Creep of Socialism

Note: Socialists/Communists Call themselves "Progressives."

There are two views of what function the federal government should serve. One view is that the government should provide some assistance to some citizens and some businesses, and to modify the behaviors of all to conform to desired actions regarding how they invest and what they purchase (Progressive/Communist). The other view is that the government should have no more power than our founding Fathers gave it in the US Constitution and its amendments (Conservative/Constitutionalist).
The Creep of Socialism
There are over 12,000 programs that grant or loan money to businesses or individuals. None are authorized by the Constitution.
The whole sugar industry is subsidized so that the price is double that of the rest of the world. Why is tobacco subsidized? Wheat? Dairy? When commodities are subsidized, We the People pay for the products both through our taxes and at a higher price to use the product. Most think that these subsidies are to keep the Ma and Pa businesses from going bankrupt. Not so. It is the big agribusiness conglomerates that rake in millions. They pay millions into both political parties. When they pay both sides, it is not "freedom of speech," it is bribery.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years."
Attributed to Alexander Fraser Tytler, LORD WOODHOUSELEE. Unverified.
We are no longer a Constitutional Republic.
"But we are a Republic," you say. That's true, but we elect legislators who believe that the government should provide individual services. In order to get re-elected they will pander to the electorate for their vote by promising more and more such services. It does not matter that these services are prohibited by the Constitution. It makes no difference whether they are Democrat or Republican, they will cater to whatever they think the people want and assure the electorate that these goodies will be paid for mostly by the rich. So by ignoring the Constitution, we do have, in effect, a democracy and not the Constitutional Republic promised in our Constitution.
The Department of Education
For example: In July 2000, the Republican nominee for President, George W. Bush, explained his intended course of action to better public education once he became President. Now as Governor of the State of Texas, these are important issues. However as President of the United States, he should have been explaining how he was going to abolish the unconstitutional Department of Education and turn it back over to the States. It is not a coincidence that the largest educational decline in our history has happened since the creation of the Department of Education!
Big Corporations can afford to pay more Taxes.???
Taxing the rich is one of the biggest lies told by all politicians. It is a fact that no company large or small pays any tax. Taxes, rent, utilities, and wages are all entered on their books as expenses, but the payment of all expenses is made by their customers which includes the poorest of the poor if they want those products or services.
Do big corporations pay bribes?
It is easy to tell. If a one gives money to both sides of an issue, it is all bribes. In my view, no entity that is not a citizen should be able to give to any political entity. All citizens including owners of businesses may contribute what they want, but not to both sides. They will just have to sneak it to them in brown paper bags as they do in Chicago.
They swear to uphold the Constitution — once in office they do whatever they want.
The US Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Each legislator must swear to support and abide by it. However if one running for the office says he is opposed to something unconstitutional (such as adding prescription drugs to medicare), he is labeled by his opponent as being uncaring to the needs of the elderly and siding with the special interest groups such as the drug companies.
The most important concern of the legislator is to be Re-elected.
The big problem with the government providing public assistance to a business or a person is where does this provisioning stop? We did not authorize this in the constitution, so how much is too much? The politicians won't stop it because they want to buy your vote with tax money. And they send the word to you with ads paid for by bribes from big business.
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