Skip to comments.COVID Crisis Shows Way to Redistribute Wealth [semi-satire]
Posted on 08/11/2020 1:39:14 PM PDT by John Semmens
Former First Lady Michelle Obama used her podcast to thank the pandemic "for opening our eyes to a new way of distributing the nation's wealth. Barack always thought it would require an act of Congress to implement the kind of redistribution needed to achieve social justice. But the unilateral power wielded by almost every governor during the COVID crisis showed that it could be accomplished much more easily than he thought."
"In state-after-state we saw governors decreeing which businesses were essential and which were not," she observed. "Declaring a business nonessential effectively confiscated an owner's right to earn an income for however long the decree stayed in-place. As polls have shown, a majority of Americans support these executive actions by the governors. Some even went so far as to spy on those trying to evade or resist these autocratic decrees. Legislative bodies were either frozen out of the process or meekly endorsed it."
"Well, if a governor could do these kinds of things he certainly could take the much more modest step of ordering a business or wealthy person to pay higher taxes that the state could then use to make payments to the deserving poor," she pointed out. "Or he could order banks to transfer money out of some accounts and into others. Either way, we could more rapidly transform America from an individualistic Hell into a collective paradise without the muss and fuss of adhering to a republican form of government."
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i think everything i’ve seen is middle class and poor worse off, rich getting richer, per the covid manufactured economic shutdown
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