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Hitting The Lefty Loons With The Facts

A New Paradigm for the Left? (via David Limbaugh)

June 16, 2011

If you compare the Carter malaise with the Obama debt doomsday machine, any GOP 2012 presidential candidate should sail to victory with greater facility than Ronald Reagan did in 1980. But will she or he?

I am optimistic but also believe that in making his economic case, the Republican candidate will have different challenges because of the ongoing growth of our welfare state and the attitudes it has ushered in, along with heightened class warfare.

We could be seeing a paradigm shift in the way people view their social compact with government. More and more people believe that government exists not just to perform essential services as delimited in the Constitution, but as a grand equalizer of economic outcomes.

It’s one thing to argue that those who earn more should pay a higher percentage of their earnings in income tax. But it’s a completely different idea to suggest that the government should use the tax code and other legislative schemes not just to ensure sufficient revenues to operate the government, but to more
equitably distribute people’s remaining income — or, possibly, assets.

This is not just a matter of semantics. In this new paradigm, some contend that irrespective of the government’s operating needs, it has a moral right — and a duty — to proactively intervene to redistribute income.

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June 23, 2011 - Posted by | Politics | , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. The argument is on our side, I am just afraid that the Democrats are going to forget about the argument and find some way to change the dynamics and the rules of engagement. I am afraid that Obama will come up with some reason to declare a national emergency, and halt the elections. As you can tell, I am paranoid!

    Comment by loopyloo305 | June 23, 2011 | Reply

    • Weeelll … maybe a little bit, but I have no doubt that’s what they’d like to do.

      Comment by Don Smith | June 23, 2011 | Reply


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