Monday, December 5, 2011


So, I'm having this debate with a friend of mine.  He says we should tax "millionaires and billionaires" an extra 3.25% of their income to pay for a payroll tax cut instead of cutting government spending to pay for it.  For the life of me I can't get this stark scene out of my head.  Bear with me as I try to lay the foundation for this:

We've all seen in either movies, tv or maybe in real life the incitement of a mob.  People gathered around one person who stands up on a tree stump shouting out.  Maybe everyone is carrying torches and pitchforks.  I think they call that guy on the stump the rabble rowser.  So, in my scene he's up there talking about the big bad Republicans and those Millionaires and Billionaires and how they're keeping our country poor. 

"So here's what we're going to do!  We're going down to Banker Joe's house and we're going to take 3.25% of his income.  No more than that, but by God no less than that either!"

A timid voice calls out, "but what if he won't give up his money?  Do we burn him out?"

"No no," calls out the rabble rowser.  "We put him in jail and confiscate enough of his retained wealth to make up the difference.  No one can resist the Will of the People.  Can we do this?"

Crowd yells, "YES WE CAN!"

No comments:

Post a Comment