July 01, 2009

Tying it all together- laying the Progressive Mindset Bare

Sometimes you just have to add things up. Moonbattery and the Wright Mind’s posts were great. LCR is as usual spot on in his assessments and observations. Glenn Beck is thinking similar thoughts and putting it on TV. I said it a while back here (if it exists; it exists only to be taxed), and here (even more tax ranting) and even all the way back at my second post, The Economy (Keep It Simple, Stupid), but if you need any further proof of the FUNDAMENTAL difference between how Progressives in particular and politicians in general see OUR money and what we think our money is for it is right here distilled down to its’ essence. Both of these comments are from Californians, California is about as failed a state at this point as Pakistan and is getting close to Zimbabwe standards, but curiously it is also the state that our federal politicians want to emulate. I agree with LCR (shocker) the clock IS ticking. People say “the economy is getting better” and I just shake my head a smile a sad smile. We are so stupid.

California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass. Here's how she reacted when asked, "How do you think conservative talk radio has affected the Legislature's work?"

The Republicans were essentially threatened and terrorized against voting for revenue. Now [some] are facing recalls. They operate under a terrorist threat: "You vote for revenue and your career is over." I don't know why we allow that kind of terrorism to exist. I guess it's about free speech, but it's extremely unfair.

Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa), chairman of the state Budget Conference Committee, repudiating the governor's call for the state to "live within its means":

“Well, there is this mantra out there - "live within our means" - and while that sounds really nice . . . and it sounds really responsible, it's meaningless. Our means are completely within our control . . . We have just given away huge corporate subsidies in February; we have given away other tax reductions over many, many years; we've created tax loopholes; in good times, we routinely give away taxes, and then in lean times we never replace those tax deductions or close those loopholes. . . . So "live within our means" doesn't mean anything. The fact is, we have a state with a population that have [sic] needs that we have a moral obligation to provide.”

They believe all money is THEIRs and they let US keep some. When you look at your pay stub you see what the Government took; and when they look at it they see what the LET YOU keep. They also believe that they create wealth as opposed to industrious people working hard to produce products and services other people want and need. I read heard or saw someone say recently that “they believe that the paper money is the wealth and we know that the paper money in our hands is a symbol of someone’s hard work and effort” That is right, the 5 dollar bill in your pocket is not THE money, it is a SYMBOL of the value of some WORK that was done. They believe that Government is the answer. We believe Government is the PROBLEM.

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