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.