Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Democrat Party: The “Free Stuff” Party!

Some might ask, how can a political party with bankrupt policies, and ideas, get elected to public office? The political party in question is the Democrat Party., Of course, in some cases, the Democrats win because of the ineptness of the Republican Party, but mainly it is because they (the Democrats) promise “free stuff” from the public treasury that appeals to the “get something for nothing” group of “low information voters”. It happened in the presidential elections of 2008 and 2012, and it might happen again in 2016.

Who makes up the voting bloc that votes Democrat? Well, let's look at the coalition that generally votes for the Democrats. The coalition includes blacks (who vote 90% Democrat), Latinos (who vote 80% Democrat), Jews (who vote 70% Democrat), feminists, gays, government workers, union members, environmental extremists, the media, Hollywood, uninformed young people (indoctrinated in our public schools and universities), the “forever needy”, the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens (who vote in some cases without being a citizen) etc. Most of these groups, who's members are a small percent of the voting public, become a major force when organized by the left (a/k/a Democrats) as they then make up a sizable number of voters who are hard to beat in an election.

Many of these people are people receiving “free stuff” or are promised goodies or special favors from the government in order to get their vote. Look at some of the policies that the Democrats are in favor of. They generally want “open borders” (to appeal to the Latino voters) because the illegal aliens of today will become Democrat voters in the future; they are in favor of a big government (bloated government) bureaucracy who relies on the Democrats to keep them employed at jobs that in many cases are not needed to run an efficient government; they are in favor of letting convicted felons vote because they know the vast majority will vote Democrat; and they want to push programs that tend to be “Socialist” (over 70 Democrat members of Congress are members of the Democratic Socialists of America) which will drive up our national debt by granting more and more “free stuff”; and they are in favor of inefficient “green energy” programs (crony capitalism) while putting out of business many fossil fuel producers.

Look what is happening now, the Democrat candidates for president, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, are trying to outdo each other by offering massive tax breaks and “free stuff” in order to appeal to the voters. It reminds one of Oprah Winfrey giving away automobiles to her audience. Everywhere they go to they promise the audiences that they will get this tax break, this subsidy, this benefit, if they get elected. In fact, Bernie Sanders proposals are approaching the enormous figure of $18 trillion over the next decade. Hillary is just small amount less.

Look what has happened since Obama became president in 2009. Our government workforce has expanded exponentially, food stamp distribution has increased to 48 million people, people living at or below the poverty line is now at 50 million, the real unemployment rate, the U-6 rate, is over 10% , not the 5.1% as reported by the Labor Department, our labor participation rate is now at 63% (the lowest since 1977), and the average pay of the American worker has declined by over $3,000 since his inauguration. In addition, our credit rating was lowered for the first time in our history. That is the legacy of a bankrupt policy of the government giving away “free stuff” and promises based on lies in order to garner votes for the “next” election.

Now we are faced with giving “sanctuary” to hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Middle East in addition to the illegals coming from Central and South America. Our benevolence will cause more financial and social hardship on our citizens in addition to possibly accepting potential terrorists within our country. Are we stupid or what?

This coming presidential election will be a watershed moment for our country. Will we continue “down the road to perdition” or will we finally wise up and stop giving away “free stuff”? Let's hope sanity prevails.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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1 comment:

Gary Goldstein said...

Elmer T. Peterson, wrote a op-ed in the paper, The Daily Oklahoman, back in 1951 that stated: "A democracy can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuring always to be followed by a dictatorship and then a monarchy". Doesn't that sound like something that we are facing today in 2015? Listen to both Hillary and Bernie, one is trying to out "free stuff" the other in trying to generate support for their candidacies. That's a recipe for disaster if the electorate falls for this "snake oil". Wake up America.