Carol Platt Liebau: Greed vs. "Justice"

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Greed vs. "Justice"

Jonah Goldberg writes about the Democrats' penchant for taxing "the rich" -- many of whom, it's worth noting, are self-made small businessmen, entrepreneurs, and the like.

The left's attitude about these matters reminds me of my days working in the US Senate, and having to listen to Senator Carol Moseley Braun (D-IL) talk about the government "giving people tax cuts." The phrase always grated on me, because her assumption -- and that of so many on the left -- seemed to be that it was, first, the government's money, and if you were lucky, you got to keep some of what you earned.

That's an economic system, all right. But it isn't capitalism.


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