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Thursday, October 28, 2010
Marco Rubio Defines The Midterms
Marco Rubio's newest campaign ad, seen here, is the best I have ever seen. He encapsulates in a two minute ad exactly what this midterm election is all about. It's not about democrat and republican, Tea Party and progressives. It's about what America is and what we want it to be. It's about whether we want America to be an opportunity society or an entitlement society. It's about whether we want a larger and more intrusive government which will result in a smaller and more anemic private sector, or a smaller and less intrusive government which will result in a more vibrant and growing private sector. You can't have a large and intrusive government, and a growing and vibrant private sector. They are mutually exclusive. Take your pick. Ever increasing government means a loss of freedom through increased taxes and regulation. A smaller and less intrusive government results in an expanding and vibrant private sector with a lower unemployment rate and greater wealth creation.
Government has never created anything. They exist by confiscating hard earned tax dollars and distributing those dollars to whom they see fit. They flex their muscles through stricter regulation and oversight of all things. The private sector exist through competition for the dollars of the consuming public. Innovation is stimulated by the incentive of monetary reward for creating a product or service that the population deems worthy. Competition is always a good thing. Competition creates character, a work ethic, and an incentive for success. Big government creates dependency and a culture of entitlement. We've all watched with horror the demonstrations in France resulting from the proposal of raising the retirement age from 60 to 62. That's exactly where we are headed if the current direction is continued.
Marco Rubio's life story describes exactly why America is exceptional. We have a president who doesn't believe in American exceptionalism. When asked one time about it, he responded that he thinks America is exceptional just like the Brits think the UK is exceptional, and the Greeks think Greece is exceptional. He missed the point, that America is the exception, not the rule, which is explained very well in the Rubio ad. As one who traveled extensively in the eighties and early nineties, everywhere I went people wanted to know about America and the vast opportunities available there. We could be headed down a road to mediocrity where government expansion threatens prosperity and opportunity. We could see our children and grand children burdened with unsustainable debt and a lower standard of living. What we need is lawmakers in Washington that get it, like Marco Rubio. check out my other blog.....Con-Men 4 Palin Link