Karmically, Don Boudreaux’s column in the Scaife-Tribune appears almost in unison with Krugman’s explaination of Boudreaux’s steppin-fetchitism
May 22, 2012 § 2 Comments
Donald J. Boudreaux, Koch House Nigger:
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation that would not only increase the monetary penalties on wealthy people who renounce their U.S. citizenship, but would also prevent such people from ever again visiting the United States.
The first word that comes to mind when contemplating Casey’s and Schumer’s proposed statute is “disgusting.” The second word is “scary.”
“Do not Casey and Schumer act as if Saverin is an American serf? Do not these elected representatives of an allegedly free people wish to tie down productive Americans to a particular manor (the United States)? Do not these politicians arrogantly presume that the fruits of American entrepreneurship and effort belong first and foremost to the lords of the manor, sitting in their gaudy thrones on Capitol Hill?”
Paul Krugman, not a Koch House Nigger:
I think there’s a process going on here, in which wealth and power creates a bubble in which people are so eager to please the paymasters that they lose any sense of what it sounds like to those not already answering to the same paymasters.
You can see the same thing with Grover Norquist’s comparison of anyone trying to stop wealthy Americans from using abandonment of citizenship as a tax dodge to Nazis…Right-wing apparatchiks, living in their billionaire-funded bubble, can forget that not everyone shares their extremism; progressives don’t have that luxury.
Anyway, let’s be glad that we’re getting a better look at how the other 0.1% and its clients think.