The Socialist Snowflake Party of America (SSPA!) loves to vilify the rich, it’s like the ultimate boogeyman.
“Better eat your peas or the 1% will come and take them!”
“If you don’t graduate college with a degree in Gender Fluidity from Unwashed Hippy University, you’re going to wash dishes for the Top 1%!”
“The Top 1% has more than we, so we musts hates them! Hssssss…..” (In Gollum’s voice.)
Of course the leaders of SSPA are all part of the 1%. Every Liberal/Progressive/Celebrity/Media Talking Head buffoon/Race Baiting cretin who champions the notion of Income Redistribution and pushes Class Warfare is living the rich and famous lifestyle they bash.
What I mean by Income Redistribution is usually framed as taking from the rich and giving to the poor. That’s how they like to spin it, like it’s a noble Robin Hood type action. To get the support of the masses, they push Class Warfare, which is pitting different socioeconomic segments of the population against each other. Essentially turning all the low and middle classes against the supposedly ‘super’ wealthy. (Who are bad)
First off – Who are the EVIL 1%? Usually you think of billionaires and super mega millionaires. Snobs who wreck Lambo’s, fly on private airplanes to their own islands, and creepy Harvey Weinstein looking goons who marry a twenty year old for ‘love’.
Meh. Not really – The Top 1%, are people who make above $390,000 a year. That’s not a lofty goal by any means. Sure, probably more than you or I make, but not out of reach for smart/capable/driven folks who are willing to work hard, take risks, lose often, and grab life by the blueberries until they eventually prevail or die broke and penniless trying. By the way, If you’re a college kid – it also helps to not rack up $50,000 in student loans on a worthless progressive degree like Feminism or Gay Culture. (Your future will consist facial rings, pink hair, and asking me if I want fries with that.)
But 400k a year can be done. I’ve mentioned Ben Carson before, he’s my favorite example of rags to riches. Mother was a single mom, illiterate house cleaner, with a third grade education, living in the slums of Detroit. Using a public library, she pushed her son to become one of the greatest brain surgeons in history, the first to perform a neurosurgical operation on a baby in the womb, and separate brain-joined twins. Worth a cool 30 million now. (Did I mention he was black? No? That’s because it doesn’t freaking matter!)
Also, Debt/Income ratio is more important than just Income. $400k a year ain’t worth squat if you bills rack up to $350+k a year. (Kind of like those people who live in a single wide trailer but have a $50,000+ Dodge Hellcat in their parking spot. Priorities, right?) But 100k a year is pretty sweet if you’re bills are only 20k a year. Debt/Income ratio – Learn it, live it, and love it. Because even if you can’t make it to the Top 1%, you can actually live pretty well if you aren’t fiscally dumb.
Would I like to be in the Top 1%? Darn tootin’. Will I? Well let’s see, a writer typically makes about 68 cents per paperback book. Soo.. even with my day job… Probably not. Unless I start writing about sparkly romantic vampires or little orphan nerds with wizardry abilities. But I digress…
Ultimately – the concept of Class Warfare against the ‘EVIL’ Top 1% is stupid. It’s petty jealously, based on greed and envy that politicians push to get votes and power. There is nothing wrong with people making more money than you. (Income is no guarantee of happiness anyways)
Now lets look at taxes real quick and who pays how much.
Top 1% – Pay 45.7% of ALL income Taxes.
Top 20% – Pay 84% of ALL income Taxes(This includes the Top 1% above)
Bottom 80% – Pay 15% of ALL income Taxes(This includes the Bottom 60% below)
Bottom 60% – Pay 2% of ALL income Taxes.
The notion that ‘the Top 1% don’t day their fair share’ is a bunch of crap. You just saw the figures. They pay more than YOU! They practically fund half of the government and half of the welfare recipients.
But these goobers are always out there, trying to turn people against the rich. “They are OPPRESSORS of the people!” “You work HARD so they can line THEIR POCKETS with the fruits of YOUR LABOR!” “If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that, someone else did!”(Obama – 2012) “You make minimum wage while the CEO makes millions!” (Well – YOU flip burgers while he runs a massive business and has stock holders/chairmen/employees to please and support. Not to mention, if he fails you won’t have a job. Soo….)
A perfect example is ‘Philanthropist’ Bernie Sanders:
“A nation will not survive morally or economically when so few have so much and so many have so little!” – Bernie Sanders
(While slamming his fist on the podium, screaming in rage, spittle flying from is mouth, to the cheers of millions of fiscal fools – Like the Clip from The Office below)
(I had to put this in – If you aren’t an Office fan, shame on you. But Dwight has a fear of public speaking and was given a speech made up of various Dictator quotes for his ‘Salesman of the Year’ acceptance speech as a prank.)
Back on subject – DOOM! We are all DOOMED because people have different amounts of STUFF!
…Say’s the Senator whose base pay starts at $174,000 plus all the expensive free perks that comes with the job. And here’s the kicker, on average he works THREE DAYS A WEEK.
Tell me more, oh Great Supreme Leader Of the Socialist Masses, about Income Inequality. You don’t even work 40 hours a week but own THREE houses.
Then we have these ‘Patriotic Millionaires’ who put together a video ad crying out against the GOP Tax Cuts, because they think they don’t deserve more of their own money. I’m gonna catalog this under the same file as ‘Dumb White People who Ask For Forgiveness For Being White’. It’s self-loathing to the Nth degree. It’s pathetic. “Ooohhh look at me, I’m a bad rich guy whose gonna put my tax cut money into the stock market and hurt poor people.” Ugh! I’m fine with you saying that, but it had better be with an evil cackle at the end of it. I’ll respect that, but this? It’s just… undignified.
I guess no one has told them that Taxes are simply a legally mandated MINIMUM. Since you guys are so socially conscious(I think the cool kids call it ‘woke’), feel free to send more in. But we all know you won’t.
But take heart folks – that video above is simply proof that anyone can make it into the Top 1%, even if you are stupid.