Just when you think Leftists cannot get more inane, they get more inane.
From Patch.com (a Leftist/HuffPo-sourced site):
Wisconsin Lawmaker Wants to Drug Test Those Seeking Tax Deductions
by Feroze Dhanoa
Congresswoman Gwen Moore introduced the bill as a response to nationwide efforts by Republicans to drug test welfare recipients.
A Wisconsin lawmaker has introduced a bill in Congress that would require those seeking tax deductions to undergo drug tests as a response to nationwide efforts by Republicans to drug test social welfare recipients.
Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) introduced the Top 1% Accountability Act on Thursday requiring all those claiming itemized deductions in any year over $150,000 to undergo drug tests or take lower standard deductions. The Guardian points out the requirement would only fall on households with a yearly federal adjusted gross income of more than $1m.
Oh my, I cannot wait to respond to this.
The bill is a retort to Republicans in several states including Wisconsin where the recipients of certain welfare benefits have to undergo drug tests. In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker signed off on a rule in November to start drug testing welfare recipients and is currently suing the federal government to drug test food stamp recipients, as federal law prohibits states from imposing any additional eligibility conditions on food stamp recipients. He has even approved a rule which requires those seeking unemployment benefits to undergo drug tests. Walker has defended the requirements, saying they help ensure a drug free workforce.
And further, it ensures that for those who want Moar Free Cheese have at least some form of accountability.
But accountability is absolutely anathema to Leftists. This cannot be tolerated in the slightest.
“Free” should mean free of any responsibilities whatsoever.
Leftists make no differential between those who pay into the system — hosts — versus those who do nothing but take from the system — parasites.
No dispute exists that there are literally generational families who have done nothing but take from the system. Real, actual, honest human beings want to get off the System of Suck and become independent themselves. Generational parasites, enabled and promoted by Leftists and Demorats, not only do not desire independence but seek greater amounts of Free Cheese.
Then claim “victim status” when they are challenged.
When one receives Moar Free Cheese from the federal government — or a state or local government — there should necessarily be an attached responsibility for same. That something so simple as to be unaddicted is so vehemently challenged merely proves the depth and breadth of entitlement expectations in this country.
To the point where, as regaled above, the ridiculous, the Kabuki Theater, the insane, intrudes. Proffered by Leftists. When it’s stupid, when it’s unsustainable, when it’s beyond politically correct, when it’s dangerous, when it’s morally wrong, you can be guaranteed it’s an idea from Demorats and Leftists.
Again, the federal government believes, and worse, acts as though the dollars you make belong not to you, but to them, absolutely and incontrovertibly.
There are parasites in this nation who not only do not pay taxes, they acquire refund checks from the government. The nation has already reached a point where 45.3% pay no federal income tax whatsoever. Can you say “tipping point”?
Ladies and gentlemen, there are bad times coming. I suspect civil unrest; perhaps severe civil unrest. Just how that unrest is addressed and adjudicated will point the clear path for the future of this country. I believe it is not bombastic or immoderate to suggest that the fate of our nation will be decided in the next two years.
“If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people, whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution as the exigency may suggest and prudence justify.
— Alexander Hamilton