Something B. I. G. Is Coming To America!
Progressive/Commies Push For Solution To Income Inequality
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
year, however, the democrat's message concerning income inequality is
more important than ever. See, they are counting on their beating the
drum for a guaranteed income for every American to turn on the hordes of
low info voters, and enough of those on the dole (wards of the state) to trudge to the polls and save the US Senate for the democrats.
the thing: If the democrats can hold off the republicans enough that
they can get their base to help them save five of the seats up in
November, they will retain control of the Senate and, saints preserve
us, we will remain in the same deadlock in Congress we are suffering
through today with a republican House and a democratic Senate.
Getting a piece of legislation guaranteeing a "BIG" is not important ... at all. (More on "BIG" a little farther down in this piece.)
It's all the sound ad fury that will accompany the debate. You can
rest assured the democrats will paint the Republicans as heartless with
no concern for the middle class and the poor. If the democrats can
manage to have their message reverberate within the low info voter
community they may be able to leech enough votes from that quarter to
save Democrat Party control of the US Senate. That's the goal.
what IS income inequality, anyway? I mean, other than a tool the
Marxists, Communists, and Socialists use to beat a capitalist nation
severely about the head and shoulders until it crumbles and they move in
and completely destroy whatever is left of that country.
would do well to pay particular attention to the source of the
plaintive calls for income equality. You will find it originates from
the ranks of the so-called "Progressives."
Progressive is only the latest nomenclature for "Communist,"
"Socialist," and "Marxist." The are all one and the same: "fellow
travelers." The title "Progressive" is only a cover name for
"Communist," Socialist," and Marxist."
Over the next eleven months, or so, the "marxocrats"
are going to be pounding the drum for redistribution of the nation's
wealth. Their hearts are going to publicly bleed, all over the nation's
press, as they opine as to how they care for the poor downtrodden
American with less income than the CEO of a corporation, etc. It's not
fair, they will cry.
It's true. It's not fair. But then, neither is life.
a capitalist system, one's income depends on many, many things. First
and foremost, however, a nations economy MUST be sound and flourishing
so those who want a job can get a job.
For a moment let's get real, shall we?
kid flipping burgers is not going to bring home what the CEO of the
Widget Corporation does. Nor should he. THAT'S income inequality.
While we're at it, lets clear away some of the smoke and mirrors the Progressive/Commies will be using over the next few months.
inequality" is the cover name for "guaranteed minimum income." What
we are talking about here is "a government-ensured guarantee that all
citizens unconditionally receive an income sufficient to meet their
basic needs." -- SOURCE: http://www.usbig.net/index.php
Over the next few months you will hear the word "BIG" bandied about quite a lot. BIG is an acronym. It stands for: "Basic Income Guarantee" and that is what the democrats will be pushing for between now and the election in November.
Here's a bit more on BIG: "The
basic income guarantee (BIG) is a government insured guarantee that no
citizen's income will fall below some minimal level for any reason. All
citizens would receive a BIG without means test or work requirement. BIG
is an efficient and effective solution to poverty that preserves
individual autonomy and work incentives while simplifying government
social policy. Some researchers estimate that a small BIG, sufficient to
cut the poverty rate in half could be financed without an increase in
taxes by redirecting funds from spending programs and tax deductions
aimed at maintaining incomes." -- SOURCE: http://www.usbig.net/index.php
You DID notice the sentence: "All citizens would receive a BIG without means test or work requirement." didn't you?
Again, it all boils down to redistribution of the nations wealth, which means -- YOUR wealth -- taken from you and given to someone who did not earn it and does not deserve it.
Look. America has changed. In my opinion, there will never again be high employment in the country -- at least not for a few generations.
jobs have disappeared because manufacturing plants have either gone out
of business or moved out of the US to other countries more hospitable
to business. They're gone, and won't be coming back. Their former
employees are without jobs and are not likely to find anything they are
qualified for simply because those jobs no longer exist... period.
there is a drive on to increase the national minimum wage. That's
another job killer. At some point -- and we are very near it right now
--employers are going to begin replacing men and women employees with
machines. Technology is at such a level now that a hamburger joint
could have most of their staff replaced by computerized machines. This
is no longer "new" technology.
Some of us remember
Automats, which were fast food restaurants where simple foods and drinks
are served by coin-operated and bill-operated vending machines.
They've been around for decades. Just think of what we could do with
today's technology. We won't have to wonder long, for if the minimum
wage goes up too much, a businessman who wants to remain a businessman,
will not hesitate to replace his human employees with computers. That
will, of course, mean MORE unemployed Americans out on the streets.
The answer to income inequality the Progressives/Communists are going to tell us is a BIG, the basic income guarantee.
Where, pray tell, will the government get the money to hand out each month?
From the rich? Not for long. The rich will simply flee. They will take
their money, and their businesses (which generate jobs), and leave the
In fairly short order the entire nation would
resemble the derelict city of Detroit. Soon our entire society would
find itself in a deplorable condition.
they can depend on the support of those whose family traditions include
living off government largesse for generations. And the democrats can
always rely on the Mainstream Media to promote their loving care for the
poor and downtrodden while running interference, the whole of 2014, for
Obama and the democrats and, lest we forget, for Obamacare.
get ready, it's going to be brutal between now and November. The dems
have their backs against the wall and they will be flailing in all
The dems will be intent upon making the GOP
look as bad as they possibly can between now and November. Since they
own the bully pulpit and the press in America they WILL be successful to
Conservatives should dig in and hold fast so that in November we may truthfully say with Saint Paul of old: "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith ... " ( 2 Timothy 4:7). We must remember this admonition, too, from St. Paul: "... Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." (Galatians 5:1)
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