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Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Fairy Tale economy of America
Since 51% of the voting public does not understand the first thing about how our nation's economy functions based on the results of the past election, I would like the other 49% who actually understand how things work to know how these 51% low information voters view life in America.
These simple folk look at America like children view fairy tales. These fairy tales that their mommies and daddies read to them when they were little tykes, they all have a similar theme: everything works out in the end, the good king or queen who ruled in a mean and evil manner would in time see the errors of their ways and change their wicked ways and become benevolent and generous with the royal treasury. Everybody in these fairy tales lived happily ever after.
In fairy tales, nobody is expected to toil and sweat producing anything that people need. This is all done with fairy dust, you see. Money comes from simply asking fairies for a handout. And the fairies always come through in fairy tales, everyone knows this. Where do these low information voters think that wealth and prosperity comes from?
They are so low on information, they don't even know how to formulate an answer for that one. Like the ignorant woman in line in Detroit several years ago waiting to fill out a form to receive some Obama money was asked where it came from, she replied "Obama's stash."
She and the 51% of the voting public are truly unaware of how wealth is created, and in fact are actually suspicious of wealthy people. They think these rich guys stole their money from them. Of course they never take a moment to think about where this money was that was taken from them by these rich SOB's, since they were broke before, are broke now and will forever be broke.
Recent polls suggest a majority of low information voters fear one thing above all others: that their entitlements will be reduced. The fact that we are borrowing 40 cents of every dollar the U.S. spends and accordingly wracking up and crushing national debt to fund their entitlement checks does not concern them in the least.
Like children who believe in fairy tales, they just know that their check is in the mail box every other Friday, and do not think about the future when it just might not be there. Where does this money come from? They do not believe that it comes from their neighbors' taxes. They believe it comes from a never ending pile of money in Obama's stash. When a grown up tries to explain that Obama's stash was taken from their neighbors via taxes, they cover their ears, shut their eyes and refuse to listen or understand this concept.
It doesn't fit into the fairy tale that they truly believe is reality.