The left would lead us to believe that the way to reduce poverty, misery, and crime is to take from one person and give to another. The left would have us believe that wealth is finite. The methods of the left have clearly proven that their ways always produce the exact opposite of what they claim they are trying to reduce.
The methods of the left, higher taxes, more income sharing, restrictions on business, and welfare programs can do nothing but bring the results they have always brought, higher poverty, more misery, and more crime. The failures of socialism are irrefutable.
We must then look at why these policies always fail and why the left keeps promoting these failed policies. The policies must fail because they destroy the very aspects that cerate prosperity. The left says capitalism is based on greed. The fact is there is some truth to that statement. People do strive to live a better life and find ways they can accumulate more wealth. The result of this greed is the innovation of new methods and new products. These new methods and new products produce more wealth for the innovator and also create avenues for others to benefit from these innovations. These avenues would never have been available to others if the innovator was not motivated by greed. A rising tide lifts all boats. Innovation raise the standard of living for all.
The left would have us believe that competition is bad. Competition is perhaps a greater driver of innovation than is greed. The achiever is by nature a competitive person. His driving force to innovate and beat the competition provides the same result as does greed. The competitive person never settles. When they have won one battle, they quickly move on to win the next. Another innovative product has been created, and this product also creates more ways for others to raise their standard of living. The driving forces of greed and competition have proven that wealth is not limited but is infinite. What one person has does not take from another, but it creates more wealth to those who wish to participate.
The policies of the left have always failed. We must than ask why the left despises those very policies and practices that are accomplishing the very things they claim they want to reduce, poverty, misery and crime. In the world of greed and competition we learn that ultimate power lies with the private sector and operates best with limited control by government and the self-proclaimed elite. The left believes they know more than does anyone else. The Senator of Hawaii just told us the greatest problem the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) have is that they know to much. This is the destructive attitude of the left that brings about poverty, misery, and crime.
What we quickly learn is that those in government and the self-proclaimed elite are the greatest at stifling innovation. Control and restrictions will always limit innovation. Those who wish to control, understand by encouraging the achievement of others, they lose control over the achiever. In fact, poverty, misery, and crime bring power to the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) because the public will believe that control and restrictions will solve the problem. Even a cursory study of history proves just the opposite.