Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Actually, a fool and his money sometimes aren’t parted at all

JWF notes some recent comments made by George Soros, among which this one rather stuck out:
Soros believes Obama still has a chance of winning this year’s election. “Obama might surprise the public. The main issue facing the electorate is whether the rich should be taxed more. It shouldn’t be a difficult argument for Obama to make.”
Really, George? The big issue facing the electorate is whether that section of the populace that already bears a disproportionate share of the tax burden should be forced to pay even more? Unemployment’s not a problem, the criminal extravagance of the government is a side issue, the encroachments on individual liberty by rogue, unaccountable federal agencies, such as the EPA, are just a figment of the fevered imagination of a few right wing crazies?

Of course, Soros is not really a fool. He knows, as well as every other tax-hiker, that taking more from the rich ultimately means taking a lot more from the productive middle class, and increasing its dependency on the state. It’s easier, that way, for powerholics like Soros to implement their vision of the kind of world favored by Ellsworth Toohey.

Which reminds me: Colonel Milquetoast – who modestly refers to himself as “Colonel”, but whom I promoted to “Field Marshal” some time ago – responded to the call, and created an Obama bumper sticker that features the Tooey philosophy. Behold!

Update: Some people are conspicuously rejecting the leash, e.g., Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins, who declined to join in the team trip to visit with the preshizzle, in protest against the unbridled growth of the state (note, in the post, the screen-cap of a scurrilous tweet by Dave Hodge, TSN sports announcer and human tick).


rinardman said...

Is it just me, or did anyone else have the thought "My God, Tim Thomas will be exiled...I mean, traded to a gulag...I mean, hockey team in Siberia!".

Anonymous said...

Deborah Leigh said... The main issue facing the electorate is whether the rich should be taxed more. No George, it isn't. But if you keep repeating that mantra, Americans with no critical thinking skills will think it is.

Paco, that promotion is long overdue to the Colonel.

I wonder if "Tim" is at the top of the list for expectant parents.

Yojimbo said...


Ha! Your Tigers just signed the SLOVENLY ONE! Congratulations:)

I wasn't listening all that closely but it seems his contract could balance the national budget-if we had one, that is.

Paco said...

YoJ: The first thing Fielder needs to do is get a shave and a haircut.

kc said...

I wonder if that's why the Prince won't be seen any time soon as a Yankee?

Back on topic - Soros don't give a rat's rear about any of the 'side issues' cuz he's not going to need unemployment, he's worth more than most government agencies...and he pretty much owns this administration anyway, so wtf, over?

Yojimbo said...

Pacosan: I don't think that is a problem under Leyland. He won't stand for his general appearance with the Tigers. He'll have to shave and tuck his darn shirt in.