Most of the people I know understand why BHO’s economics don’t work. I actually had a discussion last week with a (liberal) fellow who either doesn’t understand or doesn’t want to.
Let me begin by repeating what Margaret Thatcher said, “The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”
Today, we have over 45% of the people in the country getting some sort of check from the government. Some of them are getting Social Security while others get some other sort of aid, welfare or other sustenance payments. A larger and larger portion of these people are saying that this is the way they want to live. Just getting by on what Uncle Sam gives them is enough. There is no desire to make themselves better or get ahead. Some governments in the world like this attitude because it makes the populace easier to control.
It doesn’t work forever. In order to support more people you need to raise taxes on those people who and companies that have money. At some point you either put the company out of business or they move offshore. At some point you can’t tax the people at a higher rate because they become too poor and become part of the impoverished class on the dole from the government. At some point there is no money or it is worthless and the government itself collapses.
Why do they (Socialist politicians) do it? Power and money. Remember that most of these folks don’t care what happens when they are gone so if the country goes belly up and there are bread lines in 30 years, who cares? Not them! In every Socialist country the ruling class slices themselves larger and larger pieces of the pie. Meanwhile they have made slaves of the people because the only way they can eat is to beg from the government. Now, suddenly you aren’t a car salesman you are a ditch digger. You, no not you, you! You are a sewer cleaner not a computer programmer. Oh, sorry Mr. Jones you are too old for the hip replacement, it costs too much.
Now maybe I’m ignorant or just plain stupid. The truth is I can’t understand why people don’t see the logic. Some say it will be OK until I die so who cares? Nothing can be done for these people. They will vote to keep their goodies. But younger people and those with children and grand-children have to see what BHO is doing to the future.
What do you call a beautiful woman on a bassist’s arm?
What’s the difference between a bass and an onion?
Nobody cries when you chop up a bass.
What do you call a bass player that only knows two chords?
A music critic.
What do a fretless bass and a lawsuit have in common?
Everyone is relieved when the case is closed.