Republicans are set to release a second round of tax cut proposals heading into the November elections. Actually, it’s not so much a second round as it is taking the individual tax cuts and making them permanent. Republicans estimate it would add another 1.5 million jobs to an already pumping job market. That would cause wages to continue their rapid growth as well as employers have to offer more pay and benefits to keep good help. Passage isn’t guaranteed as deficit questions remain.
Meanwhile, the party of tax and spend is at it again. Democrats have promised to repeal the Trump tax cuts and double national spending to achieve their goals of Medicare for all, free tuition, and guaranteed employment. They have hinted at massive new taxes as well to try to cut into their proposed $4 trillion annual deficit. They would in fact need to double taxes on every person and business to avoid the country going bankrupt by the end of Trump’s second term.
But there’s plenty of opportunity for Democrats to tax things. In fact, they can hide a lot of taxes behind what they believe are good causes. California is getting ready to break their promise with the beverage industry by raising billions of dollars in new soda taxes. The ballot measure is expected to show up in 2020. Soda taxes, gasoline taxes, cigarette taxes, marijuana taxes, the Democrats have a lot of options when it comes to taxing sin. But they also want to tax the good stuff. Ministry giving and clergy housing is certainly a target of pro-tax liberals as well. They supported tariffs, until Trump did it.
Former President Obama said in his speech last week that Republicans are having a hard time “calling Nazis bad”. We don’t. Nazis, along with mass murdering minority populations, supported things like universal healthcare, guaranteed employment, regulations on businesses to prevent greed and profits, and confiscation and redistribution of wealth. They also liked to divide people based on race and use those divisions to control the masses. Nazis were Socialists. So Conservatives and Libertarians find it easy to say Nazis are bad.
What I want to know is how hard is it for Obama to say Socialists are bad? Communism, which is another form of Socialism, has resulted in 100 million dead over the last century. Put that up against Hitler’s murder of 6 million Jews. Socialism, in the form of Communism, killed at the same rate as Hitler. But the Left struggles to say Socialism is bad. They, like today’s Neo-Nazis, simply maintain that it hasn’t worked because it hasn’t been tried right. In fact, today’s Neo-Nazis are out there rallying and screaming and acting generally like fools, but with no masks and no violence. Antifa Anarcho-Communists meanwhile are donning masks, attacking cops, and beating anyone who comes near them who might have an opposing viewpoint.
Nazis are bad. Communists are bad. Socialists are bad. It’s easy to say. How about you, Mr. Obama? Can you say it?