You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

by Playaguy

 

This post won’t be popular, but the truth rarely is.

An entire generation is growing up thinking that stealing from those who earn things and giving it to those who don’t = prosperity. It doesn’t. History shows us lack of incentives leads to scarcity which leads to collapse and starvation.

It happened it Mao’s China

It happened in Soviet Russia

It happened in Venezuela

And it will happen again

Full quote

“You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

–Adrian Rogers

 

 

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