In a recent column, one of my favorite liberals, using his usual long-winded way, clearly demonstrated the difference between liberals and conservatives. Many of his quotes show how they justify an inability to cut back on spending money belonging to us. I believe he has forgotten the direction John F. Kennedy took, when he recognized high taxes for everyone can curtail economic expansion.
Some of the quotes, in case you missed them, are as follows: “about the evils of income redistribution by taxation. Should we continue such an unfair practice? I certainly hope so.” “Taxes are not punishment. We are simply trying to pay for the quality of life we Americans have become accustomed to and to balance the federal budget.” “Listen up all you fat cats, I want to put a dent in your conceits.” And, “Vote Democratic if you want them to pay more (because they can).”
Thank you, sir, I could not have stated your side better. The Democrats admit that they cannot restrain themselves from spending more and more money, even if they don’t have it. Conservatives believe in a smaller, more efficient government. We believe that government is not always the answer. Actually, we believe that big government is the problem, as pointed out by President Ronald Reagan.
We want the government to get out of the way of progress. If you don’t understand this, consider how many employers have left our cities and state to relocate to states more receptive to business. The difference between the two parties is crystal clear.
Let me point out that entities that are in real financial trouble have, for the most part, been under Democrat control. Remember the financial woes of Detroit, Stockton, Vallejo, San Jose and, of course, our own state? By contrast, note that states run by Democrats to those run by Republicans. Which states are doing well?
Yes, I agree with the author, “Vote Democratic if you want them to pay more (because they can).” However, if you want to turn this big steaming mess around, look to other ideas for the solution, because the present party’s (in office) ideas are not working.