Fox News blames schools teaching "fairness" for support for a tax on the super-rich


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/02/06/the-mask-slips.html


#2

Man. Next thing you know they are going to teach kids to be nice to each other if they are of a different ethnicity.

Hell in a handbasket i say!

/s


#3

I wonder if the the ‘Fair and Balanced’ network will change it slogan because of this…


#4

It’s like that one book says, “All I really need to know to overthrow the capitalist machine I learned in Kindergarten.”


#5

“Capitalist and Balanced”

Or if they went all in with the truth:

“Capitalist and Fuck You”


#6

I don’t know whether to laugh, cry, or barf. Maybe all three.


#7

Breaking: Fox News says something stupid. Stay tuned for updates.


#8

Well, according to Fox News, it’s because “the idea of fairness has been promoted in our schools for a long time

It’s been promoted in our Bibles for even longer time! I demand Fox News should do something about this scourge of fairness immediately. Who knows what’ll happen if it spreads. Where’s Plutocrat Jesus when we need him?


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#10

One could argue that the Bible takes it even further than mere “fairness,” teaching that we shouldn’t begrudge other people getting a living wage even if they didn’t have to put in as much work to earn it.


#11

2g0g2z


#12

The main reason I am for “radical” plans like high taxes on extremely high incomes is that people like Fox News are against those plans.


#13

Modern Times FTW.


#14

Also, please notice that these guys talk about freedom a lot, but almost never talk about equality. In their version of America and the Constitution, equality is a marxist socialist plot to undermine God’s true Americans.


#15

But their main argument against taxing the rich is that it wouldn’t be fair.


#16

I kind of understand the argument, why is it fair to tax the wealthy more when they have earned what they earned?

So lets talk fair shall we? How about the 1% brings their 2.9 trillion tax shelter money back to the US? How about tax payers stop funding corporate welfare?


#17

Thing is, I tend to ignore any arguments against a tax on the super-rich if it’s coming from the super-rich, and chances are, if you’re an anchor (you can add an additional ‘W’ in front of that word for an appropriate homophone) or regular commentator on Fox News, you’re super-rich, so jog on.


#18

Nah, they make a pretty good living - compared to most people. But if Howard Schultz (to use a guy in the news recently blabbing about these things) were to wake up tomorrow with Fox News anchor money, he’s shit all over his Starbucks apron and possibly jump out a window.
These toads are really no different than a regular work-a-day chump bootlicking on Facebook about how tax is theft and some other dumb horseshit.


#19

It doesn’t have to make any damn sense, obviously! :exploding_head:


#20

“You know the saying: all’s fair in… NOTHING! NOTHING! (froth froth!)
-Fox “News”, Feb 6, 2019.

Hey… “Froth News”. I kinda like that.