The Shotgun Blog
Friday, February 06, 2009
Is Jeff Flake Robin Hood?
Depressed about the current political climate throughout the world, I
turned to YouTube videos of Congressman Jeff Flake to cheer me up.
This video isn't the Congressman at his most awesome, but he still is far more impressive than most politicians these days. The key point that he made was near the end, "this is the biggest shift of wealth from those who are less powerful to those who are more powerful."
People think of Robin Hood and think; take money from the rich and give it to the poor. They then try to apply this principle to government. But they forget that Robin Hood was not taking money from wealthy industrialists. He was taking back tax dollars that had been unfairly collected by a tyrannical monarch. Robin Hood, if he was real, was a leader of a tax revolt.
The truth is that government spending will benefit the ruling elite far more than anyone else. We need a new Robin Hood who will protect people's money from an ever growing and ever more tyrannical state.
"I turned to YouTube videos of Congressman Jeff Flake to cheer me up."
Don't you listen to music or play sports or something?
"We need a new Robin Hood who will protect people's money from an ever growing and ever more tyrannical state."
Ragnar Danneskjöld where are you?
"He wore a dark blue sweater and slacks, he had gold hair and a face of such shocking perfection of beauty that she stood still, staring at him, not in admiration, at first, but in simple disbelief" - Atlas Shrugged
Gold hair eh?
Posted by: Kalim Kassam | 2009-02-06 9:35:04 AM
Who is John Galt? Are you claiming the answer is Jeff Flake?
Posted by: Hugh MacIntyre | 2009-02-06 10:19:08 AM
No, that's a description of another golden-haired heartthrob, Rand's Robin Hood: Ragnar Danneskjöld.
It's from the scene where Ragnar visits Galt and Dagny for breakfast soon after she first arrives at Galt's Gulch.
Posted by: Kalim Kassam | 2009-02-06 10:42:56 AM
Ah yes, Ayn Rand had something of an obsession with blondes
Posted by: hughmacintyre | 2009-02-06 11:14:15 AM
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