Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Michael Moore says your money isn't yours

It's a "national resource" and it should be taken from you for the common good if you're one of those "evil wealthy" types.

Quoth the largest Socialist in America:
"They're sitting on the money, they're using it for their own -- they're putting it someplace else with no interest in helping you with your life, with that money. We've allowed them to take that. That's not theirs, that's a national resource, that's ours. We all have this -- we all benefit from this or we all suffer as a result of not having it," Michael Moore told Laura Flanders of GRITtv.

"I think we need to go back to taxing these people at the proper rates. They need to -- we need to see these jobs as something we some, that we collectively own as Americans and you can't just steal our jobs and take them someplace else," Moore concluded.

I wonder how Doughboy defines "wealthy". I suspect that like most who advocate confiscation of other people's money, he defines it as anyone who has a dollar more than he does.

I note for the record that Michael Moore has not voluntarily surrendered his wealth to the US Treasury for redistribution to those in need. He hasn't even given it to charity as far as I know. Nope. Lumpy wants your wealth taken away, and mine too, assuming that I become sufficiently wealthy, but he, like most liberals, wants to keep right on enjoying his wealth.

When fat boy Moore sells his California mansion and his luxury cars, donates all of his money to the government or any charity and moves into an apartment in Watts that's near the bus line, then he can talk about other people giving up their wealth. Until then, he needs to just shut his pie hole and go back to making anti-American movies that no one goes to see.

Oh, and I like his idea about how jobs belong to everyone and not to the employers. Every time I drive past an auto plant, I see thousands of union schlubs who can each put a part or two on a car as it passes by. Together, they can usually manage to turn out a car that's second only to those made by the Germans, the Japanese, and practically every other country that makes cars. But without the brains at the top--those "evil wealthy capitalists", there would not be raw materials coming in, or a distribution network to move the cars, and the factory itself would probably never have been built. So who really deserves the credit for the finished product, and for the jobs themselves? It might be fashionable in stupid circles to hate the rich, but I've never seen a poor person offer another person a job.


  1. Good point, and it'll be a cold day in hell before that fat ass gives up a penny of HIS money...

  2. Oh, come now. Those cars we make have to be better than a Lada, don't they? I mean, credit where credit is due!

  3. I dunno, Scott. I worked in Ford Motor Co. plant as a contractor in my younger days. I'm pretty sure that Lada line workers don't deliberately destroy expensive robotic machinery or sabotage cars going down the line every time union contract negotiations start to get hot. Lada workers probably show up drunk a lot, but then again, so do many UAW workers.

  4. I know of an instance where a poor person gave another poor person a job: Someone with a motor-neuron disease out on permanent disability, who hired an acquaintance (for about half the Disability check (earned-SSDI-the original person, though not yet forty, paid into their Pension for more than twenty years before becoming too I
    ill to continue), as a PCA, to keep the second person off the Unemployment, Welfare or non-earned Disability rolls.
    The second person, though possessing a severe learning disability, had held down a clerical job for seven years before being downsized. So, it *does* happen, because if I know of one instance just off-hand, then rationally there are many more (few people invent the wheel). And i know of a woman who died last year at only 65, a stroke survivor who also would use her paltry SSA checks to pay day-workers to help with simple construction or repair tasks for which she no longer had the physical strength, all the while teaching them courtesy of her many years as a licensed General Contractor, such that their skills array was increased by the end. Again, just to say that it *does* happen. Poor doesn't mean lazy or uneducated, so there will be other examples.