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Last week, the annual Met Gala was held in New York City. Among all the eye-catching looks of the night, the dress worn by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, with the words “Tax the Rich” written across the back, may have stirred up the most conversation — and controversy.
Many social media users pointed out AOC’s apparent hypocrisy. To wear a dress slamming “the rich” — I put it in scare quotes because it is such a vague term — while attending an event where a single ticket costs over $30,000, is an inconsistency to say the least.
AOC’s messaging about taxing the rich comes with the implication that somebody else — whether it be the government or another citizen — is entitled to the money that a successful person earned.
But while much focus has been placed on the juxtaposition between AOC’s dress and the event she was wearing it at, noticeably less attention has been paid to addressing the substantive claim she is making: namely, that the rich do not pay their “fair share” of taxes. Do The Rich Pay Their “Fair Share” of Taxes?
The short answer is, yes, they do — by any objective measure, at least.
Using IRS statistics, the Heritage Foundation put together this helpful graphic which pretty easily debunks the myth that the top earners essentially don’t pay taxes while the average American foots the bill. People such as Bernie Sanders, AOC, Elizabeth Warren, and others have basically built their entire brands off of this misleading idea. While those in the top 1% of earners accounted for 21% of total income in 2018, they paid 40% of all taxes. And while those in the top 5% of earners accounted for 37% of total income, that group paid 60% of all taxes.
On the other hand, while those in the bottom 50% of earners accounted for 12% of total income, they only paid 3% of all taxes. This is not to say that we should increase taxes on those with low incomes — we shouldn’t, as they deserve to keep their hard-earned money — but rather it is […]
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Most “Conservative” News Outlets Are on the Big Tech Teat
Not long ago, conservative media was not beholden to anyone. Today, most sites are stuck on the Big Tech gravy train.
I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
The reason is simple. They are beholden to Big Tech, and Big Tech doesn’t allow certain topics to be discussed or they’ll cut you off. Far too many conservative news outlets rely on Google, Facebook, and Twitter for the bulk of their traffic. They depend on big checks from Google ads to keep the sites running. I don’t necessarily hold it against them. We all do what we need to do to survive. I just wish more would do like we have, which is to cut out Big Tech altogether.
We don’t get Google checks. We don’t have Facebook or Twitter buttons on our stories. We don’t have a YouTube Channel (banned), an Instagram profile (never made one), or a TikTok (no thanks, CCP). We’re not perfect, but we’re doing everything we can to not owe anything to anyone… other than our readers. We owe YOU the truth. We owe YOU the facts that others won’t reveal about topics that others won’t tackle. And we owe America, this great land that allows us to take hold of these opportunities.
Like I said, I don’t hold other conservative sites under too much scrutiny over their choices. It’s easy for people to point fingers when we’re not the ones paying their bills or supporting their families. I just wish there were more who would make the bold move. Today, only a handful of other major conservative news outlets have broken free from the Big Tech teat. Of course, we need help.
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