Saturday, August 18, 2012

Democrats Want To Turn Us All Into Beggars

Occasionally, Democrats are honest, but only when they don’t think that anyone else is listening in.

For example, there’s that famous Youtube video of former President Bill Clinton talking Medicare reform with Congressman Paul Ryan.

Back stage, during a forum on the national debt, Clinton and Ryan met and had what both believed was a private conversation. Unbeknownst to either man, the conversation was recorded.

Bill Clinton: “So anyway, I told them before you got here, I said I’m glad we won this race in New York. I hope Democrats don’t use this as an excuse to do nothing.”

The race he was talking about was an upstate New York congressional race in which the Democrats had demagogued the Republican’s Medicare reform plan to score an upset victory. Clinton feared that the lesson Democrats would take from their victory was that they should obstruct any effort at entitlement reform.

“My guess is it’s going to sink into paralysis is what’s going to happen. And you know the math. It’s just, I mean, we knew we were putting ourselves out there. You gotta start this. You gotta get out there. You gotta get this thing moving,” Ryan responded.

As corrupt and cynical as Bill Clinton is, he does understand that federal entitlements must be reformed if they are to survive. As political humorist David Burge noted, the greatest threat to Medicare as we know it is Medicare as we know it.

Clinton agreed to help out. “Give me a call,” he said.

Another secret conversation has come to light recently in which two prominent congressional Democrats revealed their central strategy for gaining and holding power – promoting dependency.

Chicago Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is likely to become the first congressman to win reelection while confined to a psychiatric hospital. That’s Chicago politics for you. And that’s the Democratic Party for you.

On March 3rd of this year House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi flew to Chicago and joined Jackson at a campaign rally hosted by Jesse Jackson the elder.

At that event, Jackson Jr. explained to a receptive Pelosi his plan for enslaving a new generation of young people and to keep them firmly on the Democrats’ plantation. Unfortunately for them, their strategy session was overheard by a state employee who had been required, illegally, to participate in the event. In her sworn affidavit, Marcy Bailey described how she and her colleagues were forced, during their work hours, to attend the obviously partisan affair.

According to this whistle blower, who also had had the opportunity to overhear the conversation, Jesse Jackson the Younger and Nancy Pelosi discussed a strategy that they believed would keep generations firmly in the Democrats’ fold.

 Jackson explained to Pelosi that, as a matter of electoral strategy, Democrats should promote policies that would result in young people becoming loaded down with massive amounts of student loan debt. This would present Democrats with the opportunity to dangle the carrot of eventual loan forgiveness in front of their noses. And this promise should be enough to keep them in the fold long after they had graduated.

 “[T]hose people will continue to vote Democratic,” Jackson Sr. explained, according to the whistle-blower.

Anyone who has been paying attention could not have failed to note that promoting dependency is key to the Democrats’ electoral strategy, but rarely do they express it so cynically.

Perhaps the old 1980’s rock band, The Rainmakers, expressed the Democrat’s philosophy best.

Decades ago, as part of a dairy price support program, the United States government purchased millions of pounds of processed cheese and stored it in warehouses where it would sit indefinitely. The goal was to keep surplus milk off the market and thereby keep the price artificially high. Thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan sought to rid the federal government of the burden of storing this cheese and decided to give it away. The result was the sight of long lines of Americans waiting their turn for free cheese. The scene was reminiscent of Great Depression bread lines.

The Rainmakers expressed their disgust at this spectacle with the song, “Government Cheese.”

“Give a man a free house and he'll bust out the windows

Put his family on food stamps, now he's a big spender

No food on the table and the bills ain't paid

'Cause he spent it on cigarettes and P.G.A.

They'll turn us all into beggars 'cause they're easier to please.”

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