A growing economy requires productivity. The manifestation of productivity is a widespread increase in income — not government-created inflation, but real income. With a third of the country now relying on government checks — Social Security or not — it’s not surprising that there’s less of that income being produced in the first place.
—The Era of Entitlement (via conservatarian)
In the end, it will be up to the productive sectors of American society to wage an anti-Marxist revolution. Not a bloody one. Just one in which they refuse to work until the government starts leaving them alone. It may sound far-fetched, but in a way it’s already happening. The most productive members of American society are on a quiet strike, even a subconscious one. Under Obama and the hapless Congress, there’s less wealth being produced. Private investors are not investing. Why should they, only to help Obama become even more of a dictator than he’s already becoming? Good for them. Let the economy flounder until the government goes so broke that the welfare state must collapse. And good riddance to what history will refer to as the Era of Entitlement.