I understand the attraction of take from the rich and give to the poor. being poor myself, its easy to see the lure.
But I also see the numbers that show: those in the upper 25% today, 20-30 years ago were in the lower 2/5ths income brackets; same palce I am now. They struggled to get by, lived on Macaroni and Hot Dogs, and clawed their way up the ladder to get their slice of the American dream.
And now, the modern liberal (same as liberals of their time) wants to take half and give it to the poor kids just starting off.
I take the long view and think how Im going to feel in 20 years, when Ive made it, and gotten up that ladder to the upper 25%. Will I be sympathetic to some fresh-out-of-college kid whining he doesnt have my experience, work history, client base; that he has to pay his dues, same as I am now?
Hell, I’m not sympathetic to that argument now. Why is it fair to take half of what my dad worked his whole life to get, just because I want it? Shouldnt I earn it, same as he did? And isnt it foolish, almost to the point of childish idiocy, to expect to start off at the same level as he is, with 30 years in his job? The statistics show if I try, I’ll make it there myself; higher if I work hard.
So why is today’s punk kid somehow entitled to start higher than his parents have worked their whole lives to get to? How is it fair for the govt to take by force what you spent more than half your life working to achieve, just so some whiny brat doesnt have to exert himself for his dream? Obama wants to tax the piss outta Mom and Dad, and Grandma and Grandpa, for having the audacity to work for their dreams, because junior is too lazy and weak to actually get out of the basement and sweat a bit for his. How is this “fair”?
Well, did you think we would make it this far? We’ve sure had a lot of ups and downs, seen lots of people come and go, and even had to say a fond fare well to one of our dearest friends; Carl.
I don’t think of this place as being a “social media” site. It’s a lot more than that. We all came together to celebrate Conservatism and enjoy talking with each other – most on a daily basis.
Here’s to the next 5 years!