American Spectator has an article by Jeffrey Lord this morning stating that Rush Limbaugh is the true winner of the 2010 elections. Shortly after the coronation of Obama, Rush stood up against the anointed one and simply said that he hoped Obama failed as president. He said this because he knew, like many of us, that Obama was going to move the country in a socialist direction. If you will look around the world at the socialist countries, you will find that every time socialism is tried, it fails. Many countries, including Canada and Germany, are now trying to move away from socialism. It doesn’t work.
As Margaret Thatcher once said, “Socialism works until you run out of other people’s money.” There in lies the heart of the problem. Socialism is based upon the government running everything by taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor. This doesn’t produce good results. What it means is that the rich, who are necessary for any healthy economy, quit investing in business. This hurts the economy, hurts the middle class and hurts the poor. I know the socialists is always set on saying that he is trying to help the poor, but his actions never do. They only hurt the poor by making them poorer.
The best thing for government to do is get out of the way and let the rich invest. Yes, they will get richer, and invest more, and get richer, and invest more. All the while, they are employing more people, and spending more money in the economy. The more the rich spend, the more the middle class and lower class can make ends meet. Remove that investment incentive, and it only hurts the middle class and the poor. It never truly hurts the rich, or the bozos who put forth their socialist ideas. They too always seem to be insulated from their failed programs.
But the reality is that we need the rich. We need them to invest and buy and spend and invest some more. Are they greedy? You bet. Some of them are. There are also those who are not greedy. Whether they are or not is between them and God, not them and the government. Because the government, politicians like Obama, are also greedy. So if they stand on high and condemn the rich for being greedy, let them dump that first stone on their own heads.
Please know that I am not saying that greed is good. It’s a sin and is never good. But God can still use a person’s greed to help His people live their lives. When I was in seminary, I worked for a man that was worth millions. Was he greedy? Don’t know. I do know that he was very generous with his money, and that he employed upwards of 50 people at one time.
He also provided the best health-care insurance I have ever had and the best benefits. Why? Because he wanted us to produce more so that he could make more money. In the process, this rich man provided for 50 families. There were 50 families who lived, and had good homes and good health care because this man was rich and worked at getting richer. That is how it works. Had Obama had his way, the government would have taxed the man more, taxed all our health care and guess what, a bunch of us would have been laid off, including me. That is how Obama’s socialism works. Would the man have been any less rich? Not at all. He would have been fine, but would have invested less and had fewer employees. All this to say that socialism doesn’t work and Rush Limbaugh was brave enough to point this out shortly after Obama was coronated. For this, Rush deserves kudos today because he was willing to tell us the king had no clothes.
Here are few words from American Spectator:
“I hope he fails.”
With those famous four words, uttered January 16, 2009 — only days before Barack Obama was to be inaugurated — Rush Limbaugh drew a line in the sand.
And as a result, this morning it is Rush Limbaugh who is the undisputed winner of the 2010 election. The White House is repudiated. The Pelosi-run House of Representatives, supported by the Democrats’ Congressional Campaign Committee, also deliberately targeted Limbaugh. Speaker Pelosi is, abruptly, now history. The Senate is richer by a still-undetermined number of conservatives as this goes to Internet press.
You might even call last night’s landslide results a “Rushslide.”
BTW, for those of you who want to criticize me for listening to Rush Limbaugh, and use your liberal Shibboleth, maybe you should be a bit more open minded and actually listen to him for six months instead of snickering as if you somehow are more enlightened because you don’t listen to him. I know all you moderate Republicans are actually embarrassed when Rush comes up. But that is because he has labeled the moderate for what it is: worthless. Quit being moderates an actually stand up for something. Remember the book listing all the great moderates in history only has one page it it, and it’s blank.