Democrats: Turning America Into A Trust Fund Kid Society

Ultimately, our choice is to give up Utopian quests or give up our freedom. This has been recognized for centuries by some, but many others have not yet faced that reality, even today. If you think government should “do something” about anything that ticks you off, or anything you want and don’t have, then you have made your choice between Utopia and freedom. — Thomas Sowell

Just as it’s better to be rich than poor, it’s better for a society to be prosperous than destitute. However, wealth has its disadvantages as well.

Just to name one of them, think about the spoiled rich kids who got everything they ever wanted growing up and then, because they had no appreciation for money, wasted their lives and sometimes even the entirety of the fortunes their parents left to them. That has happened so many times that it has become a cliche.

Well, that cliche? Because of the Democratic Party, we’re living it as a nation. In other words, half the country and more than half of Washington is just as spoiled, self-indulgent, and out of touch with reality as the worst trust fund kids you’re going to find.

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To the Democrats, there’s no such thing as a “good idea” that should go unfunded. There’s never a point where they say, “Gee, should we spend more money on cancer research or on education because both of them are good ideas, but we only have enough money for one or the other?” Both programs have to be funded to the max and then some, even if we have to borrow money to do it. If something is going to get shafted, it’s always the “non-sexy” essentials: Intelligence funding, defense, infrastructure repair, paying off the debt, securing the borders, prisons, etc., etc., that should be the first priority of the government.

Moreover, just as the rich brats of the world don’t understand that they got a Porsche for their 16th birthday because Dad worked 80 hours a week for much of his life in order to make his business world class, the Democrats have zero appreciation and understanding of how the country gets its money. There’s never a time where the Democrats say, “Gee, can we really afford to raise taxes more? Is this too much of a regulatory burden for corporations? Is that change in the law going to cause small businesses to shut their doors?”

In the world of the Democrats, long term consequences to their actions don’t exist. No matter how many regulations they put in place, how many laws they write, or how high the tax burden becomes, they believe the United States will always be rolling in dough….except that has already ceased to be the case.

We’re Richie Rich after he has run through the family fortune and is borrowing millions against his father’s business to hire Britney Spears to play his birthday party at a mansion he can’t afford to rent out. It’s understandable that a nation might have to borrow money because of an emergency — but, when you’ve accumulated a huge debt, are borrowing vast sums of money just to pay your day-to-day bills, and you’re accelerating your level of spending at an unprecedented rate, you’re headed for an absolutely unmanageable trainwreck. Yes, Barack Obama may be a Jesus substitute for a lot of liberals, but he can’t actually miraculously make our debt disappear.

It’ll “all work out somehow because this is America and it always does” isn’t a strategy. There are 50 foot high neon warning signs flashing, day in and day out at this point, and either the Democrats are going to have to start to heed them, too, as the Republicans reluctantly have, or America is going to eventually prove that it’s just as capable of destroying itself as any other great nation throughout history.

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