Now, I know that Liberals often define words very differently than real people do, and the word “fair” is a great example. Joe Biden illustrates my point very well.
“It’s a simple proposition to us: Everyone is entitled to adequate medical health care,” Biden says. “If you call that a ‘redistribution of income’ – well, so be it. I don’t call it that. I call it just being fair – giving the middle class taxpayers an even break that the wealthy have been getting.”
The top quintile of Americans earned 55.7% of pretax income and paid 69.3% of federal taxes in 2006, according to the most recent CBO data. But the Vice President isn’t buying the idea that the wealthiest are already paying their fair share, noting the top 1% of earners get 22% of all income made in the U.S.
“Taxes have been lowered for the wealthy considerably over the years,” he says. “It’s about time we get a little tax equity here.”
See what I mean? Biden calls punishing the more successful fair. He calls a graduated tax rate fair. I call it Socialistic, unfair, assbackwards, and un-American!
One more thing, if health care is a right, if we are entitled to it, then WHY should anyone pay for it? Do we pay for the right to speak, or worship as we choose? Now, I am not arguing that health care insurance is a right at all. All I am saying is, if the Liberals are serious about it being a right, then they ought to argue it ought to be free shouldn’t they? Sorry, I know I am asking for some intellectual consistency from the Left, and that is certainly never going to happen.