Pelosi has eyes on your money

May 6, 2012 • Editorial

Nancy Pelosi, former speaker of the House of Representatives, is among the wealthiest members of the U.S. Congress.

So it’s probably understandable that, in a recent television interview, she referred to the people who pay taxes only via the payroll tax as “they,” as in, “I wish they would earn more so they can pay more.” What does that mean? It means she views the masses as people whose only purpose in life is to enrich government. We (“we” being Pelosi’s “they”) are here only to be nurtured as revenue-generators.

She doesn’t want “they” (that’s us) to earn more so we can make ourselves and our [auth] families more secure, more able to take advantage of the opportunities that come along every day.

No, she wants us to earn more so government can confiscate more of our money. She wants to earn more so she and her leftist mates can spend more on the things they think are important — such as making more of us more dependent on government largesse as distributed by those very same leftists so they can ensure their continuance in power rather than those things we think are important — such as doing as we wish, rather than as government demands.

She was specifically addressing the charge that a percentage of Americans pay no taxes and thus have “no skin in the game.” They do so have “skin the game,” she said, in the form of payroll taxes, when she threw in the “I wish they would earn more so they could pay more.” It’s a view of humanity shared by the vast majority on the left, including Barack Obama. You can see it when they target the so-called rich for higher taxation. In that light, of course, they wish everyone was rich so they could take more of it to further their agenda.

The Obama-Pelosi world is not a pleasant place, or even a fair one. It’s a place where divide-and-conquer is the game plan. Divide the races using victimization as the wedge, play off rich against poor using envy as the divider, and stay in power not via a sincere effort to make the United States stronger and freer, but through accumulating votes by pandering to the worst in us.

Ideas and principles don’t matter to this crowd. Only power matters, and only votes yield power. They’re busily planting the seeds of divisiveness even now, and hope to harvest the crop in November.

Guest Editorial

The Jacksonville Daily News

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