The latest statistics revel that 53% of Americans pay all federal income taxes. Not only is this a small majority it is an alarming wake up call.
There is a clear choice in the next election no matter who the Republican candidate. The choice is between an entitlement society or a merit based society. The entitlement worshipers believe in a Keynesian approach to economics and a concept called "social justice".
First let us look at the economics. Obama and other liberals believe that if the government gives people money (let's say a $600 'tax credit') the recipients will stimulate the economy by spending that money resulting in more production, more jobs, and therefore, more employment. They believe the government produces economic growth through stimulating the economy.
The truth is the government produces nothing. It just redistributes. The $600 the government in the above example gave away came from producers. The government took the $600 out of the economy and redistributed it to someone who, in effect, is mooching off the producers. Again, redistribution takes from producers and gives to moochers. It is a zero sum game. And that is not he worst part of government stimulus.
Look at the incentives created by redistribution. The moocher is incented to not produce and to rely on the government for more handouts (the moocher is entitled to compensation rather working or not, health care, food, housing, education, childcare, etc.). Businesses are even created to sponge off the moochers who are sponging off the producers. Producers are incented to produce less (there are not rewarded for MERIT) since the government takes their production and gives it away to moochers. Bottom line, both moocher and producer are incented to work less (THE MERIT BASED SOCIETY IS DEAD). This is why socialism fails time and time again even though it appears so appealing to moochers, and of course, to those who want power to rule over moochers (unions, welfare pimps, many lawyers, big government capitalistic cronies like GE/green energy gurus/Warren Buffett, and socialist politicians).
Let's break this down into a simpler example. What if there were two farmers, and only two, in an economic market? What if farmer A decided to retire and draw unemployment while farmer B continued to work? Where would the unemployment come from? (I hope this isn't getting too complex!) It comes from farmer B, right? And how about incentives? Farmer A has successfully, at least for a little while, become a MOOCHER. Farmer B, meanwhile, has lost all incentive to work hard as a PRODUCER since his extra effort has no MERIT BASED REWARD and is redistributed to farmer A. Doesn't work, right? This economic market will not continue to grow and prosper. And if it doesn't work on a small scale like this example just guess how much it doesn't work in a complex $3.5 Trillion economy like the US (3Q US GDP growth was pathetic at 1.8%). Or how about worldwide? Just look at Europe. The MOOCHERS are rioting in the streets because their ENTITLEMENTS are threatened. Meanwhile, the entitlement pimps claim a merit based approach is just plain greed.
Now let's look at this thing called "social justice" since it is used as justification for most entitlements. Just plain old "justice" means to be fair in making judgments based on facts and the truth. Justice favors no one and treats everyone equal. To put any descriptor on the front of justice is to attempt to sell "injustice". It is simply used to favor someone or some group. "Social Justice" in most cases is an attempt to redistribute or take from one group and give to a "favored" group. This is theft whether it is done by a blindfolded scoundrel in an alley or by Washington politicians doing the biding of a majority of voting moochers.
Liberals use the "Social Justice" theme to favor their voters. These voters may be black, Hispanic (anything but white even though the hypocritical Liberal elite is mostly white), gay, lesbian, transgender, female (anything but male even though most of the hypocritical Liberal elite leaders are white), unemployed, illegal, members of labor unions (anyone but the producers), etc., etc. The size and number of groups varies based on the number of votes required by the pimping politicians. Liberals invented "social justice" when the term welfare became unpopular (remember Bill Clinton double crossed them). Social justice arguments are aimed at those 47% that don't pay taxes, and the Liberal elite who live off them.
So who could be against "social justice"? The answer is simple. Anyone who believes in "justice". These would be most of the 53% that are producing and paying taxes.
While we all agree there are real situations where true welfare assistance is needed in our society. This assistance is provided generously by Americans. It is clearly best handled at local levels whether by churches, local care organizations, or local government. Big government entitlement pimps are doing everything possible to drive local organizations out of the practice of assisting those in need. This is criminal, and what is really sad, it hurts those in need the most. No one has suffered more by the entitlement society than minorities and the poor.
Think MERIT BASED IN 2012,