I’m always willing to give people the benefit of the doubt. I realize that not everybody knows everything. But people who claim to be journalists, even those who are opinion columnists, are usually educated people. Most of them went to college.
I realize that a lot of smart people go to college and come out ideologically stupid. When you have so much invested in an ideology, it’s painful to give it up. In some cases, it costs to give it up. Talk to some young conservatives in Hollywood – if you can find them. Many keep their politics quiet for fear of losing casting calls.
Then there are the politicians. If they really believe that the rich are not paying their so-called “fair share,” then they are either misinformed or corrupt. Rep Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) writes the following in a USA Today opinion piece titled “GOP Plan Fails the Fairness Test”:
“When the American people re-elected President Obama last month, they sent an unmistakable message to Washington. The wealthiest among us should pay their fair share and protect benefits that American families rely on.”
This is class warfare of the worst kind because it assumes a moral and constitutional foundation for the premise.