The moonbats who brought us the Sorry Everybody and Thank You for Throwing Your Shoe sites have a new one: We Are the 99 Percent. The idea is that 99% of us haven’t earned as much money as the 1% that pays over 40% of federal taxes, so we should seize their wealth, squander it, and all be poor in harmonious equality. Their arguments in favor of destroying all hope of prosperity for everyone consist mainly of their own personal hard luck stories — like this one:
Misery loves company. As the implementation of liberal policies throws more liberals into poverty, rather than wise up they will demand a doubling down on these policies until no one has more than anyone else — except of course the apparatchiks in charge of the wealth distribution. At that point America will be indistinguishable from the Soviet Union.
This is why the liberals in Washington will not back off, even when they see that they are crippling the economy. FDR’s policies were similarly destructive, but the more economic havoc he created, the more he was able to expand his power. If he hadn’t finally died, the Great Depression never would have ended. It’s all about never letting a crisis — or the opportunity to worsen a crisis — go to waste.
On a tip from comet.