The Mandate: Roll Back the Welfare State
by Bill O’Neill ________________________________________
11/07/2015 The new wave of Republicans elected to the Congress and the Senate will not be in control until mid-January, 2015. They don’t have to not wait to stand up for Capitalism and Individual Liberty. They need to know they can roll back a part of the Tyrannical Welfare State of President Barack Obama and his Socialist Progressive Marxist Racists ASAP.

Undoubtedly the worst American President ever, worse than “Ole Jimmie Carter, one of the bad luck boys, Barack Hussein Obama, son of a Kenyan Government Protestor and a true Un-American mother, ruined America more than any other historic or ideological man. Worse than a dedicated Marxist whose ideas we could attribute to a flawed set of ideas, President is the first American Tyrant. He must be stopped and the new congress and Senate has less than 18 months to act. {Jan. 2015 to about August 2016}

The Welfare State is a consequence of Socialism which is the overall ideology that includes Communism, Progressivism, Fascism, the American Left, the Democrats and unfortunately even many Republicans. The Socialist Party USA abhors Capitalism. They want the government to control all production and they come right out and say it. These are the ideas that are promoted by government which have caused the destruction of lots of freedom in America.

Minimum Wage Eliminates Jobs
Increasing the minimum wage eliminates jobs for the lowest class of workers. The best way to increase the number and quality of jobs is to eliminate the ideas and programs that support mandatory payments by government: that would be the minimum wage laws that prevent businesses from hiring people to fill entry level jobs. The employers don’t just not hire people, they give more and more responsibility to higher paid workers which means they must work harder or smarter to keep their jobs. People with lower skill-sets are fired because they can’t keep up. That’s yet another way minimum wage mandates hurt less skilled workers who could keep up with the job if they could work within their abilities but when government steps into the hiring decisions they lose their jobs.
Welfare Eliminates Jobs.
Business gets called names by the Socialists when they refuse or cannot pay higher wages. Part of the problem is the Socialists yelling: “employers have no heart. They lack compassion and empathy”, but it’s the Socialists who cause the problem by trying to force employers to pay more for unskilled workers who then lose their jobs because they can’t do the higher level work required to deserve higher pay.
The Democrats say “Money is the Root of all Evil”. Did you ever ask what is the root of money? “Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?”
“So long as men live together on earth and need means to deal with one another—their only substitute, if they abandon money, is the muzzle of a gun.”
Welfare destroys not only the value of money but the morals of the people who have it taken from them without objection and given to people who perhaps may need it but who don’t deserve it.
“Since the things man needs for survival have to be produced, and nature does not guarantee the success of any human endeavor, there is not and cannot be any such thing as a guaranteed economic security. The employer who gives you a job, has no guarantee that his business will remain in existence, that his customers will continue to buy his products or services. The customers have no guarantee that they will always be able and willing to trade with him, no guarantee of what their needs, choices and incomes will be in the future. If you retire to a self-sustaining farm, you have no guarantee to protect you from what a flood or a hurricane might do to your land and your crops. If you surrender everything to the government and give it total power to plan the whole economy, this will not guarantee your economic security, but it will guarantee the descent of the entire nation to a level of miserable poverty—as the practical results of every totalitarian economy, communist or fascist, have demonstrated.
“Morally, the promise of an impossible “right” to economic security is an infamous attempt to abrogate the concept of rights. It can and does mean only one thing: a promise to enslave the men who produce, for the benefit of those who don’t. “If some men are entitled by right to the products of the work of others, it means that those others are deprived of rights and condemned to slave labor.” (“Man’s Rights” in Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.) There can be no such thing as the right to enslave, i.e., the right to destroy rights.
“Morally and economically, the welfare state creates an ever accelerating downward pull. Morally, the chance to satisfy demands by force spreads the demands wider and wider, with less and less pretense at justification. Economically, the forced demands of one group create hardships for all others, thus producing an inextricable mixture of actual victims and plain parasites. Since need, not achievement, is held as the criterion of rewards, the government necessarily keeps sacrificing the more productive groups to the less productive, gradually chaining the top level of the economy, then the next level, then the next. (How else are unachieved rewards to be provided?)
“There are two kinds of need involved in this process: the need of the group making demands, which is openly proclaimed and serves as cover for another need, which is never mentioned—the need of the power-seekers, who require a group of dependent favor-recipients in order to rise to power. Altruism feeds the first need, statism feeds the second, Pragmatism blinds everyone—including victims and profiteers—not merely to the deadly nature of the process, but even to the fact that a process is going on.
Start of the U.S. Welfare State
The Social Security Act enacted August 14, 1935, (42 U.S.C. ch. 7) created the Social Security system in the United States. It was spearheaded by Frances Perkins, his Secretary of Labor. SS has been acknowledged to be a “Ponzi Scheme”. A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation where the operator pays returns to its investors from new capital paid to the operators by new investors instead of from profits from the investments. It works until the costs and payments are greater than the investments and the investment goes bankrupt.
Bernie Madoff operated the largest private Ponzi scheme in history. On March 12, 2009, Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 federal crimes but the largest Ponzi Schemes are operated by governments. E.g., The U.S. Social Security program collects Social Security taxes and over-spends the S.S. tax amounts, creating a deficit which is then paid by collecting even higher taxes but hiding them by calling the additional amounts by other names.
American Welfare Cost is Staggering
Re-distributist Welfare costs in America are over $2.3 trillion a year. The total American economy is about $16 trillion so 15% of everything is taken from the producers and given to the parasites.
The total cost of government is much more than just the welfare programs. The military, the administrators, the regulations and restrictions increase the cost of government dramatically.
The true impact of regulatory action cannot be fully summarized by simply tabulating governmental spending on regulatory bodies. An accurate cost analysis would include what productivity will be forced out of the private sector, economic impacts and job loss, indirect costs, the loss of liberty and individual decision making, and much more. Regulation stops or slows down production. While a business is spending time and effort trying to comply with wasteful regulation it cannot produce and is thereby increasing the cost of its products with no chance of recovering the money lost in compliance.
Freedom’s Gone To Hell In America
The connections between Capitalism, the Rule of Law and Liberty are savagely attacked by the Left. No other culture has ever discovered Freedom the way America did. But Marx is well accepted in America by the Left. As a result, freedom has been under attack in America and the amount of individual freedom has been decreasing as the welfare state advances. Freedom is under attack everywhere.
Europe is Socialist. South America and Canada are Socialist. China is Socialist. Russia is in transition but Russia is a Tyranny with an unknown future.
What is freedom?
Freedom is the ability to act. Freedom means action that is uncoerced and uncompelled.
“Do not be misled . . . by an old collectivist trick which goes like this: there is no absolute freedom anyway, since you are not free to murder; society limits your freedom when it does not permit you to kill; therefore, society holds the right to limit your freedom in any manner it sees fit; therefore, drop the delusion of freedom—freedom is whatever society decides it is.
“It is not society, nor any social right, that forbids you to kill—but the inalienable individual right of another man to live. This is not a “compromise” between two rights—but a line of division that preserves both rights untouched. The division is not derived from an edict of society—but from your own inalienable individual right. The definition of this limit is not set arbitrarily by society—but is implicit in the definition of your own right.
“Within the sphere of your own rights, your freedom is absolute.
“During the nineteenth century, mankind came close to economic freedom, for the first and only time in history. Observe the results. Observe also that the degree of a country’s freedom from government control, was the degree of its progress. America was the freest and achieved the most.
“If one upholds freedom, one must uphold man’s individual rights; if one upholds man’s individual rights, one must uphold his right to his own life, to his own liberty, to the pursuit of his own happiness—which means: one must uphold a political system that guarantees and protects these rights—which means: the politico-economic system of capitalism.
“Freedom, in a political context, means freedom from government coercion. It does not mean freedom from the landlord, or freedom from the employer, or freedom from the laws of nature which do not provide men with automatic prosperity. It means freedom from the coercive power of the state—and nothing else.
“Since knowledge, thinking, and rational action are properties of the individual, since the choice to exercise his rational faculty or not depends on the individual, man’s survival requires that those who think be free of the interference of those who don’t. Since men are neither omniscient nor infallible, they must be free to agree or disagree, to cooperate or to pursue their own independent course, each according to his own rational judgment. Freedom is the fundamental requirement of man’s mind.

“A rational mind does not work under compulsion; it does not subordinate its grasp of reality to anyone’s orders, directives, or controls; it does not sacrifice its knowledge, its view of the truth, to anyone’s opinions, threats, wishes, plans, or “welfare.” Such a mind may be hampered by others, it may be silenced, proscribed, imprisoned, or destroyed; it cannot be forced; a gun is not an argument. (An example and symbol of this attitude is Galileo.)

“It is from the work and the inviolate integrity of such minds—from the intransigent innovators—that all of mankind’s knowledge and achievements have come. (See The Fountainhead.) It is to such minds that mankind owes its survival. (See Atlas Shrugged.)
“What is the basic, the essential, the crucial principle that differentiates freedom from slavery? It is the principle of voluntary action versus physical coercion or compulsion.

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