“The new law of evolution in corporate America seems to be survival of the unfittest. Well, in my book you either do it right or you get eliminated.” – Gordon Gekko
The natural law of nature has always been Survival Of The Fittest. We can even observe that law in effect in the animal kingdom. But in America, we’ve decided to reverse the law and make it Survival of the Unfittest. I don’t really get political, but I have to in order to get my point across. These past 4 years, Democrats/liberals have worked diligently to create a society in which we reward people for being consumers while punishing the producers. The Obama campaign has done a hell of a job of diverting attention away from the fact that this country is in terrible financial shape, but instead, has turned it into a class war. But don’t get it twisted, we’ve been going down this path for quite some time now…ever since “The New Deal” was struck during the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration.
Now people have become too focused on rich vs. poor to notice that they’re being setup to take the fall again. The rich vs. poor angle works well for the Obama camp because its an emotional angle which gets people to vote out of emotion instead of logic. Its the Robin Hood approach. People are angry at the rich, but they forget that its the rich who provide the jobs in which they work, who produced the homes in which they live, the cars they drive, every gadget they use, etc. Those are producers and yes, producers deserve tax breaks. So not only do you want the rich to produce everything which you use to live, but you want them to take care of you too? If it weren’t for the rich producing these things, you’d still be building homes by hand and hunting for food. If any of the complainers have ever studied the tax code (which I doubt any have done), they’d see that our tax system rewards producers. If they themselves want tax breaks, only thing they have to do is start producing.
Get your attention off of the rich vs. poor distraction and focus on the financial health of our country. I’m not gonna get into the details of the current financial situation but what I want to bring your attention to is how this rich vs. poor angle is used to fleece the people. The current administration has been able to sneak a huge tax increase in the mix which you asked for without knowing. But you are fine with that, right? After all, it’s supposed to be “affordable” healthcare, despite the fact that those who don’t want the service are taxed and people have actually saw their premiums increase in a large way. We may not see the long-term impact our actions have today, but we’re putting in debt generations that have yet to be born! They were able to sneak in that tax increase in because they were able to disguise it as them taking from the rich to give to the poor. And you fell for it.
So this is what it’s come to? The current administration would also like for every child to attend college without financial worry. Sounds good in theory, right? But here’s the kicker: People can agree with this current administration’s message if they want, but they’re failing to ask where’s the money gonna come from to pay for every child’s education? It’s gonna come from YOU in the form of higher taxes. People love Obama’s Robin Hood mentality but fail to realize that its gonna cost THEM in the end. Besides, what happened to parents saving for their kid’s college education? Oh, I forgot. The parents are too busy buying big screen TVs, homes they can’t afford, financing every new model vehicle, buying expensive clothes, etc. But they want someone else to pay for their child’s college education? That’s laughable to say the least.
Let’s talk briefly about welfare. I’m not against welfare in the way that it was truly meant to work. My issue is with people who abuse the system. Welfare in it’s original form was meant as a safety net for working people that have fallen on hard times, and for disabled people that couldn’t do themselves. Every citizen would contribute to this program financially and if they lost their job, they were able to receive assistance from the program to which they’ve contributed. But the key was/is: once you get back on your feet, you are to get off of the program and let the next who needs help, use it. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works nowadays. Welfare has become a way of life for a large part of the American population. You have working people who pay into the program but can’t get benefits when they need them, whereas, you have people who WON’T work but receive welfare benefits rather easily. It’s gotten to the point where it’s become more beneficial to be a welfare recipient than it is to work. Yet another testament to the survival of the unfittest way of life I’ve been describing.
We need to go back to survival of the fittest where every man and woman produces. We need to end the days of taking care of those who WON’T (not can’t, but won’t) do anything for themselves. Its the only way we can survive. I’m sure a lot of you want to go places in life and are working hard to get there. If that’s the case, then how do you feel about being punished for your success when you finally make it just because someone somewhere don’t want to get off their butt and produce? We’ve tried that exact approach for too long and look where its got us….