Ode to socialists

WILLIAM L. EMICK

Barbours

The Queen of Socialism, Democratic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, newly elected congresswoman from New York and a member of America’s socialistic group, has outlined her progressive views to her star-struck millennial worshipers: Federally guaranteed jobs; family leave and Medicare for all; free public college and trade school; Green New Deals to reduce gas emissions and global warming that will destroy the earth in 12 years if fossil fuels are not replaced with 100% renewable energy such as solar power and electric vehicles; privatizing prisons; enacting new gun control laws; abolishing ICE and impeaching President Trump.

A Gallup poll indicates Democrats have become the party of socialism as only 47% favor capitalism, down from 56% in 2016 compared to 57% who view socialism favorably. In contrast, Republicans viewed capitalism favorably by 71% and socialism by only 16%.

How are Progressives planning on paying for this socialistic utopian nightmare?

By increasing tax rates for incomes over $10 million to 70%; those over a million to 65%, and those exceeding $250,000 to 44%, plus increasing the national debt and taxes on the middle class. Even when the top 1% income-producers are already paying approximately 38% of all income taxes, top 10% paying 70%, and the top 50% are paying 50%, while the bottom 50% are paying only 3% of income taxes.

This poem by an undisclosed Democrat from Georgia appeared in the Daily News after President Truman’s pie-for-everybody’s speech on Nov. 4, 1949, at St. Paul, Minn., illustrates Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and the Progressives beliefs. It’s called “Ode to the Welfare State” and reads:

“Father, must I go to work, no my lucky son, we’re living now on easy street, on dough from Washington. We’ve left it up to Uncle Sam, so don’t get excited. Nobody has to give a damn, we’ve all been subsidized. But if Sam treats us so well, and feeds us milk and honey, please, daddy, tell me what the hell he’s going to use for money. Don’t worry, son, there’s not a hitch, in this here noble plan, he simply soaks the “Filthy Rich” and helps the common man. But father, won’t there come a time, when they run out of cash, when things will go to smash? My faith in you is shrinking, bub, you nosy little brat, you do too much thinking, son, to be a Democrat.”

Alexander Fraser Tyler, British lawyer-writer remarked, “Democracies only exist until the people discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury, and from that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising them the most free stuff.

Democracies always collapse over loose fiscal policies as they proceed from prosperity to apathy, dependence, bondage and finally into a dictatorship and collapsing like Venezuela’s socialistic regime.

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