(This stealing is called “economic rents.” – promoted by John Morgan)
To any who claim that it’s unfair to take a millionaire’s money
(in taxes, or otherwise) just because they’ve “found” success: You
are the biggest suckers of all. The rich will steal, and have been
stealing, from the poor and working class, at the drop of a hat.
Whether it’s tax breaks/loopholes/shelters, not just for personal
income, but corporate profit; outsourcing, which causes displaced
youth to fight corporate wars for oil companies/military industrial
complex, in which no rich child serves; the downgrading of working
class wages, and disappearance of pensions, as executive take-home pay reaches all-time
highs; complicated investment scams, like hedge funds, which are
calculated for maximum obscurity, and for draining the working class
investor in a downturn, with no risk to the manager, who walks with
millions; profiteering by “industries”, such as medicine manufacturers
and colleges/universities, driving the means of health/success out of
the reach of already struggling common Americans; so on and so forth.
The deck is stacked at an all-time high against you and I, and
advocating fairness on the part of the disadvantaged borders on
As you struggle to put food on the table, while keeping your head
above water in paying your bills and taxes, if anyone dares to tell
you that the reason you’re not driving a new Lexus, or enjoying more
leisure time, is because you have not been, and are not, working hard
enough, feel free to put their head through any nearby wall. You’ll be
doing them, and me, a favor.
I think I get that the idea of soaking the rich is unappealing, in
part, because that is the eventual hoped-for destination of today’s
hard work, but I find it hard to see (aside from designing some
groundbreaking, world-changing new technology, that conquers the
market by its own ingeniousness) a way to get to the upper echelons of
today’s superrich, without it hinging on having exploited some massive
loophole in the system, and/or having stepped on the
livelihoods/dreams of your fellow man, i.e.: I posit that hard work is
not enough. You must engage in either explicit, or indirect criminal
activity, and fund politicians that will legitimize your dealings.
Without such acts, you may attain, at best, upper-middle class
standing, and still find yourself a subject to the machinations of the
ever-eminent, corrupt elite.