Found this quote over at Carin’s place:
it is wrong to give them (ed. – that would be YOU) unilateral power to decide whether their taxpayer-subsidized donations should go to, say, well-heeled operas or lavish care of pets rather than to organizations that meet more pressing communal needs (my emphasis)
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is Liberal Political Theology in a nutshell. It is WRONG to allow wage earners to be the sole determiners of how their income is spent, because at some point, some where, they utilized a government funded resource or utility in the earning of it, and thus they “owe” that “taxpayer-subsidized” money back to….someone.
And since you can’t be trusted to spend that money wisely, you know, like buying a pedicure for Fifi instead of shoes for a homeless guy, it is the responsibility, nay, the OBLIGATION of the government to step in and make those kinds of sticky decisions for you.
Because, you know, the Government is so much wiser, so much more altruistic, and so much more caring than you are. Just remember that the next time you are waiting in line at the DMV.
This is the mindset against which we struggle: That people can’t and shouldn’t be trusted with how to spend their own money, because they will inevitably make the “wrong” decisions, and so the more of that money that the Government takes, then the better off everyone will be. Until, one glorious and liberating day, every freakin’ cent you make goes right into the government coffers to be wisely and graciously distributed as handled by the benificent Higher Beings knows as “Politicians” and “Civil Service Workers.” You know, the ones running the Post Office and the IRS. Can’t you just see the clouds parting and the light shining down now? What a utopia, no?
You know what happens when you arbitrarily decide that as long as there are poor people, then discretionary spending on things like pedicures or facials, or latte’s or pinstriping on your car or a new TV in the game room is “irresponsible?”
Pretty soon the pet salon and the latte stand and the electonics store and the auto detailing shop GO OUT OF #$%@&* BUSINESS!!!!
And TADA, now you’ve got more unemployed homeless people for the government busybodies to take care of. Do people really not understand this?
These are the people who aren’t raising more of a stink about what Obama is doing, because they agree with what he is doing and how he’s going about it. They genuinely want our economic system to fail and be completely retooled into textbook Marxist socialism.
Stupid, meddling bastards.
We all seem to understand the perils of this trend. Those that don’t, fail to do so because they want it to happen, not based on any practical understanding of the issues or long term consequences, but rather, because they are operating out of emotive idealism liberally intermixed with a dash of retribution and “revenge thinking” promoted by the vocal, hard-left Alinsky-ites who seem to get most of the press time in this country lately. The “hate the rich” meme that has become the social buzz, even among the Lefty rich! Bizzarro world.