More Tax and Spend
Many people feel that more government spending is the answer to all of the country’s problems. These people are filled with good intentions but do not understand the economy or people very well.
Their good intentions are based on their belief that an unusually high number of people in this country need the help of government to live an independent and successful life because life isn’t fair and the rich have stacked the deck against those who are not rich. They also believe that the rich are successful because they took advantage of the poor. Even as they are convinced that the rich cheated and stole their riches they are equally convinced that the rich and successful, like themselves (the bleeding heart rich and successful) did not steal or cheat the poor and disadvantaged. The other rich guys did it and they must be made to pay for their bad deeds.
There are only four ways the bleeding hearts can perceive this situation:
The poor and disadvantaged need the help provided from a bleeding hearts and they are entitled to that help. The other rich and successful people are rich and successful therefore the poor and disadvantaged could not become rich. The poor and disadvantaged never had a chance and the rich and successful must pay the price for their success.
The other rich and successful guy could only become rich and successful at the expense of the poor and disadvantaged. Their riches are tainted and are the result of unfair actions on their part. They have too much and they don’t deserve it; so their riches must go back to the poorly treated because that is only fair and just.
The poor and disadvantaged will only vote for them (the bleeding hearts) if they help steal from the rich and give to the poor. They believe that those voters who qualify as the poor and disadvantaged will only vote for them if there is something in it for them. The Redistribution of Wealth, are acts of buying the love and loyalty of the poor and disadvantaged.
The fourth possibility is that the poor and disadvantaged are that way because they’re unable to care for themselves or become successful on their own. They don’t have the means to be successful on their own and must be supported by big government through the bleeding hearts to survive.
The Pygmalion theory which has been proven very effective in educational environments and the private sector says that if you treat a group as high performers the group will perform as high performers. If you treat a group with very low expectations you’ll receive little from that group. It will not allow you to create geniuses from an average student, but you will provide an environment where you will get above average performance from a normally average performer.
Here is my list of objections to their way of thinking. Life is not always fair some people grow up with more to start with than the other guy. Some of us are born with gifts that others will never have.
I know I will never live the life of a super model or rap star because I am missing the gifts inside me that make those career choices a possibility. I was born with a sense of responsibility, a good work ethic and an average intelligence. I am, and always have been self sufficient and independent. Just about everyone I know is self sufficient and independent. It’s expected of me and I meet the expectation. On occasion I exceed that expectation.
Some of the rich and successful may have taken advantage of someone or more than one someone in achieving their success, but if so they are a minority. By far most successful and independent people achieved their success and independence through hard work and a good work ethic.
The bleeding hearts argue that the rich have too much and should contribute more than the rest of us. That is a common opinion shared by those who feel an obligation to spend the tax payer’s money. The rich already give more than their fair share, but how much money does it take to be rich? All of us with a job are paying too much. 47% don’t pay taxes and the rest of us who aren’t millionaires are paying ungodly rates to make up for those who don’t pay at all.
Spending is the problem, spending on everything is the problem. Too much is spent and they, the bleeding hearts, always want more to spend. They are already spending more than they take in as tax revenue so the country, our children and grandchildren will have to pay the bill.
The debt gets bigger every year, and they don’t see it as a problem. They treat some as functional idiots who depend the helping hand of government when they should treat them as self sufficient and independent, because treat them that way and they will live that way.
They must stop spending money that they don’t have. They must cut taxes. We already contribute more than is necessary to care for the common good. We must go back to what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they formed this government. Limited Government and independence and self sufficiency are what they indented and it is a good system, let’s let it work for all of us.
Freedom, independence, and self sufficiency are some of the issues they fought the Revolution for. That’s not a bad way to live, let’s try it.