Does government create a wealth gap? “The political classes would like you to believe that putting more money into government makes things more equal. They’d like you to believe that because, in fact, putting more money into government puts more money into their pockets. The truth is, government doesn’t create wealth, it consumes it. And it doesn’t create equality, either. It undermines it.” And it’s also very good at blaming the problems it causes on someone else.

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Dan January 1, 2013 at 8:26 am

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Look no further than n0bama and the Democrats since 2008.

jcrowley1985 January 1, 2013 at 10:34 am

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jcrowley1985 January 1, 2013 at 8:31 am

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BarbR January 1, 2013 at 11:08 am

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Of course you do, dear.

KimmyQueen January 1, 2013 at 4:52 pm

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LOL

danybhoy January 2, 2013 at 6:31 am

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At least crowley should be easy to spot. He’s the guy in the hockey helmet, but he’s nowhere near the rink.

flashingscotsman January 2, 2013 at 9:43 am

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It’s a special built helmet, to fit his pointy head.

poppajoe49 January 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm

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Banging his head against the window in the short bus.

sifi January 1, 2013 at 9:13 am

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“The truth is, government doesn’t create wealth, it consumes it. And it doesn’t create equality, either. It undermines it.” And it’s also very good at blaming the problems it causes on someone else.”
Or something else, such as “corporate greed” and the enablers just keep following along believing the lie.

jcrowley1985 January 1, 2013 at 10:21 am

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Elrond Hubbard January 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

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Hey dimwit, make a New Year resolution to post your inane tripe on another blog, leave the adults alone to talk here.

jcrowley1985 January 1, 2013 at 10:30 am

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Sidekick January 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

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Don’t think. It isn’t worth your effort as far as I’m concerned.

poppajoe49 January 1, 2013 at 12:52 pm

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Thinking isn’t your forte’, try listening for a while.

KimmyQueen January 1, 2013 at 4:55 pm

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You probably don’t care, but it really annoys me that I have to skip over your crap. Can’t you like you know…? restrict your stupidity to one post per thread? At least?

sa_rose January 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm

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Crowley clearly knows nothing about his idol’s background in Texas. He’s as crooked as a sidewinder. Of course that is fairly common in Texas.

flashingscotsman January 1, 2013 at 10:06 am

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Oh, come on. There isn’t anyone out there stupid enough to buy that corporate greed nonsense, is there?

BarbR January 1, 2013 at 11:10 am

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Mostly people on food-stamps.

Bonfire of the Absurdities January 1, 2013 at 11:13 am

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The idea that being in the private sector means you are greedy and being in the public sector makes you altruistic is dangerously simplistic. There is no sign over the entrance to the public sector to the effect of “abandon all self-interest ye who enter here.” There are altruistic, other-centered people in the corporate world and there are greedy, self-centered egomaniacs in public service. Anyone who doesn’t realize this is either naive or a liar.

The difference is that the government greedy often mask their self-interest under a cloak of altruism. Corporate crooks have a harder time doing that. People are naive enough to buy the former.

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. By their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” Matthew 7:15-16

Let us examine Obama’s “fruits” and by those, we can know him. What he or anyone else says is just bullsh*t.

jcrowley1985 January 1, 2013 at 11:28 am

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sifi January 1, 2013 at 1:28 pm

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The private sector masks nothing. They are out to make a buck. Sure there is greed involved. That greed builds companies which build corporations which employ millions. That greed also builds yachts, private planes, resorts, hotels, restaurants and many other services that employ millions. Capitalism made this country great. It’s greed coupled with a strong ethical work force developed the highest standard of living for the common man this world has ever seen.
The public sector with it’s huge, monstrous, wasteful government and all it’s entities like the DOA, the DOE, the and every other department of whatever you can think of, the EPA, and numerous others including the Federal Reserve which have become enemies of and attempt to control the private sector because of progressive influence. It has a strangle hold on the private sector and is destroying jobs. The governments meddling from milk subsidies to our inflated currency can not remain propped up forever. We fed the monster that will eventually destroy us with our own tax dollars. It has gotten so big and so wasteful that we are trillions of dollars in debt. Those kind of numbers are astronomical. Can you not see that that “government greed” is the problem?

poppajoe49 January 1, 2013 at 3:31 pm

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He’s just upset that he’s not on the gravy train.

flashingscotsman January 2, 2013 at 9:45 am

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While people like Crowley want everything handed to them for doing nothing. Now, THAT sounds like greed to me.

Progressive Hemrrhoid January 1, 2013 at 11:36 am

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Hyper-inflation here we come, which will trigger a massive world wide depression. Thus one of the reasons “Dear Leader” is making gun grabbing his top priority, the peasants will revolt.

deepthinker January 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm

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The government steals wealth and that is all that it does. Until the NEA and all other teacher unions are forced out of the school systems, the average child will not hear about the true and basic fundamentals of the US Constitution. There are only certain things that the federal government is suppose to be able to do. Yet it has acquired more and more power for itself since the beginning of the 20th century.

Progressive Hemrrhoid is correct barry is about disarming all of us that believe in a smaller less intrusive federal government. barry is far out doing the last president from Illinois as far as it comes to destroying the Constitution and the way of life for us the US Citizens.

whiskeyriver January 1, 2013 at 2:38 pm

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Poor, uneducated, unemployed, basement dwelling, welfare, couch potato Creepy Crawley just don’t get it. Let me try to enlighten the poor boy a bit, a tough job to be sure.

Using my state, New Mexico, as a very good example of how goverment consumes wealth instead of creats it I’ll state a few facts.

NM has 250 public employees for every 1000 in private emloyment. (The national average is about 170 versus 1000)

Government employees in this state average about $6000 per year more in wages and benefits than employees in the private sector.

Because of the high public/private ratio NM workers pay some of the highest state and local taxes in the nation while wages remain low. This has resulted in the state being listed as one of the 3 poorest states in the country for close to the 100 year corporate greed nonsense Creepy keeps harping about.

NM has one of the highest per capita poverty rates in the country, with over 30% of the population getting some kind of government assistance. The last time a major industry located here was in the early 1980′s (Intel) because of corporate and business tax rates and regulations. No major player in the world market has tried moving here since.

Come on Crawley, explain to us how corporate greed is destroying our economy instead of government greed. Explain to us how corporations that build wealth and create jobs are bad while government, which builds nothing but poverty, is good. You can’t have it both ways. It has to be either job creating capitalists of job killing government, which is it?

Sidekick January 1, 2013 at 2:49 pm

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Hey, at least you’ll get the first spaceport.

My sister and her family live in Albuquerque. To your point, my brother in law works for the DOD out of Kirkland, his father works at Los Alamos (gov’t physicist), and my sister is a public school teacher. All are clueless and my nieces, who are high school age, are hopeless when it comes to the reality of actual living.

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