I read in a NYT editorial today to “check the polls – most Americans want universal health care and the ultra-rich taxed fairly”.
I’ve never trusted polls, manipulating to an ordained outcome is far too easy. So I’ll take the ‘most Americans want universal health care’ with a grain of salt – or 3. I just don’t think it’s true,
But the big head-shaker comes from ‘taxing the ultra-rich fairly’. What is ‘fairly’? The rich and ultra-rich already pay 90% of the income taxes collected in this country.
My guess is this idea comes from the leftish concept that the wealth of a country is owned by the citizenry. This is against the fundamental idea of free enterprise and private property – two of the ideas that made the US the most prosperous and powerful nation in history.
Socialism has been tried, and has failed in every singe instance.