Elder Patriot – Following the passage of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act by the House yesterday House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi realized that the Marxist utopia she had helped Barack Obama build was being officially dismantled.
Pelosi did what Marxists always do; she used the language to distort our nation’s history. When Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer criticized the thrust of the bill he was dealing in political rhetoric.
“Republicans will rue the day they passed this bill and Americans will never let them forget it.”
Whereas, Republicans had just bet their future on the economic boom they expect the bill to ignite, Schumer was betting the bill would be unsuccessful. That’s politics.
The full text of Pelosi’s comments, however, couldn’t have warped our language or our history more if Joseph Goebbels wrote them:
“Today, we gather on this floor in the midst of a holy season. In this season we celebrate the miraculous blessings of God. We reflect on the wondrous joy of children and our responsibility to them. We remember our duty to live justly. And for those of us blessed to serve in this Congress, we must remember our special responsibility to govern fairly, to meet the needs of all of God’s children. In this holy time, the moral obscenity and unrepentant greed of the GOP tax scam stands out even more clearly.
Pelosi has spent her entire political career smiting God. Invoking God after she’s spent decades promoting sexual promiscuity among our youth, protecting and supporting pedophiles for high office, and funding the butchering of unborn babies and the sale of their parts has been, by anyone’s standard, morally obscene.
“This GOP tax scam is simply theft, monumental, brazen theft from the American middle class and from every person who aspires to reach it. The GOP tax scam is not a vote for an investment in growth or jobs. It is a vote to install a permanent plutocracy in our nation. They’ll be cheering that later. It does violence to the vision of our Founders. It disrespects the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, who are a large part of our middle class and to whom we owe a future worthy of their sacrifice. And it betrays the future and betrays the aspirations of our children. It demands, it morally demands a no vote from every member of this house of the people.”
WAT??? Let’s decipher her words one twisted sentence at a time:
- Greed. It’s difficult to understand the logic behind the claim that allowing people to keep more of the money that they earned is somehow greedy. Who is greedier; the person who is donating to the pot or the person who is taking from it?
- Theft from the Middle Class. It’s hard to see how lowering the tax rates and expanding each tax bracket upwards constitutes theft from those people who will benefit.
There is simply no conceivable way that people dependent on the public dole can become members of the middle class. The only path to move into, and then up through, the middle class is by each individual’s own efforts. To do that they need those big bad corporations to prosper and grow or they need their path to starting or expanding their own small businesses made easier. This bill provides for both.
The past eight years of slow growth and high corporate tax rates have proven that high corporate taxes do not lead to prosperity. They do result in higher prices to the consumer, however, something Pelosi hypocritically complains will be the result when it comes to controlling imports to help American businesses.
- Permanent Plutocracy. There already is a permanent plutocracy thanks to Barack Obama. We have never had a greater distortion of the distribution of wealth in the United States than we do today.
It didn’t have to be this way. Following the economic crisis Democrats began the mantra that large companies were “too big to fail.” What was their plan for recovery? We all remember the Dems’ solution was “brazen theft from the American middle class” to bail them out.
Even after Dems had correctly identified large corporations for the systemic risk that they posed, they encouraged massive vertical integrations that have resulted in even larger corporations that have reduced competition and that have increased systemic risk exponentially.
The fact is Democrats aren’t worried about your wealth or corporate wealth. They’re worried about their wealth. That explains why they totally sold out to the greediest Dems of all-time, the Clintons.
- The Vision of the Founders. Someone needs to refresh Pelosi’s knowledge of the Founders’ vision that they memorialized in the governing document they bequeathed us in 1781.
The Constitution did not include a provision for a permanent income tax. That didn’t come until 132 years later in 1913 when the Sixteenth Amendment was ratified.
Our Founders vision was of a small, unobtrusive government. Pelosi has been as, or more responsible than, any other modern politician in destroying that vision. If anyone can be said to have done violence to the Founders’ vision it would be her.
Pelosi’s rhetorical distortions matter little now and will be forgotten in time. Ronald Reagan was lambasted for delivering the tax cuts. Three years later the economic boom he begat catapulted him to reelection, carrying 49 states in the process.