This is hilarious. In a good way!
The budget plan of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) reduces the safety net for the unemployed to prevent them from living lives of “dependence and complacency, that drains them of their will and incentive to make the most of their lives.”
Oh noes! We CAN’T have that! It would be just terrible.
But while we’re helping all those poor unemployed people live more productive lives, we should also be helping the wealthy too. It isn’t fair to neglect them!
This sounded reasonable:
raise the inheritance tax, so that heirs must work, and the tax on capital gains, so that people who depend on investment income must work. Otherwise [they could fall prey] to increased indolence and reduced incentives to assist the growth of the economy.