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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Democratic Plank # 2: Pay People To Dig Holes

The second plank in the platform of the Democratic party this year is to "Create Good Paying Jobs."  Shall we begin by acknowledging that no career politician has ever created a single job, much less a "good paying" one?  All jobs that are created in the Socialist Democracy that add real wealth to the economy are the result of the activities of profit seeking businesses that are on a never ending quest to serve the desires of the consumers.  No government bureaucrat, politician, program or any amount of government spending has ever resulted in a net increase in jobs.  Never.  So why do the Democrats make the second plank of their platform an assertion about their ability to create jobs?  Answer:  Because they see themselves as gods.  Sadly, most of the hair-brained, idolatrous and economically ignorant citizens in the SDA believe the same thing about them.
The first splinter in this plank is entitled "Building 21st Century Infrastructure."  It is not difficult to see where this is going.  Keynesians, communists and all socialists all believe that taking money from one group and giving it to another group, by means of a government created "job," is a net positive for the economy.  In holding that belief they ignore the fact that the first act of taking money from a person is both immoral and economically disastrous.  As a result of their ridiculous faith in the economic omnipotence of government they routinely promise to make us all wealthy beyond our wildest dreams by creating government jobs that enter into areas of the free market that have allegedly suffered from market failure.  They are always happy to step in and take over when the free market allegedly is found incapable of providing what the consumers both want and need. The end result is always the same.  People in government jobs are paid taxpayer money to first dig a hole and then fill it back in.  Nothing is ever created but the worthless jobs guarantee a lot of votes for career politicians.
Market failure is the erroneous socialist doctrine that the free market is incapable of providing consumers everything they want.  There is some truth to the argument, but it is deceptively used to advance an argument that is completely incorrect.  The free market can provide anything and everything any consumer could ever want, but not necessarily at a price all consumers are willing to pay.  The problem, from the perspective of many consumers in love with government hegemony, is that the price asked by the producer is higher than the price they want to pay.  I could get electricity to my parcel of land high in the mountains but I had to pay a $10,000 fee to the electric company to run the line to my lot.  It was not a question as to whether the free market could provide my electricity, it was a question as to how much I wanted pay for it.  When a government bureaucrat came along and told me that it was unfair that I should have to pay for my electric line myself, I was on board.  He told me that the electric company was seeking to abuse and oppress me by charging such an outrageous fee.  He informed me that he could force the taxpayers to subsidize my electric line so I would only end up paying $20 for it.  All I had to do was vote for him.  Guess who I voted for?
The Democrats inform me that, "If we are serious about reversing the decline of the middle class, we need major federal investments to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and put millions of Americans back to work in decent paying jobs in both the public and private sectors. The climate emergency and the need to expand the middle class demand that we make the most ambitious investment in American infrastructure since President Eisenhower created the interstate highway system. We will put Americans to work updating and expanding our roads, bridges, public transit, airports, and passenger and freight rail lines."  Well, I don't believe the "middle class" (whatever that is) is either in decline or in need of government support.  Furthermore, I don't believe we need "federal investments."  Do you know what a federal investment is?  It is when the federal government raises taxes in order to use that revenue on public works programs that enrich the crony-capitalist companies that made donations to career politicians in the last election cycle.  Everyone who made a contribution gets a government contract to build something that is either unnecessary or that could be produced more cheaply and efficiently by the free market.  The Democrats want lots of these types of programs.  They are highly effective at buying votes.
Notice that the Democrats presuppose the religion of "climate change."  We all know that climate change is simply another phrase for global warming.  Those of us who do not believe in the religion of global warming, or the religion of evolution, or the religion of economical equality between people who work and people who freeload, and a host of other government endorsed religions are expected to foot the bill for those who do.  Isn't democracy, and the concomitant rule of the majority, just wonderful?  Humm...I thought that was a strict separation of religion and politics in this country?  Apparently not.
The next splinter in the plank is entitled, "Fostering a Manufacturing Renaissance."  Why anyone would want to foster a renaissance in manufacturing is not described.  Manufacturing jobs are menial, dirty, hard, dangerous and low paying.  Even if the federal government could create those types of jobs, which it can't, why would anyone want it to do so?  To accomplish this absurd dream of a renaissance in SDA manufacturing output the Democrats want to initiate trade wars with countries all around the world.  Furthermore, they want to make laws which make moral activities in the free market, like hiring whoever you want to hire to do a particular job regardless of where they happen to live, illegal.  The Democrats are the self-proclaimed protectors of the little guy, unless that little guy happens to live in the wrong place.  Then all bets are off.
How will the Democrats accomplish this ridiculous goal?  "Democrats believe one of the best ways to innovate, prosper, and create good-paying jobs is to make more in America, which is why we firmly support American manufacturing with a 'Make it in America' plan. We must revitalize hard-hit manufacturing communities; create thriving hubs of manufacturing and innovation throughout the country; and claw back tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, using the proceeds to reinvest in communities and workers at home instead."  Like I wrote above, the Democrats will initiate trade wars with countries all over the world, tax profit seeking companies that are doing nothing more than wonderfully serving the consumers and by a wave of their magic wand, "create thriving hubs of manufacturing" at various places around the SDA.  I wonder......if it is so easy to create thriving hubs of manufacturing, why have they not already done so?  I seem to recall having heard all of these economic promises before.  I heard these promises from Mittens and Obama.  I remember King George talking about them.  So did the man who invented the internet, Al Gore.  So did the next "First Man" of the SDA, Bill Clinton.  Why, despite all of the promises to do so, has no political party, career politician or government spending program ever effectively created a thriving hub of manufacturing in this immoral and God-hating country?  Is it possible they are not capable of delivering on their promises?  Me thinks so.  Even more important for the future of this sad land, why do the voters continue to allow themselves to be led down the exact same primrose path, only to be cast into death valley at the end of it?  Such is the nature of religious faith in an impotent deity.
Another splinter in this plank is entitled, "Pursuing Our Innovation Agenda: Science, Research, Education, and Technology."  I don't like the looks of that one.  Here is some of what the Democrats want to do for those who vote for them:  "Democrats believe we must harness the promise of technological innovation to promote community participation and enhance opportunities to achieve greater economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities....High-speed internet connectivity is not a luxury; it is a necessity for 21st century economic success, social mobility, education, health care, and public safety. Despite considerable progress and private investment in the last eight years to close the digital divide, there is more work to do. Democrats will finish the job of connecting every household in America to high-speed broadband, increase internet adoption, and help hook up anchor institutions so they can offer free WiFi to the public....Democrats believe in continuing the spirit of discovery that has animated NASA’s exploration of space over the last half century. We will strengthen support for NASA and work in partnership with the international scientific community to launch new missions to space."  Wow!  That is a mouthful.  Let's consider each of these three proposals.
The first sentence quoted above is virtually undecipherable.  Go back and read it for yourself and try to tell me what it means.  It is classic post-modern language.  There is an abundance of words and a dearth of content.  The only thing I can gather from what was written is that "people with disabilities" (I wonder how that is defined) are going to be on the receiving end of government transfer payments.  Don't you just love the Democrats?  They have to work those crippled people into their platform somewhere.  Who would have thought they would show up under this category though?
Free!  Free! Everything is free!  The Democrats will give you a chicken in every pot, a cell phone in every back pocket and free WiFi in every hovel within the land.  After all, free WiFi for all is a "public safety" issue, whatever that means.
Lastly, the Democrats want to send a man to Mars.  I have a suggestion.  Don't send a man.  Send Hillary!

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