Sarah Palin, like many others who hunt their own food, is the ultimate conservationist. She will not kill all the moose and caribou in Alaska, knowing that it would not serve her interest in having moose and caribou chili for years to come. And she won't kill the alpha leaders, knowing how valuable they are to a healthy and prosperous population. She is smarter than Pelosi, Frank, Dodd, Reid, and yes, Obama.
But Liberal so-called brainiacs want to deplete your most valuable resource: capitalism.
The middle class working stiff is the most amazing cash crop the world has seen. If you tax them, and the Corporations that employ them, into extinction, which is ultimately the Left's goal, you will be left with very, very rich government thugs and very, very poor peons. That is and has been the norm around the world since time began.
The miracle is not that capitalism works, but that it has been allowed to work for over 200 years, and has generated more real wealth and comfort for peons worldwide. What has stayed the hand of unchecked greed and jealousy until just recently? Any thoughts on that?
You may aver that capitalism breeds the worst sort of greed, but you would be wrong. Greed stands alone as a vice, not as a by-product of productivity and wealth. Cain and Abel. Jacob and Esau. As long as one person has even one thing more than their neighbor, covetousness will be a temptation. I have a neighbor that would throw me under the bus for a parking space near his condo. But the solution is NOT to kill your neighbor or make him lose his job so you can feel better about your penury.
As smart as the smartest person on earth might be, there are certain immutable Truths that even their powerful brain-pans cannot transcend: don't poop where you eat; don't eat the seed corn; don't kill the strongest of your herd, and birds of a feather will flock together--let them. There's a few more, but you get the idea.
You can try and try to legislate morality,or you can hope to at least corral the corruption and wild notions. But you'd better have a firm grip on conserving what is working.
Capitalism is working, whatever else may be failing. The free market is the most fair, unbiased, non-discriminatory and yet ultimate, arbiter of What Works. It always has been and always will. When you legislate it to death, tax it to the extreme, and vilify it as a cultural devil you are literally condemning the U.S. and the rest of the world to untold misery and further privation.
When you undermine Capitalism with government research grants, you undermine the ultimate outcome and success of your ends. I just read a Forbes article on the amount of money thrown at bio-fuels and solar energy boondoggles since the Jimmy Carter years. Not one of them has survived the viability threshold. Dead and gone. Your hard-earned and easily-taxed money bringing NO results. Thank your Congressman, won't you?
The Left sees the Middle Class and Corporate Capitalism as evil wolves at the door of your happiness.
They want the Middle Class to "behave", to shut up, to sit down, and die off, sooner rather than later. Then they can be happy. For a few days. Until their stomach starts to growl and the larder of resources is now filled with with the so-called "thinking class" of government sponges and government programs, but nobody to pay for them.
Pigs get fat. Hogs get slaughtered.
Unless you're the incumbent hog, I guess.
Regardless of what you read in the MSM, you still get the Truth every day, in your everyday thoughts: if it's good, I'll buy it. If it's a better value, I'll buy it instead. Your government, as it sits today, is NOT pro-choice for your simplest needs: education, self-protection, self-direction. The more you vote in programs, sweet-sounding programs, there will be less and less instances of instead. Now there's a flat and humorless place to live: the place of no choices, just eternal government care and rest from any challenges. The Left wants that for you, dear Captitalist.
Sounds like a grave to me.