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Chuck Pinkey

December 3, 2013

Obama forcing us to give 'til it hurts|

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Remember when he told Joe the plumber before the 2008 election, “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody?” 

No, Mr. President, it is not. You may be Robin Hood on steroids, but you’re not a divine being who can search people’s souls and tell who is deserving and needy. To blindly give to those who have not earned it, is wrong, and it creates a class of dependents who look to others for their well being, instead of using their own God-given skills and ambition to provide for themselves and their families. 

Nor, are you a king. This country is not yours to mold or fashion into a socialist experiment that has nowhere on Earth succeeded. 

Was it Margaret Thatcher who said, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money?”

CHUCK PINKEY is a retired area businessman. He can be reached at chuck.ontherightside@gmail.com. The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Star and its editorial board, but the author thinks they ought to. 

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