Fox News has begun broadcasting from an alternate reality where Hillary Clinton is president and is traveling the world calling for higher taxes on The Rich and using the government to establish "fairness." There really is no other explanation for this story: Clinton: Rich Not Paying Their Fair Share In Taxes
The last I checked, Clinton is Secretary of State. She is not Treasury Secretary, Fed Chairman, head of the OMB, or Christina Romer. What Clinton is is a leftist who can't stop broadcasting her resentments against private capital, even as she has grown wealthy herself. What's really eye-opening is Clinton's idea of a more enlightened society:
Brazil?? Is that the same Brazil that is (1) deforesting the Amazonian rain forests (2) drilling for oil using deep water platforms and (3) turning crop land over to bio-fuels. In other words, all of the things that Clinton's fellow partisans would never allow in a million years. Brazil's also famous for a glittering wealth/teeming slum dichotomy that has launched a thousands PBS documentaries. Clinton says Brazil is "pulling people out of poverty." That may be, but the level of desperate poverty seen in Rio's slums hasn't been seen in the US in generations, if ever. Anyway, what does that have to do with taxes? Has Clinton considered whether Brazil might be better off with less tax? Probably not. While Republicans must endlessly refight the Sixties civil rights movement, liberals never have to answer for the dramatic results of the tax cutting movement of the Eighties. Instead, they can just keep repeating the same tired themes: "the better to redistribute you with, my pretty!"
It should be no surprise that someone like Hillary would look to South America for a example of good governance. There, the left-wing lawyer wife of the President can herself become president, where upon she can traipse glamorously on the world stage while seizing pension funds and private savings for the social good. Some have expressed regret that Obama became president, rather than the supposedly more pragmatic Clinton. I say we would have had a 100% chance of electing a leftist with passing complexion all the same.