Idiot’s Corner

It is not wise to prognosticate about items that obviously are disputed by history. But Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes a novice statement
stating that history is wrong; she believes Capitalism will end.

Of course in any interview, questioners are not allowed to ask her to prove any of her posits not to ask for a plan to pay for her government freebies. No socialist will ever make such a fiscal position clarified since proving a negative platform is not possible.

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Capitalism Will ‘Not Always Exist’

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the new darling of the Democratic party. In a recent interview, however, the upstart politico running in a hyper-liberal district in New York did not show command of the issues. Ocasio-Cortez was being interviewed by Margaret Hoover on the PBS show ‘Firing Line.’

Hoover asked very basic, softball questions of the young congressional candidate. In explaining her positions on the economy, Hoover asked Ocasio-Cortez “Do you think that capitalism has failed to deliver for working class Americans?” Hoover cited a currently booming US economy and low unemployment.

“Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs,” Ocasio-Cortez explained, lamenting that people are employed but having to work long hours, “Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world,” she continued.

Socialist Ocasio-Cortez confronted with booming economy & low unemployment numbers.
She says “Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs” and “Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world.”

All Socialists from Marx to Maduro have and are the primary proof of the error in her thinking. Nowhere can she point to her system as being correct, even though many have tried.

Socialism is a program of theft, no matter how one dips it into the honey pot. The opposite of a socialist program is Capitalism which is what people do when not threatened and coerced by a Government. Unless Ocasio-Cortez is referring to pre-industrial tribal societies not even reaching the Luddite level and even there they sell and trade for the benefit of self first.

More of this perhaps is being peddled

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The Poverty Man

How does he ‘splain this to Vermonters paying those outrageous taxes. One has to believe Bernie takes that “Hero” piece of tin seriously.

For second year, Sanders earns more than $1M

For the second year in a row, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ income topped seven figures.

A recent financial disclosure report shows the junior Vermont senator made nearly $1.06 million in 2017. Most of his income — $885,767 — came from advances and royalties, according to the report filed in May.

Sanders earned $174,000 for his service in the Senate.

The senator hit the $1 million mark for the first time in 2016. Most of his income came from a book deal “Our Revolution,” which came out after his failed bid for the Democratic nomination for president.

Sanders, an independent, historically has been among the least wealthy members of Congress. In 2014, for example, he earned little more than his congressional salary and had $330,000 in assets.

The 2016 presidential bid catapulted him to national prominence and paved the way for lucrative public speaking and publishing opportunities.

Throughout his political career and during his presidential run, Sanders has railed against “millionaires and billionaires” who don’t pay enough in taxes. [snip]

It is not clear if Sanders will contribute to two nonprofit organizations he founded in 2016 after his presidential bid — Our Revolution, a 501(c)4 political organization, and The Sanders Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit think tank co-founded by his wife and stepson.

Sanders formed his own “dark money” group at the same time he railed against 501(c)4s, which are not required to publicly disclose financial information, and have been effectively used by conservatives to influence elections and policymaking. [snip]

It will be interesting to see how Bernie uses tax loopholes to keep his money from the Feds and Vermont tax boys.
Bernie, show us just how much you paid as part of the richest 1%.

We’re taking bets now that he didn’t pay what he says the richest 1% should pay.

Big Spenders

For the time being this may work. That is until the states’ government get around to declaring this income.

Rich Looking to Dodge Property Tax Caps Turn to Alaskan Trusts

Jonathan Blattmachr, an estate planning lawyer, is such a fan of the strategy he’s created to help some of his wealthy clients get around the new property tax deduction cap that he’s using it himself.

Blattmachr plans to put his two New York residences — in Garden City and Southampton on Long Island — into a limited liability company. Then he’ll transfer interests in the LLC to five separate trusts set up in Alaska, with each taking the maximum $10,000 deduction. By doing so, he says he’ll be able to preserve the write-off for about $50,000 in property taxes he and his wife pay each year on both homes.

“This is an under-the-radar thing and it’s novel,” said Blattmachr, who’s written several books on estate planning.

The provision most bitterly opposed during the legislative debate was the $10,000 limit on federal deductions for state and local taxes, or SALT. Since the law took effect, half a dozen wealth planners say they’ve seen a surge in interest in so-called non-grantor trusts among residents of high-tax states such as New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. [snip]

These states need every bit of cash they can scrounge from taxpayers. All they need to do is change their state tax laws and they’ll capture the fleeing loot.

Peccable reflections

There is only one question that needs to be asked of these bozos.
Who is responsible for polarizing the Country.

Politicians fear for safety as threats against Congress skyrocket

Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia bought body armor. Rep. Gregg Harper hired armed security guards for events back home in Mississippi. And Rep. Dan Dovonan fortified his Brooklyn and Staten Island offices with security cameras and buzzer systems.

This is the new normal for members of Congress. One year after the horrific congressional baseball shooting that almost took the life of Rep. Steve Scalise and former Hill staffer Matt Mika, members are keenly aware that serving in public office has put a target on their backs.

“The true reality is if somebody wanted to do me harm, they could probably do that with relative ease and that is sad,” said Rep. Chuck Fleishmann (R-Tenn.), a New York City native. [snip]

And members of Congress aren’t allowed to carry around their licensed concealed guns while in Washington, taking away one option to defend themselves.

“I’m trained at what I do and how I do it with a weapon,” said Rep. Mike Bishop (R-Mich.), who backs concealed carry reciprocity legislation. “If I had the ability to carry, I would feel safer.”[snip]

Everyday citizens aren’t allowed to carry in DC; why should some politician have that privilege. A part of the why and how of this antipathy toward them.

These people were elected to ‘Do the will of the people’ yet once there they have overspent the tax receipts, left open our borders and with all that , work maybe three days a week.

Let them worry!

Sunday Toon

Sunday Toon

Observations

Once again another school shooting happens in a ‘Gun Free Zone’ which proved to be not so Gun Free. As of now, no reason has been given for the student’s motivation. He asked to be excused from class, went to his car and got two handguns. Returning to the class, he began shooting. shall we find another individual quite disaffected with his social condition.

There has to be an answer for this malevolence; it occurs way to often. The Left wants to blame the inanimate object in this case for it suits their agenda. The outrage immediate, it isn’t a ferly episode; the media seems to eagerly await the next manifestation of gun free zone violations. They hype the blame the object at each instance. That of course is defective thinking. when someone drives drunk, they don’t blame the vehicle. However they still need a culprit for all these misadventures. There is one place they’ll never place the blame

In the cult of victimhood, censure for any grievous action cannot be placed on the individual committing any atrocity. Ergo, the object becomes the loci of umbrage in the case of a gun. Yet it is the progressive mental environment that allows for this victimization. Their amoral stance is the victim cannot do wrong. Examples of this are rampant such as ‘no retaliation’ against a bully. The bully gets chastised, the object of said action gets no recourse. Or maybe they’ll get a trophy for being controlled. And the anger turns inward stewing over the time until…

One cannot live in a progressive’s immoral/amoral society. When Adam took the bite of that apple, evil entered the world. No amount of ‘benevolent despotism’ by some progressive idea will eliminate it. Besides, a tyrant is a despot by another name. Liberalism/socialism/Communism/Resist/AntiFa fools attempts to curtail all forms of evil, except their brand expresses itself through domination of the “Opposition”. Everything from Political Correctness to gender nullification is taken to be their province. Total control is their name for government: Thought and deed.

For the Progressive milieu, any form of hardship, calamity or woe fits the moral cassock, donned by the elite who “Know what is best for YOU”. Shoot up a school merely advances the agenda. A terrorist act is a means of grabbing more power. Any and all ills foisted upon the adversary is quotidian duty which is bringing society into slavery.

So expect a pejoration of the social condition leading to a reduction in violence among the youth. It suits the Progs to have these forms of upheaval in our lives. Every disruption is an opportunity to take another stride in their goal of dominance of your essence.