Friday, December 16, 2011

Takers versus creators

Richard Salsman wonders how those who can become wealthy as economic takers (Obama, Gingrich, etc) are in a position to vilify economic creators:

(O)ver the past century of U.S. history Americans have suffered under the corrupt machinations of politicians – the demagogic, hubristic, venal and incompetent – precisely because government’s role has been extended far beyond its proper functions into illegitimate ones; the recent age has been hostile to wealth-makers yet lucrative to wealth-takers and pull-peddlers. Today statists reign with impunity and handcuff wealth-makers. Meantime, lengthy political careers are erected by audacious takings – and few people seem bothered by this