I've just finished reading Hillary Clinton’s proposed economic plan to juice the economy. It's elegant in its simplicity -- tax the rich.
Breathtakingly bold while harkening back to generations of Democratic philosophy, this malignant concept punishes the doers, the builders, the risk takers and the savers and rewards the layabouts and the losers.
A key element of her plan is to increase the estate tax. Known as the “death tax,” this hateful levy steals money that you've managed to save that has already been taxed once when you earned it. This single issue may actually define a candidate more accurately than more complicated questions.
A person in favor of this vile tax will likely also be supportive of issues such as national health care, open borders, unlimited immigration, gun control and unions. Chances are excellent that this person is a “progressive” Democrat.
In 1916, a Presbyterian minister named William Boetcker published a pamphlet titled, “The Ten Cannots.”
A couple of good ones include: “You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich” and “You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.”
The Democrats should give it a read.
R.H. Gruy, North Litchfield Beach