In an era of wealth redistribution during which no criticism of the Administration is allowed and consistently collides with the guarding media panderers at the gate and in a time when the vast government bureaucracies have become engines of political annihilation, we suffer from a dearth of inspiration. The ideologically rooted and self-serving social engineering experiment being foisted on the Nation through the IRS backdoor is a manipulation presided over by narrow minded exploiters incapable of grasping the negative unforeseen consequences of their policies in either the near term, or the long term.
The explosion of safety-net measures and increased taxation, accelerating spending without enlightened measures to stimulate job creation and economic activity will do worse than just continue the stalling of growth. It will stagnate the economy well into another generation as that generation comes of age enough to comprehend the debt it has inherited. Our children and grandchildren will have difficulty understanding why such measures as “loan forgiveness” and “bail-outs” made sense, whether for mismanaged banks, or for mortgage and loan debtors. They also will not understand why such disastrous policies as Obamacare were instituted.
Most disconcerting is the fact that not only is there no inspiring, or positively energizing spark coming from the Obama/Jarrett Administration, but it is determined to use fatalistic, pessimistic and detrimental condemnation of American “determination to succeed” in order to rationalize its own incompetence, failures and extreme ideological agendas.
Let’s not exaggerate the effluent spilling from the White House, let’s just quote it, “Americans would no longer be trapped in a job just to provide coverage for their families, and would have the opportunity to pursue their dreams.” and the mind-numbing, “. . . the health care law will allow people to choose to work less.”
The purposeful deterioration of work motivation will impact the economy far into the future. You know all the feelings you felt, like wanting to work, wanting to strive to better your life, seeking a career to feel accomplished, wanting to be independent, setting goals and striving to fulfill them, feeling good about yourself for succeeding and then charging forward to new objectives for yourself, or . . . nevermind, forget it. Change that attitude. Don’t look for self-fulfillment. The government will make sure you can sit on your ass collecting from the growing Redistribution Pot, and it will tax those scumbags who are actually productive so that you can have a carefree life, . . . OK, well, you don’t have to stay home, you can go surfing in the afternoon, but other than that, we’ll feed you, we’ll house you, we’ll even nurse you. You don’t really want to work, do you? Keep voting for us, keep us in power, and you’ll get your share because we’ll get it for you. You deserve it — after all, weren’t you born? It’s your right and they have too much anyway. Believe us, this won’t hurt you — you’re poor anyway, we’re just trying to get you a little more, maybe a lot more, if you keep us power.
Since the only influence coming out of this White House is divisive and hateful, we have to extend our reach around the globe for a little inspiration of the positive kind, and go to India and to Narendra Modi, a prime ministerial candidate for the Bharatiya Janata Party. He recently exhorted students of SRM University to set up their own enterprises , “My advice to you is create a similar enterprise here. Create Microsoft here. Create an Apple. Create Google here in India. And then own it and manage it.”
What? Inspiring students and meaning it? Inspiring individuals to become self-sufficient by becoming entrepreneurs? People creating jobs for themselves and others? Stirring students to create wealth for their country? Creating wealth? Huh? Inspiring self-fulfillment? What blasphemy! Increase workforce productivity? Not on our watch.
That’s not the liberal progressive America you’re coming to know. We’ll make sure entrepreneur wannabes get enough roadblocks hindering their rise to riches. How dare they not depend on bigger government? There are trillions of dollars available for the taking — it’s worked out so well this far, and we’ll make sure the spiggots keep the cash flowing. This is the New America.