Wealthy leftists who keep getting wealthier keep telling us how terrible income inequality is

One of my bigger nitpicks about Donald Douglas is that so many of his posts reference other people’s writing without giving us enough of what he has to say; that’s not the case with his latest:

Bill Moyers and Paul Krugman Use Thomas Piketty’s Capital to Attack America’s ‘Ugliness’ and ‘Racism’

Well, I’m sure most readers have read my initial piece on the Piketty book by now, “The Misguided Resurgence of Marxist Collectivism.”

It turns out I was on to more than I realized at the time.

Every now and then you have a book that catches the moment’s zeitgeist, and Capital in the Twenty-First Century sure has the makings of another earth-shaker. (I’m finding myself reminded of the urgent reception of Paul Kennedy’s The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers back in 1987, a time when the country’s was awash in massive Reagan-era deficits and frightened to death of the prospect of Japan as No. 1.) At the very least members of the Washington establishment will be gleefully brandishing this tome while demanding an increase in top tax rates reminiscent of the “glory” days of the Roosevelt administration.

And right on cue, the big bloviating, hypocritical luxury leftists are pumping this book like there’s no tomorrow. I watched this full 20-minute Bill Moyers interview with far-left economist Paul Krugman earlier today. It’s a classic “highbrow” PBS joint. Behold these two left-wing know-it-alls pontificating on how horrible is the U.S. economy in this new “Gilded Age” of allegedly extreme economic inequality. And not long into the discussion we get to the root of the left’s disgusting and divisive racism and class warfare. At around 14:30 minutes Moyers bemoans society’s alleged “ugliness,” an obviously coded attack on those conservatives in particular who’ve worked to prevent a return to the confiscatory tax rates of last century. And not to disappoint, Krugman intercepts the dog whistle and launches into a typical attack on certain groups in society (ahem, tea party types, cough, hack) who are animated by those ever-present “underlying racist” motivations that are the standard fall-back trope of the congenitally stupid MSNBC crowd.

More at Dr Douglas’ original.

As American Power noted, Mr Moyers has received at least $20 million in taxpayer dollars, but declines to disclose his income, while Dr Krugman, who is oh-so-concerned about income inequality, is going to be paid $225,000 by the City University of New York for doing very little work. That perhaps these two wealthy men really don’t understand that not everybody can be paid as much as they are is the most charitable view that one could put on it, though your Editor believes it far more likely that these two very-well-connected men know exactly how things work, and are simply tremendous hypocrites.

Dr Douglas also noted CBS This Morning’s fawning interview of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), that strong advocate of higher taxes on the wealthy, who, after criticizing then-Senator Scott Brown for voting against the “millionaire’s tax” proposal, admitted that she chose not to use the voluntarily pay higher rates option on her state income taxes. And our esteemed President, who has been able to send his daughters to private schools, has steadfastly opposed education voucher programs which would allow the children from poorer families to use private schools. In the meantime, studies have revealed that very blue New York has the most segregated public school systems in the country. Why, it’s almost as though the Democrats really don’t mean a single word of what they say.


  1. Dana, there was a typo in the piece above. The line:

    And right on cue, the big bloviating, hypocritical luxury leftists are pumping this book like there’s no tomorrow.

    Should read:

    And right on cue, the big bloviating, hypocritical luxury leftists are pimping this book like there’s no tomorrow.

  2. Never forget that Bill Moyers was LBJ’s special assistant who instructed the Secret Service to remove the bubble top from JFK’s limo for the motorcade in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

    After Kennedy was murdered, Moyers became an even more central figure in LBJ’s White House both organizing and supervising the Great Society Progam, and after Walter Jenkins was arrested for homosexual misbehavior it was Press Secretary Moyers who functioned as shadow chief-of-staff and ran Johnson’s 1964 presidential “re-election” campaign.

    To counter any campaign accusations that Jenkins represented a possible security breach, Moyers used the FBI to investigate the personal lives of 15 members of Barry Goldwater’s staff to find any dirt that could be used to blackmail them. (The record shows Goldwater never mentioned the Jenkins incident.) Fearing other White House homosexuals might be exposed, Moyers had the FBI investigate the sexual preferences of White House staff. Later investigations into Moyers criminal responsibility stalled when both his memory and that of LBJ suddenly became fuzzy and FBI records inexplicably disappeared.

    During the ’64 campaign Moyers became the Father of Negative Campaigning when he gave the go-ahead for TV broadcast of the infamous Daisy Ad which featured an atomic bomb explosion smearing Goldwater as a dangerous war monger when it was Moyers and LBJ who were dramatically escalating the Vietnam War.

    Moyers cultivates a butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth image, but the truth is that Bill Moyers is a slimy low down murdering two-faced bastard.

  3. Today, as our leftist president dined with the prime minister of Japan on $300 a plate sushi his minions here at home rallied behind Perry to protest income inequality and to blame it on Bush, Republicans, the winter vortex and the NRA.

    So noting has changed. The lying leftist keep raping the middle class to pay off the poor who keep voting to keep the lying leftists in $300 sushi. Must be great to be a selfish, greedy, mindless immoral leftist. I means you never have to say you’re sorry.

  4. In yet another article on the subject, Dr Douglas wrote:

    Bottom line: Leftists hate wealth. For them people having lots of money, and especially having money and being able to pass it on to their children through inheritance, is evil.

    But what’s truly evil is the literally pathological hatred leftists have toward the independent and prosperous. Remember, for leftists a free society is rife with “ugliness” and “racism,” simply because the natural diversity of the free market conflicts with the grip-of-steel collectivism of the neo-Stalinist left.

    Dr Douglas is wrong on that. It would be more accurate to say that leftists hate other people being wealthy. For themselves, well having a little extra money is fine, just fine.

  5. It’s even more insidious that that Mr. Editor. Leftists syphon off money from everyone around them but mostly the middle class through taxes, fees, tolls, fines, penalties, interest and even union dues and funnel it to their puppet masters. They in turn hand it out to those who bundle contributions (read BRIBES), their friends in select industries like Solyndra, GE, Tesla, GM, Wall Street, etc., and their educational-environmental-activist complex to reward “friends” and pay for votes. And just so you know, having “a little extra” money for themselves is never enough. They are insatiable. When was the last time a leftist decided they had enough plunder from a program and ended it? They always want to expand them, they never end.

    They are pathological all right. Pathological liars, pathological thieves and pathological ideologues at the altar of big government power. And they hold a pathological hatred for Freedom, capitalism God and the U.S. Constitution.

  6. I love the “tax those making over $500K at 80%.” Not to use the tax money to fund education, roads or anything like that, but simply because.

    It simply never ceases to amaze me how supposedly intelligent people fail to understand basic human nature. What incentive would there be to work hard and go into fields like medicine with such a confiscatory tax structure?? NONE!! ZIPPO!!

  7. Gimme one Hoagie over a thousand Obama-types any day of the week. The guy (Hoagie) has worked his ASS off to achieve what he has … and he deserves all the spoils that come with it.

    (Mainly because he can spring for lunch whenever we get together …!) :-D

  8. It simply never ceases to amaze me how supposedly intelligent people fail to understand basic human nature.

    Unfortunately, I think these left wing swine understand human nature all too well, and routinely manipulate it to get what they want. How often do they play on people’s guilt over everuything from alleged racism, sexism, and “Homophobia” to “Income inequality” in such a way as to further insert their snouts into our lives, passing new laws, raising taxes ever higher, hoping they can make the rest of us feel too “guilty” to object?

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