Saturday, August 13, 2011

What To Watch For in 2012

If you like where things are today then you're welcome to vote for Barack Obama in 2012.

I, on the other hand, will be looking for the person who best embodies, amongst some other ideas, these simple principles:

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.


Hat tip to Red Head for posting this list of common sense values. You can find her on Twitter @red_red_head or find her blog here.

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13 comments:

tammy said...

Great list. Why doesn't the left get it?

Chris W said...

Great list Soloman, nice to see you back in the blogosphere.

I have to say that the only 2 candidates that fully embody that sentiment are Ron Paul and Gary Johnson.

Trestin said...

It's interesting that so many of the people who call for redistributing the wealth are rich. Are they stupid, or is their something about redistribution of wealth they are not telling us?

LL said...

If I vote for the other guy (other than the magic negro) it is likely that my food stamp allotment will be cut, my welfare will be reduced and then who will be there to pay the rent, the car payment, and the tab at the strip club? Huh? Tell me, who?

Soloman said...

Tammy...

Not for all, but for some, it's because it's easier to hear someone say "we'll give you" and work with that, than to hear "now you're going to have to earn it" and face that reality.

That's the whole reason the "left" exists.

Soloman said...

Chris -

I want so much to like Ron Paul. He is simply dangerous and wrong on his position regarding Iran and nukes. He may have the history correct, but we can't let 60 years ago dictate how we handle them today.

I can't say I know where Johnson stands on that issue.

The one thing I like about both of them is that they make the Republican base think. They've done it to me, and I know they do it to others.

Thanks for the follow on Twitter. I got you back.

Soloman said...

Trestin,

My best guess is the "rich" you speak of feel guilty, mostly because they didn't really earn most of what they have. Hollywood types and such, I speak of.

Nobody in their right mind can say a person is worth $20 million for acting in a movie. Same goes for athletes. I respect the talent, but they are overpaid in a sickening fashion.

As far as sports stars, I have seen that NASCAR drivers specifically trend more conservative. That's because they are more involved in the real business aspect of their sport, which makes it more like work and earning, and they therefore have a greater understanding.

You''ll notice true earners, like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, are not quite as in-your-face with the leftist type of belief system. They may have voted Obama in '08 but that's because it was trendy and fashionable.

But the times they are a-changin'.

Soloman said...

LL,

If you don't vote for the "magic negro," you're a Raaaaacist, don't you know!

So perhaps you'd better really think about it. Individual responsibility, or strippers on the gov't dime. Choice is yours, brother.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

All are very true!

A Pissed Off Irishman said...

I can hardly wait.

Anonymous said...

Never twist justice to benefit a rich man
Deuteronomy 16:19

Soloman said...
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Soloman said...

Anonymous, you're correct.

And it is indeed a shame that our "progressive" tax code is such a perversion of justice.

Real job creators - small business owners who employ around 50 people or less.. these people deserve and need the breaks in order to create more revenue.

With that revenue they will create and save jobs, but without that revenue those companies are going to fail, and America will no longer be the strong nation it has been for the past two centuries.

General Electric, Warren Buffet, and others who take advantage of the tax code created by the government are not guilty, but the government sure is guilty.

The fact that the government has structured so many loopholes into their revenue stream in order to benefit those who do not truly need is an incredible statement on the ineptitude of government.