Liberal Economic Guru: “Death Panels and Middle Class Taxes Are How We Do This”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Death and taxes. The liberal plan for America doesn’t get any simpler than that.

Paul Krugman is the spend-and-spend economic guru of liberalism. From his perch at the New York Times, he insists that the government can spend infinite amounts of money because debt is just a word that Republicans made up. And that’s well and good, but though Krugman plays the court jester of the national debt, he does know better.

Like the rest of the left, he has an agenda. He knows that the bills for the welfare state will eventually come due and that this will represent an opportunity to dramatically reshape the country.

My vision, how I want it to be done is, we’re going to need more revenue, we’re going to need more and probably in the end, surely in the end will require some middle class taxes . We won’t be able to pay for the kind of government the society will want without some increase in taxes… on the middle class, maybe a value added tax… And we’re also going to have to make decisions about health care, doc pay for health care that has no demonstrated medical benefits . So the snarky version… which I shouldn’t even say because it will get me in trouble is death panels and sales taxes is how we do this.

Middle class taxes were always on the table since the real goal of the left is the destruction of the middle class. The so-called taxes on the rich are just the appetizer for the real deal. There aren’t enough of the rich around to even pay the tip for big government’s all-you-can-spend restaurant bill.

Push enough people out of the middle class and into the lower class and use them as a weapon against the rest of the middle class. Then force government health care on everyone and you get to fine tune when your citizens stop living, which will take central planning to a whole new level.

  • John Joe

    But Daniel, the Death Panels are working beautifully in the UK National Health Service. In the UK, Death Panels are known as the "Liverpool Care Pathway", after Liverpool University that devised it. Yes, it's Hard Leftist academics who came up with it. They've killed so many people so far. Think of the savings, man! Where's your head?!
    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-an

  • JacksonPearson

    Keynesian wacko Paul Krugman just vindicated Sarah Palin. She was heavily criticized by the MSM when she made the "Death Panels" comment. We all knew she was right….so thanks Paul!!!!

  • patron

    Of course Krugman's solution avoids
    reigning in trial lawyers from suing doctors out of business
    ending welfare subsidies to heroin junkies and crackheads
    propping up Fannie Mae because they have corrupted the Democratic Party
    stopping Presidents from taking $20 million Christmas vacations

    That would be too draconian

  • Bill Speers

    Once the money runs out and the debt is high enough, most of us will be in a panic to get out of the hold we’ve dug for ourselves.

    Then it will be time for the Man on Horseback to make his appearance. At that point, we probably will have a clear picture of what the Democrat Party actually stands for. Unfortunately it will be too late.

  • pagegl

    Sometimes I wonder if the solution used by a small group in Vince Flynn's Term Limits is what is needed. Not that I'm suggesting it, but it seems like it may be the only alternative the left leaves to us.

  • Ghostwriter

    Now Mr. Krugman is becoming repulsive.