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RUNAWAY SOCIAL SYMPATHY

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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July 17, 2015

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SOCIAL JUSTICE IS THE ROOT OF ALL DEBT
By Daniel Greenfield

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Detroit, Puerto Rico and Greece are the victims for having too much debt loaded on them. Politicians ran up debt to pay for a wonderland in which there are a lot of public sector workers, few businesses and a lot of social services.

All of these stories follow similar narratives. The left runs a welfare state overseen by a vast number of government employees and agencies. Much of this infrastructure does nothing useful. The administrative sector grows much faster than any other. The public sector employees are unionized. Firing them is a difficult and painful process. Fiscally conservative governments come into office to try and make reforms, but their reforms are undercut by the bureaucracy. The unions fight privatization every step of the way. Meanwhile more bonds are sold to subsidize the mess. The left returns to power shouting class warfare slogans and vowing that it will take care of everyone from cradle to grave. It can’t do that, but it will bankrupt the system to protect its power.

America has been led down the same bad road by a party that loves the imaginary numbers of Global Warming, but hates the hard numbers of economics. Obama has renamed spending, investing. But the only real investments are in a vast bureaucracy, a welfare state and crony capitalism.

And all of this was done in the name of social justice. It’s not about the poor. It’s not about the oppressed. It’s about power. When the left says justice, it means power. Its unwieldy coalitions are kept together by mutual hatreds and massive bribes. The bigger debt, the more the coalition must cling together as it moves from mere theft to mass economic destruction.