Our government has been implementing socialism for over 6 decades. The results are a weakening of our moral fiber and now a lower class of people who expect handouts. Being taxed or forced to pay for the less fortunate doesn't make us better people. In fact it makes giving to charity less likely. We are more likely to look at charities and expect the government to do it for us instead. This is what you get with progressive taxes. So in the end we become what liberals want us to be, dependants. We have a system that limits the amount one can invest tax free [the Roth IRA]. It also punishes those who produce. Now they want to punish you for using energy. You already pay for it once, taxing it will only increase the burden and cause economic hardship. This doesn't help the poor. It hurts them. Liberals with all of their gimmicks are slowly bleeding the American people into submission. Their religious Zeal can only be realised with a willing electorate who has been guilted into voting for them and their "superior" ideals. These people are always wrong about what they believe. Any solution for them will always have "education" attached. The word education really means more money to push their ideology. They will eventually get what they want and then it will be too late. Our wonderful system of free markets and middle class success will be so far eroded that food will be fought over. This is unheard of in America but it is coming. If the Leftists have their way, we'll be standing in line for toilet paper. Our nation will consist of a populous that will be unwilling to fight for their own freedom and rights. The government will do everything for them. There will be no sense if achievement. No one will have control over their own lives. People will live in fear that the police will take them away for having non-liberal thoughts. Does this sound familiar? It's just what the Soviet Union was. This is where we're heading if Barack, Schumer, Clinton, Pelosi and others have their way. There's only one way to purge ourselves from the tyranny that awaits us all. Vote republican. I don't mean the current crop either. Real conservatives are the answer. We need our freedoms secured as individuals. The group thing doesn't work. We're not all equal because we're not all the same. Equality sounds nice but it's unachievable. Justice is not equality. They've been duping people into that mindset because it seems easy to understand. Liberals say they want to improve the human condition. In reality they only harm human beings. Their policies have created generations of needy. Here's how to fix this mentality. The next time someone you know needs real help. Organise and help them on a local level. This reinforces the fact that we don't need big government. It also helps the person in need. When the government does this, there is less shame and people will be less likely to help themselves. Economics and government don't mix. This is why the Federal government should divorce itself from the market and leave well enough alone. Market manipulation will be the downfall of western society. Markets fix themselves just like people do.