Obama folds, as MoveOn.org remains silent on rich woman in its anti-tax cut ads begging the government to take her money. Is there such a woman?
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• Now that the President has given in to Speaker-elect Boehner from the Left’s view, when can we expect to hear from MoveOn.org that the Lady in Yellow has written her check to the government — a check she says she wishes to write? When will MoveOn post the receipt or letter from the government to The Lady in Yellow acknowledging her gift?
• How much will The Lady in Yellow pay? In light of the Obama cave-in, will she double her taxes? Triple her taxes? Quadruple them? Having raised the subject, it’s only fair for her fellow Americans to know from her just how much of an increase the tax traffic of The Lady in Yellow can bear.
So while we wait to hear from MoveOn.org and The Lady in Yellow as to how much money she is sending to the government in the next few days, let’s ask some more questions.
Let’s focus on her wealth.
• How did The Lady in Yellow get her wealth? Is she a famous yet not instantly recognizable entrepreneur? Did she invent The Lady in Yellow Widget that some portion of humanity benefits from and is gladly paying X dollars for everyday? Is she a successful businesswoman? If so in what field? How long did it take to earn her first million? How many jobs were created as she built her widget business?
• Did The Lady in Yellow Marry a Rich Husband? There’s nothing wrong with being married to a rich man or woman if you didn’t have any money yourself. If this is what happened and The Lady in Yellow fell in love with a rich man who cherishes her — good for her. But the question still stands. How did Mr. Lady in Yellow make his fortune? Is he an entrepreneur? In what business did he earn all this money that the Mrs. is volunteering to give away to the government? How long did it take him to earn his first million? How many jobs has he provided to his fellow Americans?
• Did The Lady in Yellow Inherit Her Millions? Did The Lady in Yellow win the birth lottery, being born to a rich daddy and mommy? Again, there’s nothing wrong with being an heiress. But, again, the questions. Who originally made all this money that is now clogging the arteries of the financial institutions that holds The Lady in Yellow’s millions? How was it made? How long did it take to earn the original sum that is now fueling the guilty conscience of The Lady in Yellow? How many jobs were created in this process?
• When was The Lady in Yellow’s Fortune Made? Are we talking the grandchild of a so-called robber baron? Is she, for example, the descendant of a Rockefeller? Was this money made originally in the days before the income tax? What was the tax rate when this money was made? Was it a Reagan-era 28% or a Roosveltian 90%?
• Is The Lady in Yellow Promising to Will Her Estate to the Government? On January 1, as noted by our friends at the Wall Street Journal, the estate tax (aka the “death tax”) will rise from zero to 55%. Is The Lady in Yellow promising that she will not, as the WSJ notes of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, advocate for an estate tax increase while “parking most of their wealth into tax-exempt foundations”? Will she give vent to her enthusiasm and just stipulate now that upon her death her entire estate will revert to the government — since she apparently believes the government has the right to her wealth in the first place?
• How Many Jobs is The Lady in Yellow Creating with Her Wealth? Surely such a generous soul isn’t spending her days popping bonbons. The economy, under the direction of President Obama and the liberal policies MoveOn has so relentlessly championed, is now continually hovering at a double-digit unemployment level. People need jobs, and the so-called Obama stimulus hasn’t delivered, as the recent election has made… ahhh… clear. So with all this capital sloshing around in her Louis Vuitton Monogrammed Canvas bag (or does she prefer the Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Canvas bag?), is she holding back on the job creation front? How many Americans are being denied employer-based health care today because The Lady in Yellow is holding on to her money waiting for the government?
• Why Not Give Money to Others in the MoveOn Ad? Aside from writing a check today to the government, there’s another way The Lady in Yellow could be true to her professed beliefs. Presumably some of those appearing in the MoveOn ad are not wealthy. How hard would it be for The Lady in Yellow to get a list from her MoveOn friends — and just write some checks to the less well off appearing in the ad? Then she could not only fund the government she could fund MoveOn supporters individually and directly.
The argument against low tax rates is frequently made by rich liberals who seem curiously unwilling to take the medicine they prescribe for others — while simply ignoring the sheer cruelty and immorality that government control of the economy dishes relentlessly to those less fortunate than themselves. The Lady in Yellow is, per her description, rich. Yet in the most soothing of voices she and her friends at MoveOn.org in a coldblooded fashion are willing to pull up the draw bridge to the castle of economic wealth. Simply shrugging their shoulders and giving the excess of their cream to the government appeals to their conscience. It makes them feel good. Not good enough to write a check to the government today, mind you, but some day.
Maybe. If this happens in Washington. Or that. Or maybe something else. Or something else after that.
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