"You cannot legislate the poor into riches by legislating the wealthy into poverty. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931 to 2005
And that is about as succinct a description of the fatal flaw in the Liberal/Progressive/Socialist paradigm as I have yet encountered.
Of course, as per the editorial, there is precious little evidence that the Obama Administration possesses even the rudimentary competence to implement its own cherished agendas for the transformation of this society. Quoth the generally objectionable but frequently correct Mr. Morris:
It appears that Obama is at sea when it comes to financial policy, economic-recovery planning and credit-rescue efforts. We're stuck not only with a socialist but seemingly an incompetent one.
Which is fine by me; nekkid emperors have nothing up their sleeves.