Has decided that personal responsibility, hard work and independence no longer matter. The America of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Abraham Lincoln and many other iconic thought-leaders is, quite simply, dead. That ship has sailed. The final nail in the coffin was driven home last night, Tuesday, November 6th, 2012.
Good bye United States of America.
Hello United States of Dependence.
One half of America decided to ignore Barrack Hussein Obama’s longtime friendship with Bill Ayers, the terrorist who bombed a police station. They decided to ignore his longtime affiliation with the racist, America-hating Reverend Wright. They decided to ignore the lessons of history which have clearly demonstrated that government redistribution of wealth is an unsustainable model.
One half of America has chosen the dubious leadership qualities of a man with no history of success in any endeavor; a man with a polished exterior thinly veiling a smirking, condescending smugness.
I do not know. I don’t understand it.
I can only surmise that they are motivated by greed at worst, or a misguided perception that compassion comes from the hands of the people who brought them the Post Office, the Veteran’s Administration, the DMV, the passport office, Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security, food stamps, farm subsidies, TARP, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Unemployment Insurance, Solyndra and, well, see the full list here:
A motivation encompassed in the one sentence: Take care of me, please.
Has one half of the American Electorate bought into the “rich don’t pay enough” argument? Can any argument be more specious? If you took away every asset owned by a people with a net worth exceeding one million dollars – took away every dollar owned by Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Jerry Jones, all of them – and paid it into the Treasury tomorrow, you wouldn’t make a dent in the Federal deficit – not the debt, the deficit. (Although I strongly suspect that one half of America does not understand the difference.)
I can only suppose that one half of America wants the other half of America to pay for their medical care, guarantee their mortgage, cover their living expenses while unemployed, feed them, clothe them, pay for their retirement, protect them from harm – but not if we have to go to war to do it – pay to heat and cool their homes and pretty much guarantee that they will never face anything more distressing than a hangnail.
No, I’m doing them a disservice. They don’t want the other half of America to pay for all this. They want the government to pay for it instead. I’m sorry, my bad.
So on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012, I would like to welcome all of you to the New United States of Dependence.
I have to sign off now and go to work this morning. My neighbor needs a new car.