America's coming civil war -- makers vs. takers | Fox News Those were Abe Lincolns words in his first inaugural in 1861, as America was running headlong into civil war. Now were a house divided again and another civil war is coming, with the 2012 election as its Gettysburg. Call it Americas coming civil war between the Makers and the Takers. On one side are those who create wealth, Americas private sectorthe very ones targeted by President Obamas tax hikes announced Monday. On the other are the public employee unions; left-leaning intelligentsia who see the growth of government as index of progress; and the millions of Americans now dependent on government through a growing network of government transfer payments, from Medicaid and Social Security to college loans and corporate bailouts and handouts (think GM and Solyndra). Over the past century Americas private sector has been the source of productivity, innovation, creativity, and growthand gave us the iPhone and iPad. The public sector has been the engine of entitlement, stagnation, and decline -- and gave us Detroit and the South Bronx. Read more: America's coming civil war -- makers vs. takers | Fox News ****************** I somehow think that the left believes there is legitimacy to the growing number of people on government programs. Just like the third and fourth generation welfare folks I knew in CA who got together right after the checks showed up and celebrated with a bag of weed.