Okay, I’m not sure what Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is thinking here.  How is it a good idea to imbue the already far too powerful and almost universally distrusted IRS with “super duper enforcement” powers to ensure her wealth tax is implemented?

Further, “super duper,” really?  She’s interviewing to be President of the United States of America, not president of the fifth grade.

The Daily Caller reports:

Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised “super duper enforcement” to ensure the implementation of her proposed wealth tax.

Warren made the comments during a New Hampshire Public Radio event hosted by Laura Knoy along with NHPR’s political reporter Casey McDermott.

. . . . Warren, in a move reminiscent of former President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” remarks, made the case for her wealth tax in part by claiming that wealth gained in America was wealth that was necessarily built with the help of others.

“I guarantee, if you built that fortune here in America, you built it at least in part using workers all of us helped pay to educate,” she said. “You built it at least in part, getting your goods to market, on roads and bridges all of us helped pay to build. You built it at least in part protected by police, firefighters — all of us helped pay the salaries.”

So apparently her logic goes like this: Since “you didn’t build that,” nothing you have or earn is actually yours. It all belongs to the collective, to the state.  Indeed, according to communist ideology, people—the workers, i.e. “labor”—also belong to the state; this is why they believe in, as a Denver Councilwoman put it, “community ownership of land, labor, resources, and distribution of those resources.”  You and all your stuff are belong to us.

Upon establishing that nothing you have is actually yours but instead belongs to the collective, to be administered by the state, the next logical step is to have a means of enforcement that is, in Warren’s world, “super duper enforcement.”

The Daily Caller continues:

Warren addressed concerns with failing wealth taxes in some European nations, explaining that because the threshold was so high — focusing only on individuals with amassed wealth over $50 million — enforcement would necessarily be less complicated and more effective.

Touting “super duper enforcement,” Warren then outlined a plan that included partnering with foreign governments to track those who would be subject to the wealth tax whose money was being held in other countries.

You can watch the full interview here.

Does she imagine this “super duper enforcement” shtick is somehow endearing or cute?  Is she, from her elitist perch, attempting to reassure we uneducated rubes in deplorableland that it’s okay because Mommy is in charge and she has “super duper” powers?  It’s all very confusing and just plain strange.

Twitter went wild with this bizarre statement.

The whole thing is so absurd that it reminded a lot of people of the comedy classic Animal House.

Ridicule is perhaps the best response to the ridiculous.


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