Thursday, October 16, 2008

Robin Hood has failed for 500 plus years

So, a plummer says to Obama, "You're not going to raise my taxes, are you? I'm trying to run a business here?" Paraphrasing.

And Obama said, "I think when we spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."

This plummer was on Neil Cavuto over on the Fox News Network. Neil asked, " Joe, did Obama win you over?"

The plummer said, "No, the answer actually scared me even more."

Cavuto said, "How so?"

The plummer said, "He said he wants to distribute wealth, and I mean that's kind of a socialist viewpoint. It's not the government to decide that I make a little too much and so I need to share it with other people. That's not the American dream."

He's a very smart plummer, that's what he is. He's been really reading up on his economics. I don't think Obama expected that. Here's a blue collar plummer, supposed to be a democrat, and he backs Obama against a wall.

This guy is upset that Obama thinks it is up to the government to decide that a "plummer" or any other American worker makes to much money and has to "share" the excess money with those poorer than he.

This is called Robin Hood, redistribution of wealth. It's socialism.

Obama says the most money a person can make before he will be taxed is $250,000. That's his cap. Once you make $250,000, you make enough money that you will be forced under an Obama administration to "share" your money with the poor.

It doesn't matter than you will not be able to get any richer. It does not matter that you may be forced to cut jobs because you need to pay those taxes, because most people won't be able to see those jobs because they aren't there.

Sure there will be unemployed people, but the more unemployed people there are the better off democrats and liberals are, because that means more victims. The more victims, the easier it is to sell our government programs that we want to initiate under the Obama administration.

So remember, if you make more than $250,000, you are going to have a tough time saving or making any extra, because Obama will take it from you.

And, case in point, there will be less of an incentive for people to go out and try to make that kind of money, because what will be the point -- Uncle Sam will just take it.

So who suffers. The people who will suffer the most are the poor because they will be out of a job AND out the money that Obama promised because it's not there. It's not there because redistribution plans do not work.

Think of it this way. The story of Robin hood is how old? It started in medieval times; about the 15th century. So that means the story of Robin Hood is about 500 years old.

People have been taking from the rich and giving to the poor for 500 years. So if Robin Hood politics was going to work, don't you think it would have worked, say, 500 years ago.

No. The truth is, Robin Hood politics (socialism) has been tried over and over and over again for 500 years. It's been tried ad nauseum. And today's liberal party continues to want to try it. It has NEVER worked.

Isn't it about time we gave up on Robin Hood politics? Why the hell do we keep trying it? Why don't we do something that takes some brains to think up, like supply side economics; like Reaganomics; like conservatism?

I'm so sick and tired of people wanting to try these feel good economic plans that never work. Yet, here we go again with Obama's Robin Hood plan. It's Robin Hood round 500,681. Why do we give Robin Hood so many mulligans?

I suppose we'll have to wait until it fails again for people to again see the light. And then conservatism will again come to save the day. And then people will forget again so Robin Hood politics can show his ugly head again.

That's life. It reminds me of ECCLESIASTES from the bible. He was the one who said that we humans never learn. "One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh." And yet the new generation forgets all that the previous generation learned.

" What lies beyond the grave is outside the scope of human knowledge. When he is dead, man shall never return to see into whose hands his estate falls." He will never know that we are repeating his same errors.

Yet he is not here to set us free of our mistakes. The same mistakes our fathers already learned, tried to share with us, yet we forgoteth so we are doomed to repeateth.


Nikki said...

This is so classic...and as it turns out gallup is reporting McCain 47 and obama 49...still hoping, :)N

Freadom said...

Wow, that's almost a 10 point swing for McCain in the Gallup in just a few days - if it's even accurate. Still, 2 points is virtually a tie.