Skip to comments.Old Money, New Money Flee France and Its Wealth Tax [Bernie Sanders doesn't understand math]
Posted on 10/19/2019 12:10:41 PM PDT by grundle
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Do you ever see CEO's of huge corporations sitting in front of Congress complaining about taxes?
Who wants to get plundered by idiots/leeches/parasites in collectives called “government”?
Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat
All I know about that old codger is people should be paid to have to listen to his drivel...I can’t believe people pay to hear that %*^&$*^&$*
“”Bernie doesnt care because the wealth tax is a long con. The actual goal it to raise taxes massively on everyone in exchange for so called free government services.But starting with the wealthy makes this more palatable to the envious dupes in the lower tax brackets.””
Makes sense - well said - I even understand it. But one question - “long con” - I remember that from the movie “The Sting” and I never did know what it meant! At least from the perspective of the movie plot.
Short for long confidence game - an elaborate scheme that requires time to pull off. Compared to short con like the simple wallet swap that Redford pulled off in the beginning of the movie. In general con or confidence game requires the duped to trust the perpetrator, which makes the scheme possible. The ultimate con is for the duped to not even know he or she was duped.
That’s what Bernie is trying to pull off on Americans, until it’s too late.
Thank you...I am ashamed to tell you how many times I have watched that movie and still don’t understand everything that took place...It was the outside characters - the woman with the gun in the alley, the government men in the old building that came into the “casino” at the end etc., that I couldn’t get but that’s OK....don’t try to explain it to me...
OK I can’t resist because I love this movie SO much.
Salino - the waitress Redford shacks up with = hired assassin in Lonnegan’s gang.
The guy who shot Salino in the alley = a mobster Henry Gondorff hired to protect Hooker (Redford) and the guy who killed Salino before she could kill Hooker
FBI captain = works for Gondorff - part of the long con. We learn at the very end that Hooker was never going to snitch but needed to play along to get the pesky police detective to get Lonnegan out of the horse betting parlor to finish the sting.
Hope that helps!
Thanks. I like the movie also because of the actors mostly. I’m going to see if it’s in book form and maybe I’d understand it better. I don’t know why the authorities were after Lonnegan anyway..or what the “long con” was and why.
Much easier to read is “King Con” by Stephen Cannell - TV writer/producer who died a few years ago.
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