In Jim Cook's Archive


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.

Furthermore, each new wave of subsidized citizens (and immigrants) promises to ultimately fall into the same behavioral sinkhole – if not them, their offspring who will quickly learn to embrace the subsidized life.  We hear only that the bad economy is propelling the growth in government handouts.  We never hear that the subsidized life is easier, softer and without challenge.  We never hear that it is the opposite of ambition, struggle and growth.

This curse on our nation’s character goes hand-in-hand with the debt and inflation that’s necessary to pay for it.  We are debasing the dollar paying for government subsidies.  This loose money turns a nation into speculators and spenders rather than producers and savers.  Throw in the government’s many other socialist schemes and you have the mess we are in.  It’s getting worse.  The culture and the people are growing coarser.  The productive people will soon be in the minority if they are not already.  The nation has lost its way and the left so widely chronicled in the media and revealed by the economic ignoramuses on CNBC bears sole responsibility.  The liberal agenda is the blueprint for national ruin.

Someday the free lunch will have to disappear.  The government will no longer be able to provide free lunch because they won’t have the means to pay for it.  A bankrupt nation with a bankrupt culture; that’s what these so-called progressives have saddled us with.    Their runaway social sympathy has brought us permanent crisis and the erosion of our prosperity and greatness.  They are the architects of our downfall.

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