By Lyle Rapacki
“Socialists are truly adept at sounding like political Santa Claus making promises of good tidings and cheer, gifts of all dimensions and sizes that will make the citizenry happy and giggle…”
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]ncreasingly the visible differences between socialist Democrats and liberal Republicans are blended. One significant reason for this is simple…reelection, hold onto power, the fine office and parking space. Former U.S. Senator John McCain was a champion of this deliberate technique of sounding conservative about six months prior to reelection, but the remaining five and a half years of his term, he was, for all accounts, liberal with an exception here and an exception there. Campaign toward your base and say what the people need to hear is really an unwritten motto of many in elected offices today. Doesn’t matter whether at state levels or national, the political styles are quite similar, quite predictable if one simply sits back and observes. People love the idea of receiving something for nothing. People love the concept that government can, and should make our lives easier by intervening with programs, money, rules and policies that remove most responsibility from the citizen and replace the burden of responsibility on the ever encroaching government. Socialists are truly adept at sounding like political Santa Claus making promises of good tidings and cheer, gifts of all dimensions and sizes that will make the citizenry happy and giggle, become full of merriment and not question any of the handouts for fear of receiving coal in their stocking if they dare to challenge. While liberal Republicans may be a bit slower in sounding the horn to the gravy train, they are just as complicit by not standing up and simply saying, “No!” Where have our leaders gone? Where are those who prefer to be constitutionally right and responsible? Our founders would be aghast at so very many in elected offices today.
Here is an example of a proposal that sounds just swell. Pushed by the communist Bernie Sanders who is referred to as a mere socialist Democrat, his proposal is finding great reception among millennials who simply are so poorly educated and unlearned about our founding principles and documents which makes our Nation so desirous for others to want to break into. This example is taken from Bernie Sander’s debate but without any democrats objecting in any true manner. Notice how sweet it all sounds – at first. Then notice how the hammer falls on those grabbing every crumb of goody they can take.
Sanders (and other socialist Democrats) want the minimum wage to become $15 an hour. So $15 times a 40 hour work week = $600. The $600 per week pay times 52 weeks per year = $31,200. He also wants free health care for all. How would he cover the cost? Raise taxes to 52% on every person making over $29,000 per year. So…let’s break this down. Taxing 52% of $31,200 = $16,224 in taxes. Take $31,200 minus $16,224 = $14,976 in pay. This relates to: $14,976 divided by 52 weeks, and you have a salary of $288 per week. Now at a 40 hour week your hourly wage is…wait for it, $7.20 per hour!! Marvelous!! But do not confuse people with the real facts, the beauty is in the promise – “free health care for all.” You gotta love political style gift giving.
Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D. is an intelligence and threat assessment specialist who has provided consultations and briefings to members of the Arizona State Legislature on issues associated with southern border security and threats to State sovereignty since May of 2010. His briefings and reports were enlarged to included elected and law enforcement officials across Arizona and the country. He is privileged to write for the Prescott ENews as a political commentary, and his articles and commentaries are carried by a number of national platforms. He is the author of the successful Amazon booklet: “Our Forefathers Truly Appealed to Heaven” Available on Amazon $10.
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