Would you pay more for a car you knew was a lemon? Or pay full price for a jacket that was ripped? Of course you wouldn’t.
Then why are we even considering paying more for a government we know is broken? Because this isn't about going after the rich, my friends. This is about why we're going after them at all.
Why are we asking them to pay more for what we know is good money chasing bad? Because it needn't matter whose money we're talking about, really. It's all going to the same place: the government.
The same government now pushing the equivalent of a Chevy Impala with more than 100,000 miles on it, but the salesman swears is running just like new. That's just a lie. You know it, I know it, and the salesman — in this case the government — knows it.
But a good used car salesman knows how to deflect. To get your eye off that leaking gas tank or those shot pistons. No, a good salesman focuses you on those rich, Corinthian leather seats. Or diverts your attention to the car stereo.
"Now, that's a stereo," he says. And hearing the music, you forget the car's otherwise sorry tune. The government, politicians, work pretty much the same way. Deflecting the lemon they're selling and instead, focusing on the audacity of the customer who ain't buying.
The nerve of that guy. Something must be wrong with that guy. So we forget about the clunker, and wonder why the rich are opposed to buying the clunker. After all, it's all our clunker. They should do their part.
Never once considering that no matter how much money they give, how much we give, and how much more they give, how much more we give, same clunker, same loser, same lemon.
It's amazing. Even the sleaziest used car salesman couldn't get away with that. Yet – think about it — our politicians make a nice living doing just that. Imagine that.
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