posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 09:40 PM
Great article I thought I'd share about the truth of this government expansion idiocy and who will have to pay. This doesn't even go into the social
destruction wrought by dependency and rejection of personal responsibility in a nanny state culture. it is simply straight up truth that the middle
class and poor are the main sources of income sought by the "progressives" (most of whom reside in the 1% themselves).
Here are some snippets for those that want an abbreviated version. Link to source is at bottom.
The first truth is that the current tax rates cannot support the promises made to middle-class Americans. The most unaffordable items in fiscal
projections are Social Security for everyone and government-sponsored health care for the middle class. You cannot preserve these even with Draconian
slashing of military, infrastructure, welfare, education, and other expenditures. The second truth is that you cannot pay for the Life of Julia, or
any vision of a cradle-to-grave welfare state, without massive and increasingly regressive middle-class taxes. The poor don't have the money to pay
for a European-style welfare state, and the rich, rich as they are, don't have anywhere near enough.
Surprisingly, many progressive pundits are moving away from their traditional complaint that America’s tax code is too regressive, favoring the
rich. They are starting to tell us, albeit only after an election mainly contested on these issues, the truth: to fund the European-style social
welfare state which they advocate, we must tax everyone more.
Note the use of “2 percent,” a number the president himself has begun using more often. It is a small but telling evolution from decrying the “1
percent.” One wonders if the Occupy Wall Street protesters have corrected their signs to read “We are the 98 percent”? Are those in the 98th
percentile already saying “They came for the 1 percent and I said nothing…”? According to the more honest progressive pundits above, it will not
be long until the 50th percentile is saying it too.
The following "Life of Julia" references come from an online Obama initiative, describing how women need the federal government to help them from
birth to death. In other words, saying that women are inferior and can't do anything without the government holding their hand the whole way.
The choice the country faces is simple. We can have big government and the Life of Julia (at least for a while, but that is another essay), with
everyone paying through the nose and the middle-class share of taxes rising not falling, or we can return to the American tradition of limited
government, with everyone paying a smaller burden to the state, with relatively limited services for, and relatively light taxes on, the middle class.
What we cannot have is the Life of Julia at no additional burden to 99 out of 100 of us. Nobody, Left or Right, really thinks that math works, no
matter what they may say in public.
Right now we are avoiding honest debate on this fact, perhaps because those desirous of this change know the middle class would rebel if it saw the
future bill it will have to pay. Instead, large government benefits are being continued and increased, and still new ones introduced, with little
accurate discussion of who will ultimately pay.
The author even avoids going into the absolute mathematical unsustainability of this progressive path. In other words, the obvious fact the system
cannot handle the burden and will collapse on itself. Not only is it self evident and very clear from many many historical precedents, but when even
the intelligentsia and elites who drive the progressive sheep become open about their plans, things look bleak.
Anyway, here's to the return of self reliance, personal responsibility, and freedom. Whether it be from a voluntary, peaceful path of Americans'
opening their eyes or through the harsher bang of collapse and bloodshed.