I finally found something that fits Obama’s model for economics: An ice cube tray. Take the ice cube tray and begin to fill one of the center-most cups with water. After some time, you will find that it fills up, allowing water to spill over into other cups. Eventually, each cup fills up to a certain level before its water is spilled over and shared with other cups.
The idea here is that each cup can attain some level of fullness but no more. Anything over the defined limit is shared with its neighbors and each cup holds no more than any other.
It’s a good model for the Obama plan to spread the wealth around. It’s also a good model for socialized economics in which there is only one class. That one class works to bring others up to its level and the natural forces of the economy (or the unnatural forces of the government) work to ensure no-one exceeds that level.
This is NOT the American Dream: Work hard, attain success up to a predetermined limit, and have any excess success go to others who have not yet reached the same level. The American Dream is to work hard, attain success, and to enjoy the fruits of the labor. It is the moral imperative that spurs those who succeed to share with others based on his or her preferences—not to have the government do it for us.
The new America is one in which individuals shun a common, moral compass. Moral relativity reigns and in the absence of absolutes on good and evil, the government will be more than happy to sustain itself through regulating what we can and cannot retain for ourselves.
Don’t let anyone fool you into thinking that Socialism failed. It only failed in the Soviet Union and the European bloc. It’s alive and well in America and like any good pathogen, it is killing its host!