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July 09, 2004

Rich Lowry on Edwards' "Two Americas" Idea « Politics As Usual »

I find this essentially correct:

The opposition Edwards tries to make between work and wealth doesn't make sense. Why do people work? For wealth. Rewarding wealth means rewarding the fruits of work. For instance, two-thirds of the beneficiaries of Bush's cut in the top marginal tax rate own some form of small business. In America, you work, make a business succeed, then get wealthy (and become the target of demagogic politicians — the American dream!).

The whole thing.

Posted by Nathan at 09:17 AM | Comments (1)

I agree 100% with Lowry. The essence of America, the reason we're so successful (and the reason the fanatics hate us), is the tri-fold concept of rewarding work & innovation, granting freedom, and maintaining a strong moral core. What I don't understand is the liberals' idea that "the rich" should be punished for their efforts. Why should the government say to those that choose to learn, work hard, and contribute to the success of the society, "no, you're wrong, and we will take your money and give it to those who "deserve" it."??? Where's the incentive to succeed? What's wrong with being a creative, hard-working, dedicated businessman/artist? And moreover, why does the select minority (read: Hollywood liberals & Michael Moore worshippers) think they have the right to DICTATE to the rest of the country how to live? You don't like money? Give it to charity. You hate the fact that you got a tax cut? Contribute it to something worthwhile. Get off your soapbox, STOP FEELING SORRY FOR YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU'RE WORTHLESS, and do something right for a change!

Anyone disagree? Please let me know why. I'm curious about how the liberals reason. My E-mail's listed.

Posted by: SilverSand2021 at July 10, 2004 01:29 PM
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