I normally put out an email of the week, but here's a second one this week that really hits the nail on the head. Note: I've seen it bouncing around Facebook and all, but you know, eventually I had to put it on the website. . .
A guy looked at my Harley and said, “I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that motorcycle cost.”
I replied, “I am not sure, it fed a lot of families in Milwaukee, Wisconsin who built it, it fed the people who make the tires, it fed the people who made the components that went into it, it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires, it fed people in Decatur Il. at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore. I guess I really don't know how many people it fed.”
That is the difference between capitalism and welfare mentality. When you buy something, you put money in people’s pockets, and give them dignity for their skills. When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self-worth.
Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value.
Socialism is taking your money against your will and shoving something down your throat that you never asked for.
– Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary