Saturday, June 25

One of Obama's core supporters re-visited

If you want to see what this nation would--and thus certainly could--look like if Obama manages to win (or Dems help him steal) re-election next year, take another look at the famous 15-second clip of one ecstatic Obama supporter just before the 2008 election:

Local television news hooked up with swooning supporter Peggy Joseph as she was coming out of an Obama rally. “I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car," gushed Peggy. "I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage. If I help him, he'll help me.”

It's not my intent to pick on Ms. Joseph here--she was simply, understandably enthusiastic about voting for a candidate whose main platform revolved around "spreading the wealth"--i.e. increasing government programs that would give her more "freebies." It's hardly surprising that the Ms. Joseph was enthusiastic about voting what she clearly viewed as her self-interest.

The problem is, there's no such thing as a "freebie"--anything the goofy bastards running what's laughably called "our" government decide to give to Ms. Joseph must be paid for by the rest of us.

Of course this requirement doesn't bother Ms. Joseph and her comrades in the least. They almost certainly are among the roughly 40 percent of Americans who pay no federal income tax ("zero-liability voters") and thus couldn't care less that the cost of "the government" giving them more so-called "freebies" must be paid by the rest of us--whether by raising taxes or by devaluing the dollar by printing trillions more of 'em.

But bad as this is, the far more dire problem for our future is that Peggy Joseph and those of a similar mind now constitute roughly half of all potential voters. That is, virtually all of the 40 percent of non-taxpaying citizens vote Democrat, along with a solidly reliable ten percent who do pay taxes. This last group consists of government employees and other committed liberals/"progressives" who, though certainly able to understand the simple equation above, choose for one reason or another to ignore it.

If you're ever hard-up for entertainment, here's a fun idea: Find a liberal and ask him or her these four things:

1. If the president or congress decides to give people more "freebies," who (if anyone) must pay the cost of those benefits?

2. Can any government constantly spend far more than it takes in in revenue?

3. If a government declares bankruptcy, would a reasonable person expect that would cause a huge amount of misery to the population?

4. Do you see any way government can keep spending more than it takes in without eventually going bankrupt?

Every lib I've asked these questions gets mad. They don't want to answer them.

Hmm...wonder why?

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