How do we know Romney sounds like a conservative? The media are attacking him for something he said in June that was surreptitiously recorded by, if the reports are true, Jimmy Carter’s grandson. Why would Carter’s grandson do this? It’s simple. He wants Obama to win a second term. With Obama winning a second term and the economy in a mess and the Middle East smoldering, Jimmy Carter will no longer be our nation’s worst president.
It took a mole to out Mitt Romney as a conservative. He told the truth at a fundraiser – 47 percent of Americans are in the pockets of the Democrats. I should say that the 47 percent of the American people are in OUR pockets! These people vote for Democrats because they believe the Democrats will give them other people’s money. Obama said it himself at a 1998 conference at Loyola University in Chicago: “I believe in redistribution” to “make sure that everybody’s got a shot.”
When money is free, you’ll get less work out of the person getting the free money. There’s a fundamental principle that liberals either don’t understand or don’t care to understand: You get more of what you subsidize. We’ve been paying people not to be industrious, and it worked.
When Jo Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, asked Obama about his small business tax policy, Obama responded with “when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
Hillary Clinton, who was competing with Obama in 2008 as the most consistent socialist, was even clearer four years earlier:
“Many of you are well enough off that … the tax cuts may have helped you. . . . We’re saying that for America to get back on track, we’re probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.” ((Hillary Clinton quoted in Beth Fouhy, “San Francisco rolls out the red carpet for the Clintons” (June 29, 2004).
I also believe in redistribution. By freeing the economy from the shackles of government oppression, people who want to succeed will succeed. Confiscatory redistribution only creates a dependent class and multi-generational poverty.
One hundred and fifty years ago a war was fought in the United States that killed more than 600,000 Americans. We’re told that this war was necessary to abolish slavery. If this is true, then why have we enslaved multiple generations of Americans? If slavery was evil enough to fight a war over, then why isn’t there national outraged over a different but no less pernicious type of slavery?