I have been reading with interest the imbroglio over Tom Perkins’ WSJ opinion piece last week in which he compared the growing demonization of the wealthy in America to Nazi persecution of Jewish people in WWII.
Perkins’ comments were indeed off the mark, and I do not agree with his use of the analogy.
However, it is true that Barack Obama has expertly fanned the flames of class hatred and envy and moved our country further away from its foundation of self-reliance and competitive spirit.
In one of the articles about the Perkins affair (Vauhini Vara in The New Yorker) I found this paragraph and just had to post it as a journey Inside the Liberal Mind:
Silicon Valley companies have created a huge number of jobs in the region, helping San Francisco and the surrounding counties achieve some of the lowest unemployment rates in California. And yet, for the most part, those jobs have gone to highly educated, well-compensated workers, not to the lower-income people who have had the hardest time emerging from the recession. The system, clearly, is not working. <source>
The system is not working?
Hundreds of thousands of young people who studied hard and became software engineers and then earned high-paying jobs…
This is a system “not working”?
As usual, the Liberal insanity is rooted in their obsession with Utopia: I guess the system is “not working” because less than 100% of the people in San Francisco are software engineers with high paying jobs.
And in pursuit of 100%, the Liberal will destroy the wealth for everybody, and then blame someone else for such a morally wrong outcome.
Here’s another juicy bit:
That Reaganite notion—that, if you give rich people more money, it’ll trickle down—can be debated.
Do you notice the phrasing here? …if you give rich people more money…
ATTENTION ALL LIBERALS: reducing peoples’ taxes is letting people keep more of the money they earned — their own money — not “giving” it to them as though it’s someone else’s.