Tuesday, January 21, 2020

AOC: Dems Are A Center-Right Party; You Didn't Make That

As to the first point: ridiculous.
As to the second: look, I'm not speaking so much about billionaires. But the general attitude seems to me to be juvenile, and largely based on ressentiment. JQ and I have the equivalent of a small business. We had help from her folks starting it, and couldn't have done it without them. But after that, it was blood, sweat and tears. I mean we took a risk, put a lot on the line, worked our asses off, employed a lot of contractors along the way, and channeled a lot (by our standards) of money into the community. I took a career hit for it. And our part of the community is a lot better off for our efforts. And we pulled all this off while JQ was experiencing very serious help problems. We did not single-handedly accomplish what we did. But we mixed a shit-ton of our labor with the thing in question, others directly benefit from it, and they often express gratitude for what they receive from the relevant transactions.
   People like AOC basically seem to think that everybody who succeeds in business is Scrooge McDuck. It's just plain ignorance.
   None of which is to say that I know, say, what the top marginal tax rate should be, nor any such thing, of course.


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