We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Obama administration’s agenda of maximizing dependency involves political favoritism cloaked in the raiment of “economic planning” and “social justice” that somehow produce results superior to what markets produce when freedom allows merit to manifest itself, and incompetence to fail.
The administration’s central activity — the political allocation of wealth and opportunity — is not merely susceptible to corruption, it is corruption.
"The political allocation of wealth and opportunity" -- a much more succinct statement of the problem than the usual "income redistribution." The stuff is going to get allocated somehow. Would we prefer a system that relies on voluntary transactions among free citizens, or one mandated by a political class that has an army behind it?