Skip to comments.The Dangers of Spreading the Wealth
Posted on 09/24/2012 8:59:31 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds
In this week's duel of "gotcha" recordings, Mitt Romney sounds callous toward those who have grown dependent on government programs. But President Obama may have more to fear from the latest reminder that he "believes in redistribution" of wealth.
After all, it was around this point in the 2008 campaign that a confident and cruising Obama campaign was put on the defensive after its candidate gave a revealing answer to a question posed by Joe (the Plumber) Wurzelbacher. "When you spread the wealth around," candidate Obama opined, "it's good for everybody."
Would a President Obama be as hostile to American free enterprise as those words suggested? We're nearly four years into the process of finding out. In retrospect, Americans would have been wise to look past his inspiring (but vague) calls for "hope and change" and study instead candidate Obama's economic philosophy. Recall that in a Democratic Party debate, Obama had expressed preference for hikes in capital gains tax rates "for purposes of fairness," even if the hike had the effect of reducing tax revenues.
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And, that's just their attack on the economic dimension of liberty!
Equally as destructive of liberty has been their ongoing effort to destroy the underlying philosophy of Creator-endowed life, rights and laws to protect them. They recognize that it is that concept which is most compatible with, and supportive of the freedom of individual enterprise, under the influence of a "benign" government (James Madison), which made America the most free and prosperous nation on earth, and the literal breadbasket of the world.
The "elitists" of the "progressive" movement recognized, as early as the late-19th Century, that in order to impose a "redistributionist" political order on the people of America, they would have to censor out and obliterate the ideas of freedom on which the Republic was founded.
When we check out the textbooks of America from its founding to the early- to mid-20th Century, we find the Founders' ideas being taught. From then to now, those ideas of liberty have been censored, effectively preparing the minds of several generations for government planning, control, and tyranny.
The Clinton/Obama campaign is just the result of that long, arduous, and determined effort to undo the Constitution's limits on government power and to bind the workers and achievers to the wishes of folks who believe they are smarter than the Creator and deserve to make the decisions for every citizen in America.
"Agriculture, manufactures, commerce, and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise." - Thomas Jefferson
"The enviable condition of the people of the United States is often too much ascribed to the physical advantages of their soil & climate .... But a just estimate of the happiness of our country will never overlook what belongs to the fertile activity of a free people and the benign influence of a responsible government." - James Madison
Think carefully before you agree with Obama.
We usually think of "redistribution" as taking from the rich to give to those who have less, like the poor.
But Obama may another plan well under way to redistribute our wealth. Obama wants to take all the wealth of America and leave us owing so much that we are bankrupt and our dollar worthless.
I am not an economist but it looks to me like Obama has already used debt like a weapon of mass destruction on future generations of Americans. America will be paying interest on its debt for generations into the future where the interest payments we make every year will be so large that we will not have the cash or tax base to run the country or generate wealth like we have done up to now. This will mean the end of the America you know. Obama has already won. We will shortly become a third-world country under the expected debt load.
Those who have grown dependent on government programs.
Wonder how many of them remember how it worked out in the C.C.C.P. ?.
Not only is such an idea is incapable of creating wealth for "redistribution," those in charge, as is evidenced by Obama and his cronies, can't even fairly apportion the mediocrity.
Ted Kennedy was asked that question on the Senate floor,
he stated “socialism’s never worked because it didn’t have us in charge of it before”.
I have come to the realization that the humanist socialists have an eschatology of their own,
and it involves everyone being “in the same boat” of poverty.
From what I have gathered when asking sheeperals about what’s going to happen when this debt & deficit causes the whole economy to crash, they state wistfully, “then we’ll all be in the same boat”, as if that were actually a PREFERABLE situation.
And Jane Fonda said the the only reason communism didn’t work was we didn’t embrace it.