Skip to comments.Liberalismís Robin Hood And His Baby Boomer Generation Of Merry Men
Posted on 05/08/2005 7:35:09 PM PDT by leepbutler
Liberal Democrats love to portray themselves as the modern day Robin Hood, where the fictitious protagonist robbed from the rich and gave to the poor, who were really just the followers of his crusade, but thats not to say they werent needy, simply that they were his chosen minions.
Modern day liberalism is a self-aggrandized bizarro Robin Hood who robs everyday working American families through taxation to secure that collected revenue for the government to be disseminated to the masses at their discretion.
In honor of reality, thats more akin to Jesse James and his train robbing brethren than the original Robin Hood. Robin Hood and his band of merry men, robbed the tyrannical government; the rich, that suppressed its people in virtual slavery; the poor, of the riches it had confiscated from them.
Modern day Robin Hoodistic liberals havent seen a tax increase they dont like in their incessant desire to accumulate as much government wealth as they can possibly amass to be disseminated to the masses as they see fit. That oppressive collection of tax revenue creates the very governmental environment that Robin Hood was fighting against.
New York Times liberal columnist; adding the qualifier liberal was simply for posterity, Nicholas D. Kristof wrote in a recent column, As a baby boomer myself, I can be blunt: We boomers wont be remembered as the Greatest Generation. Rather, well be scorned as the Greediest Generation.
Let the record show that the baby boomer generation is the heart of the liberal movement that has worked to unravel the very moral fiber that has held this country together since it was founded so many generations ago.
Kristof was referring to the socioeconomic destruction that our children and grand children will be burdened with only a few short years down the road that will be generated through the current high administrative costs of entitlement programs such as Medicare, Social Security, the prescription drug benefit, and the liberal push for universal government healthcare that the baby boomer generation is so enamored with.
We boomers are also preying on children in a more insidious way, Kristof points out. Were running up their debts, both by creating new entitlement programs and by running budget deficits today. He continues later referring to a study commissioned by the Treasury Department, The study found that we face a present value fiscal gap - the excess of expected payments over expected revenue - of $51 trillion. Thats 11 times our official national debt and also greater than our total net worth, meaning that in some sense were bankrupt.
Bankrupt? Every time the President even breathes the word bankrupt, not to mention him saying that Social Security is facing a crisis, media elitists go apoplectic. Yet, heres Kristof telling his liberal boys in Robins hood brethren that their entitlements are bankrupting our childrens future.
Its still amazing how liberal Democrats and the media dont see the mendacity in claiming that there is no crisis in Social Security when just a few short years ago Clinton and his merry men were criss-crossing the nation talking about the crisis that existed in Social Security.
Even Al Friar Tuck Gore campaigned on the issue of the Social Security crisis by proposing a lock box for the collected revenue. That idea scared millions of Americans who cringed at the thought of their money going into a locked box where Friar Tuck held the key and his buddy Robin could more easily raid its contents for his minions.
Media elitists have endlessly denigrated President Bush as he has toured the nation spreading his aspiration of empowering everyday working Americans with the ability to have a key to their own Social Security savings lock box that would be personal accounts. But since Friar Tuck wouldnt hold the key, Democrats continue to fight the idea.
Plus, they are against the private accounts because adding that benefit to Social Security would indelibly tie reform of the program to President Bush and his legacy and Democrats will extinguish their political futures to prevent that from happening.
Look at what liberal elitist E. J. Dionne wrote about the President, Bushs plan is still not a plan, just a few ideas. No joke! Maybe Mr. Dionne could explain why then his media counterparts keep creating news stories for themselves by using data from polls they generate by asking Americans if they support the Presidents plan to privatize Social Security?
President Bush has even relented and agreed to a stipulation of most liberal agendas where the rich pays for benefits provided to the poor through indexing the future payouts going to the more affluent contributors to the program.
Supporters say the proposal would eliminate 70% of future deficits facing the program while at the same time making the system even more of a welfare program.
Those two facts should make Democrats happier than actually being in Sherwood Forest, but instead they are incensed, even outraged! How could that hog tying, brush clearing, pick-up truck drivin Texan turn their own liberalism against them spawning dissention among the ranks!
Mr. Dionne attacked some of his fellow Democrats who might see an opportunity to compromise on the issue saying, Democrats who go along become enablers of a game being played with a stacked deck. Yeah, but you brought the cards and made up the rules. Check mate!
Remember, in Sherwood Forest the greedy government was the enemy and Robin Hood and his merry men fought to end its oppressive intrusion into their lives and burdening taxation. In modern day America, we may need Jesse James to rob the train carrying liberal Robin Hood and his spoils back to his haven in Washington D.C. just to save us.
But watch out for Friar Tuck, hes crazy man!
The left is all about distortion. They conveniently forget that the Nazis were socialists and are now waging a campaign of making Jesus Christ into the first socialist.
Wrong, wrong, wrong! Robin Hood took from the government and gave to the poor. Stupid libs, can't even get the facts right.
Sounds to me as if Kristof has lined his nest already. Doesn't need anymore.
Therefore, he wants to toss scorn on all his liberal allies who are trying to get a piece of the action.
Where are Dennis Moore and his horse Concorde when you need them. "He robs from the poor and gives to the rich..."
What do you mean "we"?
The study found that we face a present value fiscal gap - the excess of expected payments over expected revenue - of $51 trillion. Thats 11 times our official national debt and also greater than our total net worth, meaning that in some sense were bankrupt.
Gives one an idea of Robinhood's future tax rate.
I realize what follows is heresy but here goes. The Greatest Generation is also the Greediest Generation. THEY are the ones that came back from WW2 and decided to break the piggy bank. THEY, NOT THE BOOMERS are the ones who pushed for increases in SS benefits, voted for Medicare, established the principle of endless deficit spending, demanded Medicare pay for their meds. The Boomers have been paying through the nose to cover those benefits, and as things stand look to see the system collapse just in time for their retirement.
You beat me to it.
Not only taxes, but one of the most dramatic shifts in wealth comes from corporations to trial lawyers in the US as they stick up American capitalism for spurious lawsuits.
The sustem is not going to collapse just in time for boomer retirement, but they are the ones who will pay proposed tax increases unless they understand that indexing is a better idea.
What'd you say? Friar Tucks?
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But the trial lawyers and the tort system in the US is bankrupting the same corporations that will pay the pensions and medical benefits of their employees. The lawyers and their families will be taken care of; but the average employee will be left out to dry.
It's all part of the same agenda and why the Dems are fighting so hard over judicial appointments.
I say we appoint Michael Shiavo to head the new Department of Elderly Termination. You make it to 65 and we throw you a big party, culminating in your send off to the next life. We won't need to worry about Medicare or SS Reform. Just kill em off.
It would be a hugh savings.
I like what the author Douglas Coupland called them: Guzzling Geezers. Remember that it was the "Greatest Generation" that kept sending Democrats to the House and Senate and voted full throttle for the "New Frontier" and "Great Society."
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