Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Grand Game: Show Me State Edition

Wow. This guy is quite a piece of work. Nice article.


People depend on government assistance, subsidies and protection. Business depends on the flow of funds from food stamps, rent subsidies, Medicaid and other government cash. The local grocery store, paving contractor, property management firm, nursing home, hospital and many other businesses rely on the government to provide a fair market and a dependable customer base.

... our society has evolved a successful symbiotic relationship between people, private business and government. It is not the way it was, it is the way it grows; it is a work in progress. But it works -- business thrives, people are better off and freedom triumphs.

Government is the goose that lays golden eggs. We can choose to nurture the goose or starve it. I am patriotic. I am willing to make the sacrifice and fight to sustain and even improve our government.

"Government assistance"? Just change that to "heroin" in the above, and it changes his point.... not at all. Getting citizens addicted to government-provided heroin would have all the same effects he is claiming for welfare. Increased sales for business, subsidies, protection...

This fellow doesn't want freedom. He is very clear: His vision of America is one where every citizen is dependent on something called "government." What he means is "politicians," of course. He wants all of us to be dependent on politicians for our daily bread, not on our own efforts or talents. And once we are hooked, the politicians will come around with their heroin-welfare to keep us hooked.

It's the Grand Game! Please discuss....


aub said...

"Government is the goose that lays golden eggs. We can choose to nurture the goose or starve it."

That's one way to look at it. I tend to look at the government as a normal (but cunning) goose that steals the golden egg and claims she laid it.

"Our adversaries consider that an activity which is neither aided by supplies, nor regulated by government, is an activity destroyed. We think just the contrary. Their faith is in the legislator, not in mankind; ours is in mankind, not in the legislator." - F Bastiat

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