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"Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules."Gee, that sounds really good... but what does he mean?
What's doing a "fair share?" If I have a protected job that lets me goof off for several hours, have I done my fair share simply by being someplace for eight hours? If I'm a businessman who works 14 hours per day for 6 days per week, is that a "fair share"... even if I get paid more? What if I invest my after-tax earnings in risky business ventures and some of them return big profits for me? Have I done my "fair share" by building up those businesses and creating lots of jobs with the infusion of my money, or am I "not playing by the same rules" as someone who spends their extra money on beer and gambling or drugs?
Yes, Mr. President, it sounds really good... this "fairness doctrine" of yours... but I'm still having trouble with your concept of fairness. Do you mean that the results for every person should be pretty much the same regardless of effort or risk or achievement?
Or do you mean that everyone is required to do as much, risk as much, and achieve as much as everyone else? No, that's not likely.
No, Mr. President, I think your idea of "fairness" is that if you do more, risk more, and achieve more... you should have more taken from you.
By the way, I'd like to have one of your limos and maybe one of your smaller helicopters.