Collectivists believe the ends justify the means. Lie, cheat, manipulate, deceive, and whatever else it takes to transform nations to a Marxist totalitarian state. They all believe that a steeply progressive income tax rate is fair and just – except when it comes to them. They all believe that it is unfair when estates are passed on to the heirs of the owner of the estate – except when it comes to them. Hypocrisy is one of the few things about which collectivists are consistent.
Marx and Engels said in the “Communist Manifesto” that it is critical that a nation adopt a steeply progressive income tax. This was for the purpose of bringing economic equality to what they called an unfair and an unjust economic system. We have always heard from the collectivists like Obama, Biden, Holder, and Jarrett that the rich do not pay their “fair share”. They never define “fair share”. FDR did define “fair share” and “just” when he sent a letter to congress telling congress that they must put into the tax code that “all taxable income over $25,000 be taxed at the rate of 100%”. He went on to state that this was “fair and just”.
Marx and Engels also said in the “Communist Manifesto” that all estates should be taxed at the rate of 100%. That is right. At the death of an individual, whatever they owned would be confiscated by the state and shared with others as the state determined. This was to bring about equality.
Marx came from a wealthy family. His mother came from a wealthy family and her dowery at the time of her marriage was substantial. Marx’s dad was an attorney and denounced his Jewish heritage so he could continue the practice of law in Prussia. Economically it turned out to be a wise decision. The Marx family lived in the wealthy district of Trier and owned a vineyard just outside of Trier. Jenny Marx, Karl Marx’s wife, also came from a family of substance, not to the same extent as Karl Marx’s family, but substantial. When Jenny Marx received her inheritance, Jenny and Karl Marx did not give on cent to anybody else. When they received the inheritance from the Marx family, they did not give once cent to anybody else.
Engels was an owner of a textile mill in Manchester, England. He was a very wealthy man. He supported the Marx family. When Engels retired and received the funds for the sale of his share of the business, he did give Marx a sizeable annuity. When Engels died, he did not give one cent to charity. He gave much of his estate to the surviving Marx girls, and the illegitimate son of Marx.
Marx and Engels practiced, what is good for everybody else is not good for me. This is typical of collectivists.
Biden agrees with Marx and Engels on both a steeply progressive income tax and restricting what can be passed to others at the time of death. The record of Biden on both income taxes and death taxes supports this statement.
Biden recently urged wealthy Americans to “step up and pay” their “fair share” in taxes.
“We have to rehire some IRS agents… not to try to make people pay something they don’t owe — just to say, ‘Hey, step up. Step up and pay like everybody else does’,” Biden said.
“Look, I really mean this. If you look at my whole career — I come from the corporate state of America — I just think it’s about just paying your fair share for lord’s sake.”
Just as Marx and Engels said do what I say and not what I do, Biden echoes his heroes. Biden avoided paying Medicare taxes on speech and book-sale income in 2017 and 2018 by using a dubious accounting tactic employed by wealthy people to avoid paying for federal health programs.
Biden and his wife, Jill Biden routed more than $13 million through “S corporations” and counted less than $800,000 of it as salary eligible for the Medicare tax — exempting the rest from what would have been a 3.8 percent rate. He should have paid the tax on the share of this income that was earned as a result of his own labor, experts say.
The Biden’s saved up to $500,000 by routing $13 million they received in book sales and speeches in 2017 and 2018 through S corporations, according to a Congressional Research Service report.
There is no record of the Biden’s reporting income, much less paying taxes on income they received as the “big guy” in the dealings of the Biden family businesses including the business of son Hunter and Biden’s brother and sister.
The collectivists have always been great at demanding the taking of others wealth. The collectivists have also been consistent in their hypocrisy as they insist on the confiscation of the wealth of others but the retention of their own wealth. Would you expect anything else from those who also advocate that “the ends always justify the means”.
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