Why the column on the wealth tax?
I was curious as to why someone would take the time to write an opinion piece about the horrors of a possible wealth tax for the super-rich which The Bee printed Sept. 9, until I did some research and found the author certainly had an agenda since he is a senior policy research editor for a “think tank” created and funded by the Koch brothers.
I suppose it’s fine for the “Liberal Bee” to run a propaganda piece for the super-rich, but at least the author should get correct what few facts he used to argue his position: “The wealthy also pay high rates on the income they earn from investing their wealth” was just one glaring inaccuracy I noticed, since the last I checked long-term capital gains were taxed at 15%.
It’s easy to explain why the Koch brothers would be against a wealth tax, and even easier to see why the author took the time to create such a biased opinion piece, since the Koch brothers in essence sign his paycheck. I’m just curious why The Bee would, out of the blue, print such a dubious thing.
– Steve Schmale, Fresno