The vision of some of our fellow citizens seems to extend no farther than their mailboxes. From their letters to the editor, it seems they planned so poorly in their lives that without our socialist bureaucrats picking the pockets of the American Makers these Takers would starve.
The Takers’ whining about their perception of fairness belies the fact that for decades the Makers have been paying for their public schools and colleges, their subsidized housing and food and health care. Still today the Takers don’t think the Makers have bought enough for them.
The nearsighted Takers seem oblivious to what happens to a country where there are more Takers than Makers. Their perpetual whining prevents them from recognizing what is happening in countries where the socialist’s government uses its power to borrow and spend to lavish their Takers with commodities they neither deserve nor pay for.
The quid pro quo to the government is their continued position of power. The long-term results of the socialist’s model of government are obvious in Greece and with Italy, Spain and Portugal teetering on the verge of default.
The people of Greece are rioting against the government. They are demanding the government continue their lavish social programs, government jobs, retirement at the age of 55, and the tax man looking the other way when they don’t pay taxes. Greece is now waiting for their less lavish socialist neighbors who are not quite so broke to bail them out.
Our own elected have long been subverting our republic to the socialist style of government. Forty-seven percent of the population have become Takers. This relationship with the government is on the verge of destroying our republic. The 2012 election will either begin the long process of rebuilding our economy or the plunge off the cliff to a painful odyssey to serfdom.