Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Mmmmm, pie.

McQ at QandA eyes something familiar in Michelle Obama's rhetoric:
So are we to ignore what the spouse is saying out there on the campaign trail (Bill Clinton wouldn't appreciate that, would he) and pretend it really isn't an indicator of what the candidate believes?
"If we don't wake up as a nation with a new kind of leadership ... for how we want this country to work, then we won't get universal health care," she said.

"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."
Let me restate that for you.

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need".

Sound familiar?
Yep. Straight out of the Marxist Playbook.

Liberals continue to view the economy as a zero-sum game. To them, it's not fair that those who actually baked the pie (the "evil rich") get a bigger piece than the rest of us. So, they want to steal pie from the bakers and pass it around so everyone gets a "fair" share.

What liberals don't understand is that if you allow the bakers to keep what they've earned, they'll keep right on baking.
Being the evil, greedy bastards they are, they'll take their "obscene" profits and use them to expand their businesses, so they can pad their fat wallets even more. This way, the pie doesn't stay the same size; it gets bigger and bigger.

And the thing is, an expanding businesses needs workers: lawyers and real estate agents, builders and contractors, salesmen and support staff, and on and on. Each of them benefits, earning a slice of the ever expanding pie. It's true that this is a slightly smaller percentage of the pie than Michelle Obama promises them, but because the pie is so much bigger, everyone ends up with a bigger slice. And best of all, no one feels slighted by having what they've earned taken from them and given to someone else.

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