Friday, May 11, 2007

The MSM Foster's Class Envy! The Steady Drip of Socialist Ideology

These seemingly innocuous little pieces we find in our MSM on a regular basis really do start to get on my nerves!

When I read headlines like this I always cringe. Not a bit of information in this article goes beyond the attention grabbing efforts of the reporter and publisher to extract the immediate emotional response to the classic old Saw that "The Rich Get Richer While the Poor Get Poorer!"

The steady drip of socialist ideology that is being purveyed by our MSM does nothing to contribute to the betterment of our society!

So! Take a look at the information the Canadian Press extracts from a report by StatsCan you would think that their exclamations are a simple fact!

Excerpt: "A new study says the gap between rich and poor is widening in Canada, appearing to confirm that the rich do indeed get richer while the poor get poorer."

"Statistics Canada found that inequality in after-tax family incomes has increased over the past 15 years."

They go on to make points about how the Tax System is Not to Blame and cite some comparisons: "The study says that while the tax-transfer system changed in many ways throughout the 1990s, it reduced income inequality by as much in 2004 as it did in 1989."

The article wraps up with some figures about the top 10% of earning families Vs. the "poorest" !

First of all just what is the definition of "Inequality" as CP has chosen to frame the issue? What is the assumption that is underlined by this statement? Are they saying that there is some underlying principle whereby incomes are assumed to be equal or that this is a natural order or that equality in income is somehow the objective our economic system or our society?
What the CP does is let us know that they are socialists who believe this and imply through their context that in fact this is the way things are! Pure socialist propaganda!

Second - The inference in their remarks about the "Tax System" continue this theme. There is no basis for the assumption that our system of taxation has anything to do with "Reducing Income Inequality"! This is another bit of socialist mindset that most would recognize as right out of the little red books of the Marxist/Leninist school of economics. And CP delivers the assertion without a qualm!

For those of us who have not been brainwashed by the Trudeaupean ideology the FACT that we live and work in a Free Market Economy has not been lost! Those Taxes we pay are supposed to be used for the Administration of the Nations Business for the Protection and Security of our Interests and to provide services that we have decided are incumbent on the government!

NOT to provide equality of Income!

The entire bent of the article seems to be completely oblivious to the fact that if incomes in any range have gone up it is In Spite of Increased Levels of Taxation!

So the top 10% of earning families have seen after tax incomes increase by 22% ! Well their effective tax rates have gone up right along with the income! What this tells us is the the market for well educated and highly skilled people demands those skills and will pay for them!

So the "Poorest" ( note how the piece does not identify what percentage of earners this represents) have seen a 11% drop! Well that's the market for uneducated and unskilled workers!

What CP isn't telling is the that all those in the middle who are working harder and may be making more money before taxes are getting nowhere! And that is BECAUSE of the Tax system!

The Writers and Publishers at Canadian press would love us all to believe in their socialist POV and buy into the idea that we are governed by the "principle" of state mandated Income Redistribution. They even have their supporters like Jack Layton, Gary Doer, Dalton McGuinty and and a host of other left wing political asses whose policies help to create even greater difficulty for that middle 80% of Canadian families.

But most of all CP lets us know without any doubt that their politics are what drives the way they present news to the public and their sympathies are NOT with the Canadian taxpayer but rather with the likes of these:


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