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Democrats demonize the rich

Published: Wed, January 9, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Democrats demonize the rich

Based on the reaction to a lettter I wrote last month, it appears that some people do not appreciate my opinion that the country is over and kaput because the tax consumers now outnumber the tax producers. However, that is a hard cold reality that cannot be ignored, one that is driving us toward total collapse. To make matters worse, the tax consumers have acquired a visceral hatred of the tax producers — spurred on by Barak Obama himself — and that fact is accelerating our decline.

It is frightfully reminiscent of 1933-1945 Germany. If you examine the hate-filled rhetoric from that period and substitute the word “rich” for the word “Jew,” there is not much difference in what is being said now by the Democrats than what was being said then by the Nazis. One sector of a society cannot attack and destroy another sector and expect the society to survive, especially when the sector being attacked is the one holding up and supporting the whole society. That is happening now, and that is why we are doomed.

So what can be done? Well, I think it is time for a do-over — a national do-over. This country needs to go back to its beginnings, literally. We need to revert to our original Constitution and first 12 Amendments (i.e. Bill of Rights) and start over again. Throw out Obama, all the dopes in Congress, all the federal judges, all the other amendments, laws, departments, bureaus, regulations, taxes — all of it. Then we start again. But this time we do so with the hindsight of where we went wrong the first time in order not to repeat the same mistakes.

Some people might consider my proposal to be absurd. But is it any more absurd than targeting and destroying the very people who are creating all the jobs and paying all the bills?

Joseph K. Waltenbaugh, New Castle, Pa.


1GoPens(397 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Rule number 1 when writing a letter to the editor.

1. You lose all credibility when you compare either party to Nazi's.

And yes Joe, you are absurd.

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2ulistenup(95 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago


I've seen your comments before.

You seem to love attacking a person's "credibility" when you don't agree with his opinions, yet your anti-credibility arguments lack credibility to people who believe a writer's opinions.

Although I don't agree with Joe's assertion that the Democrats are like Nazis because of their attitude towards the "rich," they ARE like Nazis because of their attitude towards abortion.

You seem yourself to be a "one trick pony," Mr. Anti-Credibility. Better get a new criticism.

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3TB(1167 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Generalizatioms don't wed themselves to credibility either. You lose.

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4ulistenup(95 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago


Generalizations can be just as credible as specific statements. You lose.

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5GoPens(397 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Was waiting for you to chime in attempting to tie yet another letter to abortion. It's amazing how you can do it.

Can't wait for spring when the annual letters come rolling in complaining about potholes in the streets and for you to tie that one in to abortion as well.

As far as arguing about your credibility, just trying to give you tips into how to get people to take you more seriously. Please continue with your postings and continue to look foolish. They are good for a laugh and better than the comics.

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6GoPens(397 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

By the way, do you agree with Joseph in that we should "start over with the original Constitution and the first 12 amendments"?

Apparently he doesn't like the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery.

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7redeye1(5107 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

What amazes me is that ALL members of congress are RICH. So does that mean they hate each other too. Why didn't they lower the taxes rates to their salary so they could pay more taxes Just asking?

@gOPens Maybe you should think about writing for the Vindy. After all if someone doesn't agree with them they get PO'd too. You two would make a great pair. Just saying

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8cambridge(3332 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

joe....if you think living in America is like nazi germany you should move....or at least read a history book.

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9TB(1167 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

You flatter me ulu with your imitation. Thanks buddy

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10JBullfrog(21 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

So there are no rich Democrats?

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11jojuggie(1607 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Democrats Demonize the rich -- Should read - Democrats Demonize The Successful.

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12DSquared(1510 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

AlGore just made $100 million selling his network to Al-Jazeera network. Can hardly wait for Friday Night Beheadings!

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13Education_Voter(894 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Joseph himself spends a fair amount of time demonizing and targeting people. How can he be so blind to the irony in his letters?

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14thediffrence(13 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

It cracks me up how rich people think they are being penalized for being successful. They are being charged for the services and protections of their livelyhood and wealth according to what you make. The more you make the more you are responsible for its not a penalty it's just one of those costs to being rich. Any investments that are made are tax deductions anyways before they pay them. They don't make investents in helping the economy anymore just in taking from it.

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15Mark77(7 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

"Penalize the rich? Penalize the very people who create the jobs." You've got to be kidding. Look around you. Youngstown is a hollow shell of itself - the land of if you're making minimum wage you're lucky. Look at the basic unspun statistics; the rich are getting exponentially richer while the average working person gets the shaft. Trickle down is a myth. Whatever jobs the rich "create", they certainly aren't here. Look to Wall Street. Look to the mega banks and companies such as Goldman Sachs or AIG. Look to China or India. That is where the money of the rich goes - NOT to creating jobs in places like Youngstown. Wake up.

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16mim1237(7 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

The last time I looked the Middle Class is the backbone of this country. As a whole we pay more taxes than anyone. Without the middle class, the rich could not continue to get richer and there would be no benefits for the poor or criminals who choose not to work. Get off your high horse and realize that the rich get tax breaks because of all the ways they can legally get out of paying taxes or get breaks on things that the middle class cannot or has to pay. For example, you get a new boat, its a tax write off because you entertain clients. You go vacation and do business one day or less and its a tax write off. You go out to dinner or buy a vehicle, its a tax write off. The poor or lazy get benefits and free health care that the middle class makes too much to receive. The middle class are who support this country and all of your luxuries. Give me a break, you are pathetic and give honest hard working upper class people a bad name and obviously do not appreciate the hard working people of the middle class. Oh and by the way I do vote Republican sometimes, so don't give me crap about Democrats.

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17jojuggie(1607 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

I wonder who made the boat the successful man bought? I wonder who made the vehicle the successful man bought? I wonder who made the investments in land, buildings, and machinery that employs the middle class? Must be some guys on welfare.

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18DwightK(1376 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

The rich aren't penalized in this country. In fact, they are rich because of the opportunities this country provides. No matter what their tax rate is they will always invest in concerns that provide a good return on their investment.

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19jojuggie(1607 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Dwight, your post pertains to everyone, not just the successful. Don't you want the largest return? If one bank offers a 1% return, on your CD, and another offers 2%, which one would you go to?

I'm sure if Giant Eagle is selling Bud Light for $15 a case, & Nemens is selling same for $17 a case, which one would you go to?

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20anothermike(221 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Read "Mark77".......the "rich" have been getting super rich at the expense of the Government and the working people of America. How? Simple, outsourcing jobs out of America which in turn creates less taxpayers, which in turn creates less revenue and increases welfare and unemployment benefits that now seem to be perpetual. Time was when the rich gave everyone their living, now, not so much..........

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21kurtw(1308 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Actually, the comparison of our condition with that of Germany in the Thirties made sense.

My background is German (I emigrated from the country) and I have spent a lot of time studying the history of that country- especially the Nazi-Era. There's much there that we can learn from.

Hitler's technique was no different from that used by all corrupt politicians- it's called "scape-goat ism"- deflecting attention away from a difficult or insolvable problem by targeting an "enemy".

The Jews were Hitler's targets. The Democratic (sic) Party picks The Rich as targets.

The target is different, but the method is the same.

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22kurtw(1308 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Also, what many people fail to realize is that the original inspiration for Naziism came from the Soviet Union. Hitler (and Mussolini) copied the methods of Lenin and Stalin- the Secret Police, the Concentration Camps, etc. were all exported into Germany, and Italy, from the Soviet Union.

How interesting! Considering the fact that Marxism- the guiding principle of the Soviet Union- was admired by the New Deal Progressives (FDR and his cabinet) and forms the Core of the Liberal-Democrat Party today.

That means that FDR, Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelozi- all the Liberal Democrats- are tied, historically, to Lenin, Stalin, B. Mussolini and Adolf Hitler.

I didn't make this up- it's true (and sad)- you can look it up for yourself.

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23TB(1167 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

I suppose then that the converse is true...Republicans demonize the poor.

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24bumbob(142 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

This letter upholds a variation of Godwin's Law:

"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."

It's also a sensationalist, goofy submission. All the things that there are to criticize the President for (possessing a "kill list," excessive use of drones, appointing Jack Lew) and he claims that the Democrats "demonize the rich" somehow? That's a serious lack of focus.

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25jojuggie(1607 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago


Electing the same dude & expecting a different result.

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26jojuggie(1607 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Hey KURTW, some Ytown liberal Dem is not going to like what you posted, he will then hit the "Flag this comment if offensive, " and it will disappear. It has happened to me. They don't want to hear the other side. You know, one track mind.

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27Ytownnative(1114 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

and 7 of the 10 richest in congress are democrats

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