Tag: capitalism

Lottery Winner here!

Just days ago Obama gave a speech at Georgetown University addressing Christian Faith leaders, that sparked a little controversy. Here’s what he said:

“The top 25 hedge-fund managers made more than all of the kindergarten teachers in the country. When I say that, I’m not saying that because I dislike hedge fund managers or I think they are evil, I’m saying that you’re paying a lower rate than a lot of folks who are making $300,000 every year. You pretty much have more than you’ll ever be able to use in your family will ever be able to use. There’s a fairness issue involved here and by the way, if we were able to close that loophole, I could not invest in early childhood education to make a difference. That’s where the rubber hits the road. That’s Arthur where the question of compassion and I’m my brother’s keeper comes into play. And if we can’t ask from society’s lottery winners to just make that modest investment, then really this conversation is for show. If we can’t ask that much— [ applause ].”

You can watch if you’d like:

Apparently if you are successful in this country, you are a “lottery winner.” This statement immediately reminded me of Obama’s statement back in 2012: “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

This contempt that Obama has for success blows my mind! Fyi: Small businesses represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms. Since 1993, small businesses have generated 64 percent of new jobs, and they have also paid 43 percent of the total United States private payroll” –SBA.

I find it fascinating that some believe the government should dictate when enough wealth is enough.  Or that the government is to decide whether or not you have reached a point where you can’t spend all the money you’ve earned. To empower government to decipher who has enough and who doesn’t -is dangerous territory and this has been done throughout history by ruthless dictators. I also am amazed by those who think the government should be involved in making everything ‘fair.’ Life isn’t fair. If you want something, don’t go to the government to get it, go get it yourself! You see, Obama could have said: “being born in America IS winning the lottery,” but he didn’t- he went after the rich, the wealthy, the successful-all in the disguise of Biblical principles (“I’m my brother’s keeper”-Jesus was not saying “have the government look out for you and the poor” he commanded us to look out for each other, because that’s what Christianity is all about-there was no reference to government involvement!) Obama wants everyone on the same playing field….and this….this is Socialism, this is a Marxism ideology-essentially a Utopian society where everything is equal and fair and all needs are met.

Sounds splendid doesn’t it, we can debate the theology of Marxism but essentially you have to examine the countries and dictators that have implemented this ideology. According to Karl Marx there are steps that must be taken in order to make Marxism a reality:

1) Revolution,2) Dictatorship of the Proletariat, 3) Destruction of the Capitalist State, 4) Liquidation of the Bourgeoisie, 5) Creation of Socialism, 6) Creation of the New Socialist Man, 7) Withering Away of the State, and 8) Emergence of Communism

Marxism’s intent was to due away with human nature, but human nature is not something that can be done away with, it is human nature to acquire, conqueror, achieve and create. You can ignore and deny these characteristics all you want, but it’s innate. Marxism eliminates human nature, as well as the middle class: “You must, therefore, confess that by “individual” you mean no other person than the bourgeois (anyone obtaining property), than the middle-class owner of property. This person must indeed, be swept out of the way, and made impossible.” (The Schwarz Report). To ignore the fact that Communism kills, is ignorance as well as a complete denial of history. Let’s not forget that millions and millions were murdered under Marxism ideology -Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, and Pol Pot…..were just some who admired and adhered to Marxism.

You see the problem with Communism/Marxism/Socialism…..is it eliminates the individual. America is about the Individual and the individuals right to life, liberty and the pursuit (not guarantee) of happiness. America empowers the one, and that one empowers another……

Taking what someone else has rightfully earned and giving it to another is not empowering to any of those involved….what is accomplished in this? A leg up? Perhaps….but not a way of life. Living off of others is not freedom-it’s bondage. Creating a society for any individual to climb to the top is what America offers with the acknowledgment that some journeys are more challenging than others. One may detest Capitalism, but it is the only system that allows for someone to go from having nothing to having something all in the name of individual liberty.

Yes, there are some that got those 6 numbers and a power-ball right, but for most Americans who found success…..they dared to dream, but not just dream- they took action.

For those who think Socialism is “just fine”

I have written about socialism before, it literally repulses every part of my body, because I believe it is totally anti-American. Though, I will freely admit the ability to climb out of poverty in this nation is more difficult than it has ever been, I still believe it is possible. One has a 5% chance of being born in America, a country that promotes freedom, dreaming big and individuality-so if you are an American the odds are already in your favor.

Many are trying to eliminate the ability to go from having nothing to having something. Removing the ladder that allows for those at the bottom to climb up, removing the “possible.” Why would you remove this ladder? My answer is simple-control. “Oh now calm down….ya done now gone and lost your mind,” you might say-I would say no, I am just an observer of history and noticing a circular trend, that always ends in a revolt. I have noticed though that this removal of the ladder to climb up- “socialism” is cloaked behind the term “fair.” This of course is intentional, because “fair” is far less obvious and intrusive than calling it what it is-despair. We have created a system where there is no incentive to try. With  thunderous cries of “take (steal through taxes) from the rich and give to the poor!” What is not realized  is this is creating a “why work, if you don’t have to” mentality? Welfare has hit record high levels, which is ironic because haven’t we had a war on poverty for the last 50 years??? Over 34% of Americans are now on welfare. Hmmmm and almost 50 million Americans living below the poverty line…..I think at this point we could call the “war on poverty” a load of crap! Why are so many living in poverty and why are so many on welfare? Though the mainstream media would say that the unemployment rate is down, and things are just peachy-they will not tell you that the unemployment rate only counts those receiving unemployment. For many unemployment runs out and they no longer are counted and those who have stopped trying to find a job are not counted in the statistics as well. Then it’s on to welfare. Half of America in now carrying the other half and this is creating a nanny state….where the government (tax payers) provides and no longer the private sector. I would also add that this actually isn’t hurting the rich….the ones getting hit the hardest in this new in-vogue way of thinking is the middle class, that’s right-you, me and the majority of those reading this.

Well, “Why isn’t the private sector thriving?”  Well, when you combine being hit hard by regulations and high taxes, (America has one of the Highest corporate tax rates in the free world) it’s much more cost effective to produce and manufacture outside of the US, thus creating job shortage. Please don’t say jobs are everywhere! My younger brother who majored in “Integrated Physiology,” (ummm not an easy degree!) with excellent grades, who’s a recent graduate, is having a helluva hard time finding work! Oh and for those that would say there has been job creation-yes-that job creation is mostly due in part to an increase in oil production and fracking done in the US…..both things that vehemently are hated upon by the liberal left.

If everything is fair, and everyone gets a 1st place ribbon….this knocks out the desire to be the best….I mean if everyone is the best-then in reality there is no best. This creates a society of no creation and no innovative thought, I mean, why shoot for the stars-if there are no stars? So in return we are all just a bunch of zombies….but hey now we are all “equal,” it’s “fair” and we are all on the same playing field and that’s what matters right? Forget the fact that this playing field over time will become barren, dried up and completely deteriorated because there is no production taking place. And, thus the vast majority now dependent on government. When you are dependent you are no longer in control and you are not free.

So the next time someone says “fair share,” realize what that means. It means no choice, no individualism, no creativity, no production, no dreams…..and I don’t know about you….but I am willing to do whatever it takes to hold that ladder up!