To compare the ideas and philosophies of liberalism and conservatism in a most simplistic manner, it is often said that conservatives venture for equity in opportunity and liberals endeavor to guarantee equity in outcome.
That doesn’t fly with the constituents of liberalism, however, and the explanation most definitely emanates from a conservative mind.
The liberal assertion is, if there was equity in opportunity there would be equity in outcome. Talent and effort be damned.
Since there certainly is not equity in outcome, they need to fix it. It of course, is the tax code which determines how much government can legally steal from its citizens.
Since America has many losers willing to stand with the weight of democracy behind their favorite government mobsters, uninitiated and uninterested in embracing American culture for their own benefit, they happily sit and endure the vicarious thrill when their chosen thugs plead to get the rich.
Like crackheads after the elusive high, these voters are immediately oblivious of their folly and definitively have caused there situation to be that much more dire. Once armed with their vote, the Democrat politician is on to pursue his own drug like a pimp discarding his used up whore.
The Democrat politician’s drug of choice is power, and acquiring it at any cost is his demon. Unfortunately, it is the American people who pay.
Patronizing their constituency and feigning concern, Democratic presidential candidates continually invoke fair and fairness in obsequious sales pitches demonstrating not even a hint of guilt or remorse. Fairness is of course defined as, take from the rich, give to the poor.
You have to wonder if they have ever tried to match up their rhetoric with historical fact.
Social Security is an insolvent fiscal disaster.
Great Society policies promised to elevate the poor, instead, indentured generations to government support, and destroyed families by distributing benefits more generously to single parent homes motivating families to split.
Blacks have been hardest hit. Wonder why African-Americans make up a disproportional population in U.S. prisons? Jesse and Al will tell you white racism, but their wrong, the culprit is white stupidity.
As for taxes, there is nothing more despicable than encouraging their increase.
Even if you’re a poor moron you could figure out raising taxes is bad. Here’s a question, now this is only for the poor morons if I take more of the money you earn the harder you work, are you going to work harder or less hard? If you said harder you’re not a poor moron, you’re retarded.
Nobody wants to give away their money no matter how wealthy they are, and when they do decide to embrace philanthropic pursuits they want to do it on their terms not by government’s decree.
So what happens when taxes are raised?
The hard working talented people who are keeping this economy going by creating jobs, providing tax revenue, developing new technology, making new inventions, and giving managers and workers opportunities to increase their skills and their value, are motivated not to do it anymore.
The more government taxes, the more negative motivation.
Government revenue goes down.
Unemployment goes up.
Poor people are hurt the worst.
So the next time you see 8 Democrats on television debating issues in an effort to obtain the highest office of the land, remember, crack is an addictive and debilitating substance.
The only thing worse than that is power.
Copyright 2007 Jim Pontillo