June 9th, 2006

American Aristocracy

Here’s some food for thought:

The two major taxes the Republicans are Hell Bent on eliminating are:

1) Taxes on Dividends
2) Taxes on Inheritance

If the Republicans succeed a person could be born into a wealthy family, never work a day in their lives, inherit millions of dollars, never pay taxes and have a huge income on the invested inheritance. They call people who are members of this class: aristocrats. As time goes on these people use the infrastructure created and maintained by the government and never pay a dime of taxes. They never work. And, they never contribute to our society.

Is this what we believe to be American values?


Don’t forget what Stephen Colbert said, “Reality has a well-known liberal bias.”

Cross Posted @ Bring It On, tblog, Blogger and BlogSpirit


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  1. steve Says :

    Same for rich Democrats in Marin County.  Oh wait, that’s right those kids (baby booming hippies) haven’t worked for years.

  2. Dr. Forbush Says :


    You missed the point that those rich hippies pay taxes on their wealth and they are not lobbying congress to change the tax laws.

  3. Hank Says :

    Ah yes, the rant of a socialist. Whenever Congress aims the tax arrow at the rich, they always miss their target and end up hitting the middle class.

  4. Dr. Forbush Says :


    BTW I am not a socialist. And, the inheritance tax doesn’t touch the middle class. Unless the middle class is now in the top 1% of the US income…

  5. Hank Says :

    Doc 4brush,

    If it smells like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck. You argue semantics. Anyone who advocates higher taxes based on higher income is a socialist. You may call yourself liberal, progressive or Marxist, but it’s all the same. You are a socialist.

    I challenge you to produce a logical explanation why tax payers who make more should pay a higher rate than anyone else. It is morally wrong to have uneven tax rates.

  6. Dr. Forbush Says :

    Hank I have just written a response to be posted soon called “Monetary Morality or Ethical Economics.”

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