An anonymous commenter down here writes:
White Democrat voters are either comfortably rich (and it will take a long time to erode their wealth) or in professions that benefit directly or indirectly from government largesse (teachers, trial lawyers, college faculty, etc.) If you combine them with minorities and those who pay no income tax (overlapping categories) you are getting perilously close to having a permanent majority in favor of taxing the "rich" to pay for all the goodies, as long as there still are any rich left. The ultra rich are unconcerned - they can afford advisors to design elaborate tax shelters, so "rich" in this context means anyone who actually works for a living.A second Anonymous writes:
What went on in Copenhagen was what Tom Wolfe memorably called "mau mauing the flack catchers". As Ronduck said, Obama comes from the breed of "community organizers" who are used to extorting the Man, so he is entirely comfortable with this procedure (the operation known as the whiteman'smoneyectomy), even though there is some role reversal (the fox is guarding the hen house). Since Obama has already given away trillions to all and sundry, what are a few trillions more? Where Obama is from, money is something white people have in unlimited quantities but are unwilling to share with the darker peoples, so boring details like inflation and deficits and so on can be left to his Jew advisors - they know how to deal with such details. Obama is now the Big Man that his father wished to be and never was.There are at least 10,000 papers in Social Sciences and Economy published per year in America, yet I never saw any reference to this development. The State, in 2010, expropiates about half of the country's resources through direct and indirect taxes, and channels these resources toward maintaining the State mechanism, toward maintaining vital institutions such as the Army, schools, hospitals, but most of the money is paid back to the public (not to the ones taxed, of course) as transfer payments. It would be relevant to see a study what proportion of the resources are vacuumed from the taxpayers's pockets and channeled to feeding the parasites. The American State is the most complex organism in existence and it can be assumed that the channeling is carried out by indirect and mixed means, making it difficult to identify and quantify the net flow. It would be interesting to discover how this mechanism is behaving lately.
On the other hand (I always have many hands), it is not self-evident that the inherently less capable majority is able to manage a complex monster as the American State in its own interest. It is easier to believe that they would be the exploited ones. I dare to go one step ahead and say that it is easier to believe that the extremely capable minority (let's call them "The Jews" for short, although real Jews make up only about ten to twenty percent of this elite) is manipulating the State in its interest. I would think that this second situation is the natural one, yet in a democracy (the rule of the majority) as America, the first situation may be the existing one. Or something in the middle, which would mean that the American State is being operated against "The Rich", as defined by Anonymous: people that works for a living.