Words Of Wisdom. Words Of Warning.

I was a bit lazy tonight, so I'm going to borrow some words of wisdom from people far more wise and foresighted than I. These came from someone commenting on a WSJ piece about Pelosi's Health-Care Payroll Tax.

"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship" --Alexander Tyler

"Our democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not" -- Thomas Jefferson

"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" -- Margaret Thatcher

"We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle" -- Winston Churchill

Much what we have been warned about by these great people is coming to pass. The Congress and the President denigrate and disparage the people actually making the money, creating the wealth and the jobs that go with it, pandering to the Have-Nots, many whom Congress and the President have created, and they expect the producers of the wealth to take it silently, in other words to “pay up and shut up.”

Should they succeed, then we will be living in the hell that is Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, a hell of our own making because we voted these glad-handing looters into office based upon their promises to 'stick it to the rich'. But these same thieving elite never bother to let us know that they define the rich as anyone with a job. They may not tax us today. They may not tax us tomorrow. But they sure as hell will tax us to the point of bankruptcy and tell us it's for our own good.

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