Nothing spends like other peoples’ money! And as England’s Lady Margaret Thatcher once said, “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”
“Socialism has failed wherever and whenever it has been tried. Much of the world realizes this. With socialists, it is always the people rather than the system that is the cause of failure. But socialists refuse to acknowledge that the laws of economics are not revocable and cannot be legislated, regardless of how hard they try to behave otherwise.” – Quoting W.A. Beatty in his article ‘Socialism, Obama, and America’s Future’ @AmericanThinker.com.
Government subsidies are part of socialism and running amuck for such as corn, tobacco, wheat, milk, lamb meat, livestock assistance, windmills, solar, rural electrification loans and loan guarantees, rural telephone loans and loan guarantees, public television, state library programs, AMTRAK, General Motors labor, Asian elephant conservation, rhinoceros and tiger conservation, Wildlife Without Borders – Latin America, the Caribbean and Mexico and refugee and entrant assistance programs to name just a few. There are a total currently of 1607 funding programs from our federal government to be precise, totaling $1,974,042,215,000 (that’s trillion, baby)! And there are only our surviving businesses and those of us still working to pay for it all. There are the takers (most of whom are directly or indirectly being created by government actions) and the givers.
Of course, many of these ‘government programs’ are legitimate to questionable, but among them are a lot of this fat, political chicanery and socialist nonsense which is dis-incentivizing and eroding the American spirit to strive upward, in addition to endless laws, regulations and taxes which are emptying the coffers of businesses and our taxpaying citizens’ pockets.
It should really tick off taxpayers that every time an elected legislator or president, or their appointed minions in countless agencies and bureaus throw our money to the winds for endless great sounding programs ‘for the people,’ they are actually ingratiating others in exchange for political support while inadvertently chopping off the hand that feeds us.
Socialists are parasites. They rely on the fruits of others through Big Gov’s freebies and re-distribution is their game.
The Democratic Party has for decades rolled on a social bent delivering on promising programs and outright free money that conversely has dealt much harm to American freedoms and our necessary healthy commerce. Understanding this has made it pretty easy for a lot of sensible people to follow the Republican Party.
And, of course, the age old charge against the GOP has been that they are for BIG business. Most of us have typically thought of that as an exaggeration in the vernacular of business versus labor understanding full well that America runs on healthy businesses and their employees successfully profiting from their ventures which generates directly or indirectly all the taxes that pays for all of Big Gov’s spending. An aside is in order here: It turns out that charge about the GOP backing Big International Corporations (even at the expense of smaller businesses and our nation’s best interest) is spot on and up front in the news currently with GOP leaders almost giddy about usurping their Constitutional responsibility to negotiate international trade to the man in the White House who is demanding he get his hands on it for exclusive negotiating power. The same man with the poker face who will lie about most anything and couldn’t negotiate his way out of a wet paper bag, but however, his strings are adroitly being pulled by very devious puppeteers who intend to use ‘Free Trade’ as their launching platform to finish off our sovereignty as the United States of America and turn us into a member state of a world government run by unaccountable, unelected global elitists who know best for everybody about everything. Check the facts not political narrative. Start with the above link and see other links on that website. The GOP is fixing to do something very deceitful and stupid and probably fatal for American sovereignty! Again, check the facts!
A FATAL TENDENCY OF MANKIND
Frederic Bastiat pointed out over 100 years ago in his classic book ‘The Law,’ “Self-preservation and self-development are common aspirations among all people. And if everyone enjoyed the unrestricted use of his faculties and the free disposition of the fruits of his labor, social progress would be ceaseless, uninterrupted, and unfailing.
“But there is also another tendency that is common among people. When they can, they wish to live and prosper at the expense of others. This is no rash accusation. Nor does it come from a gloomy or uncharitable spirit. The annals of history bear witness to the truth of it: the incessant wars, mass migrations, religious persecutions, universal slavery, dishonesty in commerce and monopolies. This fatal desire has its origin in the very nature of man—in that primitive, universal insuppressible instinct that impels him to satisfy his desires with the least possible gain.”
WHAT WE NEED TO DO
We must find ways of reaching out to the uniformed and clueless about reality and our real threat of doom as a sovereign nation before it’s too late. We must study issues, inform others, follow the Freedom Indexes for the U.S. Congress at TheFreedomIndex@JBS.org and for the state of Idaho at IdahoFreedomIndex.com and fire elected officials who are not following our rule of law through the Constitution. There is no other way to right our absolute mess. Presidents, congressmen and senators created this boondoggle we’ve become and they must pay for it by ending their political careers and be replaced with real accountable patriots who understand the Constitution and take their oaths to it seriously. Our trust and our Constitution have been violated for too long! And socialist be damned!