• June 19, 2024

Drift toward Socialism is picking up speed by Don Frost!

 Drift toward Socialism is picking up speed by Don Frost!

DON FROST Author for ConservativeChoice Campaign.com

By Don Frost 

“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened.  . . . The Democratic Party has adopted our [Socialist] platform.” – Norman Mattoon Thomas, six-time Socialist candidate for president, in a 1944 speech.
Snopes says attributing this quote to Thomas is “probably false,” meaning the rumor-busting website can neither prove nor disprove that he said it. But who said it is irrelevant. Snopes research has determined that if Thomas didn’t say it, someone else did at least 55 years ago.
Chicago and several other major cities have approved legislation to grant no-strings-attached cash payments to its citizens. In Chicago it’s $500 a month. Los Angeles is on the threshold of implementing monthly grants of $1,000. Mayor Michael Tubbs of Stockton, Calif., launched a program that doled out $500 a month.
Tubbs, in fact, started the Mayors for a Guaranteed Income. He now boasts 50 other mayors are members of the coalition, 24 of whom are introducing similar “free money” concepts of their own. So the fulfillment of the dream of Karl Marx marches inexorably on in America.
Of course, all these payments are earmarked for  “the poor,” “the disadvantaged,” “the underserved,” “the less fortunate,” etc. Which is, of course, the bedrock of Socialism as set forth by Marx in 1875: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” In other words, those who can support themselves are required to also support those who can’t support themselves – or would simply rather have someone else support them.
It is the epitome of “liberal” conceit to claim everyone on the dole would much rather go to a job every day than sleep in every day and collect money while doing so.
It isn’t just Socialistic-minded mayors pushing guaranteed income. The president of the United States likes the idea, too. Joe Biden calls it a “tax credit” instead of a dole. His massive social spending spree was originally $3.5 trillion. Thanks to the Republican Party and two courageous Democratic senators (Kyrsten Ainema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia) that has been pared down to $1.75 trillion.
Still there is plenty in the proposed legislation for the Socialist wing of the Democratic Party to love. As reported by the Associated Press, the proposed Democratic legislation would give households earning up to $150,000 a year a tax credit of $3,000 per child 6 to 17 years old and $3,600 per child 5 and younger. This tax credit would be doled out in monthly payments, making it not a tax credit at all, but simply a monthly check. Calling it a “tax credit” disguises its true nature: A taste of Socialism.
If you have two kids between 6 and 17, that’s $6,000 a year or $500 a month. Four kids in that age group, it’s $12,000 a year or $1,000 a month.
Of course, such parents could not then claim per-child deductions when they file their income tax returns. But by then they will be thoroughly accustomed to receiving a monthly check. It would be almost like a monthly welfare check. No government anywhere has ever offered its citizens a greater incentive to, “Let’s get pregnant!”
To make all this city and federal largesse more palatable, Socialist-leaning legislators assure one and all that these measures would be for one year only. But realists – as well as the Democratic Party’s Socialists – recognize a simple truth. As reported by the AP, “. . . lawmakers tend to continue programs rather than let them expire.”
For those on the dole, “free money” is an addictive drug, a habit that has proven impossible to kick. And any legislator or president who takes it away after a year will be committing political suicide.
Karl Marx and Norman Thomas are chuckling in their graves.

Don Frost blogs at www.commonsense931.wordpress.com

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