On Monday, Fox Business’ Stuart Varney got- by his own admission- “hot under the collar” as he talked politics with a DNC superdelegate who voiced her support for Bernie Sanders and his socialist policies centered on the redistribution of wealth.
Varney was speaking with the DNC’s superdelegate Erin Bilbray. A superdelegate is a delegate that is free to support any candidate during the DNC’s national convention.
When Bilbray openly praised Sanders’ objective to “redistribute” the wealth earned by Americans, Varney couldn’t help but get flustered by the less-than-intelligent analysis offered by his guest.
“I really believe in his vision for the working class, expanding the middle class, and redistributing the income in this country,” Bilbray gushed.
“OK, alright, you’re going to take it off me and give it to somebody else. I got it. OK,” Varney seethed.
Bilbray tried to recover from the nosedive and insisted, “No, no, no, that’s not what I’m saying.”
However, Varney, a successful media personality and taxpayer, couldn’t help but connect the dots for the socialism-loving guest who believed “free” items magically appeared at no cost to others.
“Let’s not beat around the bush,” Varney said. “He is going to take it off me. I already pay 60 percent of my income in taxes and he wants more. Please, don’t confuse the issue, he is going to take it off me and give it to somebody else. If you think that’s okay, that’s fine with me. I don’t. Let me move on.”
Bilbray, however, would not move on and as Varney realized that he was doomed to listen to more idiocy, he gave an audible sigh.
Bilbray then explained that she is a middle-class mother and appreciates that Sanders has promised “free” college tuition for her children.
Seemingly understanding that “free” means “financed by others,” Varney rebutted,
“Okay. I’ve got six kids, nine grandchildren, and I don’t like paying 60 percent of my income in taxes, and I’m damned if I’m going to pay any more.”
As Bilbray tried to defend socialism as a morally responsible practice, Varney questioned the moral justification for taking from those who have earned their money in order to distribute it to that that have not.
“Do you think it is moral that I, as the father of 6, grandparent of 9, 67 years old, work five or six days a week, 12 hours every day, you think it is moral for me to lose 6 cents on every 10 cents that I earn, and Bernie Sanders and Hillary want more?” Varney questioned.
Rather than confront the question, Bilbray claimed that it as immoral that middle class people have to struggle while corporations make profits.
You know, the corporations that employ the middle class workers who get hammered with punishing taxation to provide money for the lower class people who rely upon the government for handouts to sustain their existence.
This exchange is illustrative of the kind of mindlessness that infests the left and the kind of “thinking” that causes people to believe that “free” government-provided goodies exist.
Nothing is created for free; somebody pays for it and those who are being asked to pay for the “freebies” for others are the very same people who will soon wonder why they’re working so hard for such little benefit. When that happens, the pool of “takers” will become bigger and bigger and those working for a living will feel an even greater strain than they are now.