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The Coming Conflict Between Those Who Produce And Those Who Take
The Economic Policy Journal ^ | 2-25-2012 | Robert Wenzel

Posted on 02/25/2012 2:57:29 PM PST by blam

The Coming Conflict Between Those Who Produce And Those Who Take

Robert Wenzel
Febuary 25, 2012

The conflict is coming to America, as a result of too much taxation and too much giveaways. Pat Buchanan explains:

The family, cinder block of society, is disintegrating, and along with it, society itself. Writes [Robert] Rector, "The welfare system is more like a 'safety bog' than a safety net."
Heritage scholars William Beach and Patrick Tyrrell put Rector's numbers in perspective:
"Today ... 67.3 million Americans – from college students to retirees to welfare beneficiaries – depend on the federal government for housing, food, income, student aid or other assistance. ... The United States reached another milestone in 2010. For the first time in history, half the population pays no federal income taxes."

The 19th century statesman John C. Calhoun warned against allowing government to divide us into "tax-payers and tax-consumers." This, he said, "would give rise to two parties and to violent conflicts and struggles between them, to obtain the control of the government."

We are there, Mr. Calhoun, we are there


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; class; economy; recession; riots; socialism

1 posted on 02/25/2012 2:57:34 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Uhhh...
History shows us that the parasites always win these conflicts.


2 posted on 02/25/2012 2:58:36 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

until they run out of other people’s money.


3 posted on 02/25/2012 3:03:04 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: blam
Obama and his hoard of moochers.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

4 posted on 02/25/2012 3:04:37 PM PST by Chgogal (WSJ, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Maine Mariner
I've read recently that there are more people in Maine on welfare than there are taxpayers.

How's that going?

Are the Somalians starting to assimmilate?

5 posted on 02/25/2012 3:05:56 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

The Billy Goats Gruff.


6 posted on 02/25/2012 3:10:06 PM PST by Irenic
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To: tcrlaf
"Uhhh... History shows us that the parasites always win these conflicts."

Yup. Our American culture is circling the drain. It's total demise won't be affected by any election.

7 posted on 02/25/2012 3:10:14 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: blam

The Solmalians are primarily in the Portland and Lewiston-Auburn area and I don’t follow the news there.

I am not sure about more people on welfare than taxpayers, but I can tell you we have a Tea Party governor and both branches of the state legislature held by Republicans. The first time since 1962. The governor and most of the Republican legislators are pro-business. The governor is promoting education reform and cracking down on welfare and workman compensation abuse.


8 posted on 02/25/2012 3:12:19 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Maine Mariner
Excellent.

We've made progress to.

We have our first Republican congress since the Civil War.

9 posted on 02/25/2012 3:15:22 PM PST by blam
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To: tcrlaf

[History shows us that the parasites always win these conflicts.]

I’ve been trying to figure a way out around this. I have a mini-industry of books I’ve written on these subjects “Surviving Civil War II”, “Going Galt”, “Biflationary Depression”. In each one I have a chapter on the parallels with Roman history, both in their fall into civil wars over slavery and their debasement of the money. The parasites win, but their march to destruction is consistent. We are in the ascendency of the crony elite stage.

Since we pretty much know what is going to happen, we ought to cut to the chase and short circuit some of it.
http://www.futunamics.com


10 posted on 02/25/2012 3:34:10 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: blam
REVOLUTION
11 posted on 02/25/2012 3:46:03 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: blam

The Makers and the Takers

I think there was a book about that with that title


12 posted on 02/25/2012 4:00:42 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: tcrlaf

Mainly because the takers will crawl back into their shells and wait for the environment to change again.


13 posted on 02/25/2012 4:06:10 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: DaxtonBrown

The way around it is for the makers to go galt. Hide in plain site. Just stop being productive until the “crisis” has passed.

Let it collapse around the ears of the entitlement zombies.

Then someday they can come out and help rebuild.


14 posted on 02/25/2012 4:08:15 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: DaxtonBrown

Linky no worky.


15 posted on 02/25/2012 4:17:19 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: blam

Today it’s about 50/50, Takers vs. Makers.

It’s not too late yet, but it’s close.

Four more years of Obama and it will be at leat 60/40 in favor of the Takers.
Then it will be all over.


16 posted on 02/25/2012 4:24:18 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Maine Mariner

Yep - and our governor is everything people thought Chris Christie was - but isn’t.

We have the real deal.

http://www.fourwinds10.net/siterun_data/peace_freedom/patriots_and_protesters/news.php?q=1311859352


17 posted on 02/25/2012 4:49:52 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: maine-iac7

We are fortunate.


18 posted on 02/25/2012 5:04:54 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Repeal The 17th; DaxtonBrown

He dropped a ‘r’

http://www.futurnamics.com


19 posted on 02/25/2012 5:49:30 PM PST by kanawa
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To: maine-iac7
I really like LePage.

You do have a winner there.

Every state will get one like him eventually.

20 posted on 02/25/2012 8:05:35 PM PST by blam
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