The left is once again claiming Armageddon is nigh.
First, it was the election of Donald Trump, then the Paris Accords, then net neutrality, and now it’s the Republican tax bill.
Highlighting the utter stupidity of the tax bill hysteria was Charles Barkley, who made a comment you won’t believe.
The tax bill that was recently signed into law by Trump lowered the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% and slightly raised taxes on high-income individuals.
That hasn’t stopped the media from portraying the bill as a sop to the rich and a redistribution of wealth from the working class to the elite.
Charles Barkley echoed this nonsense.
Thursday on TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” Hall of Famer Charles Barkley jokingly thanked the GOP for the Trump tax cut, apologizing to poor people because they “ain’t got no chance.”
“Shaq, they said it’s going trickle down,” Barkley said. “I’m going to trickle my fat ass down to the jewelry store to get me a new Rolex. They’re not going to pass it to nobody. Thank you, Republicans, I knew I could always count on y’all to take care of us rich people, the one-percenters. Sorry, poor people. I’m hoping for y’all, but y’all ain’t got no chance.”
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Slashing the corporate tax rate is a good thing. It unshackles businesses and allows for more growth, which is why the Western European countries with robust welfare systems, a model progressives love, have significantly lowered their corporate tax rates over the years.
Barkley also acts as if putting money back into the economy by buying a watch is a bad thing. Consumer spending, as well as investing, helps grow the economy. Government spending does not.
Barkley wasn’t alone in his tone-deaf analysis of the tax bill.
Radical leftist Bette Midler, who compared the proposed AHCA bill to Bashar al-Assad gassing his own citizens and said “men and religion are worthless,” also chimed in:
Good grief!! did you hear those nonentities sucking up to @realDonaldTrump? I guess they get points and avoid the Twitter attacks. What a repulsive display of unctuousness; oily, slimy, oleaginous and fraudulent…Not sure about yours, but my taxes just went up 3%.
Midler’s taxes going up certainly doesn’t sound like the rich getting a break. And Midler certainly isn’t middle class.
Her net worth is approximately $230 million.
The hysteria over the tax bill would be hilarious if it weren’t so tragic. The American system has been so perverted by leftist politicians and the media, a large chunk of Americans believe that citizens being allowed to keep their own money is somehow immoral.
And if Barkley and Midler are indeed getting huge tax cut windfalls, they’re free to give as much as they want to the IRS.