Skip to comments.Why America is Increasingly Divided (And James Madison Would Have Predicted It)
Posted on 11/07/2018 9:41:58 AM PST by Pining_4_TX
In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge famously said that the chief business of the American people is business. Today, however, this could be reworded as the business of the American people is redistribution. And government redistribution of income and wealthviolations of personal property rightsis tearing apart the social fabric of the country.
Today more than half of Americans receive more money from government transfer* programs than they pay in federal taxes. When a majority of people benefit, on net, from government transfers and its growth, a tipping point is reached where pulling back is increasingly difficult, if not politically impossible.
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― Frederic Bastiat
I work because I want nice things for me and my family.
I vote Democrat because I want the Democrat politicians to steal some money for me. Sure, they keep some of what they steal, but I get some, too.
Is it OK for me to steal from my neighbor if I give half of what I steal to another neighbor?
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