If we want to have a serious conversation about wealth and income inequality in this country, let’s have that discussion. But if you start from the premise that the great equalizer is the federal tax code, you are just headed down the slippery slope of classist pandering, much like our sitting president. If you are going to use the tax code to impose income equality, then you have to figure out a way to keep the taxes from actually flowing into the coffers of the government. Higher taxes on the wealthy is not going to give us income equality; it’s going to give us unnecessary fighter jets and dozens more Solyndras, plus a few more entitlements that will just lead to more classist pandering from some socialist about needing to tax the rich more.
A study by the Bertelsmann Foundation concluded that in measures of economic equality, social mobility, and poverty prevention, the United States ranks 27th out of the 31 advanced industrial nations belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Thank God we are still ahead of Turkey, Chile, and Mexico!
If a morally acceptable American conservatism is ever to extricate itself from a pseudo-scientific inverted Marxist economic theory, it must grasp that order, tradition, and stability are not coterminous with an uncritical worship of the Almighty Dollar, nor with obeisance to the demands of the wealthy. Conservatives need to think about the world they want: do they really desire a social Darwinist dystopia?
Don't worry, The US will get married one day. Maybe to Israel, he's a nice Jewish boy AND your cousin England tells me he's got nuclear capabilities!
The Center will champion a balanced transportation system in which rail and highway travel complement each other. We recognize that some journeys will always be more convenient by car. However, Americans should have the choice to travel to and from any point in the country without relying on an automobile. By restoring this flexibility, which existed as recently as the 1950′s, we can lay the foundation for an America less dependent on oil and secure from threats from the Middle East and other oil-producing areas.
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