Why do some of us feel that success is so bad that it must
be punished? Why do some of us believe that the income of the successful does
not belong to the successful, but belongs to the government?
If I work hard I earn a lot of money. It’s mine; I should be
able to do what I want with it. I should be able to support myself and my
family, as well as spend it on the things in life that I don’t need, but that I
want. If I am very successful I could even take some of what I earned and
invest it in ways that will earn more money and more success for me and my
family. These are choices that I should have, not choices the government imposes
My success is mine, I earned it. I should be able to
determine what do with it. If I wanted to save it and pass it on to my children,
why shouldn’t I be able to do that? The government should not be able to
determine what I do with my success. The government is not made up of people
who are smart enough to tell me how I should deal with my success. Their
motives and goals are not my motives and goals. My success is my success, not theirs.
The environment that the government creates will determine
what I do with my excess income. I may hold it and make it sit somewhere safe
until I determine that it’s safe and profitable to invest and make me some more
success, but those are my choices.
One thing the government should do is create an environment
where more people should try to do as I do. Work hard and be successful. Make
more people work hard and make so much money they have to spend some of necessities
and some on luxuries and have to decide what to do with their excess success.
Should they invest it and earn more success of should they hold on to it
because the environment is not conducive to making money and earning enough of
Government needs to make an environment for those choices
not and environment to confiscate my success to misspend in ways that they