April 14, 2011
STACY MCCAIN: “No Poor Man Ever Gave Me A Job.”
As an impoverished American — hey, buddy, you wanna try raising six kids on a freelance journalist’s income? — I look on in amusement at the self-described “Patriotic Millionaires” who insist that they should pay more taxes. I agree with Moe Lane: “Raise Your Own Damned Taxes.”
Contrary to all the class-warfare demagoguery pouring forth from Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself), conservatives do not oppose tax increases because we are beholden to the rich. Rather, the question is whether wealth does more good when it is invested in the private sector, to create jobs and economic growth, or surrendered to the federal government as taxes to support the metastatic growth of a pestiferous bureaucracy.
Meanwhile, here’s a website devoted to those “patriotic millionaires:” STFUandPay.com. There’s also a twitter hashtag: #stfuandpay. Because, as I’ve mentioned here before, anyone who wants to can raise their own taxes just by writing a check to the Treasury. The rest is just posing.