Saturday, November 10, 2012

Businesses Announce Layoffs

The Blaze has published a list of firms that have announced layoffs since the election, Tuesday under the title How Many Businesses have Announced Layoffs Since Obama Won a Second Term by Mike Opelka. It not only lists the number of firms that have announced, but the number of people likely out of work. Its an impressive list, with some interesting names on it, and some eye popping numbers.  It indicates that businesses don't seem to believe that the Socialist in Chief will bring about very much prosperity, and they are cutting their losses ahead of the game.

So, hows that Hope 'n Change working out for you?  Socialism produces these results-always.  Too bad we can't just learn by reading about others' mistakes.  No, we stick our hands in the light socket and get shocked too.  Churchill said “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Now the results of that envy are hitting homes across the land. Half of the voters have yet to learn that there is no such thing as "free" stuff. Instead, the government gets the money for handing out "free" stuff from those who pay taxes. Those who pay taxes, in turn get it from people buying the things they are selling. When enough people can no longer afford to buy things, the people selling things won't be able to pay taxes, the government can't squeeze blood from a turnip, and at that point, as Margarate Thatcher said "The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples money."

And what of the morality of playing Robin Hood with other peoples money?  If I were to go up to someone on the street, rob them at gun point, then give the money to some needy person, I would be arrested.  Even if I "means tested" the individual before I robbed him by, oh, say, noting that he was driving a very expensive car, I wouldn't get any breaks.  So, why do you think it is fine for the government to do what an individual can not?  Either way, it is theft.  The only legitimate taxes are those needed to fund the discrete powers granted the government in the Constitution. 

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