Thursday, October 23, 2008

Obama as the Pied Piper

Well, based on Barack Obama (and Barney Frank's) rhetoric, we've finally found a minority that is politically correct to abuse: the rich!

Well, there's only one little problem with that, as the late Robert Heinlein points out:

Once a state extends the franchise to every warm body, be he producer or parasite, that day marks the beginning of the end of the state. For when the plebs discover that they can vote themselves bread and circuses without limit and that the productive members of the body politic cannot stop them, they will do so, until the state bleeds to death, or in its weakened condition the state succumbs to an invader — the barbarians enter Rome.

Without arguing the "franchise" aspect of this comment, the point - that if the majority bleeds the minority of wealth producers dry, whom will there be to create wealth in the first place - is one that has been proven again and again in history. Hence the walls that need to surround most communist/socialist states....

This is the road of our Pied Piper - aka Barack Obama. Should this nation follow him down the path, dancing to his tune of envy and wealth confiscation, we will have no one to blame but ourselves should we disappear forever.

Incidentally, Barney Frank's quote is as follows:

Speaking personally, I think there are a lot of very rich people out there whom we can tax at a point down the road and recover some of the money...

Yeah. And when the rich bail out for the Canary Islands, where are you going to "recover the money" from? Middle class, hold onto your wallets...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I heard this today on Rush's show & loved it.

Thx for posting in.

Brick, NJ