Skip to comments.Candidate Says Spending Stats Support Transition to Socialism [semi-satire]
Posted on 10/07/2019 10:38:55 AM PDT by John Semmens
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey showing that Americans spent more on taxes in 2018 than on food, clothing and health care combined was hailed by Democratic presidential contender Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as proof that socialism works and that the transition to a centrally directed economy will be relatively painless.
The combined payments the average American consumer unit made in 2018 for five categories of taxesfederal income taxes, Social Security taxes, state and local income taxes, property taxes; and other taxes was $18,617. In 2013, the average American consumer unit paid a combined $13,327 for the same five categories. This 40% tax hike in only five years was labeled very encouraging by the Senator.
Republican arguments that voters cant afford socialism or that they will fight to resist increasing levies on their income and wealth are rebutted by these data, Warren declared. The thing that spurred the American Revolution in 1776 was taxation without representation. Today, Americans are fully represented by the people they elect. These elected representatives are the ones who have imposed the taxes that the general public willingly pays because they have confidence that the government will wisely handle their moneyshifting it from frivolous and selfish expenditures for private pleasure to urgently needed public uses like free college tuition and free health care for the millions of Latinos that are bravely crossing our southern border.
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That is got to be the mother of double-speak. Lieawatha is going around telling everyone that “this economy does not work for the common man”. Now, she’s saying that everyone should pay more taxes because the government services they’re receiving proves her commie model?
This has to be a fake news quote. There is nobody who believes this, foremost anyone working in government.
Eff off. I didn’t know what “semi-satire” meant. Everything these clowns say seem like semi-satire to me.
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