Friday, April 10, 2009

Spinning the Numbers Helps Obamaniacs

Am I the only one who thinks that when 53% of people find capitalism better than socialism, and 20% of people find socialism better than capitalism, that means that nearly 3 capitalists exist in America per socialist? How are we not cutting this as a massive majority of capitalists?
Further, it is mentioned that
Adults under 30 are essentially evenly divided: 37% prefer capitalism, 33% socialism, and 30% are undecided.

I once heard a quote: "If you're old and liberal, you have no money. If you are young and conservative you have no heart."
Young people have always been more liberal (read: socialistic, idealistic) than their older counterparts. This is exactly what the trends in the Rasmussen poll show!
So when Yglesias says:
The generational change here is interesting.
I have to ask what exactly he means by change? 20-somethings are more socialist than old people? Seems like business as usual to me!

If there has been a shift towards acceptance of socialism, it is because the Democratic party has done a great job of making people believe the following equation: economic collapse + greed + George Bush + AIG execs / your 401k = capitalism. When really, it should be like this: hard work + sound investment + freemarket capitalism = comfortable retirement.

And while I am doing math equations to describe policy, here's socialism:
your tax dollars/everyone else - your hard work - your personal freedom + government inefficiency + bureaucracy*infinity - happiness = future

That's right. bureaucracy*infinity. Happy Friday!

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2 comments:

Jim Noellsch said...

That, my friends, is sound mathematical equality.

Anonymous said...

The quote was by Winston Churchill. As for government controlled business, these are my examples of why I hate government control and socialism: The DMV, Post Office, Public School discrepancy, any sort of public position and their effort. When I go to these places, I see inefficiency, lack of work ethic, and unmotivated workers. Why, because the hardest worker gets paid the same as the laziest worker. "That's only enough motivation to work hard enough not to get fired, which isn't very much" (Peter from Office Space)

Pride in America is a diminishing motivation or it was never a motivation, one or the other. The point is that money seems to be the consistent motivating factor. People are self interested. Capitalism is money, Socialism is pride, the former creates more wealth.