A core difference between Democrats and Republicans is that Republicans suspect Democrats are closet Socialists (in a general sense).
It occurs to me that Obama’s legacy could be taxes and Welfare.
Consider this article: “Obama’s Tax Plan Is Really a Welfare Plan” by Peter Ferrara.
In addition, I offer you this timely, if not ironic quote (shared with me by Jim Scott):
“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom.
What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.” – Dr. Adrian Rogers /1, (1931 – 2005)
A setting of the stage, if you will.
Thomas Jefferson (see my prior posts: The Jeffersonian Model, Being Jeffersonian, Part I, and (the epic /2) Being Jeffersonian, Part II ) would likely frown over this because it falls outside the Democratic ideal.
And, Ayn Rand would have railed as she warned us of this in “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged” as they outlined her ideas around Objectivism.
“My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged 35th anniversary edition
Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
Brian Patrick Cork
1/ Adrian Pierce Rogers (September 12, 1931 – November 15, 2005), was an American pastor, conservative, author, and a three-term president of the Southern Baptist Convention (1979-1980 and 1986-1988).
2/ I make no apologies. Love me, love my passion.