Wednesday, January 8, 2014

How to fix the problem of income inequality

What if the Republican party in the House took income inequality seriously? (Don't laugh.)

Why, they would pass the Harrison Bergeron Equality Act of 2014, giving the government unlimited power to ensure that every citizen of the United States have exactly the same income and exactly the same wealth as every other.

There. Problem solved. And how could anyone object to something so manifestly fair and just? It would fly through the Democratic Senate and surely be signed by President Obama – even though every Senator and the President would personally lose lots of money under the law, because they’re just that dedicated to the American dream of equality. Aren’t they?