France has dissolved their government because of disagreement over fiscal policy. They’ll have a new one ready in a sec.
What was the problem? The adults wanted France to live within her means, and the Leftists – didn’t. What the French expected after electing a president demanding 75% income taxes is unknown. But actually thinking that would help their economic woes was childish.
In the rest of the Eurozone, the “countries” are pretty much stuck in economic doldrums, as is the USA.
Because of the nonsensical post-war Western welfare state. Because of the assumption that those who refuse to work can be GIVEN the fruits of the labor of others, and all can be in the Middle Class.
Because of the willingness of politicians to whore themselves out, the only apt description, for votes from the Moochers to steal from the Producers in the ridiculous belief that you don’t have to work to survive or prosper.
Here in the USA we have over 100M folks on welfare. That is 1/3 of our entire population, and more than the populations of all but two countries (China, India).
No matter how many votes they give you, you cannot raise all of the people all of the time into the Middle Class. But you can promise to do so in exchange for their votes long enough that they will keep you in office until you decide to retire with your gold-plated pension. Which is exactly what Western politicians are doing. And if it all comes crashing down after they’ve left office?
Well, then it all comes crashing down after they’ve left office… on you, the voter and taxpayer.
Bummer, huh? Sucks to be you.
What do these pols do with the money? Do they even attempt to raise everyone’s living standards?
Nope. If they did, one might expect results. Since LBJ’s “Great Society,” Americans have spent $20 Trillion ($20,000,000,000,000) on anti-poverty programs and not moved the poverty rate down even 0.1%.
What are the results? Extended poverty.
Pop quiz #1:
- How much have Democrats spent on anti-poverty since 1964? $20,000,000,000,000
- What is America’s National Debt? $18,000,000,000,000
- What is the annual interest on that Debt? $416,000,000,000
- Have Democrats pissed away our entire future to buy votes for 50 years? Yes
Democrats have been paying trillions of dollars to keep Democrats poor so that they’ll continue to vote for Democrats who promise to make them rich.
If that sounds smart, you probably went to public school in Los Angeles or New York or Chicago.
(Aside: Know how Democrats always pretend they’re for better education? They’ve owned all major school districts since FDR. ALL are worse.)
Where has all that money gone?
Stop me if you’ve heard this one, but the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.
And the Middle Class? We’re getting raped.
Since the Obama-Prog moved into the Oval the AVERAGE American in the Middle Class has lost 1/3 of their net worth. ONE THIRD. Basically, Obama & Pelosi & Reid have pissed away 15 YEARS of our earnings, 1/3 of our ENTIRE working career, in the past five years.
And they shows no sign of slowing or stopping this economic carnage.
Why do Democrats rape the Middle Class?
Easy – they don’t care about the Middle Class. The Middle Class isn’t voting for Democrats; the poor and the rich are; the rich to keep what they have and the poor to take what they can. If you can’t get votes from the Middle Class, and if you can’t make them rich, then make them poor enough to vote for handouts – and Democrats who supply them.
Why do you think all successful Leftists, from Stalin on, have first destroyed their Middle Class, as Obama is doing now?
Did you think Democrat policy-driven economic destruction was accidental or the result of incompetency?
But – why do Democrats take from citizens that are the backbone of America and the West? Don’t they get that, without us, the future cannot be prosperous? Don’t they know that the future will call their checks due?
Yes. And they don’t care.
Why not? And how can I be sure?
Which voters actually believe the fairy tale of redistribution? European and American Leftists.
Look at European demographics. Not ONE European nation is anywhere close to flat fertility, and more than a few (Italy, Spain…) are in demographic death spirals from which no culture has ever recovered (as is Japan). Europeans aren’t having kids. They haven’t been since the Somme….
What do American demographics in Blue States tell us? Three Blue States are above flat fertility: the major population States of NV, NM and HI.
What are American Democrat voters telling us? Exactly the same thing European leftists are telling us: Who cares about the future?
You tell me how many kids in a community, and I’ll tell you exactly how that community will vote. The more children they don’t have, the more of your childrens’ money they’ll vote to steal.
Pop Quiz #2:
- Farthest left city in America? San Fran.
- Congressional Representative? San Fran Nan.
- Percentage of SF population under 18? Lower than any other metro in North America.
- SF schools opening or closing? Closing.
Leftists don’t believe in the future enough to populate it. Their lattes, yoga and BMWs are more important than kids – and a future.
How do all of these Lefties vote? Like they don’t care if the future is flat broke.
And you’re surprised?
Back to the failing Welfare state: WHY do pols continue to support welfare?
This is not rocket science. They do it to stay in power. Period.
Every pol has the ability to read, and anyone reading about the Depression will know that Keynes was wrong and his policies failed. I know, I know, Americans are taught that FDR & his dole rescued them from the Depression. As with so much else Liberals know, it just isn’t true. Every nation that ignored Keynes came out of the Depression sooner than America. Fact. Welfare does NOT work to raise a nation; never has, never will.
The point is that all those pols pretending to their voters that government borrowing can save their economies? They know they are lying. They just don’t care. See above. (Note: There really ARE some too stupid to understand any of this: Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee, that doofus who told the Navy he was worried Guam would flip over and sink…)
The Western Welfare State is on the brink of extinction. It is not affordable. That $20T number should tell you it has not been affordable for 50 years.
Things that are not affordable cannot be afforded.
Things that must end, WILL end.
It would be nice to hope that those we elect to represent us understood this and were beginning to dial-back welfare so as not to fall of an economic cliff in a generation or two, at which point the carnage –1/3 of America and arguably 2/3 of Europe – will be starving to death. Policies like, oh… work for welfare… the kind of bipartisan policies Obama is throwing out with the bathwater to get more votes.
But to do so would be fantasy.
The Left is spending the West into oblivion to buy votes to stay in power today, and they – provably – do not care a fig about the future, not the future of freedom, of liberty, of human rights, of our living standards… of America… of PEOPLE.
Believing in the future enough to have kids, yet voting for Democrats, from the School Board to the White House is just dumb. Seriously, existentially dumb.
The only thing Progressive economic policies have succeeded in is destruction. Look around: Detroit. Greece. France. California…
If you are a parent, you might want to consider that the results of your vote just may have an impact beyond “not being mean” to the lazy.
You just might want to consider that being “mean” to those stealing our future just might be the only way to be.
The poor can work. Or they can starve.
But if we keep giving them a Middle Class lifestyle they haven’t earned, it is the Middle Class who will be both working – now, and starving … and fighting for their lives – then.
What wins in Progressive Economics v. Reality?