Politicians Love Socialism Even Though So Many Americans Are Rejecting It

Written by William Pauwels on June 27, 2017

Politicians love Socialism. Why? Because it increases their political power. It enables them to attract voters by giving them benefits, entitlements, etc.

In a country like the United States, based on Competitive, Constitutional, Free-Enterprise – Socialism per se has limited attractiveness beyond Leftist Democrats, Universities, the entitlement society, and the Leftist leaning media, e.g., the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, etc. Instead of calling it what it is – Socialism – the Leftists prefer to call it “Progressivism” – sort of a quasi-Socialistic political and economic philosophy.

Fortunately, the majority of working Americans are opposed to Progressivism, quasi-Socialism, and the overly generous entitlement society that supports people who should be working to support themselves and their families.

The prosperity of any nation is a function of its collective productivity. Competitive, Constitutional, Free-Enterprise has proven to be the optimum method of governance and overcoming poverty.

Leftists don’t get this, so, in addition to the Presidential Election, the Democrat Obstructionist Party has subsequently lost four special elections. They have spent record-breaking amounts of money to improve their appeal to voters. Yet, their electability is in serious decline. The Democrat Obstructionist Party is no longer the party of FDR, HST, and JFK. Its smear-everything-Trump strategy is failing miserably.

You can’t beat something with nothing. And all the Democrat Objectionists have is nothing. Voters want the Trump America First — America Great Again — Growth Agenda to be given a chance to succeed. They clearly do not want a repeat of the Obama/Pelosi/Hillary/Schumer/Sanders Socialistic Ideology. Voters clearly object to the collaboration between the Democrat Obstructionist Party and the mainstream Leftist media. Fortunately, it is failing – it is backfiring – and the Democrats are continuing to lose ground. Americans want a returned to The American Way* – to The American Prosperity Machine*.

*The American-Way ― *The American Prosperity Machine: Traditional Judeo/Christian principles and values . . . the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness . . . freedom of speech, action, religion and family governance . . . an educated and informed society . . . freedom from gender and racial discrimination . . . affordable healthcare . . . the rule of Constitutional Law . . . the peaceful settlement of disputes . . . honest elections and presidential leadership . . . patriotic, truthful, checks-&-balances, limited government … a strong military . . . cost-effective national defense . . . secure borders . . . the right of citizens to own and bear arms . . . free, competitive markets and institutions . . . properly-regulated, free-enterprise . . . balanced trade . . . private property rights . . . low cost, domestically supplied energy and natural resources . . . controlled immigration . . . individual responsibility and ingenuity . . . entrepreneurialism . . . businesses and enterprises that exist to meet the needs, wants and expectations of customers . . . a strong work ethic . . . full employment . . . fair pay . . . appropriate safety nets . . . low taxes . . . a strong, reliable currency . . . financial availability, mobility, and responsibility (balanced budget, minimal debt) . . . Competitive, Free-Market, Free-Enterprise, Constitutionally Limited Government . . . and American Exceptionalism.

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William Pauwels
William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.