Why Don't They Get It?
by Michael Cloud
Why don't most politicians understand that they can't borrow their way out of debt?
Why don't they see that the federal government can't spend itself solvent?
Why don't most politicians realize they can't tax Americans into prosperity?
Why don't they grasp that government "stimulus spending" does NOT create private sector jobs?
Why don't politicians get that "closing tax loopholes," "eliminating tax deductions," and "allowing temporary tax cuts to end" -- all raise taxes?
Why don't they catch on that increasing government debt and taxes and spending does NOT create or grow small businesses?
Why don't they get it?
I have several hypotheses. But I don't know.
What's more, I don't need to know why.
Because it doesn't really matter. Not to me. Not to you.
Because all I need to know it that they don't get it.
If they were capable of getting it, they would have gotten it by now.
Why don't YOU AND I get that they don't get it?
And stop wasting our time and energy talking with them.
Why not talk with, campaign for, donate to, and vote for only those candidates who DO get it? Those who vote that way. Every issue. Every time. No exceptions. No excuses.
Why not talk with people who have not seen or heard or thought about these things?
Why not talk with people who are open-minded, receptive, and responsive to evidence and argument?
Why not talk with those who can get it?
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[Teacher's] unions are in the business of raising pay for public school teachers. And that’s not the same thing as improving education.
The lie of U.S. manufacturing decline – repeated ad nauseam – conveniently paves the path for greater government control over the economy.
The possibilities to spark the kind of economic “renaissance” envisioned by Mr. Obama and friends are endless.
"The man is free who is protected from injury." -- Daniel Webster
"By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion."
-- Lord Acton
Monday, August 9, 2010
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