Making Takers Out of Producers
Now, let me move on to this New York Times piece. This from February 11th. This is about the takers. I had a call in the last hour. The guy agreed with me. Obama is campaigning on the notion there are more takers than there are producers, that there are more people dependent on government than there are not, and that they will vote for whoever they think is going to keep that gravy train flowing. It doesn’t matter, any other issue. It doesn’t matter a whit what’s happening in any other realm of American life, American politics.
And that’s what they’re banking on. The regime, the Democrats are clearly now thinking that we’ve reached a point where all they have to do is wage a campaign aimed at the takers, the dependents, in this country — that they vastly outnumber us, the producers — and they win. So the New York Times has a piece, February 11th by Binyamin Appelbaum and Robert Gebeloff: “Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It.” Now, I mentioned to Snerdley after that call during the break at the top of the hour: “I’ll tell you what worries me,” and part of it was having read this piece. I’ve actually had it in the Stack here for a couple of days. “I think that there are a lot of middle-class people who now believe that the deck is so stacked against them, that all the hard work in the world will not get them anywhere and that some of what we call ‘the takers’ are those people.”
They want to believe. They want to do the hard work. They want to play by the age-old rules that led to the American dream. But they just don’t think that they can get there anymore, and therefore it’s just easier to sit there and let Obama wipe out your student loan. It’s easier to let Obama take care of your mortgage. It’s easier to let Obama give you a food stamp. It’s easier! They may not like it, but it’s easier. So here’s the New York Times piece. It starts this way: “Ki Gulbranson owns a logo apparel shop, deals in jewelry on the side and referees youth soccer games. He makes about $39,000 a year and wants you to know that he does not need any help from the federal government.