These actions starkly highlight the difference between the two parties that lies at the heart of the matter: Whether we are a nation that still believes in equality of opportunity, or whether we are moving toward an insistence on equality of outcome.
“The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own,’” Obama told a crowd of 200 donors over lunch at the W Hotel.
If start-up activity is the true engine of job creation in America, one thing is clear: our current educational system is acting as the brakes. Simply put, from kindergarten through undergraduate and grad school, you learn very few skills or attitudes that would ever help you start a business. Skills like sales, networking, creativity and comfort with failure.
No business in America — and therefore no job creation — happens without someone buying something. But most students learn nothing about sales in college; they are more likely to take a course on why sales (and capitalism) are evil.
Think of that. The goal of every family is to send their children to college. Yet college puts the brakes on their ambitions and instead instills in them attitudes of nannystatism and beliefs that a left wing (never a right wing) government is there to be helpful to all.
Civilizations don’t last forever and this one too will be gone if the way of life shared by the Obamaites manages to fully take this country. Luckily no matter how many liberals despise Ayn Rand even drummers don’t like paying more than their fair share.