Republican Conservative Principle: Wealth Redistribution

Posted by politicalpartypooper on February 9, 2010


I like visiting political blogs where there is conversation taking place.  Maybe it’s just my irritating nature, I don’t know.  I’ve visited one local Conservative blog lately, run by a Talk Radio host in Milwaukee whose name I shall not mention.  About the best thing I can deduce from my time spent there is, the people who read it are EXACTLY like their Republican elected officials in every sense, except they don’t understand the real purpose of Republican Conservatism.

You can imagine the reaction I received when I recently “instructed” these fine people on the method behind their leader’s madnesses.  We had been discussing the case of a Milwaukee bus driver who earned well over $100k in a single year.  Everyone there was whining that this was just too much money to pay a “bus driver”.  They were up in arms over the Union that had managed to swing a really good deal for their constituents, at taxpayer cost.  I can understand some of their angst, considering the general disgust over government waste.  But when I began talking about wealth redistribution, I think I broke open a hornet’s nest.

In several other posts at this Talk Radio blog, we had approached this topic in varying degrees, but today I just decided to lay it on them:

“This case is a pittance compared to how your bank or mutual fund manager is screwing you, how your insurance companies are shafting you, and how execs of most large corps are redistributing your wealth into their pockets. Don’t you listen to Clark Howard? I am exposing hypocrisy, and you don’t like it. You don’t like that I am exposing that the entire Republican Conservative Principle is based on wealth redistribution, moving money from the middle class to the wealthy.”

Indeed, they did not like that at all.  Which is why I am writing about it here.  Republicans are very good at using certain terms to generate certain reactions.  They know that “Socialism” scares the bejeebers out of Americans, so they do not hesitate to call their opponents this name every chance they get.  You might say that when I wrote that little comment, I was tearing a page right out of their “How to Scare the Shit Out of Almost Every American” playbook.  I’ve decided to fight fire with fire, and so far, it has been very effective.

I’ve ranged from calling them Plutocrats to slave owners, which is especially effective, because it invokes memories of their other, least favorite word to be called, “racist.”  But I am finding this new thread, this new line of thinking to be very attractive, because it uses one of their favorite attacks against them.  They love to claim that Liberals are all about wealth redistribution, so in calling them out on their hyopocrisy, we can essentially expose what has really been going on for the last two decades, which is the redistribution of Middle Class Wealth into the hands of the few uber-wealthy.

The sad part is, I take no pleasure in this, because I am arguing with people whose own wealth is being stolen, and who are stuck defending masters who are raping their present and future economic livlihood.

Oh yeah, and anyone who calls me a Liberal does not know me very well.


14 Responses to “Republican Conservative Principle: Wealth Redistribution”

  1. Jonah said

    I’d be interested in knowing why you neglect that a person that does make $100,000 typically has to give the federal government 28% of it, the state 10% of it, local taxes – 8% and of course annual property taxes ~6%, leaving you with half of your income, to pay your mortage,
    car payments, grocery bills, college educations, clothing, etc etc. Yet you are claiming someone else is the real theif?

  2. Jonah said

    I registered my truck today. The teller said $65 please. Then she noticed that the new reg didn’t have my new address on it. She reissued it with the new address and charged me $20 more for a County Use tax. Do I need to say any more?

  3. Jonah, that 28% rate doesn’t start until you reach 100k. So it’s one rate up to 100k, then taxed at 28% on anything above it.

    Did you SEE the chart above? Did you see it? That chart represents Income Growth per household. The top one percent? $4.2 Million per household. Thank God! They were really struggling. Next 9% grew $ 14k +.

    And, drumroll please………………….

    Bottom 90%, $304 per household.

    Thank God for those Republicans. The bottom 90% are saved!

    • Jonah said

      check your facts pal…

      Year 2004 Married filling seperate:

      $59,975 – $91,400 28%

      Year 2009 Married filling seperate:

      68,525 – $104,425 28%

      As for your chart, yeah I did see it.
      People keeping more of what they earned pisses you off?
      I swear you all are somewhat psychotic.

      $862 billion stimulus package, the largest spending bill in galactic history….

      • politicalpartypooper said

        Jonah, those totals are based on AGI, not gross.

      • politicalpartypooper said

        “People keeping more of what they earned?”

        Tell me Jonah, an exec who pays himself an eight figure bonus…was that earned, or was that stolen from shareholders?

        What that chart proves beyond the shadow of any doubt is that when you give wealthy people tax breaks, they do not create jobs, nor do they put it back into the economy.

      • Jonah said

        “Jonah, those totals are based on AGI, not gross”

        Please oh Please tell me what the Gross Income of an AGI of $59,975 is….

        Check out what the bracket is for singles…..there AGI and there Gross
        (massive deductions… huh )

      • Jonah said

        excuse me ‘their AGI and their Gross’

    • Jonah said

      What that chart proves beyond the shadow of any doubt is that when you give wealthy people tax breaks, they do not create jobs, nor do they put it back into the economy..

      SO WHAT? You under the spell that government spending $800 million an hour is helpful ??
      Especially when 48% is fucking borrowed? So these bastard politicians can bring home pork?
      So they can get re-elected? Who are the thiefs? A few hundred CEO’s? 24 year old
      baseball player’s make more than they do. Basketball too.

  4. Jonah said

    While your at it explain why Singles pay even more. Apparently the government believes they don’t need as much? WTF.

  5. Jonah said

    Social Security is the biggest ponzi scheme in history PPP.

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