WASHINGTON, October 1, 2015 – I love the New York Times. Its gray pages provide torrents of entertaining nonsense. Joe Nocera, one of the Gray Lady’s political columnists prone to hyperventilating fits when the world refuses to comport to his twisted sense of reality, fears Donald Trump is waging an “ongoing effort to make a mockery of the American political process.”
That is to say, the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination is as contemptuous and cynical of America’s dysfunctional electoral system as was humorist Will Rogers in the early 1930s.
“There is only one redeeming thing about this whole election,” said Rogers. “It will be over at sundown, and let everybody pray that it’s not a tie, for we couldn’t go through with this thing again.”
Or H.L. Mencken, who said, “An election is nothing more than the advance auction of stolen goods.”
In that sense, the billionaire real estate developer from New York City channels the rage and dyspepsia of his fellow countrymen.
Joe Nocera worships the cold, heartless and aloof state. He is a true believer. And like the fleeced flocks that for decades received Holy Communion from pedophile priests, Nocera can imagine only the best from those entering a life of “public service.”
When it comes to his tax reform plan, Norcera says that what’s “irrational” is Trump’s “belief that he can cut corporate taxes from 35 to 15 percent, can cut the top income tax rate from 39.6 to 25 percent, can allow millions of additional Americans to go untaxed completely (they’ll be able to fill out a form that says ‘I win’), can abolish the estate tax and can lower the maximum capital gains tax from 23.8 percent to 20 percent, and still be ‘revenue neutral.’”
Notice that “revenue neutral” is a term the left only applies to big government. Can the average American say that after the financial crisis of 2008, a jobless “recovery” and eight years of income redistribution under President Obama that their financial situation has remained “revenue neutral”?
Recently, billionaire investor Carl Icahn unsettled the conventional wisdom among Washington and Wall Street’s deep thinkers with the release of a video titled “Danger Ahead.” He warns of a looming financial calamity surpassing that of 2008 due to government intervention in the economy. In particular, the Federal Reserve’s easy-money, near-zero interest rate policies.
“I believe the [stock] market is extremely overheated,” says Icahn. “If more respected investors had warned about it [the Fed-induced real estate bubble of] ’07, we might have avoided the crisis in ’08.
“I want to speak out now because, I know this may sound corny, but I grew up in the streets of Queens [New York]. I love this country and I feel so strongly… [about] the dysfunction going on both in Washington and the boardrooms of corporate America.
“Over the years, at the risk of being immodest, I probably have one of the best records on Wall Street, working on broken companies or companies with great potential that just have problems… And our country is in that position right now.
“And just look at our record: 30 years, no tax reform. Thirty years, no immigration [reform]. As a result, you have this movement toward a guy like Donald Trump. Because, you want somebody that’s not beholden to an establishment. So we need a president that can move Congress. And I think Donald Trump could do it… but this is what this country needs – somebody to wake it up.”
President Obama and his cult followers believe America is in business to promote same-sex marriage, transgender “self identification,” fighting Al Gore’s invisible friend global warming and placing life-and-death health care decisions in the hands of government bureaucrats.
Donald Trump, on the other hand, believes a free people unencumbered by the restrictions placed upon them by arrogant, progressive overseers are capable of achieving great things.
President Calvin Coolidge once said, “The chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world. I am strongly of the opinion that the great majority of people will always find these the moving impulses of our life.”
Trump’s tax plan would put America back in business.