This is just too good to pass up. It demonstrates just how out of touch and far from reality the Democrat Party leadership truly is.
Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) was on MSNBC's The Ed Show, with Ed Schultz. Real Clear Politics has the clip (and I have the transcript).
Schultz: [Suck up, suck up, suck up, blah, blah, blah--Shultzy is such an ass] What needs to happen, Tom, to stop these cuts from taking place?Only a liberal idiot like Harkin can come up with a comment like that. It beggars the imagination how this guy finds his way out of his house every day . . . I'm not even sure how he manages to dress himself.
Harkin: ". . . What I want to hear from the President tomorrow night is a pro-growth, pro-jobs, rebuild the middle-class kind of speech. He needs to lay it on the line. That we need to invest in rebuilding jobs, in rebuilding the middle-class . . . When you hear the Republicans talk, Ed, about we gotta cut this, we gotta cut that, we gotta cut this, it's almost like they're saying, "We're poor, The United States, we're poor, we're broke."
The fact is, Ed, we're the richest nation in the history of the world. We are the richest nation today. We have the highest per capita income of, any industrialized country. So you have to ask the question, 'If we're so rich, why are we so broke?' The reason is, we have a misallocation of money, of capital. Too much has gone into fewer and fewer hands and the large corporations. The Republicans want to keep that going. I mean . . .you gave one example, off-shoring, for example. Look at it this way, Ed. Company A builds a new plant overseas, guess what, they get a tax deduction for building that plant overseas. They hire workers over there, they get a tax deduction for that. All their operations overseas, tax-deductable, but all the profits they make--no taxes. That's not fair, that's not fair."
Hey, Tom, old buddy, old pal, when your burden of debt exceeds your gross income, and your annual expenditures exceed your annual income by 30-40%, I'm pretty much certain that means your broke. You, the government don't own the money businesses and individuals earn, they do. The fact that you can by dent of federal law extract a portion of that income doesn't mean that it all belongs to you. We don't live in your Democrat socialist utopia yet.
We're broke, because you and your little pals in Congress in concert with President Obama have spent too much money, not because you haven't seized a sufficient amount from the slaves who you believe work for you. We still live in a free country in which a man's property belongs to him and the fruits of his labor are his to disperse as he chooses.
If anyone wonders how this nation got into the fiscal condition it's in, Senator Tom Harkin has just given you a peek into the Bizarro world of the liberal mind. Liberals believe that the path to "rebuilding jobs, in rebuilding the middle-class" lies though Washington D.C., not through private enterprise, capitalism, and industry.
Liberals believe in the redistribution of wealth, the "allocating" of money as they would direct it, not as a free-market naturally distributes it. They don't believe in merit and reward, they believe in take it all and distribute it evenly. Their "shared sacrifice" is nothing more that the shared lives of privation and quiet desperation that all other state-run economies have led to.
Ask the people of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union how a state-run economy works. For some curious reason, expatriates from those nations all seem to be the strongest advocates of our free-market system. They have lived the lie that Democrats are preaching. They know the truth.
If the American voter doesn't wake up and realize the garden path down which Harkin and those of his ilk are leading us, they will suddenly wake up to a nation that has no economy, that has no currency and that no longer functions.
The net result of that will be a declaration of Martial Law and the resultant civil unrest may well be the undoing of all our Founding Fathers sought to ensure when they penned the Constitution.
In December, all the MSM could talk about was "the fiscal cliff." They haven't a clue as to what a real fiscal cliff will entail. Sudden reductions in the budget of a few hundred billion dollars is nothing, a minor bump in the road. The result of continuing down this primrose, self-delusional path will make the Wiemar Republic look like a picnic.
Obama and the Democrats (and a few RINO Republican) are taking us down the path of Argentina and a majority of voters are urging them forward with their hands out demanding "More."
The clueless--like Harkin--are leading the (even more) clueless. If Republicans in Congress don't develop some real "stones" very soon, we are not going to recover from Obama's tenure.
Grim words, I know and I'm not generally given to draconian predictions, but when I hear one of the elite of our government, one of the 100 of "the most deliberative body" in our government make dishonest, inane comments like those above, I begin to envision a dark time ahead.
I'm again wondering if all those "preppers" out there I have made fun of and sneered at aren't perhaps wiser than I. The more I see the inability of Washington to do what is RIGHT in lieu of what is politically expedient, the more I begin to wonder about the fate of this nation.
. . . Guns? Check! Ammo? Check! . . . now, how much does that survival food cost?