The lies of the Democratic philosophy of “Spreading the Wealth” are finally beginning to hit home. The NYPost revealed the story to New Yorkers (largely Democratic Voters) that their party’s tax policies would start by raising taxes to about 60% for the wealthiest earners within the city.
Who is John Galt?
For anyone who understands the philosophy of John Galt, you should understand also the decision that these NY City producers of Goods and Services need to make.
These individuals provide a needed product or service; one that, without which, we would be unable to live our quality of life. It is not a mandatory service, rather one that is being provided because an individual recognized a need and used their talent to fill that need in return for a profit, a better way of life for he and his family.
Enter the government. The government, acting on the will of the mass recipients of the goods and services which better their lives, demand that the success be taxed – that it is now the obligation of the individual who provided the breakthrough, and has been paid fairly for their services based on market value, to somehow forfeit their earning to provide a free pass to others.
Not only is it evil to take private property by force, even if demanded by the masses, but it is a flawed system of support and funding for these illegal and unconstitutional government programs. Plain and simple, without argument, we can state that the initiation of force is evil. To start a war, to assault an individual, to take property with the threat of force (try not paying your taxes and tell me you are not threatened by force)… they are evil at their core.
What is flawed about the system is simply a reference to Who is John Galt.
What if the providers simply stopped? To avoid the super high taxation, what if Macy’s shut their doors, laying off thousands. What if the NYSE locked their doors and took their stock trade technology away? What if the Ore mining company decided to stop mining, or the steel producer stopped making steel, or the cotton farmer burned his crops… what if the producers stopped? This is the scenario addressed in Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand. But the instigator to the scenario is, in current day, exactly the same.
When has the government gone too far? When is class warfare so clearly waged that it is time to simply stop? What then? Does the government physically begin to seize their assets, raid their savings, and burgle their homes? When does it stop?
There is an old saying: Born Free but Taxed to Death.
Unfortunately in America we are no longer born free… we are born into bondage… financial bondage for the debts of our fathers.
This is not the country that was dreamed of so long ago, nor is it the country our forefathers fought and died for.