Earlier this week, I wrote an article talking about the contradictions of the climate cult with regard to climate change causing both low and high water levels in the Great Lakes and trees simultaneously worsening and solving climate change. This time, however, let’s point out a different contradiction altogether (that doesn’t really have much to do with climate change… sort of): the contradiction in the Left’s belief that the billionaire class should pay for every government program listed and not-yet listed in massive communist takeover plans like the Green New Deal, while also believing that billionaires should not exist whatsoever.
Recently, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on ABC’s “The View”. On the segment, one of the show’s co-hosts, Sunny Hostin, asked AOC: “Congresswoman, Mike Bloomberg has spent over $300 million of his own money on his campaign, and the DNC changed the rules about donor threshold to give Mike Bloomberg a space on the debate stage tonight. I personally don’t have a problem with Mike Bloomberg using his own money. I have more of a problem with his positions on – ever-changing positions on stop and frisk and redlining. Do you think he’s trying to buy his way into the presidency?”
AOC replied by saying: “Yes, I do. I also think that the power of his money is not disconnected from his stances on stop and frisk because when you have that much money, and you purchase elections, you no longer have that sense of accountability to the people who voted for you.”
In general, most people in Congress don’t have that sense of accountability. They believe that, once they get elected into some sort of office, they now rank higher than the general populace and the people work for them, as opposed to the other way around (at least, they think this internally, but would never dream say this out loud. Even the Chicoms say that China is “the people’s republic” when it is not the people’s nor a republic). I can guarantee people like Mitt Romney, who is from Michigan, was elected to be Massachusetts’ governor and recently elected to be one of Utah’s senators, does not care one wit about the people who voted for him in any place. He used them to obtain political power for various reasons and does not feel like he owes anyone anything.
But regardless of that little tangent to rave about how much of a farce many who hold government office are, let’s continue with AOC’s reply:
“And here’s the thing… if the amount of money that you have can force the DNC to change their rules, but the DNC would not change their rules for Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Kamala Harris, that is an actualization of power.”
Wouldn’t that be more of a knock on the Democrat Party than anything else? It goes to show just how corrupt the DNC is in allowing someone to pay a substantial “in-kind contribution”, if you will, in order to change the primary rules to accommodate for that “donor”. I don’t know how that is much different from accepting a bribe, but we all know that the DNC won’t see much of a punishment here outside of the ballot box come November.
But here’s the real kicker of AOC’s reply: “And we all know how I feel about billionaires. I don’t think in a place where 60 percent of Americans can’t even, you know, make more than $40,000 a year that the presence of a billionaire who largely makes their money off of businesses underpaying their workers like Walmart, like Amazon, like so on, should exist.”
Obviously, I have a few things to say about this. First of all, people can make more than $40,000 a year. It’s just about the way you go about achieving that. Plenty of people can get a job that earns them $100,000 or more, provided they are willing to work for it. The people that can’t make more than $40,000 a year tend to be those who work in lower-earning jobs. Now, before you say “no duh, Sherlock”, what I’m trying to say is that if you work in a low-earning job, you will make low-earning wages. Minimum wage was never supposed to be for people to have a career. It was never supposed to be for people to live out of. It’s a sad reality that people think it should be because it highlights the low expectations some people have for themselves that they think they can’t make more money otherwise.
Secondly, while I don’t know much about how Amazon pays its workers, I know that the type of work usually found in Walmart is around the level of minimum wage – jobs like being a cashier, or restocking supplies and a number of other jobs – in general, things that aren’t bound to make much money for people because of the laws of supply and demand. By which I mean that you don't need a degree to do these jobs, so virtually anyone could do them. Not everyone can be a CEO of a business, but virtually anyone can get a job to stand behind a register.
This is a concept that is foreign to socialists like AOC, who naively believe it takes no effort at all to be the CEO of a company. Now, I will be the first to say that, since I am not a CEO, I do not know exactly what it does take to hold such a position and how hard it is to do that job. However, the same can be said of socialists like AOC and other regular people who also believe it’s super easy while never actually having held that job, so it balances out. My point is that pretty much anyone can have a regular job at Walmart. So easy it is, in fact, that teenagers in high school often take those kinds of jobs during the summer or part-time. However, give those same teenagers the job of a CEO, and they won’t be able to do it, at least well.
The workers of Walmart are not “underpaid”. They are given the wages according to the value of their jobs and according to the value of the work they accomplish (and according to the minimum wage established by the government, which is ridiculous communist b.s.).
But third and my final point, it is ridiculous that people like AOC, who demand billionaires pay for the crappy government programs they want to install, also think billionaires shouldn’t exist.
I’ve said this time and time again, but billionaires alone cannot possibly afford portions of the Green New Deal, let alone the entire thing. However, there are ignoramuses out there who do believe they can afford it and are just too cheap to “pay their fair share” (which wouldn’t be fair at all anyway).
For the sake of the following argument, let’s say that billionaires could actually afford every government program the Left is clamoring for. Let’s say (God forbid) Democrats win it all in November, winning the presidency with any of the socialists on the Democrat Party becoming the POTUS, winning the Senate and holding a decent majority, and retain the House, maybe even grow their majority. And let’s say the Green New Deal gets passed on day 1 of the new regime and all billionaires have to give up all their money, possessions, etc. as a collective to be able to afford it.
Now, there are no more billionaires… what happens to the GND and the entire country? Billionaires are the ones that have to pay for all of this, but what happens when there are no more billionaires? The GND isn’t a one-time cost. Everything in it demands constant inflow of cash to pay for it. But now, there are no more billionaires. They gave up all their fortune – all their possessions – to pay for the GND. It would hypothetically last for a bit, but again, a constant inflow of cash is required. After some time, the billionaire’s money will have been totally spent and the bill remains the same: the amount of money the billionaires had to pay originally.
What happens then? It goes down to the next people on the list: the millionaires. However, there is a massive difference between a million dollars and a billion dollars. When you have one million dollars, you have one million dollars. When you have one billion dollars, you have a thousand million dollars. If it took the billionaires to pay for it, it’s going to take more than the millionaires to continue the upkeep cost.
So we go down the next people on the list: upper-middle class. And so on and so forth we go.
Margaret Thatcher is famous for a number of reasons, but particularly for saying: “the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” That is precisely what would happen with the GND no matter what.
Billionaires cannot afford to pay for the GND of their own merit, but even if they could, why would you want them to cease to exist? That would only destroy the GND and the other government plans, at least as they are being sold to people.
Now, I’m not fooled by this nonsense. The GND isn’t supposed to do what it tells people it will do. It’s just supposed to be a communist takeover of the capitalist economic system in America. All the programs within it would be installed, but none of them would work right, not even a little. You see this happen everywhere you see socialism/communism.
However, if you’re going to sell people on the idea of GND, and attached to that idea is the belief that billionaires should pay for it, it makes zero sense whatsoever to also believe that billionaires should not exist. They are the only people who (in their minds) can pay for all this stuff, so eliminating the billionaire class would be like biting the hand that feeds you at that point.
The Green New Deal is a massive failure, even if the Left gets everything they want out of it. And they are just ignorant enough to try and antagonize the very people whom they think can afford it.
Now, I should specify that I am not strictly talking about the elected Left. I am talking about the Leftist base as well, because they are the ones that believe they can have it both ways. The DNC benefits from the existence of billionaires and won’t do much to jeopardize that relationship. The DNC’s base, however, does not outright benefit from billionaires in the same way and openly and legitimately hate billionaires and the concept of the existence of billionaires. But they are just ignorant enough to believe you can have all this free crap from the government, force those dastardly billionaires to pay for it, and simultaneously have billionaires no longer exist.
Everything about the Left is the height of irrationality, no matter how you look at it.
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