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Every once in a while I switch the TV channel from Fox to CNBC to see what the liberals are saying.  After listening awhile I get a deep sense of hopelessness and foreboding for our country.  The most important thing for the left is giving money to people.  They are happy to see the growth of food stamps, disability payments, housing subsidies, free healthcare and all the other welfare benefits.  They utterly fail to see the damage it is doing to the recipients.  Whole cities that once flourished have deteriorated into rotting eyesores populated with shambling hulks of chemically dependent drones.  These people are no longer employable.  They have become incompetent and helpless and the liberals can’t see that it’s their doing.

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April 16, 2013

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By Bill Buckler

The spoils of war are called “booty.”  The spoils of redistribution are called “taxes.”  There is, at bottom, no difference between them.  Both are extracted by force.  Every now and then, this distinction without a difference is even alluded to by those in government.  On February 28, Republican House Leader John Boehner gave a speech in response to President Obama’s call for higher taxes as part of a bill to replace the sequestration which went into effect on March 1.  In the course of his speech, Mr. Boehner said this:  “How much more money do we want to steal from the American people to fund more government?”

This remark from Mr. Boehner detonated a great swell of indignation in the mainstream U.S. media and from politicians from both sides in Washington.  Typical was a remark from Mr. Steny Hoyer, the Democratic minority whip: “We’re not stealing anybody’s money.  They send us to Congress to try to make a determination of how we can pool our resources as a nation and as a people to invest in making our country better.”  This is the modern siren song of redistribution – and the death knell of prosperity.