Skip to comments.Spread the Wealth? I Say Spread the Pain.
Posted on 11/08/2012 2:43:14 PM PST by FlipWilson
Here we sit on the good ship USA sailing merily along. We have tried repeatedly to tell passengers that there is an ice berg dead ahead, a fiscal cliff, Greece, etc. Despite our warnings they have not and will not listen to us. We have tried to tell the people about the pain being caused to them. Again, they will not and have not listened. Instead, they voted to not only stay on the ship but to stay on course. Understanding how (some) of the electorate got there is important.
In my opinion some of it starts with the nature of the American People, a nature that is inwardly focused on the here and now. Sure, there may be an ice-berg ahead, but to many it is AHEAD and not actually HERE. So they say to us, "shut up and leave us alone." One has only to look at our history to understand why the people are content to party on while the ship approaches disaster. We are a country that sat fat dumb and happy about terrorism on September 10, 2001. Even before that we sat fat dumb and happy about the threats to our nation on December 6, 1941. Wash, rinse, repeat. Worse still is that we only temproarily learn from our mistakes and are quick to forget. Bottom line, until disaster actually strikes we are a nation content to swin in denial and, even, re-board another ship heading from the same ice berg.
Second, it is a bit hard to get the passenger's attention as to the danger when they are all drunk, so to speak. Why, for example, would they listen to Mr. Romney talk about unemployment -the central theme of his campaign- when most are getting a nice old check for umpteen months. The patient will care little about pain if he or she is anesthetized. Of course and lest we forget, those benefits were extended by a Republican House interested in compromise -sob one for me Mr. Boehner. Even more amazing is that the republican leadership's motivation was driven by not wanting the media to portray it as mean or evil. News flash to Mr. Boehner, the corrupt media will never portray you as anything other than evil.
In light of this, I have a new approach/motto. While democrats seek to "spread the wealth" Republicans need to seek to Spread the Pain. It is time to get out of the way. If Obama wants to raise taxes, then lets help him on the condition that he raise them on EVERYONE. If Obamas policies are going to cause unemployment, then let the damn unemployed feel the sting of not having a job, no more bennies. No more pain killers for those who stay at home on election day or who vote out of "historical concerns" or a promise of amnesty.
Furthermore, no more charity or charity work. I know it sounds horrible but if government is so damn good at solving all our problems, then I intend to get out of the way and let all those who need the help go home to their deity for it. I am done donating and volunteering for these people who go out and vote for a government that cant take care of them, just so they can come back to me and ask for help. You want government, you got it!!! Sometimes, tough love is the Christian thing to do.
Time to stop shouting ice berg ahead!!!! to the drunk passeners on the SS Hope N Change. No sir, full steam ahead and let us be done with it already. The sooner the ship hits the bottom, the sooner we can scoop up the survivors and put them on a new and better ship.
I agree with you, but it is not going to happen.
Really, with a guy like Boehner it could well happen. Of course, Boehner will be doing it for other reasons but in my mind as long as he serves my purpose he is the right tool for the job (and I do mean tool).
Cloward/Piven the government. Burden it with it’s own weight until it collapses.
Obamanation Communism File.
Christmas gift need to stop. Think of how much you spend each year on family, friends and relatives on gifts that, for the most part, are not needed....
Sure, give to the small kids in the family, but everyone else? put them on notice now... “I will not be exchanging gifts this year - please don’t buy anything for me either”
Spend the time saved on cooking great meals for the holidays and baking - old school....Decorate as usual(with what you already have on hand) - make something to give, etc. but stop your seasonal retail boost to the economy.
No Christmas except for the kids has been the rule around here for many years. We do have a huge open house on Christmas Eve for friends and family. Drinks, tamales, rice and beans. I actually like it so much better than when we all exchanged gifts. The funny thing is I expected some push back. Didnt get it. Everyone loves it and our house is full of friends, family, and laughter on Christmas Eve.
Agree with you, FRANKR and the writer of this column. We need the ignorant and the dumb and the arrogant liberals (who happen to be richer than most of us working folk), to feel the pain, because pain is often the only thing than can wake up a numb mind.
My body is full of pain, so I listen to it. If I didn’t, I’d be as delusional and stupid as most Democrats (except for those who can afford to buy serious painkillers).
I feel for the less fortunate (those who suffer through no fault of their own), and I’ll try to help them with my reduced income (Jan. 1, 40% taxes on Dividends in my retirement portfolio).
Higher insurance rates are killing me as sure as the cardiac arrest did 3 years ago. Pretty soon the choice will be between having insurance or replacing my 15 year old car with 206,000 miles on it.
Oh, my company just stopped contributing to our 401K Plan. That was one important part of my retirement planning. This is going to hurt too.
I’ve got more than my share of pain. Hey, libs, have I got a gift for you.
Imagine conservatives not allowing their federal tax deduction to be taken from their paycheck for a month...........it would crush the government and maybe then they would realize red states really do exist.
Count me in too. I learned a long time ago that you can’t make a horse drink the water if he doesnt want to. We’ve tried to reason with idiots with block walls for heads about the out-of-control spending and the upcoming financial cliff but they just ignore us. Now that the dems run 2/3 of govt., they will OWN the financial collapse that is inevitable. Let it burn.
Fine, I will not debate that the GOP-e is clueless. My point was that they acted as useful idiots to allow Obama to insulate himself from the consequences of his policies. Nobody is feeling the pain from those policies so why should they care? It is time to stop telling the voters about the pain and let them experience it. We stand in the way of Obama inflicting it and for what? So they can turn on us. No thanks.
And one other note, until the media is dealt with harshly we will be losers forever. The media needs to be exposed. I want to know everything about them, where they eat, who they are boinking, where their kids go to school and if they are in trouble. You know, I want to know everything about the media that they want to know about our candidates and our voters.
Not to worry, the media will paint us as being at fault no matter what. That is what alludes the Crying Speaker. No matter what he does, he is screwed. Might as well throw care to the wind and take a bold new tack. Spread the Pain to the fence sitters. The ignorant and envious are already gone.
I’ve been thinking this same thing for over 4 years now.
My wife and I just this morning were discussing changing our withholding to zero and putting it into our savings account every pay period and paying what we owe on April 15th. We see no reason to continue giving the government interest-free loans every other week throughout the year.
We are going to have a talk with our adult children: its going to be a Going Galt Christmas. Not only do we want to hoard our $$$ now, we also don't want to contribute any sales tax.
I agree about the charity. Give to your church, help out your family and neighbors, but don’t give a dime to any other charity. Tell them you gave at the office.
Spread the Pain. In government they trust, then government they get!!!
Open the borders, let the tax cuts expire, and let Obamacare go full speed ahead. Damn the torpedoes...the people want socialist government, let’s give it to them.
The first thing we need to do is take them to court and get those Obamacare waivers revoked as a violation of equal protection. Make them take their own medicine...