I watched president Obama's campaign speech in Houston tonight. He said the oft-spoken phrase, "we are better together than we are apart."
He went on to say, "we want each and every American to realize the American dream: that if you work hard, if you put in your time, if you store a little away for retirement, you can be successful and you can live the American dream."
Ummmm... does anyone see a problem with this? If WE are all forced to work together, people of different skills, education, motivation, productivity, etc., we will naturally have people who produce and accomplish at different rates and levels. This will lead to the natural condition that does and should exist: income inequality. Yes, income inequality is a good thing. If WE are all tied together, we will naturally have people that don't pull their weight. People will naturally slide and slime their way into prosperity while giving less and taking more. And if they contribute less, they should have less. This is the way it is, and the way it should be. Forcing income equality will ultimately do one thing: kill incentive.
Keep in mind, Obama's first sentence listed above differs greatly from the second listed below it. Can you see the difference? He talks about a world in which WE are all working together (which sounds great, but is pragmatically terrible) but only YOU realize the dream, and only YOU get to be successful. So which is it? WE or YOU?
The last thing he said: change will come? How much longer do we have to wait? I'm sorry, our country and our future is way too important to give another 4 years to a guy that is basically saying, "just wait a second... wait a second... I need a little more time."