Same Old, Same Old

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JANUARY 30, 2019

         AS MORE DEMOCRATS ANNOUNCE FOR PRESIDENT, OR EXPLORATORY COMMITTEES, THEY MOSTLY HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON: GOVERNMENT ISN’T BIG ENOUGH, TAXES AREN’T HIGH ENOUGH AND SPENDING IS TOO LOW. THEY ALL SAY THEY ARE GOING TO HELP THE POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS TO A BETTER LIFE. IF GOVERNMENT COULD DO THAT WOULDN’T IT HAVE DONE IT BY NOW? ISN’T THAT WHAT ALL OF THOSE ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMS WERE ABOUT GOING BACK TO FDR? WHY AREN’T THE POOR NO LONGER POOR AND WHY IS THE MIDDLE CLASS STILL STRUGGLING IF THOSE PROGRAMS AND WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION WORKED?

         THE FACT IS THEY OFTEN ROBBED PEOPLE OF INCENTIVE, SUSTAINING PEOPLE IN POVERTY, RATHER THAN LEADING THEM OUT OF POVERTY.

         THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE ON EARTH IS INDIVIDUALS MAKING THE RIGHT DECISIONS FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES AND PUTTING IN THE WORK NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS. THE RICH MOSTLY WORKED HARD TO BECOME RICH, BUT ARE TOLD THEY MUST SUBSIDIZE PEOPLE WHO DIDN’T. THAT’S REAL UNFAIRNESS.

         ANOTHER GENERATION IS HEARING HOW WONDERFUL SOCIALISM AND LIBERAL CAUSES ARE. THEY SHOULD CONSULT RECENT HISTORY AND SEE HOW THEY HAVE FAILED INDIVIDUALS AND GOVERNMENT. I’M CAL THOMAS.