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

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Circular Firing Squad

The Democratic Party debates last night in Las Vegas had the appearance of a circular firing squad, not unlike some of the GOP debates in 2016. The difference is that the participants in last night's show are all proponents of Big Intrusive Government (B.I.G.) solutions to problems that are described selectively so that high cost "fixes" will give the appearance of seriousness. Those high cost solutions demand much higher taxes that will be funneled into a B.I.G. machine that will take its share (enriching the party faithful within the deep state) and then redistribute taxpayer money to anointed groups (defined, of course, by the Dems) who are said to deserve it.

The best description of the show I've seen this morning was written by Paula Bolyard:
Not only did Dems unselfconsciously brag about their Marxist/socialist plans, but they displayed their utter contempt for capitalism. When Bloomberg tried to defend the economic system that has raised more people out of poverty than any system in the history of the world, the other candidates on the stage groaned—and many in the audience booed.
Yep ... that's the new Democratic Party.

Good luck with that.