Some men will sell their souls for anything. It appears many Americans are selling their souls for $4,500 when they trade in an old vehicle.
I know many good Americans, capitalists even, will ask, “What’s the harm in exploiting the system?”
Make no mistake. No one getting one of these wonderful (yes that’s sarcasm) cash-for-clunkers deals is exploiting the system. The system is exploiting their desires for something more–something better. The cash for clunkers program should be called cash for comrades, because acceptance of this style of wealth redistribution is nothing short of acquiescence to Obama’s brand of socialism. Need a new car? Don’t worry if you can’t afford it. We’ll make your neighbors subsidize you.
With socialized medicine on the table and government control of the financial sector, what comes next? Shall we have cash for oinkers? Perhaps the government can pay every person who buys a hotdog $2 to make sure Oscar Mayer gets its fair share from rich and healthy people. What about cash for bloggers? Every person who reads should be taxed an extra $1,500 with the money being distributed to bloggers who do not have the following Michelle Malkin has and–who naturally–refuse to criticize or examine Obama’s agendas.
There is but one reason why we have a cash for clunkers program. It is not intended to help the small dealers make money. Nor is it in place to jump start the economy. The cash for clunkers program is a petrie dish in which Obama and the neosocialists in Congress can grow new comrades.
Obama knows Americans clinging to freedom and liberty are like frogs. If you toss a frog into a pot of boiling water, the frog will leap out. But, if you put the frog in tepid water and turn up the heat, he will remain until he is boiled alive. So too is socialism in America. Should Obama declare these United States socialist tomorrow, the sound would wake the nation and cause us to leap at revolution. But turn the heat up slowly, migrate us from the gentle waters of freedom into the roiling turbulence of socialist slavery by modest degrees, and many will attempt to adjust their core temperature until they die. Then, no one will be left to revolt.