“I prefer a ‘we’re all in it together’ society,” she said. “I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none.”
Great sentiment Mrs. Clinton but… Not the government’s job. People cannot be forced by governments to “share prosperity”. That’s not sharing – it’s stealing. Neither is it freedom.
“Fairness doesn’t just happen. It requires the right government policies.”
Furthermore, “Shared Prosperity” is anything but fair! As a business in the free market, I am trying to win consumers votes (dollars). I innovate to create a better product or provide a better service than the guy down the street. Why would I want to innovate if it just meant the profits of my hard work would be taken and redistributed to the “less prosperous” down the way? What would happen to competition if their were no chance to fail? Where is the incentive for the middle class to achieve if their hard work does nothing but go to the collective? Are we The Borg?
Wondering what a “no failure” concept would be like? We already see this in government: They start a program – it flops. Are they forced to close shop and/or go back to the drawing board to come up with a better plan? NO! They just ask for more money. It’s up to the “overlords” higher up in government to provide that funding…
This is the fundamental massive flaw with socialism (Do not be fooled – “shared prosperity” IS socialism and Hillary is all for it). People must have motivation to work hard because humanity’s default position is clearly the road of least resistance. Therefore, to encourage positive change in a free people we must provide some sort of incentive, or benefit to hard work. “Sharing Prosperity” completely dissolves this concept. Local control over things is destroyed as the the government swoops in to decide what is better for you.
What people really need is to STOP BEING WUSSES! We need to realize that through our own hard work we can achieve great things. We need to accept failure as well as success. We need to realize that as free individuals we are responsible for the choices we make – not society. When we see a problem in society – it is up to US to fix it. And yes, it’s true, we cannot do it on our own. We need to rely on other people for help. This is a character value though – and NOT a government policy.
So – if you are concerned about the “prosperity” of your American brothers, you really have two options:
- I want the government to decide what’s right for me and society. (socialism)
- I want to take action, be responsible for my actions, be free to succeed OR fail, be charitable towards others by my own free will, and be rewarded for my own hard work. (freedom)