FT184: “If our big Democrat-controlled cities seceded from the US to form a liberal utopia they’d all become like Detroit.” —Old Pithy
The President basically said he doesn’t like Representative Government
President Obama recently said that some Republicans in Congress told him in private that they agree with his policies. And would like to vote for his policies. To do what is right for the American people. But they won’t because they have a primary election coming up. And if they agree with the president that will hurt them in that election if they go up against some Tea Party candidate. And they’re afraid what Rush Limbaugh will say. Him and his conservative extremists.
Now think about what the president is saying. He said that these Republicans would vote for his policies if they weren’t afraid to vote against the will of the people they represent. For if these Republicans are afraid they will lose a primary election by voting for the president’s policies that could only mean the people they represent don’t want them voting for the president’s policies.
This is very telling. For what the president is really saying is that he could do what he wants to do if it wasn’t for representative government. That is the big obstacle preventing him from passing policies the people oppose. The people. Which is why his administration is full of czars to help write and execute policy. Because they have no elections to worry about. And can do things against the will of the people all day long without worrying about the consequences of doing so.
If you want to see the Result of Failed Liberal Policies just look at the Big Democrat-Controlled Cities
There’s a reason why those who want to implement liberal policies like the president have to use deceit. The nation is about twice as conservative as it is liberal (see Conservatives Remain the Largest Ideological Group in U.S. by Lydia Saad posted 1/12/2012 on Gallup). This is why Republicans in Congress fear the Tea Party. Because the Tea Party represent about twice as many of the people than they and their liberal friends in Congress do.
There’s a reason why the number of people who call themselves liberal has hovered around 20% for decades. Because liberal policies are not good for America. They are only good for the ‘connected’ class. Those with friends in high places. America’s aristocracy. Who hate the Tea Party. And most of America. As they talk condescendingly down to them from their lofty perches in academia, the mainstream media, union leadership, Hollywood, government bureaucracies, etc. People who are wealthier than most. Who like to force people to live the way they want them to live through the heavy hand of government. While exempting themselves from the laws they pass for us. Like Obamacare.
If you want to see the result of their failed policies just look at the big Democrat-controlled cities. Like Detroit. Detroit was controlled by Democrats for decades. Democrats there ushered in their liberal utopia. They raised taxes so much to fund a massive city government that they chased business out of the city. While layer upon layer of costly regulatory policies helped chase even more businesses away. And with the jobs gone the people soon followed. Now they have half the population they once did. With their tax base imploded they are now left with unfunded pension and retiree health care obligations for their public sector that can never pay. Sending them into bankruptcy.
Just imagine all the Good that could come from Paying an Entry-Level Worker $75,000
There are a lot of people on the left that want a federal bailout for Detroit. They want people who have long suffered the high taxation and the job-killing legislation that caused Detroit’s problems in the first place to bail out the city. People who do not benefit from those generous pension and retiree health insurance benefits. And who will not benefit from a bailout. They will only see higher taxes. More federal debt. Or more inflation to eat away the money THEY saved for their own retirements (if the government chooses to monetize the debt). Just so the people in the public sector can enjoy better and longer retirements than they will enjoy. Because they’ll have to work closer to their own death as they will never be able to save enough to enjoy a ‘public sector’ retirement if they have to pay for the public sector’s retirement as well as their own.
Here’s a thought, why not have the other big Democrat-controlled cities bail out Detroit? Oh, wait a minute, they can’t. Because their public sectors have left them greatly indebted, too. These cities are irresponsibly running up debts that they never will be able to repay. No matter how much they raise taxes and implement new taxes. There’s never enough. In fact, in creating their little liberal utopias they have chased a lot of business, and their tax base, out of their cities. Yet these cities vote overwhelmingly Democrat. Perhaps these cities should band together. If they are so much more enlightened than the rest of the knuckle-dragging Neanderthals in this country perhaps they should secede from the US. Declare themselves city-states. And join a federation with other Democrat city-states. Then they can live like they want to live. And tell the rest of us (the 80% or so who don’t think like they do) to go someplace warm but not at all pleasant.
They could raise taxes on everyone to really redistribute wealth. They can do away with drug laws. Lessen the severity of our criminal laws so there isn’t such a disparity of offenders in our jails. Make it a hate crime to criticize anyone who isn’t a conservative. Have government-funded birth control, abortion and morning-after pills. Government-funded housing. Government-funded food. And government-funded health care. They can outlaw profits and force businesses to maximize the social good. Raise the minimum wage to a true living wage. Say, $75,000 a year. Just imagine all the good that could come from paying an entry-level worker $75,000. There would be no more student loan debt. For there would be no reason to go to college to become engineers, doctors, nurses, dentists, paramedics, pharmacists, etc. Wouldn’t that be lovely? Wouldn’t you love to work and live in a city where you could do any kind of drug wherever you wanted? Even while you were cooking food in an entry-level job? Where there was no punishment for breaking the law? And no one was so puritanical to tell us not to have sex as often or with as many people as we wanted? Wouldn’t women love this? Sure, there would be an epidemic of venereal disease but there would be free health care to treat that (if anyone still worked hard to learn to become a doctor, nurse, dentist, paramedic or pharmacist, that is). Can you just see these utopian city-states?
Actually, you can see it right now. For I dare say anyone wanting to open a business or raise a family would NOT want to do so in a city like this. The jobs would leave first. Then the people. Imploding the tax base. Until you’d have nothing but Detroits dotting the landscape of this utopian federation of liberal city-states. This is what the president and those in the 20% want. While of course exempting themselves from this world. Living in their gated fortresses. Comfortably. Where they’ll blame the people who abandoned their utopian city-states as unpatriotic. Who wouldn’t have fled if it wasn’t for the Tea Party. Rush Limbaugh. And, of course, George W. Bush. Who the left will never tire of hating. Or blaming.
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