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A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. – George Bernard Shaw
If any statement explains how blue states work, it is this one. The number of makers is always fewer than the number of takers. So design policies to bribe the takers to vote for you.
This is certainly the philosophy behind the Democrat’s current Presidential platform: buy the Presidency by promising enough goodies. Medicare for All, free college tuition, and more.
Yet at some point, it hits a law of diminishing returns. Voters realize the wealth promised them by the government will be paid for by themselves. Or enough voters realize they are really participating in a robbery; the benefits they receive are forcibly taken from someone else, and that their own turn will come eventually.
The best defense against this is a healthy economy which leaves enough people feeling they do not need government assistance to survive.Published in