Gut Rumbles

April 23, 2006

quote of the day

"Practically all policies advocated by the Left create poverty. Leftists get the government to waste vast slabs of the country's labour-force on bureaucracy and paperwork and so load the burden of providing most useful goods and services onto fewer and fewer people. So fewer useful goods and services are produced to go around. That is no accident. The Left love the poor. The Left need the poor so that they can feel good by patronizing and "helping" them. So they do their best to create as many poor people as possible."

I don't know who said it, but I found it here.

(UPDATE: I like this quote from my comments: "What were we thinking, that we should help our fellow man?" Don't get me wrong... I'm all for helping my fellow man whenever I can. But I don't consider stealing other people's money and giving THAT away to be "compassion." It's pure robbery in the name of income redistribution.

Where has that practice gotten us? It has created a permanent underclass of "poor" people who live on the extortion money "generosity" of government. That ain't "helping" people. That is institutionalizing poverty as a profession in this country, and it ruins the very people it is supposed to "help.")


John Ray is a great guy, he posts daily on quite a few blogs. He has something like what you quoted on most of his posts.

Posted by: DaveJ on April 23, 2006 11:23 PM

Yep, us lefties and Jesus...gettin' off on helpin' the poor and the infirm and the aged and the lesser of our brothers. What were we thinking, that we should help our fellow man?

Posted by: Boadicea on April 23, 2006 11:52 PM

Do it with your own money, and you can help all you want. But it ain't "compassion" when you take somebody else's money and give it away.

Posted by: Acidman on April 24, 2006 09:54 AM

Maybe the way to stop the madness is for everyone to just quit working and demand that the guvmit feed us. Why not? It seems to work for the lefties. But then of course the lefties would demand that those of us able to work and produce keep working so they can loot us. I mean, they have this right to a free lunch, right?

Posted by: GUYK on April 24, 2006 10:06 AM

i DO use my own money. I also CHEERFULLY pay taxes, a portion of which I know goes towards benefitting those less fortunate than I am.
Part of the price of being an American is paying taxes, a portion of which goes to helping the less fortunate. I'm going to bet you don't mind that the largest part of your taxes goes to the military. I DO mind. But here in America, we don't get to pick and choose (except through the election of our leaders) where our taxes go.
This bullshit of the Left having an agenda to keep the poor man down is simply projection of the highest order. It's you Righties who need poor folks, sick folks, lesser folks in order to feel better about your own pathetic shortcomings.

Generalization? Of course. And just as idiotic as the quote you posted.

Posted by: Boadicea on April 24, 2006 10:12 AM

I think it would be difficult to find someone who resents helping others who genuinely deserve help. What's infuriating is someone else deciding 'when' and 'how' that's accomplished. The majority of people living in a cycle of poverty are there due to lack of character. Why, pray tell, should that be rewarded? And what straight thinking person would think that throwing money at irresponsible people would solve the problem? The quickest way to handle the problem is to stop making productive people responsible for the slackers and let nature do its work.

Posted by: Tessa on April 24, 2006 10:24 AM

Boadicea: I hadn't realized that Jesus had a political affiliation. Whenever did that happen?

Posted by: Tessa on April 24, 2006 04:07 PM


Which has been widely misunderstood. He wasn't robbing the rich to give to the poor, he was taking from the state and returning it to the taxpayers. Sort of a private tax-break service.

If Robin Hood were around today, he'd be the "R" in H&R Block.

Posted by: McGehee on April 24, 2006 08:43 PM

Hey Tessa,
Who said anything about Jesus having a party affiliation? That every one of his teachings comnfirmed that he was a liberal doesn't mean he was affiliated with any party.
Here's a resource for you to check out sometime: The Bible. I don't think you'll find a single place where Jesus said "I got mine, you get yours your damned self." I also remember a little something about rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar's, but like good Righties, y'all conveniently overlook large swathes of the word of God in favor of your own craven self interests.
Whine about the Left, whine about the government, whine about the Mexicans, whine about uppity wimmin and teh gays and your sacred marriages and people trying to get you to be decent to your fellow must be tiring to keep looking for ways to be the poor, beleagured, downtrodden Right.

Posted by: Boadicea on April 27, 2006 12:42 PM
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