“Extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.” Paul Krugman
“If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”Barack Hossein Obama
“The proletariat will use its political supremacy to wrest, by degree, all capital from the bourgeoisie, to centralize all instruments of production in the hands of the state.” Karl Marx
Freeloaders of the world unite! This message rings clear on Barack Obama’s Facebook page. Free student loans! Free birth control pills! Free health care! Subsidies for wind power!
To count the existing and proposed claimants on the Federal purse is to count the reasons why the National Government is $16,000,000,000,000.00 in debt. And it is no coincidence that the fifty percent of Americans now dependent upon Federal subsidy count among the President’s most fervent supporters. Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell called us a nation of whiners. That characterization is fair, but not complete. We are nation of spongers.
It almost makes you nostalgic for classic Marxism as envisioned by Karl himself. The old, gritty version of socialism required toiling workers so each could enjoy the ensuing (but entirely fictional) paradise.