For years, you have likely heard anti-poverty activists in your city demand the rich pay their fair share to cover the costs of welfare programs and other government initiatives.
For my first piece at CNSNews.com, I ask the question: do the rich pay their fair share?
Here is an excerpt:
Mark Twain remarked that the only difference between the taxman and a taxidermist is that the latter only takes your skin. A leftist would protest this humorous quote, shrieking that taxes are what we pay for a civilized society. These are typically the obnoxious wails of progressives who routinely demand that the rich need to pay their fair share for more government and to fund their causes and pet projects. Even when the affluent fork over more of their earnings, the left will return to the well and insist for more every time the cupboard is bare.
Despite its progressive nature, the left, like the hippy, pussy hat version of Oliver Twist, is still pleading for more. If you’ve ever seen the rallies led by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), it is apparent that these crowds are hungry for your money.
And they are rushing to the beard-stroking, monocle-wearing, orphan-beating, stick-carrying, coin-counting 1 percent to satisfy their hunger. To justify their kleptomania and to propitiate the socialist gods, instead of booking an appointment with Jordan Peterson, they will prattle on about debunked ideas of income inequality or how the top income earners are moochers.
But do the rich not pay any taxes? They do, and you might be surprised how much they really cover the nation’s tab.
The preeminent libertarian thinker Robert Wenzel is out with a new book titled Foundations of Private Property Society Theory: Anarchism for the Civilized Person. It explores a society without the government and only private property. The idea is intriguing and is worth discussing.
Over at LibertyNation.com, I spoke with Wenzel about his book, legendary economist Murray Rothbard, and if conservatives would endorse the concept.
Over at LNTV, I sat down with Washington Political Columnist Tim Donner about global trade, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and President Donald Trump’s 4D chess on tariffs.
Here is the video:
You can also read more of my work on tariffs in the age of Trump here.
Over at LibertyNation.com, I have published multiple articles relating to tariffs and free trade since President Donald Trump entered the Oval Office.
It is truly remarkable how the principles of free trade need to be reiterated again and again. Eighteenth century trade practices are still being embraced today, even though they have been proven to be failures.
Here are my articles examining trade and tariffs in the age of Trump:
Trump Tariffs and the Oil Boom
Steel Talk: Did Productivity Kill Steel Jobs?
Finding the Balance on Trump’s Tariffs
Tariffs Push Cohen Overboard
Trade Wars Always Claim American Victims
Trump’s Tariffs: Point-Counter Point
Trump Warms up to Protectionist Tariffs
Heavily Subsidized Boeing Whines About Bombardier’s Government Aid
Harsh Duties on Chinese Aluminum Foil by U.S. Hurts American Poor
Was Trump’s Canadian Tariff Actually a Bad Idea?
Ahead of the 42nd Ontario general election on June 7, I have a new ebook out titled “Reasons to Vote for Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario Liberals.”
The 200-plus-page book explores and details why voters should cast a ballot for Premier Wynne and the Ontario Liberal Party.
It is $5.