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OPINION: Socialist Scammers Make Big Bucks When They Win Elections While Their Constituents Starve

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WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 7 — Socialists had big grins on their faces when the Democrats took control of the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives last year. They saw it as the beginning of the end for capitalist America, which they aimed to replace with a 21st-century version of a “people’s republic.” So, to get the ball rolling, they put together a multi-trillion-dollar spending plan the likes of which has never been seen before.

Not to worry, they said when asked how can we afford to pay for all the socialist goodies in their grab bag. We’ll raise taxes on big businesses and wealthy individuals; they told the proletariat. Their smiles got bigger as they assured the public that they won’t increase taxes on the little guys and that, in fact, there are all kinds of freebies for workers and their families that they can’t wait to dole out. That’s when their smiles turned into full-fledged liars’ grins, thinking that they had put one over on us.

But Americans are not so dumb as our would-be socialist overseers might have you think. We all know that the very wealthy and corporations don’t necessarily worry about taxes; they have the means to avoid them.  

The richest individuals can simply give up their citizenship and move to the nearest tax haven. According to the Wall Street Journal, “In the past decade, nearly 37,000 Americans expatriated, according to the Federal Register, the official journal of the federal government, which publishes the list of names quarterly … But this year promises to set a record.”

As for corporations, the Tax Foundation says, “before deciding that the corporate income tax is a good way for the government to raise revenue, we should consider who bears the burden of the corporate tax. This is a difficult question on which economists disagree, but one thing is certain: People pay all taxes. When the government levies a tax on a corporation, the corporation is more like a tax collector than a taxpayer. The burden of the tax ultimately falls on people—the owners, customers, or workers of the corporation.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the leaders of the socialist movement in Congress, and since the Democrats came to power, she’s been encouraging millennials to join her ranks, promising them free health care, free housing, tuition-free college, etc.

Laughably AOC, as she is called, is also promising them “the same thing Hugo Chavez promised now starving Venezuelans,” says The Federalist. That publication notes that Chavez became president of Venezuela “on promises that could have come from Ocasio-Cortez.”

Bear in mind that, prior to Chavez, Venezuela was arguably the richest country in Latin America. But, under socialist control, its economy unraveled.

In a recent article published on the Townhall Website, senior editor Matt Vespa recently posted an article describing the current fate of that once prospering nation. In his article, he graphically described the socialist poverty in which Venezuelans now live: 

“There are rolling blackouts. Zoos are being raided by the people for food. Trash cans are being sifted for food. Venezuelans have eaten their pets. Teachers and members of the nation’s educated class have been relegated to prostitution to get food. It’s a total mess. Chavez is long dead, but his successor, Nicolas Maduro, still peddles the failed policies of the past. So, after over a decade of 21st-century socialism, what are the results? How about extreme poverty?” So, where did all of Venezuela’s oil wealth go? Author and commentator Dinesh D’Souza says in a New York Post Opinion article that the elites who foisted socialism on the nation continue to make big bucks. While the country’s people live in life-threatening destitution, socialist leaders are “living high on the hog … the current ruler Maduro goes on European soirees with his socialist top guard, and Hugo Chavez’s daughter is the richest woman in Venezuela with a net worth exceeding $1 billion.”

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Rush Glick
1 month ago

Anything is possible in The Age of Stupid.

Hal
1 month ago

AOC is NOT a political representative of any voter …unless it might be a horny DemocRat, an total idiot, a monied guy that wants to be intimate with her for her bod, or a social scientist that wants to study on how an incompetent sexy looking barkeeper can convince people to support he nutty agenda.

Jerry Loyd Caruthers
1 month ago

Everything that I have been predicting about the democratic party for the last three decades is coming true. A blind man could see it coming, you don’t have to be a history major to recognize the signs of socialism and communism. Anyone can gather intelligence just by watching documentaries or reading magazine articles or short biographies on the subject. Part of my military training was to write an essay on the influence of communist Russia on the world. I didn’t score very well on my essay, but the research made me aware of the communist plot. The serious gravitation towards socialism started in the Clinton years and the GOP stopped it. So, the Dem’s found someone good looking and charismatic in Obama who could appeal to the masses and hypnotize them, so they could restart the socialists campaign. Hillary Clinton was going to take it a step further and ease the citizens into autocratic rule. But the GOP stopped them again. That seriously upset the rich and powerful autocrats and they implemented a full out unrestricted propaganda campaign to defeat not just Trump, but all traditional likeminded Americans. Now we the people are in the fight of our life to keep our free republic! Citizens who support progressive left ideology think that they are going to get rich quick. If the progressives take over the government, the misinformed and indoctrinated will soon realize that they had been duped! Freedom or Free Stuff, it’s our choice, but we can only have one or the other, not both!        
“Favor us, Lord Jesus, and deliver us from evil. Lord, come quickly and help us. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit as it was in the beginning is now and will be forever more. Amen.”    

Theresa Coughlin
1 month ago

Every time AOC and the rest of her socialist pals put the word “free” in front of something (free tuition, free health care, etc.) THEY’RE LYING! Government does not, has not and will not give away anything for free. Taxpayers (and not just the rich ones) will inevitably pay for it all in the form of higher taxes and higher prices for goods and services than they’re currently paying. When the socialists claim that everything they’re promising us will be paid for by only taxing millionaires, billionaires, big corporations and anyone making more than $400,000, again THEY’RE LYING! The things they’re promising us cannot be paid for only by taxing the “very wealthy” because even if they take 100 percent (not a suggestion) of everything they make, it still will not pay for everything. Eventually and inevitably EVERYONE will be paying more of they’re not already.

Linda Sweet
1 month ago

The saddest thing about clueless and misguided people is that they never realize they are, until it is too late. “Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, and respects not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.” Psalm 40:4

Barb304
1 month ago

The people who are running our country are ruining our country! God Bless America and bring us through this administration unscathed!

Unfit
1 month ago

Promise everything and give heartache!!!

Gary Matney
1 month ago

How about we all contribute to a fund for the purpose of paying for plane tickets for those who like the socialist/communist way of life. And send them to Venezuela, Cuba, or North Korea. The caveat being they denounce their U. S. citizenship

Gordon
1 month ago

Don’t like capitalism? Study what it means & how it works; people who invest (risk) their money are rewarded when that business profits. Get involved in it! Teach our children & grandchildren how they too can become more prosperous by _investing_ in America. Microinvesting doesn’t take riches to (maybe) make riches. Learn some macroeconomics regarding wealth creation in America. It’s for EVERYone! Learn how to manage one’s capital resources. Learn why debt is generally a disaster. The reputable resources are mostly free. Pass on the KNOWLEDGE to the younger ones NOW, more so than just money in a last will & testament.

Mario Capparuccini
1 month ago

What makes me maddest of all is that Biden’s approval ratings are still 38%. I cannot imagine that there are still so many buffoons willing to say this degenerate excuse of a human being is doing a good job. May the Lord be merciful to us.

Rush Glick
1 month ago

We now live in “The Age of Stupid.” As long as a growing number of sheeple are tossed the occasional bone from above, they are quite content to follow along with the dictates of Big Gov and Big Tech while blindly letting the media tell them how to “think.”

Philip Hammersley
1 month ago

No different that the alleged comment of Marie Antoinette when told the people had no bread: “Let them eat cake!” As long as they have theirs, who gives a **** about the rest of us?

Duane
1 month ago

The gross immorality of human beings to do this to a country and to other human beings! And it’s utterly amazing, that Venezuela is siting on top of approximately one trillion barrels of oil. How’s that green new deal working out for you, Venezuela?

Edward
1 month ago

let them eat cake!!!

BAE
1 month ago

Janet Yellen, Secretary of Treasury wants the middle class tax payers to turn over their bank records. That is anything over $600. Hum, I knew they were not going after the RICH.

Denise
1 month ago
Reply to  BAE

Go to your bank and question them about this. My own bank sent out a letter warning about it and encouraging everyone to flood this budding communist with calls, letters etc. This dictatorship WILL destroy any vestiges of liberty, freedom, privacy and YOUR income. Also if you have investments talk to your agent to know what they’re going to do, how to protect your money…the leftist communists will not stop until we’re another Venezuela, Cuba or China….you can “bank” on that!

Willy E
1 month ago
Reply to  Denise

And there you are, still on Facebook….

HocasPocas
1 month ago
Reply to  Denise

Your bank only sent you a letter because the oriental communist that biden is appointing to a federal financial position is working on getting rid of all banks and having one bank to handle all money so they can control all businesses and all citizens

Tim Toroian
1 month ago

A brother has told me I must think half the population is stupid because half of them voted for personality rather than policy. I told him he must be right. This was the most asinine election this country ever experienced. I share as many Biden dumb actions as I can with my Facebook friends, especially those who savaged Trump. I haven’t yet asked why they were so stupid. During the campaign, one of them asked “how dare I” must derogatory comments about Biden. I hope he sees the before 2022 or he’s going to think I’m evil.

johnh
1 month ago

Side note to this article: POTUS can give pardons & Trump pardoned more than one person that was charged with income tax evasion. If you look back, I am sure that others have been pardoned for income tax evasion —- so what does this tell you about what our leaders believe about our tax system.

Jack Schmitt
1 month ago

You hit the nail on the head. Socialists are trying to take over the country.

Hal
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack Schmitt

Not trying. They have done it! The question is what will American citizenry do to stop and reverse this back to a Democratic Constitutional governance. When the DemocRats rigged the last POTUS election (and others), it was a benchmark for the implementation of Communism. And forget the majority news media … they are in the Commie pockets vying for long term favoritism their way in the futurre Communal governance environment.

Hal
1 month ago

What is driving the DemocRats is not “SOCIALISM’ …. the governance pattern that the DemocRats are pushing is “COMMUNISM.” Socialism will only work half\well and for a relatively small group of citizens tied to a religion to come up with standards for behavior and conduct or it surrenders to Religious domination. In Communism, a ruling body consisting of a small group of influential (rich, wealthy mostly) that use their laws to subjugate the people and is usually headed by a single strong personality leader, like a Ho Chit MIn or a Mao Tse Dung. Naziism it a diseased form of Communism but with a very close in principal twith a Communistic Monarchy type super pugilistic leader.(e.g. Hitler). It is hard to distirnguish twist Naziism and Communism…..

Sean Richman
1 month ago
Reply to  Hal

One major problem is that the dense oc RATS are disguised as santa claus and thats what the freeloaders will vote for and as long as this happens our AMERICA will keep failing.We ALL,everyone needs to step up and be accountable.Eventually santa claus will run out of money,THINK,THINK,THINK people.

Hal
1 month ago
Reply to  Sean Richman

I sincerely wish there was some way to make the government live within its budget … at least have as a penalty that they serve cuts on their salaries in the same per cent that they run over the budget. IF such a provision could be installed as an amendment you would see the politicos scurrying around looking for ways to circumvent it. Most citizens don’t realize that “inflation” and ‘over-spending” by the government is one way they can raise taxes surreptitiously without being accused of doing it. I think it more likely to see an Elephant flying than seeing a Congress support a balanced budget amendment … it limits there ability to politic the public with misleading info about how responsible they are fiscally.. By the way, I strongly believe that term limits for Senators and Reps (2 terms max) are really needed to turn the tide to put the emphasis on making good government decisions instead of promoting self serving partisan and personal decisions.

PIDL
1 month ago
Reply to  Hal

True Socialism can never exist. There will always be a “ruling class” to control everything and decide who gets what. Communism.

Free American for now
1 month ago

Ever hear of the “Judas Sheep?” That is what devilish politicians like Ortez are – they lure the ignorant sheep to the slaughter and at the end they step aside and save themselves. This is what the communists have done since Marx placed the real opium of the people in their mouths! What is the “opium?” Free everything and no toil, no struggles – NO FREEDOM. In the end the promise is filled with never ending poverty and chains!

R.J. from Arizona
1 month ago

Some time ago (memory fails me), someone said if America fails, it will collapse from within.
We are watching history unfold right in front of us.

johnh
1 month ago

The worst thing is how divided Americans are at the current time & this started with Obama & has snowballed thru the Trump years. We must become the United States again, or we will not like what will happen in the future.

PIDL
1 month ago
Reply to  johnh

And it is these so called progressives that have been working on this for decades.Some of the same people who started and perpetuated the lie about Russia/Trump collusion are now part of Biden’s cabinet. And many of them are members of the Council on Foreign Relations. Look up the membership list on Wikipedia. They are the intimidator. No one is willing to call them out because they are too powerful. People end up ruined or dead who come up against them.

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