As John Galt did in Atlas Shrugged, Whittle is telling the folks that actually produce a lot of wealth in this country to get out will they still have some of it left.
Well, I read this article in the Washington Post, and I thought: there you have it. The top ten percent, that pays sixty percent of the total income tax and which allows the bottom half – HALF! – to pay nothing… Those horrible, greedy bastards are not using their free-will generosity as “efficiently” as the government can, so let’s just take more of their money and call it square.
So let me now send a personal message to The Rich in America…
As an American and a patriot, I implore you – I go to my knees and beg you – LEAVE NOW.
Leave. Just go away. Retire to the Cayman Islands or Bermuda or wherever, but do it now, please, while you still have some love for this country. Close your companies, fire your employees, shutter your factories and offices, sell your property, and take all of that somewhere else… better yet: somewhere scenic but poverty-stricken. Somewhere that could use some wealth creation. Somewhere that people simply are grateful to have a job in the first place. Somewhere where you will be appreciated.
I don't blame him in the least, for the looters are running Congress and sit in the White House. They will steal every bit of wealth they can get away with, and then some, all while telling us “it's for the good of society”. The question is, which society? It certainly isn't the society of the the hard working, risk taking, self-made American. Instead it's for the society the looters see as deprived, exploited, and deserving of the results of the hard work of someone the looters despise intensely – the successful. It doesn't matter to the looters that their every action does more harm to those they profess to represent than anything the rich have ever done.
The looters have already started to wiggle their way into various parts of our economy, forcing themselves first into the financial sector, then the automotive sector, and soon into every other vital portion of our economy. Soon they will be in total control and our economy will start coming apart because the looters haven't got a friggin' clue how the economy really works. Oh, they have some nice socialist theories about the way it should work. The only problem is that every one of them have been discredit over the years because none of them work.
All they manage to do is create trickle up poverty and misery because they make the assumption people will work hard for altruistic reasons, for “the good of society”, and forgo the usual things that motivate them to succeed. There's one big problem with that theory: people aren't altruistic when their bellies go empty and their families suffer from the cockamamie theories and programs the looters foist upon them. Altruism is a fleeting thing. People can be and are altruistic now and again, here and there. But no one can be that way 24/7/365. It isn't in their nature. It's one major factor the socialist looters presently running two branches of the US government have conveniently ignored. (The Marxists-Leninists in the old Soviet Union tried desperately to instill such altruism in their populace, but failed miserably because they misunderstood human nature. Ultimately the Soviet Union collapsed because of that failure to understand 'how things work'.)
The looters are working overtime to instill hatred for the producers of wealth, because they need an excuse to seize ever greater portions of the wealth created, and use the confiscated wealth “for the good of society.”
You are not welcome in America any more. Take your wealth and prosperity and inventiveness and hard work and vision and insight and bold risk-taking and joy in seeing growth and wealth creation and just go away – right now, before it’s too late. Because if you stay, Joel Berg and Barack Obama and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank and Chris Dodd will continue to come after you for more and more and more and they will not ever stop – not ever – until you are forced to flee. And when that day comes, you will go with not with fond remembrances and a desire to return home, but rather a black heart and hard and bitter memories.
So on behalf of those few of us who still believe in the Land of Opportunity, I beg you and implore you, in the name of our common patriot ancestors who worked so hard and sacrificed so much so that we could become so spoiled and ungrateful: take your 60% of the total income taxes and just go away.
Because if you do, then there will no longer be an Enemy for the Left to stick it to. Then, perhaps, the half of the country that pays no income tax might have to put some skin in the game. Then, perhaps, with most of the wealth generation gone we will turn to our community organizers to provide the wealth creation, and the tax dollars, and the innovation. When you have gone the President of the United States, supported by an army of little acorns like Joel Berg, will have to start calling for the rest of us to be taxed more to address the inequality gap.
Without a foe, the looters will have a tough time selling their message. But maybe all they'll need to do is to find new foes. For example, more than a few states have already redefined “millionaire”, allowing them to tax even more people under their “stick it to the rich” tax codes. It's just a matter of time before the federal level looters do likewise. Of course they might decide to redefine the greedy rich as “anyone with a job.” (I know of a few that already consider anyone with a job as the privileged elite. Of course these same folks also advocate for the poor and are trying to make sure even more of us become that way. How twisted is that?)
Bill Whittle is right. The rich should get the hell out of the US while they still can. Don't let the looters have it their way. It's time for them to 'go Galt'.