With Donald Trump in the White House, perhaps as a nation we can finally do away with the notion that wealth is somehow a vice, and poverty is somehow a virtue. With the exception of those who inherited their wealth (or obtained it illegally), a person’s wealth is a reflection of nothing more than how many voluntary transactions they’ve created. And shouldn’t people be able to enjoy the wealth they’ve created?
A number of liberals out there don’t seem to think so. They seem to think that it’s greedy for people to want to enjoy the wealth they’ve created – but not greedy for them to want the government to take >50% of it for the rest of “society.” With that being said, would liberals also have a problem with people sharing their wealth with their children? Apparently, yes:
Emma Tapping shared a photo of her Christmas tree on social media and couldn’t believe the backlash she got. Tapping was accused of “bragging” and of being “materialistic.” She was also called downright “disgusting” for spoiling her children.
The tree housed more than 300 gifts that piled high, nearly cloaking the entire thing. Tapper defended her decision to shower her children with gifts on Facebook.
“I LOVE christmas I LOVE spoiling my kids in the festive season and I work damn hard to make sure it is every bit as amazing as it can be,” she wrote.
Tapping sat down with Inside Edition and confessed that her daughters get 85 presents each and her son receives about 30.
The mother claims that she searches for presents all year long, looking for bargains, discounts, and deals. During the segment, she found a box of LEGOs for 40 percent off. Nevertheless, the total costs of the presents exceeded $2,000.
Tapping said she would do it again in a heartbeat.
“I wouldn’t let anybody tell me how to spend my Christmas with my children,” she said. “Who doesn’t want to make their child smile at Christmas?”
What do you think? Greed run amok or just liberal jealousy? Let us know in the comments!
H/T Little Things