The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it. . . . The government has a right, the government and the people of the United States have a right to run the programs of the United States. Health, welfare, housing – all these things.
That's a quote from Keith Ellison, D-Minn, the other day as he called for the imposition of a $300 billion a year tax on the sale of stocks and bonds to fund his "Inclusive Prosperity Act." Ellison is one more in an endless line of Democrats who see the wealth of America as something to which the government has a right, allowing others to keep only what government decides that it does not need at the moment. Ellison believes that he would more fairly use this money to create prosperity for all by putting it to domestic health, welfare, and housing programs as well as "international sustainable prosperity programs."