2008 Democrat's Socialist Tax Rebate Program
Rained Out Baseball Game Refund
This is a reasonably accurate explanation of the tax rebate program now being debated in Congress. If you don't understand the Democrats' version of tax refunds, maybe this analogy will help explain it:
50,000 people went to a baseball game, but the game was rained out. A refund was then due. The team was about to mail refunds when a group of Congressional Democrats stopped them and suggested that they send out the ticket refunds based on the Democrat National Committee's interpretation of fairness.
Originally the refunds were to be paid based on the price each person had paid for the tickets. Unfortunately that meant most of the refund money would be going to the ticket holders that had purchased the most expensive tickets. This, according to the DNC, is considered totally unfair.
A decision was then made to pay out the refunds in the following manner:
People in the $10 seats will get back $15. After all, they have less money to spend on tickets to begin with. Call it an "Earned Income Ticket Credit." Persons "earn" it by having few skills, poor work habits, and low ambition, thus keeping them at entry-level wages.
People in the $25 seats will get back $25, because it "seems fair."
People in the $50 seats will get back $1, because they already make a lot of money and don't need a refund. After all, if they can afford a $50 ticket, they must not be paying enough taxes.
People in the $75 luxury box seats will each have to pay an additional $25 because it's the "right thing to do".
People simply walking past the stadium who couldn't afford to buy a ticket for the game will each get a $10 refund, even though they had not purchased a ticket. They need the most help. Sometimes this is known as Affirmative Action.
This should help you understand how socialists think.