Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Same As It Ever Was

President Obama finally responded to Rep. Paul Ryan and the Republicans with a 2012 budget proposal of his own.  Well, sort of.  Actually what he did was give a speech, perhaps the most disappointing, but predictable, of his political career.  I won't bore you with the details as you've heard exactly the same speech or one very like it from every liberal Democrat demagogue since FDR.

I do want to highlight one line, however, as it captures perfectly the differences between us:  "Rather, it is a basic reflection of our belief that those who have benefited most from our way of life can afford to give a bit more back."

Why not, instead, look at the successful in America and say: "those who have contributed most to our way of life"?  Because he can't.  The disgusting ideology he embraces and represents simply won't allow it.  

As I've said before, envy is the organizing principle of the Democrat Party and the fruit it bears is even uglier than the seed.