CAPITALISM VS. BIG GOVERNMENT
by OPOVV, ©2015
(Jul. 14, 2015) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. As you can see, we’re back on campus, the real campus at the university, and we’re going to be interviewing Professor Higgs, the renowned author of the bestseller, ‘The LIVID Adam Smith.’ The good professor is also infamously known for ‘The Wealth of Nations’ as required reading for his ‘First-Year Student Required Basic-Simple Economics Class, One-Big Zero-One,’ and that’s pronounced ‘ob-zoe’ by the students, probably in a derogatory connotation.’
“Hello, professor. We received your request via snail mail stating that Hillary’s speech about raising the minimum wage was, how did you put it, ‘sophomoric and moronic.’ Care to elaborate?”
“No! Mistake! Mistake, I tell you. Someone framed me. I love Hillary! Run, Hillary, run! See?”
“No, I don’t see. Here, look, isn’t this the letter you sent? And isn’t this your signature? Here, zoom in on the signature.”
“I’m finished! Yes, I wrote the letter. I’m finished. This is a liberal nest, you know. They’re all Obots, brain-dead pods of their former selves, before they were taken over. I don’t know. Ever see that movie ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’? Think about it. Look around you: brain-dead zombies supporting a health system that they don’t have access to because they can’t afford to even pay the deductibles, let alone the premiums. And they smile and cheer when Obama said ‘Fundamentally change America.’
“And that speech by Hillary where she said that nonsense about raising wages. You know how wages get raised? By supply and demand, that’s how. Let’s say you’re the only house painter in the country, the whole country. I don’t know why; maybe paint got more complicated and you’re the only one around that’s figured it out, who knows? So you charge whatever the market will bear, and in your case you charge $3,000 an hour! But then more people discover your secret, even the homeowners, so now your demand is less because the supply of house painters is more, see?
“But here’s the catch: in any given population, there are a certain number of people doing a certain number of things. There are so many bakers and doctors, policemen and pilots, and so on. And then you insert a population that works off-the-books, as in illegal immigrants. With me? And these illegal immigrants will work for less so employers pay less money for the same work, although the work is not always the same, and in most cases demonstrably of a lower quality than would normally be acceptable.
“Let me give you an example. Nationally-famous home builders constructing homes in South Florida are cashing in on the illegal immigrant employee boom, so they buy lots of land and throw up really cheap houses with really shoddy workmanship. Oh, sure, it passes code, but that’s the drawback of code enforcement: it’s not also quality enforcement. Code states every 3rd hole of a hurricane strap be fastened with a 16p nail: quality work would be to take that little extra step and fill every hole. Wiping excess solder off a pipe; a properly hung door doesn’t swing all by itself, and so on.
“And then throw in accepting goods from overseas from companies which don’t have to follow our EPA guidelines, or OSHA, or pay workman’s comp, and so on, and then to twist the knife just a little bit more to the American worker, charge a minimal tariff, or no tariff at all, and it’s no wonder why our economy has tanked.
“Being in debt to the government is your worst-case scenario. Collecting Welfare and Food Stamps should be a temporary economic condition. Why, we have families who have been on Welfare for generations, purposely kept on the plantation/reservation/ghetto as a planned execution to garner an expected percentage of votes going to the Democratic Party. If some people ever get wise, conditions will improve, but all they ever do is either stay the same, which is to say they get worse.
“America is worse off than it was seven years ago. Now there’s no reason why we couldn’t have been better off, but they ‘elected’ a complete nitwit (that would be Obama) with his nitwit Administration and look what you got: Capitalism cannot flourish with government interference. You can’t tweak it to success. You can’t have a private bank that calls itself the ‘Federal Reserve Bank’ control our money. AND fiat money, money that can’t be redeemed for anything tangible, like gold and silver, is only worth what our collective imagination says it is.
“One last point: Socialism: the excuse of the pseudo-intellectuals for not working at any job that they consider ‘beneath’ them. Let the other loser do it, dig the ditch; serve the food; manufacture the plane; replace the knee; give the traffic ticket; and go off to war. Whenever the average wage goes up, so does the price of a gallon of milk. It’s a simple fact.
“And very last point: this I’ve noticed in my students of the last seven years: they have no faith. I mean, none of them ever go to church, and I wonder if any of them ever did. And they don’t believe in America, in freedom, and in the Constitution. They have, to paraphrase Bob Dylan, ‘no faith to lose.’
“No, Hillary wasn’t in my class. She didn’t even go to this school, but had she, then she would’ve read ‘The Wealth of Nations’ and wouldn’t be making sophomoric and moronic statements.
“Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a class to teach; that is, if I still have a job.”
“Whew! That was Professor Higgs, basically saying that the government should keep its cotton-pickin’ hands off of our businesses; let them compete on a level playing field. Well, for one, I’ll believe it when I see it. Thanks for watching.
“Oh, for those of you who haven’t read ‘Wealth of Nations,’ do so: you’ll have a better appreciation for our economic system and why it’s the best thing going.
“Well, that’s our show for tonight. Hope the good professor gets to keep his job, but I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one. These ‘Pod-People’ (Obots) have a pretty thin skin when it comes to facts: just look at all the fear Birthers generate. Goodnight.”
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.