WASHINGTON, October 25, 20154 – “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” said Hillary Clinton in support of Massachusetts’ Democratic Party hacks Elizabeth Warren and Martha Coakley. Clinton did not explain how jobs are created or by whom.
She didn’t need to, though. This is America… the land of make believe.
Jobs, you see, grow on a government tree high atop a hill in Washington, D.C. They are the products of government spending (“investments”) for such things as: “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects that build bridges to nowhere; government-run health care designed to make premiums and medical costs “affordable”; and America’s green energy future, one filled with happy Americans busily toiling over assembly lines that produce solar panels and windmills.
Hillary, the mainstream media tells us, espouses the Democratic Party’s (and Elizabeth Warren and President Obama’s) brand of political populism.
“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life… If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen,” said Obama during the 2012 presidential campaign.
Unlike Hillary, Obama fleshed out the Democrat’s unified field theory of economics. “The point is… that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together. There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own. I mean, imagine if everybody had their own fire service. That would be a hard way to organize fighting fires.”
Okay, so let’s recap. If you are successful, Democrats give, you credit for all your hard work and initiative. However, if you ever used a road, crossed a bridge, or attended school, the benefits afforded you by public education and transportation entitles every unsuccessful drunk driver and class clown to a portion of your earnings… as determined by the political demagogues representing the democratic will of, well, unsuccessful drunk drivers and class clowns.
The taxes paid by the parents of America’s future, dysfunctional government wards are also paid by the parents of America’s future entrepreneurs. Equality of opportunity does not guarantee equality of outcomes. That’s the price of admission one pays for living in a free society.
Cubans, for instance, are blessed with equality of results. And the only person happy with the miserable conditions of life in Cuba is millionaire filmmaker Michael Moore.
Hillary, Warren and Obama’s brand of political populism was rejected as silly nonsense by previous generations of Americans who knew there was no such thing as a free lunch. What you get in life has to be earned.
If you do not work for yourself, you work for someone else. That someone else, even today, comes in the form of a corporation or small business. The only exceptions to this rule is employment with the city, state or federal government.
The Democratic Party’s populism is a desperate cry for help. The president’s unpopularity is becoming something of a drag on the prospects of vulnerable Democrats this November. With Washington in solid command of the economy, its first priority is to save nanny-state programs at the expense of private-sector growth and job creation.
How does a political party win at the polls by advocating on behalf of a no-growth economy? Simple, you pretend there is no such thing as a job-creating, private sector. You try to win political points by telling the chronically unemployed the private sector jobs of the past never happened. That they are figments of their wild imaginations.
The outcome this November will show if a majority of Americans buy into this Democratic populist vision of a future without hope, an ideology of suicide.
“May you live in interesting times,” goes the old Chinese curse. And Americans certainly do.