What are you diet-Socialism?

As most people know after Joe the Plumber, Obama and McCain’s tax plans have been in the news as of late. On Sunday, McCain called Obama’s tax plan socialist. So what does that make him, Diet-Socialism? A progressive tax is socialist. The whole point of a progressive tax is to redistribute money from the rich to the poor. That is where this Marx quote comes from:

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.” -Karl Marx

I mean if McCain was a true non-Socialist, he would support some kind of flat tax. Sure, most people do not think that the lower class should have to pay taxes, but they don’t now. This has more than just a “trickle-down” effect. It also has the effect that as you get more and more responsibility at work and you get paid more, you will be more likely to take that higher job.

A Progressive tax does discourage work. This makes sense when you think of the margin. Being higher up in your business is not always as perfect as some people make it out to be. You have more responsibility, which means that you become more important. This increases your chance of getting fired and possibly more time at the workplace.

So John McCain, if you want to criticize socialist policies, why don’t you start first by removing yours out of your platform? Like carbon credits, calling gas companies greedy,….etc.


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