“Everybody knows” that the welfare state is finished, but the peculiar institution is profitable, very profitable — for liberals. Look at usgovernmentspending.com. Liberals get to spend $4 trillion a year on their favorite programs. Conservatives get $1 trillion a year for defense. Why would liberals give up on a deal like that without a fight?
President Obama’s State of the Union speech last week was about battlefield preparation. He is taking his party back to the old Progressive totem of the “moral equivalent of war.”
“Fairness” is how liberals talk to the American people. To each other, they talk about “inequality.” There is another word they like: “exploitation.” They use that one on the masses. But the words all mean the same thing.
Ever since Karl Marx, liberals have rebelled against the fat, sloppy way of voluntary cooperation that leaves no room for political power and civilian soldiers. So voluntary cooperation must go.
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