The green bars below are the percent of people in various UK political parties who would increase taxes on the wealthy even if it didn’t yield extra tax money. That’s coveting, pure and simple. Guess which political party had 72% who admitted to coveting? The Labour party, the UK equivalent of the U.S. Democrats.
Think about this carefully: The Left wants to take money from prosperous people even if it doesn’t help others. That speaks volumes about their worldview and their other policies.
Here’s the legend: Con = Conservative Party (Tories); Lab = Labour (equivalent to USA’s Democrat Party); Lib Dem = Liberal Democrat (not as left-wing as Labour); UKIP = UK Independence Party.
The esteemed countermoonbat Daniel Hannan provides some analysis:
Sixty-nine per cent of Labour supporters would want a top rate tax of 50 per cent even if it brought in no money.
That is, they would impose the tax simply to punish people for having created wealth — on moral grounds.
Politicians either know or should know that increasing tax rates doesn’t always increase tax revenues. Even JFK knew that! But they appeal to people’s covetous nature and want to “soak the rich,” even though they are usually remarkably waterproof.
Appealing to people’s sinful desires may help people get elected, but it is still evil.
By the way, Obama is officially on the green bar, having supported the concept of ineffective tax hikes just to support the appearance of “fairness.”
More from the link:
Theft motivated purely by maliciousness is regarded as moral by these freaks.
No doubt they would wrap their malice in rhetoric about reducing income inequality…
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We can encourage by far the most common forms of legal tax avoidance: shorter hours and earlier retirement. All these things will make our country more equal. All of them will make it poorer.
Lately Obama has been demagoguing the income inequality issue like a true Marxist. Appallingly but unsurprisingly, he has revealed that he believes wealth should be confiscated even if it actually reduces government revenue, “for purposes of fairness.”