2020 Democrat Contender Wants to Make the Poor Poorer via Socialism

Even though the next presidential election is 2-years away, contenders are already lining up, at least on the Democrat side. According to many liberal polls, the front runner is former Vice President Joe Biden. A distance behind Biden are Senators Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts and Kamala Harris from California.

Kamala Harris began her political career by serving as the District Attorney for Alameda County, California. The county seat of Alameda is Oakland. Harris held that position from 1990 to 1998. Afterwards, she took a position within San Francisco City Attorney’s office. In 2004, she became the District Attorney of San Francisco County and held that position until the 2000 election where she ran for California Attorney General and won. She served as the Golden State’s Attorney General from January 2011 to January 2017, when she was sworn in as a US Senator from California.

If you recall, Barack Obama had served less than 1 term in the US Senate when he ran for the White House and won and many believe that Harris is trying to follow the same path. In fact, I would describe Harris as an Obama female clone as many of his socialist policies are the same as hers.

Another quick note on Harris is to remind you that she was in possession of the letter from Christine Blasey Ford that accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, for over two months prior to Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. She had all the time then to call for an FBI investigation, but didn’t. She was also one of two politicians who had the letter and knew Ford as the accuser and many still believe that it was her or someone in her office that told the media who Ford was and that it was all done for the political grandstanding of the Democrats.

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As for Harris’s policies, let me start with the lie she keeps telling everyone. She still insists that the tax cuts passed by Republicans, only benefitted corporations and the top one percent of the wealthy and that little has gone to the people who need it. Gee, who is it that employs most people if not the corporations and the top one percent? As for going to those who need it, she fails to acknowledge or tell voters that it’s those tax cuts that have resulted in record low unemployment for black, Hispanic and female workers as well as everyone else.

Instead of tax cuts, Harris wants to see monthly cash payments of $500 made to low income families. To put it another way, she wants to take the hard-earned tax dollars of most Americans and give it to low income families even if they aren’t doing anything. This is known as the redistribution of wealth which is a purely socialist policy.

If you recall, Barack Obama spoke about the redistribution of wealth when he ran for office in 2008 and he was a shining example of what socialist leaders do. When he left office, he had more than doubled his personal wealth, of which we see very little example of any of it being redistributed to lower income people.

To socialists like Obama and Harris, what they are really preaching and pushing is the redistribution of everyone else’s wealth with the lower income people, but not necessarily sharing any of their own wealth.

History has shown that the more the government provides or gives to poor people, the less likely those poor people are to find a job and provide for themselves. Harris’s socialist solution will only add to the problem, not help it and we were warned about this over 240 years ago by one of America’s most noted statesmen:

“In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries that the more the public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer.  And, on the contrary, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.  There is no country in the world where so many provision are established for them (as in England); so many hospitals to receive them when they are sick or lame, founded and maintained by voluntary charities; so many almshouses for the aged of both sexes, together with a solemn general law made by the rich to subject their estates to a heavy tax for the support of the poor.  Under all these obligations, are our poor modest, humble, and thankful?  And do they use their best endeavors to maintain themselves, and lighten our shoulders of this burden?  On the contrary, I affirm that there is no country in the world in which the poor are more idle, dissolute, drunken, and insolent.  The day you passed that, you took away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, but giving them a dependence on somewhat else than a careful accumulation during youth and health, for support in age or sickness.”

“In short, you offered a premium for the encouragement of idleness, and you should not now wonder that it has had its effect in the increase in poverty.  Repeal that law, and you will soon see a change in their manners.  Saint Monday and Saint Tuesday will soon cease to be holidays.  Six days shalt thou labor, thought one on the oldest commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves than could be done by dividing all your estates among them.” [The Real Benjamin Franklin: Part II: Timeless Treasures from Benjamin Franklin, Prepared by W. Cleon Skousen and M. Richard Maxfield.  National Center for Constitutional Studies, 2008, Pp 453-4.]

 

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David Jolly
R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

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