Democrats are the Party of Idle Hands
By Mack Rights
I proclaim the Democrat Party to be the Party of Idle Hands. Mitt Romney got in trouble citing the fact that 47% of the country is taking more from the Federal Government than they are paying in taxes to the Federal government (don’t email me about how they pay taxes on cigarettes, so they’re taxpayers- I know). It was easy for the sound-byte left to turn that into a statement of patrician scorn for the little people, but looking closer, it is indeed a real concern. Of course you don’t have to be The Big Cheese in the state of Wisconsin to figure out that when too many people are tax takers and too few are taxpayers, the system will be ripe for corruption on behalf of the takers and of those who grift off the welfare state for a living- you know, the government-worker class.
Either way though, I think we ought to take a look at the implications of the fact that so many with idle hands vote for the Democrats. There are two kinds of people with idle hands. The one is a Democrat, and the other is a Republican. And this is where Romney got into trouble. He failed to draw attention to the fact that not all takers want to be takers. Many are just stuck in a situation where the bad Obama economy has hurt their ability to make a living. They’re natural voters of Republican candidates who would promise to create an economic environment that would be conducive to GDP growth and to business growth that would ultimately necessitate the hiring of more workers, thus turning the involuntary idle hands into working taxpayers.
The other kind is the voluntary idle hands. They’ve found a comfort zone in their being able to live off the welfare system, which gives them just enough to subsist without a comfort level that would make them unwilling to ask for more. In fact, their job, on behalf of the Democrat Party they vote for, is to demand more. They’re the demanders in the demand-side economics model of the government-driven economy fantasized about by the Marxists for over a century.
Of course, you knew from the title where I was going. Idle Hands do the Devil’s Work. I know, I know, the moral relativists who think in theory and act without function are screaming at my offending insinuation. But think about it. If there’s right and wrong, good and evil, Republicans and Democrats, why shouldn’t we try to figure out which party belongs to which adjective? If the Republicans are out trying to work and make a living to pay for the needs of their families, while the idle-handed are out there demanding that taxpayers be willing to give up more of the fruits of their labors so the idle handed can continue to live comfortably and work-free, how hard is this to figure out?
Of course, we only assume that they live work-free. We ignore the fact that there’s a huge underground black-market for stolen property, counterfeit goods, drugs and sexual services. Is it likely that this vast underground is manned by upstanding and hard-working taxpaying Republicans? Or might it be more likely to be run by the idle-handed Democrat Party welfare-state clients? Just asking? You don’t need to answer it because we all know the answer.
So if the idle hands are doing the devil’s work, and the Democrat Party’s main goal is to make sure there are a lot of idle hands to vote for them, it only makes sense that we call the Democrat Party the Party of Idle Hands. There are those with idle hands that might take offense, but who cares? If reintroducing a little bit of judgement back into the country’s social ether helps to shame some into picking themselves up and getting off the system, then the country will be a little better.
When the ratio of taxpayers to tax takers increases, the government can be more solvent. But as is now, the ratio is going down quicker than at any time in history. This will only serve to speed up our engine of state as it nears its fiscal cliff. Slippery slope, Shmippery Shmope. We’re heading for a cliff, and it’s time to get government out of the way of the job creators. But as long as the Democrats run the country, job creators will be the enemies, and the idle handed will be the heroes who benefit from the booty of an ever-increasingly-regulated state of political thievery.
And for those who want to take another swipe at me for being insensitive and judgmental, consider this. We all know that high school students who play sports, do plays or participate in other organizations after school- instead of coming home to an empty house where they’d be tempted by sex, drugs and rock n’ roll- do better in school and in life. Why is it all right to encourage kids not to have idle hands but it’s not all right to encourage potential taxpayers to get off the dole? Is it because those in the Party of Idle Hands have made it politically incorrect to sneer at slackers? – You betcha. Always remember this: it was V. I. Lenin who came up with the term “politically correct.” Seriously, don’t forget that.
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