Thursday, October 16, 2008

Whatever Our Problems, Socialism is not the Answer

It's hard to believe that Americans will stand idly by and let a Socialist wave wash over America. There is not doubt we have problems in our country but Socialism is not the remedy. For those that doubt that Mr. Obama has a Socialist agenda, all you need to do is listen to his exchange with "Joe the Plumber".

Mr. Obama told Joe, "My attitude is that if the economy's good for folks from the bottom up, it's gonna be good for everybody. I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." Spreading the wealth around will not move our economy forward, nor will it strengthen the soft real estate market.

What Mr. Obama proposes is akin to taking money out of one pocket to put it in another pocket. That's a zero sum game and doesn't result in more money. Oh it might help someone make a credit card payment, but it certainly isn't a long term solution to the problem of creating good paying jobs for American families. He proposes a band aid, not a solution.

We don't need to spread the wealth, we need to create and spread opportunity. By creating a climate where American business can flourish right here in the United States we can create opportunity which we can spread around.

There is no denying we all want change, but Socialism is not the answer. Socialism does not make countries stronger, it makes them weaker. If you doubt that, go check out Cuba.

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