Howard Dean's Socialism 101 Seminar

Howard Dean has another one of his psychotic episodes, this time on Larry Kudlow's show, first by spouting the usual Fox News hatred (which is becoming passé, as Fox is becoming more and more establishment). Anyone, here was his nugget of "wisdom:"

“You made a lot of money because you live in the United States of America,” Dean said. “We owe something to the government to grow up in this great country. And I’m tired of hearing people in the private sector talk like they don’t owe the government anything because we do. This is a great country because we all pay into it. It’s about time we all pay into it. It is not nonsense. You’re damn lucky to live in America and you ought to pay the right bill for it.”

So much here. First line:

“You made a lot of money because you live in the United States of America.”
 
That's true. Our system of free enterprise and personal liberty has created the conditions for amassing wealth.
 
 "We owe something to the government to grow up in this great country." 

We the people decided many years ago to form our government where the citizens live under the rule of law and the government forbidden to deny the people of certain inalienable rights (that was the idea, anyway). By having this government, yes, it must be funded by the citizens. However, to say owe the government is the wrong wording, but from Howard Dean's point of view, it's the correct wording. To him, we only have our freedoms and economic standing because the government allows us to have them. Therein lies the major disconnect between liberty and statism.

"And I’m tired of hearing people in the private sector talk like they don’t owe the government anything because we do."
 
Straw-man. NO ONE in the private sector is saying they shouldn't pay taxes. The debate is how much and how the money is used. 

"This is a great country because we all pay into it."
 
Wrong. That's not why this country is great, but regardless, we don't ALL pay into it. Forget the 1% vs. 99% nonsense, the real breakdown is 50/50. Half the country pays taxes, half does not. Howard wants the 50% that do pay taxes to pay more taxes.
 
"It’s about time we all pay into it."
 
Agreed. But he doesn't mean that.
 
 It is not nonsense.
 
*sigh*

"You’re damn lucky to live in America and you ought to pay the right bill for it.”
 
The rich don't pay enough taxes, cycle and repeat. The man is insane.