Back on Monday I had a fairly lengthy email exchange with a colleague. In addition to a prediction of the race he wanted something a little more down the trough so to speak. I told him that if Obama won it would be the beginning of the end of our beloved U.S of A.
I have a quote on my foundations page:
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.
— Attributed to Alexander Fraser Tytler
It appears the American people have spoken: they want the free lunch; they believe we can eat the rich; they demand their free phones and it really doesn’t matter who’s paying for it… as long as it’s not them. They want a pot on every stove and a chicken in every pot. They understand nothing of finance or economics other than to know that someone else should pay. The government has trillions; they should get theirs’. It’s a lot like Kramer explaining a write-off to Jerry on Seinfeld. The American people don’t know where the money comes from and frankly don’t care. The government has the money. The government knows what it’s doing. I’m voting for the guy who’s going to make sure that I get mine.
I spoke with a friend this afternoon who told me about Santa Claus. I’m not a huge Rush fan but it is so dead on the money.
But first, let me tell you, small things beat big things yesterday. Conservatism, in my humble opinion, did not lose last night. It’s just very difficult to beat Santa Claus. It is practically impossible to beat Santa Claus. People are not going to vote against Santa Claus, especially if the alternative is being your own Santa Claus.
Now, everybody is jumping on Romney’s chain today, getting in his chili. Look, he may have not been the most optimal candidate, but he’s a fine man. He would have been great for this country. Mitt Romney and his family would have been the essence of exactly what this country needs. But what was Romney’s recipe? Romney’s recipe was the old standby: American route to success, hard work. That gets sneered at. I’m sorry. In a country of children where the option is Santa Claus or work, what wins? And say what you want, but Romney did offer a vision of traditional America. In his way, he put forth a great vision of traditional America, and it was rejected. It was rejected in favor of a guy who thinks that those who are working aren’t doing enough to help those who aren’t. And that resonated.
via Rush Limbaugh.
Is that not accurate?
We don’t want to work. We want life to be easy. We want to believe that rich people did not earn their money. We want the government to take care of us, keep us safe. We have a tax code that punishes saving and savers — people who save their money get their social security taxed at a higher rate than those who spend their money. We go out of our way to accommodate irresponsibility at every turn; everyone deserves a second chance… or a third… or a fourth…
And so a great many celebrated last night. Indeed!! Eat, drink, & be merry for tomorrow we die. First you will kill the producers; the so called “rich” who take most of the financial risk in this country. Then you will punish the banks, those who also make money by taking a financial risk. As the economy fails the masses will demand safety and comfort from their government giving up more and more freedoms along the way. We, our government, will force more taxes and restrictions on the dwindling number of producers — you cannot fire people, you cannot make more than $1,000,000 per year, etc. It will never be enough. More regulations, less freedom. More demands by the populous; less to go around.
Congratulations America. You’re witnessing the beginning of your end.
So by all means eat, drink, and be merry… for tomorrow we all shall die.