Yes, our token socialist (declared socialist that is), during his filibuster of maintaining the current tax rates (i.e. calling for a tax increase), asks the question of the “crybaby rich” – “when is enough enough?”
He goes on to lambast the “rich” for being “greedy” and “addicted”. Here, listen for yourself:
But, in fact, who is the “crybaby” here? Who is “greedy” one calling for more and more money that he hasn’t earned and can only get by taking it from those who have? Who is it who is “addicted” to spending and refuses to acknowledge it, instead projecting all of his vices on those who actually work to earn their riches?
This sort of class warfare is destructive. Both literally and figuratively. Primarily it attempts to set the rest of America against those the Bernie Sanders of this world arbitrarily designate as “rich”. The purpose of such attacks is to dehumanize them and rationalize taking their money without guilt. It is also designed to deflect the issue to a lack of revenue vs. an addiction to spending and an outright greed for other people’s money.
And those who parrot the line that this will “cost” the government x amount of money are just as guilty. This isn’t costing the government one red cent. This is about keeping the tax rates we’ve had for over a decade current. Anticipated revenue based in a hoped for change in the tax rates is not a “cost”. Spending anticipated revenues before they’re authorized or collected isn’t a “cost” either – it’s a criminal breech of the public trust and addiction that needs to be stopped immediately. We aren’t in the fiscal shape we’re in from a lack of revenue – we’re in the shape we’re in because people like Sen. Bernie Sanders have spent other people’s money recklessly and without a thought to the future. And it turns out they’ve hocked our future and the future of our children and grandchildren through their profligate behavior. It is they who are the problem – not the "rich". It is we, the people of the United States who should be asking of Bernie Sanders, “when is enough enough”? The answer is “you had enough a long time ago and you’ll get no more – from anyone”.
If anyone is a crybaby, addicted and greedy, it is the man in the video. And it is men and women like him who need to be run out of DC post haste.
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