FFACT – “Class envy” is crucial for liberalism to create a villain
September 10, 2010 in Irrefutable FFacts
One of the essential components required for liberalism to convince the American people that an ever-increasing government is required, is the need to identify a worthy villain. This villain must be so despicable that without unbridled government, this villain’s sinister plan simply can not be stopped. The rich in America are that perfect villain. The rich are a small percentage of the voting population and who would sympathize with the greedy rich.
It has been a successful ploy. In America, we envy rich people rather than commend them.
Here are a few FFACTS about the rich:
- The richest 10% of this country pay over 50% of the taxes. Ok that’s fine. They make more they should pay more. But shouldn’t they be commended for that? This means that most Americans don’t have to pay.
- It is not a zero-sum gain. In other words, it doesn’t matter how much money Bill Gates makes, it does not hinder my ability to make money and be rich. In fact, the more money Bill Gates makes, the more those affiliated with him make. Bill Gates’s wealth has created additional wealth for thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people. Everyone in America can become rich if they choose even if there are already rich people. When wealth is created, the pie gets BIGGER creating more slices rather than simply producing smaller slices from the same sized pie.
- The ONLY zero-sum gain is when the money goes to the government. In this case, not only are the slices smaller but the pie itself gets smaller. Do you think this might lead to government deficits and debt?
- No cash in a pillow. Bill Gates does not keep his money in his pillow. He buys things which means the money goes to other people. He puts it in a bank which means other people can borrow it to build businesses or buy homes. Just because it’s Bill Gates’s money doesn’t mean that other people aren’t using it and spending it.
So why we should resent rich people again? The FFACT is that those that made it rich in America should be commended. Instead they are successfully portrayed as greedy villains by the liberal forces in our country.