Government of the self was the original basis for republican government, reflecting the view that civil society was much more than politics. Society was made up of men and women who gave order to their lives by entering into associations on a voluntary basis, quite apart from government, for all the various reasons of fellowship, philanthropy, faith and commerce.
I’m well aware that the head of America’s domestic enemies in the Senate, Harry Reid is not fond of the truth. I’m equally well aware of the more pleasant fact that he has little more skill in lying than he does in most other things.
Still, upon occasion, his stupidity – though not his mendacity – is shocking. Such is the case in his recent comparison of job creators with unicorns.
It beggars the mind to expect Americans to take Reid seriously – except as a clear and present danger to America – when he jabbers such inanities that are so easy to refute and debunk.
Millionaire job creators are like unicorns. They’re impossible to find, and they don’t exist.
Only a tiny fraction of people making more than a million dollars, probably less than 1%, are small business owners. And only a tiny fraction of that tiny fraction are traditional job creators.
Most of these businesses are hedge fund managers or wealthy lawyers. They don’t do much hiring and they don’t need tax breaks.
The pathetic Leftists of NPR, ever eager collaborators with any and all of America’s enemies, was quick to attempt to support Reid’s stupidity.
We wanted to talk to business owners who would be affected. So, NPR requested help from numerous Republican congressional offices, including House and Senate leadership. They were unable to produce a single millionaire job creator for us to interview.
So we went to the business groups that have been lobbying against the surtax. Again, three days after putting in a request, none of them was able to find someone for us to talk to.
Of course Americans can expect nothing else from NPR; they’re devoted to being a 5th Column and to the destruction of America.
Really! Creatures like those controlling NPR were some of the few valid reasons for the original provisions in Section 1021 & 1022 of NDAA 2012.
It’s not surprising at all that NPR couldn’t find an American who talk to them, especially an American who is part of the demographic currently targeted for harm by the Liberals. Americans, after all, do not make a habit of speaking with the enemy. And it’s equally unsurprising that NPR would spin such a refusal to speak to them into “supporting evidence” for Reid’s spurious an specious attack.
It did not, however, take long for Americans to refute and debunk Reid and NPR. All it took was for a contributor to Forbes, Paul Roderick Gregory, to make a few simple inquiries with the IRS and then to put thing together.
What Professor Gregory discovered is that are, in fact, unicorns prancing around – or, at least, millionaire job creators. 😉
This is simply because it’s delusional to believe that the 236,765 millionaire or above taxpayers, who earn an aggregate taxable income of $623 billion per annum are overwhelmingly hedge fund managers or wealthy lawyers and that they provide few, if any, jobs for their fellow Americans.
I do not know what Harry means when he says “a tiny fraction of a tiny fraction.” If we let 5 percent represent Harry’s “tiny fraction,” we are left with 118 businesses owners who earn a million or more and create jobs. Yes, they are only slightly less rare than unicorns, if Harry is to be believed.
Is it even in the same timezone as logical to believe that only 118 out 236,765 millionaires create jobs? Even doubling it to 10% – tiny is, after all, relative – would only give us 236.
You’d really think that the Senator from Nevada would know not to draw to an inside straight or, at least, how to bluff. Then again, he probably trusts the lamestream media, like NPR, to either actively support his lies or stay quiet about them.
In 2007 Barack Obama burst onto the international political stage, coming out of nowhere with no known past to shake the foundations of nations. He road in on a unicorn, shooting rainbows.
The Liberals and Progressives quickly fell upon their knees before their new messiah and drank down what he was spewing. They swallowed it all and begged for more.
The Messiah Hath Come
But the honeymoon ended almost before it began and Obama failed to utterly destroy the GOP, failed to fundamentally change America, and failed to keep the worship of the Liberals and Progressives. Soon he left a bitter taste in their mouths.
They May Still Like Him But They Don’t Love Him Anymore
Oh these Liberals and Progressive will still provide Obama lip service. But they’re no longer swallowing his pap. 😉