Rich nation, poor nation

“In the 1950’s [America was] the richest nation, the richest city on earth was Detroit. They voted for change and so now it is the poorest city in America. At the same time, the nation of South Korea, of all the nations on earth, was third from the bottom. Virtually the poorest nation on earth. It is now tenth from the top. If you understand the principle, the greater freedom, the greater the wealth, you can then put any nation [on this chart]. Now you can go to Tagusagopos, you can go to Buenos Aires, you can go to Cairo, you can go to Philadelphia and all you need to know is what percentage of the Gross Domestic Product is controlled by government, and the greater the government, the greater the poverty, and that’s all politics is about. Every day politicians say, “I can make a better decision for you than you can for yourself, and let me take your money away from you and make it on your behalf” and thus make the nation poorer.”

— Bob McEwen
(1950-) US Congressman (OH-R) (1981-1993)

[See this is ironic as anyone with a little discernment immediately sees 2 things. We know from history that what McEwen says is absolutely true. Freedom produces wealth. Yet socialists want us to adopt their system on the basis it has never worked anywhere. That track record is complete and utter failure. The other side wants us to believe increasing corporatism, is actually capitalism. Regrettably, they’ve won.] 

Published by Iowa Life

Experiencing life in Iowa.

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