Good To Know That Robert Reich Is Still An Idiot

‘REPUBLICANS HAVE A STUPID IDEA OF PATRIOTISM’

Move over, Nancy Pelosi – Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich is back in town. And guess what? He’s still just as loony as you are. Writing for Business Insider, the diminutive Democrat was in rare form in an article posted today. As is the case with all Hall-of-Fame-caliber liberals, not only does Reich’s perception of reality exist somewhere in the Twilight Zone; he accuses Republicans of the very shortcomings of which he and his fellow-liberals have been guilty for at least the last 50 years.

The gist of Reich’s article – Some Republicans Have a Stupid Idea of Patriotism – is this: Patriotism means paying (your “fair share”) for America. Let’s check in with the former Labor Secretary’s line of reasoning and do a bit of analysis along the way, shall we?

“When arguing against paying their fair share of taxes, wealthy regressives claim ‘it’s my money.’ But it’s their nation, too. And unless they pay their share, America can’t meet the basic needs of our people. True patriotism means paying for America.”

This is an outstanding example of liberal class warfare groupspeak – complete with all the code words. Notice how he begins with the disingenuous assumption that conservative argue against “paying their fair share of taxes?” This, of course, is not only false; it is ridiculous – twice. I cannot remember reading – or hearing from – any conservatives who don’t want to pay their fair share.” This dishonest loon is hanging his hat on the liberals’ definition of “fair share.” Let’s get this out of the way:

The top 1% of wage earners make less than 20% of total income in America – yet pay nearly 40% of total taxes. Additionally, the top 5% of wage earners pay approximately 70% of total taxes, while the bottom 49% pay no income tax at all. Fair share? Really? How much is “fair” loons? How much? Break it down for me, please.

“True patriots don’t hate the government of the United States. They’re proud of it. Generations of Americans have risked their lives to preserve it. True patriots work to improve the U.S. government, not destroy it. But regressive Republicans loathe the government – and are doing everything they can to paralyze it, starve it, and make the public so cynical about it that it’s no longer capable of doing much of anything.”

This is incredible in its dishonesty – and irony. Conservatives don’t hate the government of the United States, Mr. Reich; they hate the decline of America foisted on it by arrogant presidents who circumvent Congress and ignore the Constitution. Conservatives hate politicians who attempt to cling to power by means of class warfare. Conservatives hate politicians who show no regard for future generations by heaping trillions of dollars of debt on yet-unborn backs – all for the purpose of pandering to those among us who are less fortunate – all for the purpose of votes, Mr. Reich. 

Conservatives love and honor our nation’s military – the “generations who have risked their lives to preserve it” of whom you speak. To the contrary, it is liberals who often oppose our military and call brave men like General Petraeus General “Betray-us.” It is liberals who make their way to Venezuela to stand arm-in-arm with dictators and denounce America and its military, Mr. Reich – not conservatives.

Oh – and conservatives have little to do with the growing cynicism of your president; that’s one thing he’s managed to accomplish all by himself.

Their patriotism is not about coming together for the common good. It is about excluding outsiders who they see as our common adversaries. The conservative conception of patriotism is about securing our borders, not securing our society.” 

A nation that cannot secure its borders cannot secure its society, Mr. Reich. To that end, those who enter America illegally should indeed be our “common adversaries.” Were it not for your party’s pandering to Hispanics for votes, perhaps you and the rest of your liberal friends would see it the same way. That is, if you and your friends are truly interested in “securing our society.”  In the minds of millions of Americans, Mr. Reich, that’s about as “patriotic” as one can get.

This is who these people are, America; this is how they think. Is there any doubt that this will be the most important election of our lifetime?

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Yeah, I know – who gives a damn about Robert Reich? He only matters to the extent of illustrating the twisted mind of the tormented loon.

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Categories: Delusion or Dishonesty?, Liberal "Logic", Liberal Madness, Liberal Political Lies, Patriotism, Planet Obama, Sniveling Liberals

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12 replies

  1. “The top 1% of wage earners make less than 20% of total income in America – yet pay nearly 40% of total taxes. Additionally, the top 5% of wage earners pay approximately 70% of total taxes, while the bottom 49% pay no income tax at all. ”
    Trying to pull a fast one are we? Suddenly shifting from total taxes to income taxes for the bottom 49%. Comparing apples to broccoli is misleading. What per cent of gross income do the various groups pay in total taxes, not just income taxes? I am sure there that you would find that the poor probably pay as much or more of their income in taxes as the wealthy and can afford it less.

    • No problem, Walt; I’m sure you’re talking about “payroll taxes,” huh? As best I can determine – by sourcing your people’s data – low-income wage-earners pay anywhere from 4% to 10.6% in payroll taxes. However throw in the “refunds” that many these people receive, and it’s a different story.

      This chart is particularly disturbing to those of us who TRULY want EVERYONE to pay “their fair share”:

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  2. There are taxes and there are taxes; sales taxes are a heavy burden as are licenses and fees. Comparing total taxes to income as a burden on the wage earner is the best way, IMHO, to determine fairness. Have you seen my recent post on Reagan?

    • You’ve just made a good case for The Fair Tax, which I support.

      It’s interesting how difficult it is to get liberal politicians to tell just exactly how much is “fair,” huh? Truth be told, it’s mostly about class warfare rhetoric.

      Will check out your Reagan post when I get home later.

  3. Above it was said “there are taxes and there are taxes.” Reading financial websites over the last few years, I learned retiring at 65 was difficult…read that “maybe I would have to work to 70″…got there (Unit)…now read “maybe I’ll have to work to 80.” Go figure what I’m saying…

    • You got it decoop. We were fools to trust in old age security by government, but “those were the days.” We made it to unit status, still able to work. Each day working is our tax, keeping from our kids having to support. Keep a stiff upper lip and a tingle runningup/down our leg. :)

  4. Funny how me and unit think so much alike. Eh? Love how I’ve learnt this commenting method. :)

  5. Robert Reich is a mental, as well as physical midget. I honestly believe that his physical disability is what drives his liberal political philosophy. As all people act in their own self-interest, he benefits by using the force of government to extract money from taxpayers to support his socialistic worldview.

    • I agree entirely. I could not believe the B.S. that comes out of his mouth. I read an article on the debt ceiling and R.R.’s comments. He may not be dumber than an ox but he is not much smarter. I wrote in Google, “Who is that idiot Robert Reich?” A June 2012 article came up with the caption Good To Know That Robert Reich Is Still An Idiot. Need I say more?!

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