The allure of the American dream is the driving force to what makes and keeps this nation great. Through the ups and downs of our history, the drive of those wishing to carve out there own piece of the proverbial pie has given the United States an resiliency to rebound through every crisis that has come its way. The hope and dream of one day living in comfort and wealth, supported by the fruits your own hard labor, is one the fundamental freedoms we hold dear; that slice of pie that tastes oh, so sweeter when it is baked with the recipe of your own design and ingenuity for your own loved ones to enjoy through the generations.
What seems like traditional common sense to us, is surprisingly offensive to many who hold public office; at least it seems, if they can’t take a piece of it. The President has said that all the flavors and spices of the American entrepreneur, who have toiled to create their own recipe for success, well, we really didn’t create that or build that. All that slaving in the kitchen of hope and reality striving to create a concept and, then, the reputation to compete for wealth in the free market, was none of our doing. Somebody else did that. This President also believes that there comes a point when you’ve earned enough money and should stop? That should keep those economic engines running smoothly. What would possess a man to say something so stupid and so loose from reality? The President is a man who has never done anything that has not been funded by public tax dollars. He has never earned his own way, baked his own pie. So he assumes this is the way it is done. And this is our President….
One of the President’s greatest supporters, Angus King, has also earned his own wealth off the backs of taxpayers. It seems, for Maine’s resident King, the pie tastes sweeter baked by someone else. Government backed subsidies have been King’s slice of choice. As with Solyndra, there is no risk to the recipient of the subsidies. If the business fails the taxpayer is left holding the bag. If the business succeeds, why the King is that much richer. So Maine’s monarch has been busily blowing the tops off mountains and planting glaring white behemoth windmills in place of the trees he’s clear-cut on your tax dollars. Ah, but he is the environmentalist. He is allowing Maine taxpayers the opportunity to fund the biohazard crews, who have to cleanup all the oil draining out of these windmills. This is the epitome of big government. One government agency created to cleanup the mess of another government mandate. But the pie doesn’t look so appetizing after too many have had their fingers in it.
Angus King is one of many leftist, progressive politicians, who view the American taxpayer as an un-ending fund for their personal wealth. They don’t have to earn it. They just have to take it. Angus King is another like his ally, President Obama, who has never earned his wealth through hazards of the free market world. They have inverted the concept of our founder’s government from one that is subservient to the will of the people to one that is subservient to the will of the government. The monarchs of old would be proud of King’s exploitation of the people and their hard work. After all, we didn’t build that pie and we may just have too much of that pie. Don’t worry the King will take what he needs and we’ll be left with just the right regulated amount. Just doesn’t seem American ….does it?
All this talk of pie has made me hungry. I think I’ll grab a slice. Oh, no! It looks somebody took mine…