12-17 New York's raising taxes!
Get those evil, rotten, rich few that still live in New York! Make them leave! Everyone knows that the world would be a better, happier place if everyone was poor. Who needs evil corporations that only pollute the world and create global warming that someday will burn us up into ashes!
(Of course, the ugly little fact that the world has been cooling since 1999 can't get in the way. Global cooling isn't near as exciting as heating up into a burning planet of flame. Not to mention that we can't expect people to believe environmentalists after they've been crying about global warming for the past decade and suddenly say, "Oops! The world is getting colder, not hotter. My bad!")
Evil corporations are also responsible for hiring innocent, naive, hard-working people who would surely quit if they realized what their evil corporations were doing to the planet, but so what? Punish the rich! Make them as poor as everyone else! But if that happens, who takes over?
Hmmm. Let me think a moment. Wait! I got it! The federal government can take control of meeting everyone's needs! Yes, that's it!
It doesn't matter that Russia (the former Soviet Union) tried that and is the "former" Soviet Union. Or that Cuba has done that. How many cars can be bought from Cuba? When is the last time (other than "War and Peace") any relevant literature or culture came from Russia?
Socialism doesn't work! Communism doesn't work! Letting the free market work is the best way. Yeah, you get some dumb things like disco and the Dixie Chicks, but they never stay for long! You need a variety of people, rich included, to get a well-rounded country that works.