The conclusion of the author was, “Radically reducing poverty in America may sound like a costly proposition. But compared with the billions of dollars that lawmakers give away to the wealthy each year, Congress could make a huge dent in poverty at a bargain price. What’s more, investments that reduce poverty today will provide enormous economic opportunity for generations to come. Prioritizing the nation’s struggling families is an investment Americans cannot afford not to make.”
This is the same argument Clinton, Sanders, and Trump make for their Progressive programs. This is the philosophy that has been used in the indoctrination of our youth in grade school, high school, and colleges. This is the philosophy of the academics for centuries. This is the same philosophy that was tried in the very early colonies of Jamestown and Plymouth and failed just as badly then as it does today.
This is the same philosophy that was rejected by the colonies as well as rejected by our founders. Our founders clearly understood that opportunity was negated when community superseded individuality. The idea that congress is giving away billions of dollars in tax breaks in any year comes directly from Marx. Marx believed that all assets of capitalists, investors, and achievers belonged to the community and the community had the power to distribute as they wanted.
Our Constitution recognizes that all people have the right to private property and income is a part of that private property. Private property belongs to the individual and not the state and therefore would be given by the individual to the state and not as stated by the Marxists.
The state has taken trillions of dollars of private property since the war on poverty began in 1965 and redistributed that property. The poverty rate is the same. Opportunity has decreased. The United States has a $20 trillion national debt. States, counties, and cities are also in financial trouble. Yet, the Marxists call for more of the same. More of the same will give us more of the same; poverty will stay the same, opportunity will decrease, and the debt will increase. Yet Clinton, Sanders, and Trump say this is the answer.
The answer is the same answer as it was in the 1630’s and beyond. The answer is the answer of our founders, Coolidge, Kennedy, and Reagan. That answer is tax less, regulate yes, reduce government, and reduce the safety net system until it is no longer be needed.
When capitalists, investors, and achievers receive big rewards for the risks they take, these people take even bigger risks. Study the lives of Andrew Carnegie, John D Rockefeller, Henry Ford, and other great American entrepreneurs. As they became immensely wealthy they reinvested their wealth creating massive opportunities for not only Americans but people worldwide. Farmers were able to get their crops to markets. They produced more. Towns sprung up throughout the country. Stores, banks, small manufactures, dealerships, and all sorts of service business became necessary. Opportunity abounded. Wealth grew for many.
What we should have learned is that when wealth is confiscated by the government, wealth becomes a finite commodity. A limited amount of anything spread around to more, means all have less. When wealth is left in the hands of the capitalists, investors, and achievers, it becomes an infinite commodity. An infinite commodity has no limits and as we have learned, all have more.
Why cannot these progressives, the academics, Clinton, Sanders, and Trump understand what has been proven time over time? What history has taught us is that the academics, Clinton, Sanders, and Trump believe like Marx believed; and that is that the good of the community as they see it, always supersedes the good of the individual. It is these progressives who seek power for the sake of power and control that limit opportunity for all.
This is the progressive agenda. The progressives thirst for power and control always hurts most the very people they claim they want to help, and ironically it is the people who suffer most that are the supporters of those who thirst for power and control.