It seems that angry rhetoric against the wealthy by Democrats is having an effect. Politico reports that New York lawmakers have received an email threatening to kill the wealthy if they let the “millionaires” tax sunset later this year. By the way, that “millionaires” tax applies to New Yorkers making much less than a million dollars per year.
“It’s time to tax the millionaires!” reads the email, according to WTEN in Albany. “If you don’t, I’m going to pay a visit with my carbine to one of those tech companies you are so proud of and shoot every spoiled Ivy League [expletive] I can find.”
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos reportedly received the email, as did Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari. The governor’s office did not tell the New York Daily News whether the governor himself received the email.
The email, with the threatening subject line of, “time to kill the wealthy,” was detailed and disturbing.
“How hard is it for us to stake out one of the obvious access roads to some tech company, tail an employee home and toss a liquor bottle full of flaming gasoline through their nice picture window into their cute house,” wrote the author of the email. (Read More)
The article goes on to note that the language used in the email is similar to the rhetoric coming from the Occupy Wall Street movement – the movement that has been embraced by the Democrat Party, the left wing media and the unions.
How is fomenting hatred against one class of citizens any different than the way Hitler fomented hatred against the Jews?
Update: Grandpa John linked – thanks!