Democratic Majority Leader thinks the government firing CEO’s is just great, but doesn’t know the definition of socialism

This is Harry Reid on the firing of GM’s CEO:


I wish people who were pro-socialism would just come out and say it – rather than pretending that their ideas aren’t what they are. Then, at least we could have an honest debate about the merits. For whatever reason though, the whole government-can-do-everything crowd doesn’t want to acknowledge that they hold socialist philosophies. Could that be because socialist philosophy is built on the ideas of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles – and if the American people actually realized that, they would reject them?

This interchange wins:

Reid: “Well, I don’t know what the definition of a socialist ideal is but…”

Levin: “Look it up, idiot.”

Hendrickson: “Government control of companies”

Who knows best how to spend YOUR money? John Kerry, that’s who.


“A tax cut is non-targeted. If you put a tax cut into the hands of either a business or an individual today, there is no guarantee we can control them they’re going to invest their money. There’s no guarantee they’re going to invest their money in the United States. They’re free to go to invest anywhere that they want, if they choose to invest.

The fact is, none of those people are guaranteed to squander invest that money in any of the vacuous pet-project black-holes of sh** new projects that we are. So John Kerry government, Yes – Government, has the ability to be able to waste make a decision for you stupid rubes who lack the capacity that the private sector won’t necessarily make today.”

(I added emphasis and some minor edits)

So who is it that stands for individual freedom in this country? Who are the people that think YOU – not some jackass bureaucrat - can make a better decision on what you ought to do with YOUR money?

The fact of the matter is – I work very hard to make a living (the same cannot be said for John ‘marry-a-millionaire-and-billionaire’ Kerry), so I can freely invest my earnings in whatever I please. I don’t need John Kerry to decide how best I should handle MY MONEY.

Note what even Kerry inadvertently points this out:

“They’re [you are] free to go to invest anywhere that they [you] want, if they [you] choose to invest.”

Personal financial freedom. We can’t have that now, can we?

John ‘I want to spend your money on stupid crap’ Kerry: Tyrant of the Week:

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Newsweek has finally accomplished their mission

Newsweek socialists

For the record, Newsweek, you can count me out.

Massive $800,000,000,000 spendfest passes 61-36.

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Milton Friedman on Greed

“The main vice of capitalism is the uneven distribution of prosperity. The main vice of socialism is the even distribution of misery.”

-Winston Churchill

There are basically two economic philosophies in societies:

  1. A society that allows individuals the freedom to pursue their own self-interests [capitalism]
  2. Or a society where one group of individuals defines what is in the best interest of all other individuals – and thus regulates or controls, through government – what those individuals can and cannot do [communism, socialism, fascism, etc].

The problem with #2, as Friedman points out, is who among us has the ability to define what is in the best self interest of all individuals. Ask yourself this simple question, “Should I, or should someone else (namely – those in government) – be primarily responsible for making the big decisions over my particular situation in life?”

Socialized Healthcare and ‘Tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims’

Boy is this audio appropriate today:
Part 1:



Part 2:


Whatever you thought of Reagan, there was one thing true about him – he understood the fundamental epic failing of socialist philosophy applied to government. Socialism comes in the form of friendly ideas with the best intentions. It ends in Tyranny.

C. S. Lewis put it this way:

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

Contrast all of the above with President Obama the other day:


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The 2012 Pelosi GTxi SS/RT Sport Edition

Whatever your position on the American auto-maker’s bailout – this parody nails the central problem with government getting involved in major private industry:

Satire by Iowahawk.

I don’t pretend to know the ‘right decision’ in this mess, since it’s likely that any decision will end up screwing hard working Detroit families. However, the long-term ramifications of installing a governmental ‘Car Czar,’ as many are suggesting – should not be underestimated.

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Personally, if it were my business, I would be extremely wary of accepting government money. Strings have a way of…appearing….down the road…

Dr. Teresa Ghilarducci on Abolishing 401k Plans [audio]

This is a great segment from the Mark Levin show the other day because it very clearly outlines what type of thinking you get when someone doesn’t understand that the United States Constitution was set up to limit the powers of government – rather than grant powers to citizens. If you get a chance – listen to the following audio:


The remarkable aspect of the U.S Constitution and Bill of Rights is that they first acknowledge that rights and power lie intrinsically in individual citizens – then the documents go about protecting those rights by creating limits and restrictions on government. Not the other way around.
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Surprise: ‘Socialist’ not actually a name for someone pushing Socialism – instead, it’s code for ‘Black’

So Obama says he wants to ‘Spread the Wealth around’. But people calling him a socialist are doing it because its code for black…

Yeah. Sure it is.

The Pretty Words Don’t Matter – It’s Still Marxism

Two questions:

  1. Do you think the left and Senator Obama are bringing something shiny and new to the table that will ‘fix’ everything this year?
  2. What would that be?

…Oh, it’s just Marxism…

again….

Look – I’m not all that super stoked about John McCain, but there is one thing I do know: he doesn’t try to repackage something like Marxism, that has failed repeatedly throughout history – and sell it to the American Public under nicer, prettier sounding rhetoric.

More on this topic:

DOW Drops 777 points because of worthless government medling

And yet people still think they can handle our healthcare system?

No thanks. I’d rather deal with those decisions myself.

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