The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Jelly Beans and M&Ms

The Democrats and their trained hamsters in the media are obsessed by unhinged conspiracy theories that have the President of the United States in league with the evil Russians to destroy our way of life as we know it. But for the rest of us, there are important matters that actually will affect all Americans in non-trivial ways—the budget, healthcare, immigration reform, entitlement reform, tax reform, a measured and scientifically-valid approach to our environment, the size and reach of the federal government, and the threats we face around the world.

When the Democrats do remove their tin foil hats for a moment to comment on the budget or other matters, the prevailing attitude is outrage driven by a warped sense of "fairness" that only the Democrats are allowed to define.

Because far too many progressives exhibit characteristics that indicate that they are innumerate, it might be worth looking at a short video (produced by The Wall Street Journal) that fairly and accurately depicts the numbers associated with tax reform, and by extension, the U.S budget. Take a look:

Despite what progressives tell us (over and over again), there are many different definitions of "fairness." The left has no monopoly on defining what is fair or just—they have only an opinion. When they demonize those who disagree as heartless or uncaring (to name only a two of many epithets), they do so because their arguments are weak and their shrill accusations allow them to change the subject. Their outrage is a political tool that enables them to force far too many politicians to act irresponsibly. The result is increased debt, a lower standard of living, a weaker economy, and increased income inequality—things that hurt the constituencies they purport to care so much about.

More on outrage in the next post.