The politics of this year keep coming back to “the Bush tax cut,” often pilloried as a “tax cut for the super rich,” who already “fail to pay their fair share” of the tax burden. I remember that tax cut fondly, because my family began seeing a lot more money in our bank account. I must say that it’s nice to be super rich. Maybe some day our household annual income will break $100k. In fact, it seems more and more likely now, with all the new money being created out of thin air to make possible the record federal spending of the last four years. The only question is what all that super-wealth will be able to buy when it’s over.
Seriously, I think this talk about the super rich is meant to make us envious of our neighbors. This might be a good time to revisit the 9th Commandment, among others. Yes, they apply even in the voting booth. So why not review what they mean? Just keep in mind that your neighbor’s legal income is really his, not yours to obtain through the political process, in the Orwellian name of “fairness.”