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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>TAXES: January 30, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://www.conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/McCaughey.gif\" /></p>\n<p>Leftist Democrats eyeing the White House in 2020 are plotting new ways to confiscate Americans&rsquo; hard-earned money and give it away. Claiming economic inequality is a national crisis, they want to take money from those they say have too much.<br />\n Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is pushing a wealth tax. Never mind that it&rsquo;s unprecedented and unconstitutional.</p>\n<p> WARREN SAYS it would target only the richest one-tenth of a percent of the country. Maybe it will &mdash; at first. When the federal income tax was imposed a century ago, it initially hit less than one percent of the country. Now half the nation pays it. So when you hear the words &ldquo;wealth&rdquo; tax, watch your wallet.<br />\n Warren and like-minded leftists say it&rsquo;s immoral to allow people to accumulate riches when others are needy. But when Warren is asked how she would use the money raised by a wealth tax, she insists the point is &ldquo;basic fairness.&rdquo;<br />\n Translation: These Dems&rsquo; tax schemes are more about punishing the &ldquo;rich&rdquo; than helping the poor.<br />\n You could actually call Warren&rsquo;s scheme a hate tax, because like a hate crime, it targets a specific segment of the population &mdash; people these Dems say should not be allowed to be so rich.<br />\n If these leftist politicians cared about the poor, they&rsquo;d beef up educational opportunities and job training, and break the teachers&rsquo; unions corrupt protection of failing public schools. That&rsquo;s wiser than confiscating and redistributing wealth. Knowledge doesn&rsquo;t have to be taken from one person to be given to another.<br />\n A child in poverty whose parent has a high school degree or better has a 70 percent shot at rising out of poverty, according to Brookings Institution data. If a parent is a college grad, the chances increase to 84 percent. Education beats handouts when it comes to escaping poverty.<br />\n Tell that to presidential aspirant Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., who wants Uncle Sam to give nest eggs to poor kids. Booker would open a $1,000 savings account for every child born in the United States, courtesy of taxpayers. After that, kids in the poorest families would get up to $2,000 added each year. Other kids would get much less or zip.</p>\n<p> WHAT A slap in the face to parents who save to give their own children a nest egg. Who wants to pay taxes to bankroll someone else&rsquo;s kid?<br />\n Booker brags his plan would help equalize the races. The average black child would end up with almost $30,000 at age 18, the average white kid only half that.<br />\n Booker&rsquo;s plan also defies common sense. It doesn&rsquo;t even limit the use of the money to education. Handing over tens of thousands of dollars to a teenager to buy a home or take a stab at investing is nuts.<br />\n Better to supply a kid that age with a first job. Twenty years ago, over half of teens ages 16 to 19 worked. Now only one-third do, according to Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta.<br />\n Meanwhile, as more Dems enter the presidential race, the competition to stick it to the rich and spread the wealth heats up. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is pushing monthly cash payments from Uncle Sam to the middle class. This is blatant vote buying.<br />\n Think you&rsquo;re going to be on the receiving end of these Robin Hood schemes? Think again. If Warren&rsquo;s wealth tax hits only the uber-rich, it would only rake in $2.75 trillion over a decade, according to the University of California economists who devised her plan. Yet Warren&rsquo;s backing a list of social programs &mdash; including government-run health care for all, free college, student loan forgiveness and a guaranteed jobs programs &mdash; with a tab of $42.5 trillion, 15 times what taxing the uber-rich would produce.<br />\n The Dems&rsquo; share-the-wealth schemes will end up fleecing millions more people, not just who Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., misleadingly calls the &ldquo;tippy-tops.&rdquo;<br />\n A wealth tax is a lot more intrusive than submitting a W-2. Warren predicts more IRS agents will be needed. They&rsquo;ll have to value your home, your cars, furniture and jewelry.</p>\n<p> FAIR WARNING to hardworking, successful people. You&rsquo;re in the Dems&rsquo; confiscation crosshairs.</p>\n', created = 1574207670, expire = 1574294070, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:ba22aab75bd7a210fc5608f3c2fc2cc6' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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Democrats’ dangerous ideas on fighting inequality

TAXES: January 30, 2019

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