Just a LITTLE bit of your poop in these brownies, Mr. Marx
As I was perusing Prairie Pravda (Stribune) this morning, missing the Republican State Central Committee meeting, I came across this headline "Estate paid a whopper tax: $112 Million" (That's $112,000,000) ( www.startribune.com/stories/462/5761059.html ). Seems James Binger's estate paid this amount to the state (and seemingly ANOTHER large amount to the feds). The article goes on to quote his granddaughter referring to this amount AND the current state revenue surplus. Hhmmmm... The government takes it when you earn it, when you spend it, when you save it, when you invest it. And when you die. Will they EVER leave us alone ?
Now, am I even remotely near Mr.Binger's level of earthly wealth? Nah. At least not yet.
But, I still see this as an absolutely shameful circumstance of the collectivist mentality of the empirical government and its supporters.
Mention this article about the Binger estate to people you know and see if they suddenly become the harpies of class envy and the collectivists by what they say in reply.
And BTW, if they do reply that he had so much money, etc, remember that one of the tenets of Marx's Communist Manifesto was the abolition of the rights of inheritance, meaning a death tax of 100%.
So, ask your friends, after their comments, how much of a communist they are?
Oh, and another point in the Manifesto? A progressive income tax.
Ask your friends if the rich pay their fair share of taxes...and see if your friends are at least 20% communist.
And perhaps you.