Skip to comments.Cal Thomas: Want a better life? Earn it
Posted on 06/20/2008 7:48:01 AM PDT by SmithL
"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death," said Auntie Mame. In today's political climate, a liberal Auntie Mame might say that life is a banquet, which the government must pay for and that those who can't afford a place at the table should behave like it was an all-you-can eat buffet.
This is the view of Sen. Barack Obama. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Obama expounded on the economic policies he would pursue as president. Among other things, he is concerned about the "winner-take-all" economy where, he says, "the gains from economic growth skew heavily toward the wealthy." Actually, the gains from economic growth can skew toward anyone willing to work hard and make personal and family decisions that improve their chances for success.
This is boilerplate wealth redistribution, an economic philosophy at the center of the former Soviet Union. Obama and Democrats wish to embrace it now in order to make more people dependent on government, rather than encourage people to rely on themselves and the opportunity America offers to most citizens, even illegal aliens. Guaranteed equal outcome is socialism.
America was built on and sustained by a "can do" spirit. Today, too many are taught a "can't do" spirit. They are told that because of factors over which they have no control race, class, poverty it is impossible for them to do anything for themselves and so they must increasingly rely on government. Government doesn't cure poverty.
It merely sets up barriers that ensure that too many poor people will remain locked in poverty. They are encouraged to vote for Democrats, if they want to keep receiving "benefits."
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Not fair quoting him — of course HE understood the Constitution. He darn near wrote it.
"It's pathetic what people give you..."
Bump to change my tagline...
Senate Housing Bill Requires eBay, Amazon, Google, and All Credit Card Companies to Report Transactions to the Government
live link next post. Everyone - call/email/fax your congresscritters THIS MORNING - and tell them this MUST NOT stand....Hitler must be spinning in his grave with envy.
Earn it? No. Give ME your money.