“The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it." ~ Braintrust, Keith Ellison (D-Dipshitville). “The government has a right, the government and the people of the United States have a right to run the programs of the United States. Health, welfare, housing – all these things.”
I love quotes like these. They flow so freely from the tongue of statists, don't they. It's as if it's as natural as breathing for them say, "Why of course we're entitled to what's (not so) rightfully yours, including not only what you acquired by inheritance but what you earned by the fruits of your labor. Why are you so silly to assume otherwise, plebe."
Let's put aside the fact this man is delusional enough to believe we, American citizens, exist merely to bolster the size and weight of the federal coffers and what's ours really isn't ours but is subject to the taking by the State. I mean, how does one even reply to such an inane quote as "There's plenty of money, it's just the government doesn't have it. The government has a right". There's no way to rationalize with people who hold that belief. But that doesn't mean you can't laugh and point at them. So let's do that, shall we?
These words came in support of the asinine new bill he's sponsoring called the Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2013. Here's the gist if you can't stomaching sifting through it: Wall Street sucks... Blahbity blah blah blah...Investors are big meanie pants and can't be trusted so we're going to tax their transactions to make things more equitable for the middle class (translation: public employees and the poor) or something. Also, WARS!, TAX CUTS!!!!!, and (wait for it), and GLOBAL WARMING!!11! are are stifling growth. Keep in mind when the sponsors of this bill refer to the middle class, they're of course referring to public sectors employees. See (4) of H.R. 1579. Because those who don't choose to go into the greatest professions ever, FIREMANTEACHERCOP™ aren't really worthy of designation in this bill. Also, consider that some of those private sector may work in the industries denigrated by this bill. So they can doubly go to hell, right Ellison?
According to Ellison, if we tax trading transactions, we can expand the 'safety net' for the "middle class" including but not limited the following: assistance for subsidized housing (it's not like we have 32 different housing programs on the books), expanding federal education (because obviously the government needs to spend more money on education), more, MOAR! public sector employees or course (Duh, public sectors clearly strengthen the cities in which they're employed), and let us not forget that we NEED! this revenue for....you knew this one was coming...the expansion of green jobs. (No comment.)
If you try to understand Keith Ellison, you're really just wasting precious brain cells. All you need to know about this frightening dope is that he was born in raised in Detroit*.
Game. Set. Match.
(* I also denounce my obvious raycism for pointing out the fact that he is from the city pending bankruptcy where half of its adult population is functionally illiterate.)