Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Liberals Are Tax Cheats!

Liberals love raising taxes, and the reason is mainly that they don’t expect to pay those taxes. Some liberals are rich trust fund kids who have their income well hidden behind tax hedges. Other liberals are the perpetually lazy who don’t plan to work enough to pay those taxes. And the rest. . . well, they’re apparently tax cheats.

There was an interesting article the other day which outlined the demographic profile of the typical tax cheat. The article concluded that the average tax cheat also “engages in a range of other risky behaviors.” But they missed the bigger point: these tax cheats are liberals.

Of the people surveyed, 15% admitted cheating on their taxes. Comparing those who admit cheating against those who did not cheat, the survey found that those who admitted cheating were:

● Far more likely to say that they are “overall better people” than others.

● Far more likely to say that they are “special and deserve to be treated that way.”

● Much more likely to describe themselves as “spenders rather than savers.”

● Much more likely to lie about their income to qualify for government benefits.

● Much more likely to file a false insurance claim.

● Much more likely to keep the wrong change given to them by a cashier.

● And 28% of the cheaters admitted “they’d steal money from their kids’ piggy-bank” compared to just 3% of the non-cheaters.
Nice.

So the typical tax cheat is someone who thinks they are special and deserves better treatment than the rest of us because they are better people. Tell me that’s not a liberal trait! In fact, that kind of undeserved smugness is the very foundation of modern liberalism, which seeks to instill both unearned entitlement and unwarranted self-esteem in its adherents.

Plus, these “better people” are on government benefits. Again, this is solid liberal territory, as both rich and poor liberals look to the government as their provider. What's more, they lied to get those benefits. Lying has become a pillar of Democratic politics and second nature to liberals.

Moreover, these tax cheats have no qualms about stealing from the government, from corporations and from their kids to fund their out of control spending.

Clearly, the typical tax cheat is a solid liberal. In fact, if I didn’t know better, I’d swear this survey was conducted just on Congressional Democrats!

Imagine that.


28 comments:

Joel Farnham said...

Andrew,

That is amazing! I wish they had actually asked them a question about their politics and their leanings. Unfortunately, I think the poll would have been suppressed.

They could have that question in there anyway. Just didn't publish the results. ;-)

StanH said...

Laws are for the other people (you and I), and always remember, “liberals lie!”

T_Rav said...

Hmmm...this seems to be the principle on which Obama picked all the members of his administration.

AndrewPrice said...

Joel, It's possible they asked and they just didn't release the information. But I suspect they didn't ask because it never occurred to them that there might be a political component to this -- or they were afraid of what they might find.

Personally, I think it's pretty clear that these people are largely liberals. Not all obviously, but mostly.

AndrewPrice said...

Stan, Yep. That seems to be a fundamental principle of liberalism -- we pass laws for you, not for us. Hence they lobbied for Obamacare and now they're all demanding waivers, and they support higher taxes and then do everything possible not to pay them, etc. etc. That's how liberalism works.

AndrewPrice said...

T_Rav, Yep, my thoughts exactly -- this is the checklist Obama used to pick his cabinet!

And this list absolutely applies to every Congressional Democrat I can think of, and a great many liberals I've met in person.

Joel Farnham said...

Andrew,

Have you noticed the larger pattern?

Get the king to put out a new law. After the king puts out the new law, lobby the king to give a waiver. This way, the loyal opposition of the king, get slammed with the new law, the loyal subjects get a pass. The king never asked for the law in the first place and can't be blamed.

Just replace the king with Obama. The loyal opposition with conservatives. The loyal subjects with liberals.

It also matches with Commissar, Dictator and Emperor.

In any of the applications, it always is a small group forcing itself to be superior over a larger group.

I think the Democrats also believe in Divine Rights of Liberals as well. Hmmm.

AndrewPrice said...

Joel, The Divine Right of Liberals... very nice! I think you're right.

This is absolutely a pattern. Poor liberals want these laws passed and taxes increased because they think they will benefit directly from the transfer of payment or power. In other words, once the government says "6 weeks paid vacation," they get the vacation they never could have gotten before because the government has muscled their boss. Or if the government says "free health care" then they get something they want but didn't want to give up their cable television to pay for.

Rich liberals (and corporate America) see the government as a means for crushing competitors. You pass obnoxious laws that make it impossible to run a business and then you use your political connections to keep those laws from applying to you as all of your competitors fail. This is also a great way to avoid the problems of your mistakes by demanding bailouts or through things like banning practices that you've created by acting foolishly -- like the music industry's failing to embrace technology has created file sharing, so they want the government to save them by going after everyone even remotely connected to the internet.

This is the problem with activist government, it becomes a weapon for the connected to use against the not-connected to extract benefits and keep their opponents down.

Ed said...

This is absolutely the liberal mindset! I am so not surprised by this.

LawHawkRFD said...

The liberal mantra: What's mine is mine, and what's yours is mine too.

AndrewPrice said...

Ed, I think you're not surprised because you see this all the time. Look at not only how many of Obama's cabinet members didn't pay their taxes (and Charlie Rangle et al.) but look at how easily they didn't do it and how they thought nothing of it. Liberals think laws are meant for the other guy. There's no reason to think they would suddenly decide that when it comes to taxes, all is fair.

AndrewPrice said...

Lawhawk, I believe that's the first plank in the Communist Manifesto and the Democratic Platform. . . or are those the same? ;-)

Tennessee Jed said...

I would be interested in knowing the source of the article, if only to follow up on some of the fine points raised. Probably more to the point, it would be interesting to see who did the poll, sampling size, etc. Certainly, we are not surprised by the results, but it would still be fun to dig down and see. I suppose it is quite possible that information is not readily available.

AndrewPrice said...

Jed, Here's the link to the article that I first saw this in. The article has no link to the poll data or I would have dug a little deeper myself: LINK.

It's been picked up by all the other news services now (CNN money, CNBC, etc.) but none of them have added any information -- in fact, they tend to reduce the amount of information. Most are running with the headline: "Tax cheats -- Single males."

If you find anything on this, please let me know. :-)

Joel Farnham said...

Andrew,

The picture in that link looks like a SEIU goon. I could be wrong.

AndrewPrice said...

Joel, It really does, doesn't it?!

I like how they say at the bottom of the article that there is no evidence the guy in the picture cheated on his taxes! LOL!

AndrewPrice said...

By the way, if anyone is interested, Obama has hit a new low in the opinion polls.

42% approve. And 50% say he does not deserve a second term. Also, 60% disapprove of his handling of the economy. His dithering on Libya is hurting him too.

LINK.

Tennessee Jed said...

It's no wonder they didn't show much information. The article is from a noted "conservative" Yahoo blog called the lookout. Zachary Johnson or some such name. The survey was done by DDB Communications Worldwide, an advertising/media company.

Tennessee Jed said...

I probably don't even need to mention it, but I was, of course, being facetious when I said The Lookout was conservative.

AndrewPrice said...

Jed, I knew DDB was a media company and I wasn't able to find anywhere that they made their raw data available, but I didn't really get a chance to dig deep.

You mean the Lookout isn't conservative? I'm been deluded all these years! LOL! ;-)

T_Rav said...

Andrew, on that note, Rasmussen also has a new poll out showing that Obama failed to get any bump whatsoever from his Libya speech Monday. I say this is because he failed to give our version of the address.

rlaWTX said...

it is also clear that tax cheats are narcissists. which is another trait for which liberals are famous.

AndrewPrice said...

T_Rav, LOL! Yes! If he had given our version, he would most definitely have seen a huge bump!! :-)

He hasn't been getting bumps from his speeches since early 2010 (before that it was around 3% and usually went away quickly). I think that's the biggest sign that he's in real trouble because I think it means that people have tuned him out. Basically, everyone has made up their mind about him and nothing he says anymore can change that. To me, that's the surest sign that he's in deep trouble in 2012.

AndrewPrice said...

rlaWTX, So true. Call me crazy, but there seems to have been an explosion of narcissism in the past few years. I don't know what's causing it or if it's just more noticeable lately, but everywhere I look these days I'm seeing more and more people who think that they are better than everyone else and they deserve to be treated that way.

Patti said...

these people have no shame. stealing from the kiddies piggy bank?! nice....

AndrewPrice said...

Patti, That is utterly despicable isn't it?!

Ed said...

It would be really interesting to see someone poll tax cheats and criminals generally to see if they are liberals of conservatives. I know what the answer would be, but it would be really interesting to see the results.

AndrewPrice said...

Ed, That would be really interesting indeed. I wonder if anyone's done that yet?

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