Posted by Brian
Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Michael Honda (D-CA), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), John Conyers (D-Mich.), Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), and Barbara Lee (D-Calif) are the new 'Gang of Six', and comprise some of the most leftist members of Congress. All are member of the 'Progressive Caucus', a freak-show which, in addition to those listed above, also includes such intellectual luminaries as Sheila Jackson Lee (video) (D-TX), Pete Stark (video), George Miller (video), and Maxine Waters (video) (all D-CA), Hank Johnson (D-GA), who once expressed concern of Guam "tipping over" from too much military equipment and personnel on the island (video),
When these scumbags say it is only the beginning, believe them. They know that taxing the rich will have virtually no effect on reducing the deficit, even if they were to confiscate all of their wealth and income. There simply aren't enough people in this category to have any measurable effect. This is simply a case of pitting people against each other, "coveting" what others have. In return , these "Demokrats" promise to punish those who have more, and redistribute it to those with less. But since there are not enough of the rich to close the chasm in the deficit, these leftists will have to redefine the word "rich" to ever lower levels of income. Eventually, people who earn 50 or 60 thousand a year will find that they are now classified as rich.
What's more chilling is their call for a "global" system. In other words, turning over U.S. sovereignty to the United Nations. This would be a "one-world" system, with the U.N. in charge of confiscating wealth from the wealthiest countries, and redistributing it to those they decide worthy. Instituting programs with benign-sounding goals and names like "combating poverty", and "sustainable development", with a U.N. action plan called "Agenda 21", a U.N. plan for "social engineering" and "communitarianism" on a global scale. Government worthy of a George Orwell novel.
Rep. Allen West was correct in saying that there are a sizable number of these members of Congress who are Marxists. His so-called inflammatory statement should be common sense for anyone who simply listens to what these people say, do, and advocate for. All that's required is a knowledge of history, and knowing what the great communists and socialist dictators throughout history have said and done. For this he was eviscerated in the media for stating out loud what should be obvious to anyone who pays even marginal attention to what these people say.
Are you paying attention?
Liberal Democrats: Higher rates for wealthy 'just the beginning'
By Jonathan Easley - 11/30/12 09:19 AM ET
A group of House Democrats has formed its own “Gang of Six” to push for progressive tax reform — in which the expiration of the Bush-era tax rates for the wealthiest Americans is “just the beginning.”