It’s quite revealing that America’s merchant class has almost completely aligned with the left despite years of eager sycophancy from the mainstream right. What it largely reveals is a collective wager that what has always happened always will: i.e. the left will win.
That’s not exclusively the case, as some baked-in Bolsheviks have gotten themselves rich and remain Bolsheviks still. Though it has been demonstrated to my satisfaction that corporate America has fully dismounted the cultural fence and is throwing its formidable weight against the conservative dupes who have forever carried its water. That must be highly aggravating to water carriers. But it probably shouldn’t be.
Free enterprise isn’t nearly as conservative as people who hate conservatives have led them to believe. Grant me the latitude to destroy your culture in pursuit of my own personal gain just never really had the same pop as slogans containing the word “freedom.” As a result, what CEOs were actually requesting became significantly obscured in all the red, white, and blue haze.
But why hitch your corporate wagon to a malicious left, when conservative donkeys have long been eager to carry the load? If those donkeys are shuffling towards the abattoir, there’s a pretty obvious answer. Thus to protect the wildly lucrative franchises they have carved out under conservative political protections, businessmen are dumping conservatives. That may not feel particularly flattering, but no one licks a dead man’s boots. And until white conservatives start having babies and loudly demanding a future for them, they may expect their own footwear to remain tongue-free.
That’s not to say cajoling a coven of socialists isn’t risk-free for our amoral merchant friends. There’s definitely a working bargain on the table: businesses will subsidize and enforce the entire liberal social agenda, if liberals will tacitly renounce their historical inclination toward wealth and asset confiscation. It’s basically a political protection racket. As everyone knows, those are always fraught.
House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) has announced that the forthcoming budget blueprint will call for a 33 percent corporate income tax rate increase by hiking the rate from 21 percent to 28 percent.
A 33% increase? I thought such tax rates were what diversity departments and rainbow flags were supposed to forestall. Besides, didn’t we fire everyone on the SPLC hate list? Sometimes bargains change.
Let’s hear the perspective of mainstream conservatism…
Hiking the tax rate on American businesses will kill jobs, lower wages, and reduce new investment in America,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “Why do the Democrats want to damage American competitiveness and job creation?”
Who’s getting those American jobs, Grover? Does someone without a propeller attached to the crown of their skull care if another H1B Indian doesn’t get a new job in Seattle? Though to answer Norquist’s question, democrats are indifferent to damaging American competitiveness because America’s attractiveness isn’t graded by gross profit margin in their eyes. It’s graded by how much wealth and power their tribal constituent groups can extract from it. So why the hell should truckling white executives keep their billions when it can be redistributed to POCs? To impress your new political partners you better develop a better reason than “investment in America.” Pregnant Guatemalans are how the left invests in America.
Thus comes the first cracks in America’s corporate-communist coalition. Let us hope it lives to bring searing misery upon both parties.