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Ilhan Omar, What Was Minnesota Thinking?

Ilhan Omar, What Was Minnesota Thinking?

I have been a believer that every state, every area in that state has a moment of incredible stupidity where they vote in the most inept person they possibly could, it looks like with Ilhan Omar Minnesota hit this jackpot.

Minnesota is not alone in this, you have New York that elected in Ocasio-Cortez along with Minnesota’s screw up, Michigan elected in Rashida Tlaib, seems all these states went out of their way to use their one free ticket they are given to do this.

Living in Wisconsin, we are not immune, we after all are the ones that elected in McCarthy, he brought us McCarthyism, Louisiana voted in David Duke, and this does not even bring up the craziness of California, voting in people like Brown, Eric Swalwell, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi, they threw in their ticket and stole the tickets from all the states around them.

But I must say, this new batch we have in, I have never seen such ignorance, and openly proud of it in my life.

Ocasio-Cortez leads this, but following up close behind her are her two friends, Ilhan and Tlaib are right in line with this new wave. And what is it, these are social activists that are clueless about history, think a narrative is more important than facts, and try to bring emotional arguments rather than relying on facts to present a case.

A great example of this is a tweet that Ilhan just put out:

She is basically attacking without facts, if you wish to deal with the facts, the Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza were allowed to vote, the problem was the people they voted into power, both Hamas and Fatah, they refused to allow them to ever vote again. Abbas, the Fatah leader is now in year 15 of his 4 year term, so how exactly is this Israel’s doing?

Also, people are allowed to assemble, but if you assemble with the goal of breaking through a fence or attacking others, this is stopped, just as it was in the US in 1965 and is even today, well, unless you are on a college campus run by a liberal administration, then it is fine if you attack violently your enemy.

Another example is this tweet, it seems to be a common theme with this new crop that came into Congress:

First, the claim that the right is saying that this tax is demanded for all people, that is an outright lie, no one has stated this, the problem we have is that the tax rates are totally unrealistic.

One has to remember, the high tax rates, they were during world wars, America knew at that time we needed to all pitch in, the corporations were bringing in government contracts on a scale never seen before, and even with a 70 – 90% tax rates, the tax write offs were such that they were never paying this rate.

After the wars the taxes were still kept high, but the government contracts kept coming in, many of these companies set up overseas manufacturing facilities to beat out the high taxes, and there was still the tax write offs that were in place.

As stated in Mises Institute:

Bernie Sanders noted that “When radical, socialist Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, I think the highest marginal tax rate was something like 90 percent.” Paul Krugman said the same thing as did Michael Moore in his film Capitalism: A Love Story and you’ll see this factoid repeated on countless memes floating around the Internet.

However, what a tax rate is and what is actually paid are two very different things. Indeed, in 1955, the only people paying 90 percent (actually 91 percent) were those making over $3,425,766 when adjusted for inflation. And these are marginal rates, so they only paid that on any earnings above that threshold.

Tax law has changed a lot over the years. As you can see by looking at the top marginal rate versus the inflation-adjusted top income bracket for those filing jointly from 1950 until 2013:

Top marginal rate versus the inflation-adjusted top income bracket

Today, there are seven tax brackets. In 1989, there were only two. In 1955, there were an utterly ridiculous twenty-four different tax brackets.

Regardless, one should ask how much the rich were actually paying. It should be noteworthy that back in the 1950s, the government wasn’t actually collecting any more in tax revenue as a percentage of GDP. There’s something called Hauser’s Law, which basically states there is a maximum threshold on how much the government can tax out of its population. I think this “law” is no such thing. If the government really wanted to expropriate more, it could do so. But Hauser’s Law based on the fact that in pretty much every year since 1950, the government has collected between 17 to 20 percent of GDP in taxes. Here are the government tax receipts compared to the top marginal tax rate:

Total Tax Receipts vs Top Marginal Tax Rate

This naturally is never shown by Cortez, Ilhan or Sanders, they only see the top bracket, then conveniently leave out the fact that corporate and individual tax write-offs were such that the very-rich were paying almost half this amount, and this tax amount was only for individuals, not businesses, most of their spare money was dumped into R & D which was a tax write off.

This argument is never very honest, but does not stop the half-truth from being told.

Then you have this tweet:

I find this interesting, you have Rashida Tlaib make anti-Semitic attacks, then acts like she is the victim when people respond to this. The solution to this is real simple, maybe something Ilhan could learn from as well, before you post something, do some simple research, make sure you have the facts right.

Also, if you are going to attack people, you have no right to play the victim when they respond back, if you don’t want this, then stop what is causing this, your senseless racist attacks.

And what confuses me more is this:

I guess being a Jewish liberal group, one should not be surprised, there are always self hating people in every group. But these people are different, they are not the friends of Israel, they are the enemy of the nation, they would dance on the grave of the nation if they could in turn force the world into what they consider as their socialist paradise. This is just another group with sever Trump Derangement Syndrome, just look at their stances.

The problem I have with these newcomers, the press is lifting them up as the best thing that has ever happened to the Democratic party. I personally think of them as the gift that just keeps giving, the more radically towards the left they drag the party, the more they are going to lose the ones that decide elections, the ones on the center left and right in political thought, the independents.

But these are not the only ones affected, the moderate Democrats, the face of the party for years, they are starting the leave the party as it continues its death march towards the far left.

What is also amazing is how little they have changed, the party that brought us the KKK, Jim Crow Laws, Segregation is now trying to reinstitute these laws. They changed the direction of their hate from the African American population to the whites, their sheets for Antifa and Black Lives Matter Shirts.

They have now reinstituted segregation, the very thing many of these people once fought against, now you see liberal colleges giving ethnic specific graduations, people told that if you are white, you are not allowed into people’s of color “safe spaces”, and liberals screaming that all they want is that middle aged Americans die, it will make this country better.

I have to wonder, the Democrats aided in this killing off of populations they deemed as undesirable in the South with their Jim Crow laws and the KKK, how long till they return to this? They after all have always been a party of action.

About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.


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