“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Obama the redistributionist succeeds in making everybody equally miserable

Obama the redistributionist has succeeded in creating a pathetic, European-style nanny-State out of America.....

From :USAToday -- Paychecks from private business shrank to their smallest share of personal income in U.S. history during the first quarter of this year, a USA TODAY analysis of government data finds.

At the same time, government-provided benefits — from Social Security, unemployment insurance, food stamps and other programs — rose to a record high during the first three months of 2010.

Those records reflect a long-term trend accelerated by the recession and the federal stimulus program to counteract the downturn. The result is a major shift in the source of personal income from private wages to government programs.

This country barely resembles anymore, the shining city on the hill Reagan talked about. Under Obama, the imperial federal bureaucracy increasingly punishes the private sector from which it ironically demands more and more largess to fund it's voracious appetite for other peoples' wealth. At the same time, it is creating hundreds of new regulatory agencies staffed by tens of thousands of underachieving, bureaucratic drones who produce nothing of value and who come into work each day solely to torment hard-working Americans with endless regulations and taxes. Perversely, these useless, unionized parasites enjoy the job security, lavish benefits, and absurdly high salaries that private-sector workers only dream about providing for themselves.

Obama thinks Americans will continue to toil tirelessly under his onerous authority regardless of how much of our earnings he takes away. At some point, however, there won't be anymore earnings because everybody will be on the government dole. Then where will the wealth come from?

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