The Primary Motivation of the Far-Left is not Compassion, it is Jealousy

Matt Yglesias, co-founder of vox.com, often has some really dumb ideas. But he is occasionally useful. Unlike other far-leftists, he’s sometimes willing to say the quiet part out loud.

While Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was making headlines proposing a 70% top tax rate to pay for her economy killing Green New Deal, Yglesias got into the mix by advocating a 90% tax rate. What makes him so useful is that he included his real motivation.

Responding to criticism of excessive tax rates, Yglesias admitted a 90% tax bracket would not increase revenue for the government, and might even result is less money flowing into the treasury. But that’s OK, because as Yglesias helpfully spells out, the real point of high taxes is not to raise funding but to reduce the number of rich people by punishing the successful.

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This is important. He’s not saying high taxes will help the poor in some way; the only benefit is to bring down the wealthy. We would have a poorer country overall, but at least there wouldn’t be so many rich people out there succeeding.

The far-left often couch their ideas in terms of compassion. They don’t hate the rich, they just love the poor. They don’t want to punish success, they just want to help others succeed. I am sure some believe this and are just economically illiterate. Yglesias confirms what many think but won’t say: they do hate the rich and they do want to punish success, even if it hurts those they claim to love. Leftist economics is not about compassion, it’s about jealousy and resentment.

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Steve King has to Go

I have written several times about attempts by the media and Democrats (I repeat myself) to paint all Republicans as racists. They will take one low level official no one has ever heard of and suggest their racism is representative of the entire party. This is unfair.

But there are times we must put aside legitimate fears of bias to stand up and denounce racists who claim to speak for us. This is one of those times.

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The 5 Richest Counties in America Surround Washington DC

The US Census Bureau released its American Community Survey data, and once again a striking detail comes into focus. The five counties with the highest median income in all of America are all near Washington DC.

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Although it has come to be expected, this is still an astounding realization. Some of our major cities are built around lucrative industries. New York City is built around Wall Street and the financial sector, a multi-billion dollar industry. Hollywood is built around movies and entertainment, a multi-billion dollar industry. Silicon Valley is built around the technology boom, an unprecedented event that is creating billionaires left and right.

Washington DC is built around the Federal Government, a trillion dollar industry.

It seems like this is discussed each time the new survey inevitably puts several counties surrounding DC at the top of the list. But I think many people are drawing the slightly wrong conclusion from this data.

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Trump Makes the Same Mistake as Obama

US national security was hit with a double whammy on Thursday. Against the advice of practically his entire military counsel, including Secretary of Defense General Mattis and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, President Trump announced he is pulling half of US forces out of Afghanistan in the coming months, hours after declaring premature victory over ISIS and the rapid withdrawal of all American troops from Syria.

These are mistakes. They are so bad that General Mattis, widely considered Trump’s best cabinet Secretary, has resigned in protest.

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How to Survive Thanksgiving with your Left-Wing Niece

As Thanksgiving approaches each year, the internet fills up with articles and videos advising people how to survive their family gathering with the ubiquitous crazy right-wing uncle.

You can find “How to survive your family’s Thanksgiving arguments,” “What to do about your racist AF uncle at Thanksgiving,” “7 ways to talk to your racist uncle at Thanksgiving,” and “This Thanksgiving: fight the racist uncle.”

There is an “angry uncle bot” you can train against, and if you get desperate, there is even a hotline you can text to get arguments to use against that crazy right-wing relative.

But all of this leaves an underserved market for conservatives looking to survive Thanksgiving with their left-wing niece. I am here to fill that void.

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We Need Civics Classes for Reporters

Elections are often times for parents to teach their young children about the American government and how our democracy functions. It’s a great time to explain the Constitution, two houses of Congress, Federalism, and other aspects of the American system that make us unique.

Unfortunately, it seems many reporters and pundits never learned that lesson and need remedial classes.

For the best in political ignorance, I recommend Twitter. That’s where we find the first example from my favorite know-it-all who’s website is best known for it’s ludicrous mistakes.

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Go See Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer

I recently saw the new movie about abortionist Kermit Gosnell. It is a powerful film and I recommend everyone see it. When you do watch this movie, keep in mind it is about real events. It is about a real woman who was killed due to medical malpractice. It is about real babies who were born alive and then callously murdered. It is about a real monster who viewed himself as a hero as he butchered the most innocent.

There is a reason the full name of the movie is Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer.

Here’s something else to keep in mind while watching the movie. When trying the case, the prosecutor says a version of a line spoken over and over by pro-choice activists: the Gosnell trial was about one man’s crimes, not abortion itself. This is wrong, and not something the left-wing activists repeating it even believed.

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