Now that some progressive socialist democrats, including a few stupid, progressive socialist republicans have shot themselves in the proverbial foot with their Covid-19 closures, they seek to immunize themselves against the wrath of the special interests that power their campaigns.
Have you noticed while private-sector employees were furloughed or laid off, there was no corresponding pain within the public sector – primarily those public entities controlled by the unions who are the source of mega-millions for democrat campaigns and causes?
It appears that the progressives now want to compensate for massively declining revenue (also known as taxes), much of which sustains their unionize base of public employees by instituting a COVID-19 “temporary surcharge” – another permanent tax by any other name.
The big question: will a majority of the public be so stupid as to allow these politicians to immunize themselves against the wrath of their largest union contributors?
Before the republicans jump up and proclaim their fiscal responsibility, note that they too are profligate spenders and have agreed to massive budgets without a fight – other than in the media where it is all “sound and fury, and signifying nothing.”
And like most taxes, the politicians will divide the tax into small increments and add it to various surcharges like utility bills, sales taxes, gas taxes, etc. where it is the responsibility of the seller to collect the money and remit it to the government. Heaven forbid it should appear on your tax return, which is likely to produce a political push-back.
One of the most important lessons we have learned during this Chinese Virus pandemic is that a great majority of public workers are actually overpaid and non-essential. And that public employee unions are a malignant cancerous growth on the body politic. A world where the elites and politicians are immune from the adverse consequences of their actions and that the special interest puppeteers will prevail in any environment as long as there are corrupt politicians and idiotic voters.
Remember one thing at the ballot box, in the middle of a democrat caused recession, and they want to tax you to financial death.
We are so screwed.
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“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell