Sunday, April 30, 2017

“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 former Obama Administration, the Democrat Party, 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 Democratic Party (a/k/a Liberals and Progressives).

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

The Democrats believe the Marxist idea of “redistribution of wealth”, which was proclaimed by Obama himself to “Joe the Plumber” during the 2008 campaign, and Hillary and Bernie in the 2016 election, is the path to prosperity and social justice. Total economic illiteracy, but believed by many.

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

The Democrats 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 or the shaft” 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. Hopefully, the election of President Donald Trump will prevent this from happening.

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. Look at what N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed for his state, free college tuition in any state run college or university, with the proviso that the student remains in the state for 4 years after graduation. It seems like the Democrat governor has to “bribe” his citizens to remain in his state by offering this “freebie”. Or maybe, he might be planning to run for president in 2020 and wants the millennial vote? Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton here we come, dija vu all over again.

Our only answer to prevent this from happening to us, is to vote out of office many of the Representatives and Senators (mostly all Democrats) that support the Marxist/Socialist policies of Obama, Hillary, Bernie, and Elizabeth (Warren) in 2018 and 2020. It won't be easy, but it can be done, if the Republicans can get their house in order. Maybe then we can “multiply wealth” for everyone who wants a piece of the pie and is willing to work for it. Remember, you can't make the poor rich by making the rich poor.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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1 comment:

Richard Spady said...

In the words of Thomas Sowell, " No matter how much people on the left talk about compassion, they have no compassion for the taxpayer". Another gem by Thomas Sowell is, "I have never understood why it is greed to want to keep the money you earned, but not greed to want to take somebody else's money". Touche to that from that great American, Thomas Sowell.