But They’re Different
Bill Quick

Bill Clinton’s ironic Tea Party rant | Questions and Observations

You know, there’s not a single solitary example on the planet, not one, of a country that is successful because the economy has triumphed over the government and choked it off and driven the tax rates to zero, driven the regulations to nonexistent and abolished all government programs, except for defense, so people in my income group never have to pay a nickel to see a cow jump over the moon. There is no example of a successful country that looks like that.

“People in my income tax bracket.”

Ever notice how many of the leftists calling for soak-the-rich tax policies seem to be…rich?

Show of hands, now: How many of you think they actually expect their own incomes to be affected by their professed policies?

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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  1. You know, there’s not a single solitary example on the planet, not one, of a country that is successful because the economy has triumphed over the government and choked it off and driven the tax rates to zero…

    There is, equally, not one single, solitary example of a country that is successful because the government has “triumphed” over its economy, crushed all possible opposition and driven the tax rates to 100%.

    There are some that have tried that route to “success” – the most notable current example being North Korea – but they all fail or change their direction, most very quickly.

    Why? Simple enough – government, despite claims to the contrary by Democraps and other abysmal fools, does not create anything, aside from paperwork and regulations, resource-absorbent bureaucracy and a certain amount of cash-flow. It is therefore almost entirely counter-productive by its basic nature. It’s a net liability in economic terms, not a net asset. We should only tolerate it to the extent that we must, allowing it to do only the very few things it can do better or more efficiently than we can do them for ourselves.

    Even a lying, conniving snake like ol’ Slick Willie knows this; he just likes to ignore it, I think because it amuses him to make asinine remarks like the ones he passed in his little TEA Party rant and watch the rubes dance around trying to argue with him.

    It’s a senseless straw-man of a statement he made anyway – unless we manage to somehow devolve our nation into total anarchy, no one can seriously imagine that we will ever closely approach (much less actually achieve) a government tax rate of zero.

    Gibberish. He was drunk.

    Gibberish, yes – but he wasn’t drunk, he was just being ol’ Willie, the Prevaricator Of The Western World. He’s so full of shit, it’s a wonder his eyeballs don’t have a Full To Here line marked on them.

    How many of you think they actually expect their own incomes to be affected by their professed policies?

    Oh, they expect their policies to affect their “piece of the pie”, all right – the ones like W.J.Clintoon fully expect their incomes to go up.

  2. Drunk? Maybe. Intoxicated? Likely.

    Back years ago, I knew a fellow who claimed to provide cocaine to Roger Clinton.

    He maintained that Roger claimed that all of the coke was not for his own personal use.