Thursday, January 5, 2012

You Cannot Multiply Wealth by Dividing it

That's a phrase that Dr. Adrian Rogers coined (in 1984) which today takes on special meaning by the policies put forth by the Obama Administration and its affect on our society.

The complete passage that Dr. Rogers wrote is as follows:

• You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
• You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
• The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
• Whenever somebody receives something without working for it, somebody else has to work for it without receiving.
• When half the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, this is the beginning of the end for any nation.

Can any of you see any of these prescient ideas coming true in our society today?

The onslaught is real and the people pushing these Marxist/Socialist tenets, are active right now in the Obama Administration and in the Democratic Party.

The Democrats and Obama want to legislate higher than normal taxes on the wealthy claiming that they don't give their “fair share” to the government.

The Democrats and Obama believe the Marxist idea of “redistribution of wealth”, which was proclaimed by Obama himself to “Joe the Plumber” during the 2008 campaign.

The Democrats and Obama want to give to the poor and middle-class “goodies” that are extracted from the well-to-do and given to the masses as payment for their expected votes in future elections (for Democrats, of course).

The Democrats and Obama think they can generate wealth by taking from the makers and giving it to the takers (the Robin Hood syndrome). It looks like they missed that class in Economics 101.

And, the Democrats and Obama think that the 10% of the population, who pay almost 70% of the income taxes, will be willing to cough up more and more to be distributed to the less wealthy among us.

This is blatant foolishness as people don't like to be taken for fools, especially intelligent, hard-working people who made a success out of their lives through their trials, tribulations, and risk taking. If they feel they are getting “screwed” by their government, they have the means to move on or to vote with their feet by going to greener pastures, and that my friends will be the swan song for the once great country of the United States. We will then become the United States of Europe, who's failures you see unfolding right before our eyes today in the form of Greece, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.

Once the “entitlement society” takes complete hold in a country, that country will ultimately fail because the burdens of the “entitlements” will be too great for the country to sustain.

Our only answer to prevent this from happening to us, is to vote out of office the present occupant of the White House and his lackey's in the legislative branch. It won't be easy, but it can be done. Maybe then we can “multiply wealth” for everyone who wants a piece of the pie and is willing to work for it.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Willie Cadegis said...

The Democrats' magic word today is the word "fairness". Who deteremines what is "fair", the Democrats, Obama? Shouldn't everyone contribute to the running of the country? It is estimated that 47% of wage earners don't pay any income tax. Is that fair? Is it fair that 10% of the wage earners pay 70% of all income taxes, is that fair? Nobody says that wealthy people shouldn't pay more in taxes (like they have been), but how much is enough? It is a known fact that the more you tax the wealthy unreasonably, the less government revenue that is collected. Why can't liberals see that envy shouldn't be the basis for a "fair" tax policy? Those words by Dr. Rogers should be heeded, otherwise we will become a former super power.

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Many People don’t realize that we work hard for our money. When the Government comes in and takes it to give to someone else, than we are similar to slaves.