Where Is America Headed?

Where is America headed?  In my opinion it’s down the road to full blown socialism.  With 47% of its people paying no income taxes it’s nearing the point where people will be able to vote themselves raises….so to speak.  When America’s non-income tax payers go beyond the 50% point we will be there.  As I see it, this is not good.  It will become so easy to demand and vote for what people will consider “Free” goods and services.  As more and more money is removed (Taxed) from private individuals and corporations to pay for the “Free Stuff,”  Americas will to produce will become a thing of the past.  Quality goods and services will diminish.  At some point there may even be lines of people waiting for hours for stores to restock meat and bread and other items we deem essential for everyday living.  What happens after waiting in line for these things and they run out before you can purchase them?  Yelling, screaming, riots, dismay, resentment…..

Where is America headed?  Perhaps a slightly updated version of the Little Red Hen bedtime story would be a good illustration.   Actually we’re pretty close to this version already.  Read and see for yourself.  I found this on the web a couple years ago.  I am not able to attribute it to anyone.

Once upon a time, there was a little red hen who scratched about the barnyard until she uncovered some grains of wheat.
She called to her barnyard neighbors and said, “If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to eat. Who will help me plant it?”

“Not I,” mood the cow.

“Not I,” quacked the duck.

“Not I,” grunted the pig.

“Not I,” whistled the goose.

“Then I will,” said the little red hen. And she did. Her wheat grew tall and ripened into golden grain. So the
little red hen asked her neighbors, “who will help me harvest my wheat?”

“Not I,” grunted the pig.

“Out of my classification,” whistled the goose.

“My seniority will be lost,” quacked the duck.

“Unemployment compensation would be jeopardized,” mood the cow.

“Then I will,” said the little red hen, and she harvested her wheat.

And it came time to bake the bread.
“Who will help me bake the bread?” asked the little red hen.

“That would be overtime for me,” mood the cow.

“I’d lose my welfare benefits,” whistled the goose.

“Dropping out I never learned how,” quacked the duck.

“If I’m to be the only helper, that’s discrimination,” grunted the pig.

“Then I will,”said the little red hen, and she did. She baked five bread loaves and held them up for her
neighbors to see.

Her neighbors saw their beauty, and smelled their freshness and they all wanted some. In fact, they demanded their rightful
share. But the little red hen said, “No, I and my chicks can eat the five loaves ourselves.”

“Excess profits!,” squealed the pig.

“Profiteering leech!,” honked the goose.

“Equal rights!,” demanded the cow.

And the duck quacked in too!

And the animals painted “unfair” picket signs and marched round and round the little red hen, shouting their
slogans, and their obcenities.

When the government agent came (a new legislative legal appointee), he said to the little red hen, “You must not
be greedy.”

“But I earned the bread,” said the little red hen.

“Exactly,” said the agent.  “That is the wonderful free enterprise system. Anyone in the barnyard can
earn as much as he wants, but under our liberal government regulations, the productive workers must contribute their product to the idle.”

Well, the barnyard calmed down, and the  animals lived happily ever after, including the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, “I am grateful, I am grateful.”

But her neighbors wondered why she never
again baked any more bread.

When we become a totally Socialist country and we are all “Have Nots,” remember one thing that has applied to virtually all other socialist countries, there will still be those that “Have.”  Let’s call them Politicians.  They will maintain their “have” status by doing as they do now, dangling that nice tasty carrot in front of you and saying I will give you this……   And like the Little Red Hen, you will say, “I am grateful, I am grateful.”

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