[Guest post by JD]
“To be a millionaire in this country, it is the greatest country the world has known. It is a privilege. And I think most people get that. You work hard, you get ahead, make a living and you contribute back to this country and make it a better country,” Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) said on CNN today.
Thoughts? I think it is wonderful that benevolent masters allow people the privilege of succeeding. And I think their class warfare tactics are tiresome. And I wonder how much he thinks people should have the privilege of earning. And I wonder if he would be willing to tell the privileged people exactly how much of their money that they were granted the privilege of earning they should be allowed to keep. I won’t bother wondering what percentage of taxes the top 1%, 5%, and 10% should pay. Or what percent of the population should not pay taxes, since they weren’t given the privilege of being rich. Meh.