The Socialist Vision for America: Their Vision Versus Reality
It is the core of liberal economic logic, and though most liberals will tell you they do not want socialism, it is, in fact, exactly what they are asking for and supporting.
I hear it repeatedly…”Rich people just don’t need all of that money”… ” They made it at the expense of poor people” … “They don’t pay their fair share of taxes. ”
Why Socialism doesn’t work, (in one sentence)
“When you implement “FROM each person according to his ability, TO each according to his need,” magically, everyone starts having quite a lot of need and very little ability.”
There are a number of negative implications of implementing socialism that, somehow, these college educated liberal elitists consistently fail to see or acknowledge. The main reason socialism does not work is this: Human beings have a strong desire to do what is in their own perceived self interest… in the end, history has proven that socialism actually exacerbates the problems it was designed to solve. Socialist methods deployed created to make this a better world, instead, unleash a slew of problems that surpass any of the benefits. In fact, socialism causes more poverty, more inequality, more injustice, less prosperity, and more misery.
Here is a list of unintended consequences of Socialism I found on the net:
▪ Much of the money that goes to the government ends up being wasted, resulting in ineffective government programs, and less wealth for EVERYBODY.
▪ Many are tempted to assume that money collected by the government goes to help the poor and downtrodden. However, much of that money ends up in the hands of the rich and politically connected, those who have the most resources and ability to lobby for it.
▪ Socialism concentrates money and power in the hands of the government. When government grows, the greedy and corrupt don’t go away. Conversely, they now have a more powerful tool in their hands, the government itself.
▪ The richer you are, the easier it is for you to avoid increasing taxation and leave the bill to the middle class.
▪ A soak-the-rich, high tax strategy inhibits the economy. And who is hurt the most by a slow economy? Not the rich!
▪ The transfer of earned wealth that socialist policies mandate are a detriment to entrepreneurship and innovation. Entrepreneurship and innovation are driven by the potential for material rewards. If we take away or reduce the material rewards, we’ll have less innovation. Less innovation means less of all the cool, useful, and life-saving stuff we all love.
▪ High taxes and government regulations make it more difficult to start and grow a business, thereby leaving much greater opportunities for those who are already rich and have the resources to overcome those difficulties.
▪ Social programs create more demand and need for those very programs in a self perpetuating cycle because given government handouts, people come to expect and rely on them. And therefore, you can never spend enough, because the more you do, the greater the need to do so becomes.
▪ Social programs are a disincentive to work and act responsibly. After all, if some or all of your needs are taken care of, and if someone else picks up the tab whenever something goes wrong, why would you worry about such minor details as work ethic, productivity, financial responsibility and family obligations?
▪ Consequently, when productivity takes a downturn, leading to a shrinking economy, guess who suffers… everybody! Oh and as always, the rich suffer the least.
▪ A combination of the above points causes a vicious cycle of decreasing revenues and increasing demand for social spending that results in a socialist government running out of money and having ‘no choice’ but to perpetuated tax increases to every level of society, rich and poor.
In conclusion, I am of the impression that “Socialists live in a fantasy world of good intentions and ignorant bliss. It is not MY world. Socialism has no place in a Constitutional Republic”-(C) 2012 JAN MORGAN
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