By Chris Rossini
Once legalized theft is accepted, the downward spiral that ensues can be pretty extraordinary. It's a rabbit hole unlike any other. Black becomes white. Up becomes down. Left becomes right. Alice In Wonderland fantasy becomes the reality.
Let's look at an example. Former Clinton Administration official Robert Reich writes the following:
Trump’s proposed cut would reduce the top tax rate from 39.6 percent to 25 percent – creating a giant windfall for the wealthy...
Windfall for the wealthy?
They're keeping their own money! There are no windfalls!
Here's a good way to look at it: Imagine that you decide to get some exercise today by walking 10 city blocks. In your pocket, you have your wallet which contains your money.
When you return home safely, do you think to yourself: "Phew! I didn't get mugged today, what a giant windfall I've received."
Of course not. That would be insane.
Keeping your own money, and not being robbed, does not produce any type of "windfall" for anyone.
A windfall would only apply to a thief and the beneficiaries of a theft. It doesn't matter whether it's a single mugger who's performing the robbery on a street corner, or a group of muggers (who call themselves government) and make it legal to steal.
Robert Reich goes further into bizarro world by claiming that people keeping their money equals "redistribution":
we could see the largest redistribution in American history from the poor and middle-class of America to the rich.
In other words, if the government doesn't steal from (A) and give the money to (B), it constitutes a "redistribution" from (B) to (A)!
Let that one sink in.
This is the rabbit hole that was dug back in 1913 with the institution of the income tax.
Once the very well-known concept of "Thou shalt not steal" becomes "Thou shalt steal," the wheels come off the wagon and humanity spirals ever deeper down the rabbit hole.
What a dark place.