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Conserving liberty means asking the right questions of those who would enslave the nation with false promises.
One of the fantastic aspects of this site is that we are inspired by each other’s writings in the ongoing efforts to conserve liberty. Such as the recent column from Jesseb Shiloh entitled: Seriously, stop asking socialist candidates this stupid question. Pointing out that asking leftists a ‘gotcha’ question of why they don’t pay more in taxes never works. It only makes them a ‘victim’ opening the door for another regurgitation of their usual class warfare rhetoric. Questions that go to the heart of the colossal fraud of collectivism would be more effective that those touching of Leftist hypocrisy.
The point of this exercise is to prove to the rational majority rather than the hard left 8% that they have no real means to fund their fraudulent ideology. Questions that don’t depend on the answer are far more effective than those that turn them into ‘victims’.
Prefacing the question with the trillion dollar estimates
It’s going to take trillion$ of new spending of other people’s money to fund the freebies the left is piling up such as those cited in this column from JD Rucker. The estimations are always low compared to the true costs for even the more ‘reasonable’ proposals, never mind the insanity of free income or reparations. Even USA Today has discovered that ‘free education doesn’t exist, because educating people costs money’ with reference to Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Free college plan’.
Depending on the circumstances, the set-up of this inquiry can include some of these estimates to begin making the point such as these examples.
Medicare for All $32.6 trillion.
According to a study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, a public research university in Virginia, national socialist health care or the laughably termed Medicare for All would cost $32.6 trillion during the first 10 years of its implementation (2022–2031).
Green New Deal between $51 trillion and $93 trillion over 10-years.
That includes between $8.3 trillion and $12.3 trillion to meet the plan’s call to eliminate carbon emissions from the power and transportation sectors and between $42.8 trillion and $80.6 trillion for its economic agenda including providing jobs and health care for all.
How are you going to pay for it?
There should be no doubt that this question will be met with the standard deflection or denial, followed by the socialists pivoting their usual pablum. The questioner will have to rhetorically hold their feet to the fire asking that the leftist provide an answer. When they verge into the talk of the rich ‘paying their fair share’ cite the fact that The Top 3% of U.S. Taxpayers Paid Majority of Income Tax in 2016. And that these proposed new burdens will only fund 1% of the estimated spending.
Note that at this point if the preface for the question along with the point on taxes are phrased properly, the response almost won’t even matter, with the point that these are just false promises that will never come to fruition, thus removing any reason to vote for those people. Only the hard core Socialist-Left 8% of the population will buy into this pablum.
The follow up
This will be the critical point in the conversation, for these national candidates from the Socialist-Left won’t be able to offer an honest answer to this question – but that is exactly the point! They won’t be able to specify the source of other people’s money for all of the goodies they want to allegedly bestow on the people.
Dollars to donuts, the national candidate under question will invariably try to deflect this line of inquiry since it exposes the sheer fraud of socialism. Thus they will try to steer the discussion away with allusions that this doesn’t really matter.
This is where the power of this question comes into play. The follow-up has to make the point that this question goes to the fraud that is the heart of the Left’s socialist national agenda. The questioner can ask why they are avoiding the question or politely ask that they provide a proper answer.
Exposing the sheer fraud of socialism
The most potent questions are those that don’t depend on the answer. These national candidates from the Socialist-Left won’t be able to properly respond to this inquiry because they never intend to fulfil their promises. This is where the questioner moves in for the rhetorical kill.
At this point it is simply a matter of reminding the audience that the candidate under question failed to provide a proper answer the magical source of other people’s money that will fund the Left’s socialist national agenda. Having exposed that these are merely promises that can never materialise, the point is made that collectivism is a colossal fraud.
That while the Left is very good at promising free-healthcare, free-college, free-housing, free food, free vacations, free money and everything in between. They have no intention of making good on these promises, that these are simply enticements to buy votes that will never see the light of day. Hence there is no reason to support these people with their lying and vote-buying.
It should be clear that the ‘How are you going to pay for all of the goodies’ question goes to the heart of exposing the sheer fraud that is socialism. False promises of a wondrous worker’s paradise have always been part and parcel of the Left’s snake oil sales pitch. Beginning almost 200 years ago with Robert Owen’s ‘Villages of co-operation’ to the load of CLAP promised to the good people of Venezuela, the Utopia never materialises. But by that time it’s too late, the authoritarians already have complete control. Thus is it critical that society never gets to that point, rejecting these false promises in the first place.
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The question isn’t about who pays for the goodies, it’s who or what will rescue the minds and hearts of the borg-like creatures created by the destruction of freedom and equality under the law.