In spite of a indications that a 75% income tax on French millionaires may not work to gain revenue for France, and indeed has caused the rich to flee France, president, François Hollande has stubbornly insisted that it will happen.
Footballers, or, soccer players, as they should be universally called, are not happy.
The only reason I bring this up, other than I like laughing at socialists and France, is that this stubbornness is remarkably similar to the stubbornness our own socialist displays.
France had hundreds of their millionaires up and move out of country. No one, as far as I can tell, is particularly fond of the notion, and many realize this tax will result in a loss of revenue for France. But, Hollande wants the tax and so he bitterly clings to the notion.
Now, observe Barry Zero. After Oct 1, the American public was exposed to the fact that Zerocare wasn’t ready. Not only are the laws arbitrarily enforced, with half of the mandates already delayed, but, the darned website, the place where we were supposed to buy the inflated insurance doesn’t work! For two weeks Repubs passed bills to defund, delay, and tweak the Zerocare law into something a little better for the American public. Zero refused to even consider any and all attempts to protect the American public from this disaster.
Still, Zero bitterly clung to this fiasco. Why? Because these stompy feet children were lied to and they lack the intellect to understand that these sort of failures have happened over and over again in recent history.
Before we get to a point of nitpicking, we can all acknowledge that some slight amounts of “socialism” is necessary. That is to say, revenue sharing in the form of some tax or another in order to run a government and provide for the common defense and the other requirements of good governance is necessary. But, that’s little socialism, not the big Socialism I’m referring to.
But, to what those two idiots picture above are trying to accomplish is nothing short of actually providing incentives for people not to succeed. They’re rather define down their society than to allow the successful an opportunity to succeed, and if they dare find a way around the roadblocks to success, both idiots promise to punish them for their efforts. Over and over again, all around the world this has been tried in pursuit of a social utopia. All attempts have failed. Indeed, we see some of history’s most ardent defenders of such a notion running as fast as they can from such a notion.
Look at Russia, look at China. They’re running headlong in the opposite direction! What a crazy world we live in when the rest of the world fails to understand the lessons to be learned here. Both had horribly murderous campaign to institute and keep their Socialist ideas in power. Millions died by their hands. Millions more were subject to abject poverty, hardship and cruelty. And, yet, look at those two imbeciles above. Bitterly clinging to a tired and old failed notion.