Hope-n-Change Update: Traders, at some point, you have made enough money....

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by quantsteve, May 20, 2010.

  1. Attention Traders:

    "Enough Money"
    By Thomas Sowell

    One of the many shallow statements that sound good-- if you don't stop and think about it-- is that "at some point, you have made enough money."

    The key word in this statement, made by President Barack Obama recently, is "you." There is nothing wrong with my deciding how much money is enough for me or your deciding how much money is enough for you, but when politicians think that they should be deciding how much money is enough for other people, that is starting down a very slippery slope.

    Are we really so eaten up with envy, or so mesmerized by rhetoric, that we are willing to sacrifice our own freedom by giving politicians the power to decide how much money anybody can make or keep? Of course, that will start only with "the rich," but surely history tells us that it will not end there.



    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/05/18/enough_money__105615.html