If you have scary nightmares about a Hillary presidency, it's fitting that on Halloween's eve you sit down, have a drink, and try to imagine a Breck Girl presidency. Here's just a small sampling of the idiocy that will be heaped upon the American taxpayer if she ever gets elected....
John Edwards says if he's elected president, he'll institute a New Deal-like suite of programs to fight poverty and stem growing wealth disparity. To do it, he said, he'll ask many Americans to make sacrifices, like paying higher taxes.
Edwards, a former Democratic senator from North Carolina, says the federal government should underwrite universal pre-kindergarten, create matching savings accounts for low-income people, mandate a minimum wage of $9.50 and provide a million new Section 8 housing vouchers for the poor. He also pledged to start a government-funded public higher education program called "College for Everyone."
"It is central to what I want to do as president to do something about economic inequality. I do not believe it is okay for the United States of America to have 37 million people living in poverty," he said in a meeting with Monitor reporters and editors this week. "And I think we need, desperately need, a president who will say that to America and call on Americans to show their character."
At every stop, Edwards said, he tells voters he'll ask them to sacrifice. Asked to describe what he means, he described his plan for increases in capital gains taxes, saying taxes on "wealth income" should be in line with those on work income.
"I think if we want to fund the things that I think are important to share in prosperity, then people who have done well in this country, including me, have more of a responsibility to give back," he said. Later, he added: "There are no free meals."
A couple of points if you don't mind:
-Of course he'll demand higher taxes. It's what democrats reflexively do...take as much money as they can away from the productive and give it to the lazy, stupid, and shiftless.
-Government-funded pre-kindergarten? The subversive "Government-is-Your-Friend" indoctrination can never start too early in the lives of impressionable young Americans. Edwards wants to government to get ahold of your child's mind before you do.
-Minimum-wage employees are already being paid at least twice what they're worth to their employer. Of course forcing employers to pay their entry-level, unskilled, immature, workers $9.50/hour or 2-3 times what their labor is worth, is a tried-and-true vote-buying scheme that appeals to the unambitious, uneducated, and lazy. Or as I like to call them...the democrat base.
-When people don't have any personal investment in their own property or housing, they don't take care of it...why should they? Having taxpaying Americans provide fabulous homes for indigents encourages them to not hold a job, improve their skills, or advance their education. In short, it perpetuates the very poverty that it is designed to alleviate....but of course that's exactly what democrats want...as many Americans dependent on them for their existence as possible.
-He wants to do something about economic inequality. Why not tell poor people to get another job? How about telling them to stay in school? stay off drugs? get married? don't have children you can't afford? work hard and earn promotions? You see it's not about equal opportunity as they annoyingly bleat about, with democrats, it's about equal outcome. We already have equal opportunity and some succeed and some don't...nothing more needs to be done about it. But that doesn't get entitlement-minded vagrants to vote democrat. Taking money from productive achievers and doling it out to lazy reprobates...that's what creates democrat votes.
The best costume this year would have been John Edwards with the seal of the president on his breast pocket.....real scary!