lead us all. The ends justify the means, and we should all be thankful for our socially engineered slice of "utopia." What is the endgame? The creation of their "New America" requires abandoning the Constitutional Republic, rejecting our founding principles, and acceptance of a socialist "New Normal" Candidate Barack Obama declared in 2008: "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America."  His wife, Michelle, put it this way: "We are going to have to change our conversation; we're going to have to change our traditions, our history; we're going to have to move into a different place as a nation."  New York, Governor Cuomo's recent COVID-19 press

Coronavirus Crisis is a Glimpse into what Democratic Socialism Would Look Like

Corona socialism

Students matriculating at colleges across the U.S. are being influenced to prefer socialism over capitalism by left-leaning professors. For the first time in the lives of many, the current situation with Coronavirus is affording students and everybody else, a real-time view of what socialism looks like - empty store shelves, businesses stifled, and stock market wealth being destroyed because of investor's dim view of the future. Students need to ignore Marxist sociology professors romanticizing the glory days of failed collectivist regimes and observe what's going in the simulated socialism wrought by Coronavirus. If professors were fair, which they're not, they would highlight countries like Israel, India, and the U.K., who post WW2 adopted socialism by nationalizing everything. At first, socialism in

Elizabeth Warren’s Sexist Lies ignored by Media

Every day, the media raises its Orwellian propaganda club and rains down blows to beat rationality, common sense and critical thought out of the collective mind of the American people. They are the purveyor and embodiment of Orwell's oxymoronic Ministry of Truth, where reality is intentionally skewed, and the truth is obfuscated all in the service of the Democrat party and Leftist-globalist elites such as George Soros and other collectivist monsters. Just like the Ministry of Truth in 1984, where lies are woven into truths, Elizabeth Warren has, with great assistance from the media, has become a one-woman Ministry of Anti-Sexism, where she actively dispenses sexist rhetoric while pretending to carry the mantle of gender equality. After Warren's suspended her campaign,

The Difference Between Sanders and Biden – Spoiler Alert, NONE!

Sanders Biden The Same

Joe Biden's performance on Super Tuesday has now made him the apparent leader of the pack for the Democrats. The narrative has been from mainstream media that Sanders is the wacko crazy socialist, and Biden is the moderate center-left candidate. Right Wire Report wonders if this is, in fact, true. We took a look at some key policy issues to see just what the differences are. Here is a small sample. Issue: Healthcare as a "right" - Universal Coverage Sanders: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reintroduced his healthcare plan to transition the United States to a single-payer health care system, one where a single government-run plan provides insurance coverage to all Americans as a human right. This coverage would include illegal immigrants. Biden: Joe