Food For Thought

"Labor unions would have us believe that they transfer income from rich capitalists to poor workers. In fact, they mostly transfer income from the large number of non-union workers to a small number of relatively well-off union workers." - Robert E. Anderson

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Cause and Effect

In the December 11, 2010 Appleton Post-Crescent, Caroline Seidl of Appleton comments in the phone editorial:

"Congratulations go out to Plexus for adding two overseas sites while hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens are out of work and losing their homes. Thank you, big business,
for sticking it to us once again."

What a wonderful case-in-point of the "dumbing down" of America -- people like Caroline who can't see from Point A to Point B. The saddest part is that these people do not, nor ever will understand that our Universe is one where effect inevitably follows cause.

The Administration has, over the last two years, levied huge taxes and fees on the "evil corporations". People like Caroline cheered this, because they are getting "something for nothing." And yet, when those "evil corporations" decide, in the interest of staying afloat, to move operations overseas, these same people like Caroline scream about how the jobs are leaving the U.S.

By Caroline's thinking, "profit is evil" and yet when profit (and therefore the corporation) is eliminated, that's evil as well. You can't have it both ways, Caroline. Punish the corporations, add more burden, and those jobs will go away as the corporations fight for their lives.

People like Caroline are no different than those who who lined up for "Obama money" -- they don't know or care where it's coming from because they can't draw the straight line from point A, Cause, to point B, Effect. You'd hope that some basic courses in Logic would help, but that's a false hope. Because the positions of the left are predicated on "feelings", not thought.

To paraphrase the old saw, "Liberalism wasn't reasoned in, so it can't be reasoned out."

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