Party conference season must be around the corner. With the LibDems diving in the polls, Nick Clegg has popped up to announce that an “emergency tax” on the rich is necessary as “an extra contribution towards the national effort” and in order to “ensure that British society remains cohesive”.
Some statists of course believe such drivel, that “a contribution” to society isn’t being polite and friendly to others, investing your wealth and working hard to provide what others want. Instead, it’s being looted by Leviathon. Anarchy dawns if bureaucrats don’t take and spend most of our income.
If only Clegg’s motivations were so pure. He spills the beans on what’g going on when he says: “We took a calculated collective gamble as a party when we went into coalition and clearly it has turned out to be a lot harder and a lot tougher than any of us could have anticipated at the time. We have lost a significant amount of support in the opinion polls, I have lost a significant amount of support.”
That’s what it’s all about. He’s trying to save his own skin and he’ll demand that the State violently loots the productive to make it happen. Like all natural politicians, Nick Clegg is a disgusting, wicked man.