In Defense of the Rich

No, I haven’t gone over to the side of the vulgar libertarians. But this article by Gavin McInnes has some great anti-PC swipes.
As Mark Steyn points out, “What’s about to hit America is not a ‘shock.’ It’s not an earthquake, it’s not a tsunami, it’s what Paul Ryan calls ‘the most predictable crisis in the history of our country.’” Steyn explains there is only one cause for this dead end and it’s the government’s spending habits, not those of the wealthy.

Why does anyone think giving bureaucrats money is going to do any good? Government is terrible at doing anything properly, especially distributing wealth. When they get money, they don’t train migrant workers to become astronauts. They tell people what they can and cannot feed their kids. Then they take away the kid’s basketball hoop. They look in a six-year-old girl’s pants for bombs and then tell her she can’t be cheered up with a Happy Meal. You want to pay these people to make us smart? They can’t even pave the roads. I pay about $40 in tolls a week here in New York and I still hit at least one pothole per trip. With the money New Yorkers pay in tolls the roads should be paved with gold, but they’re not even in the same universe as America’s beautifully kept private roads such as Virginia’s Dulles Greenway.

People complain about our country’s schools and say the government needs more money to fix them, but the government created this mess in the first place. While Wisconsin teachers tell us of their inalienable right to receive an indexed pension, my generation asks, “What’s a pension?” Stiglitz keeps talking about how the rich “take” America’s money, but they never took anything from me. The only entity that has ever taken anything from me has been the government. At this point, I’d rather Bill Gates throw $10 million in a fire than blow it on one of Obama’s cockamamie plans. It would probably be better for the economy and would definitely help inflation.

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