Even back then...
Well Sir, that erasable, yet lovable old jarhead, "The Chief" sent me this apropos set of photygraffs and commentary.
This is very interesting, scroll down through the three pictures...
the last one is right on target.
...and remember, this guy died over a hundred years ago!!
"You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
I will make one correction or concession if you will, to his final epitaph and that is this. He stated that "all the misfortunes of our nation have come through the Democratic Party.", and although there is a basketful of truth to that statement, I would change the words "Democratic Party" to "politicians"...period. I do not like, in any way, shape, form or manner, the Democratic party and its beliefs, platforms and policies, and with what is happening to America today because of Obama and his merry band of inept (Janet Napolitano as just one example) czars, henchmen and self-serving lying crooks, that the bulk of his statement regarding Democrats is true, but lets be honest, the Republicans have had their fair share of inept idiots and ne'er-do-wells.
A great remedy fer Constipation.....
(Y'all might have to Click to Enlarge)