"Buckle up - we have a bit over a year until the 2020 vote is taken. After that, we will either have four more years of greatness, or the start of a great ruination of a once great country."
This endless election season is dragging on, dragging on, and dragging on. Truthfully? I am very bored with it already. The Democrats are pontificating on how much they will destroy America, using many of their goofy and ill thought out ideas. The Democrats who are not running for President, are part of the cadre of misfits who are trying to impeach our current President. Meanwhile, while there is trouble all over the world, America is tied up in knots.
This morning on Fox News, Peter Morici was the guest. I like him. Smart guy. He is a professor of economics at the University of Maryland. Anyhow, he was talking about what would happen to this country if even a sliver of the nuttiness AOC is promoting, would ever see the light of day. He had the audacity to say what the Lefties hate to hear. "People who have money will vote with their feet. Just like with inversion under Obama, corporations were moving money to Ireland. Under the AOC economy, there will be stampede of money to the UK. Why? So this government cannot confiscate wealth."
Translation = end of the party. All the good things that Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump have infused into our economy, would be eviscerated in one election. America the great would become America the former. All this, because our education system has so torted world history, it has allowed our youngins to believe socialism is better than capitalism. How so?
One young person was asked on the news this past weekend why socialism was better than capitalism. Her answer? (And she was a college kid), "I get my college for free!" I guess one of the things which is no longer taught in schools, is there is no such thing as a free lunch. Somebody always pays.
If you really want to trigger these socialists, one only needs to remind them of what happened in Venezuela. They go ballistic! Instead, they see a utopia, and not a dystopia. They see a Sweden or Norway. Everyone has money, there is no pollution, nobody has to work that hard, and sunshine and lolly pops are everywhere! Of course, the grownups know this only exists in the land of "never happen".
What AOC, Bernie, Liz, and the rest of the socialists do not understand is simply this. As strong as our economy is, it can still be broken. Under Obama, it came to almost a stand still due to his policies. Under President Warren or President Sanders, the economy could be thrown in full reverse. And this "power to the people" canard? It is just that. All power would be vested in an oppressive government, which no matter how much cash you fed into it, would always demand more. More cash to the government, less freedoms in return.
See why this is so boring to me? Yada, yada, yada. Same stuff, every day. At least when Hillary accused Tulsi of being a red agent, it added some diversion to the tedium. In any event, today Donald Trump is still our President, and we are still a free country, full of liberty and a capitalist economy. Did I mention a ROARING capitalist economy?
Buckle up - we have a bit over a year until the 2020 vote is taken. After that, we will either have four more years of greatness, or the start of a great ruination of a once great country.