For years the media has claimed that the mean old Conservatives (especially the Tea Party) only care about the rich, and don’t give a damn about anybody else. Only progressive Democrats care about the poor, the average Joe, the “working class family.”
Wasn’t it the Democrats who rammed ObamaCare through against the wishes of the majority of Americans? This is the program that cuts the work hours of millions of “working class” employees, forces them to buy insurance that they don’t want or can’t afford, raises the cost of their existing insurance, or causes their employers to drop coverage. Here’s a dirty little secret – most of the working poor who are not already on Medicaid are not going to buy their own insurance whether you threaten to punish them at tax time or not. They don’t know how, won’t learn how, don’t pay taxes, and frankly aren’t interested. They will still be getting their medical care at the nearest hospital emergency room – after all, the hospitals have not been relieved of the legal responsibility to care for everybody regardless of ability to pay. Remind me again now, how does ObamaCare help the poor?
Wasn’t it the Democrats who fought like crazy to stop drilling and fracking and pipelines for oil and gas, and mining for coal – resources that would create millions of jobs, lower the cost of energy for all Americans, and get the economy back on track? Instead they continue to print fiat money, devaluing the currency so the average Joe can’t even afford to put gas in the family wagon.
Wasn’t it the Democrats who refused to allow working-class families to choose the school that will best meet the needs of their children, and instead herds them into chronically under-performing, high-cost schools, wasting students’ time with ideological nonsense instead of teaching them how to make a living? Don’t even get me started on Common Core.
Wasn’t it the Democrats who destroyed the manufacturing job base in our country by taxing our corporations at the highest rate in the world, making them move production facilities overseas? We could straighten out our negative balance of trade and bring those jobs back in a few years with some intelligent management of tax rates and tariffs to level the playing field with China, who continues to eat our lunch and demand dessert.
Wasn’t it the Democrats who demanded amnesty for illegal aliens, and called for open borders so that the few available low-tech jobs open to Americans are even harder to get, and pay third-world wages?
Wasn’t it these same Democrats who destroyed the American family, the traditional work ethic, and the economy by replacing the role of working fathers with a huge and growing “entitlement” culture? Fewer than half of our citizens pay income tax, and one in five families is on food stamps. Illegitimacy is normal now as single mothers no longer need to worry about feeding and housing their children.
The news media has been little more than a propaganda wing of the progressives for a long time. All of their so-called “compassion” since the onset of LBJ’s Great Society has only resulted in more misery for the poor, the average Joe, the “working class.” And they didn’t do it alone – some corrupt and self-serving liberal Republicans along the way did not exactly help the situation.
Conservatives do care about the poor, the average Joe, the “working class.” We know that a functional free-market economy offers the best opportunity for everyone to succeed, and is healthy enough to care for those who deserve help. History proves that heavy-handed, top-down, corrupt big-government enriches those few in control, and steals freedom, opportunity, and wealth from everyone else.
Next time some phony Beltway progressive politician or MSNBC lacky feigns outrage because “Conservatives don’t care about the poor”, you might hear a loud bang – that would be my head exploding.
Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side
With you by my side
They can’t keep us down
Together we can make it baby
From the poor side of town
The Poor Side of Town – Johnny Rivers