Imagine that all of the money contributed by Americans to FDR's Social Security system over the decades hadn't been stolen by Congress, leaving the system now underfunded by tens of trillions of dollars.
Imagine that LBJ's "Great Society" program -- consisting of endless housing projects and massive wealth transfers -- had propelled poor inner-city residents to prosperity.
Imagine that Democrats' efforts to legalize 'Chain Migration' had not dramatically increased illegal immigration and hadn't resulted in the the Balkanization of large swaths of the United States.
Imagine that LBJ's Medicare program had been designed for competition, efficiency and cost-effectiveness; and it had not resulted in $100 billion a year in fraudulent payments; and its trust fund had not been stolen by Congress and spent with no regard for future needs.
Imagine that the Democrats' multi-decade push for welfare benefits hadn't resulted in an endemic culture of dependency; hadn't increased urban blight and poverty; hadn't encouraged more single-parent families; and hadn't resulted in more inner-city violence, crime and imprisonment.
Imagine that the United States Post Office is a paragon of efficiency, generating profits for taxpayers year after year.
Imagine that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac hadn't gone bankrupt, and hadn't touched off one of the most catastrophic financial crises in American history; that it hadn't been a "job shop for connected Democrats"; that it hadn't been protected from audits by Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, and other Democrat politicians; and that it hadn't been mercilessly abused by Clinton administration cronies including Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelick and Jim Johnson.
Imagine that the SEC and other financial regulators had discovered Bernard Madoff's fraud before it imploded; that it hadn't somehow ignored the impending derivatives meltdown; and that it had adequately policed AIG, Goldman Sachs and other "too-big-to-fail" companies that were backstopped by the taxpayers.
Can you imagine a United States of America where all of these big government, social engineering programs were successful?
I can't. In fact, none of them have been successful. Not one. That's a .000 batting average.
Nor can they ever be successful. Central planning fails every time when you compare it to free markets, private property, individual liberty and the magnificent system of government our country's founders created.
We know central planning fails. We need only look at the "five-year plans" issued endlessly by the Soviet Union, by Cuba, by Venezuela, by North Korea, by Zimbabwe, and by Democrats in this country, that have failed, utterly and completely.
So how could anyone support the trillion-dollar "Stimulus" program, Cap-and-Trade, the EPA's out-of-control bureaucracy, Obamacare's socialized medicine, a 2,200-page "financial overhaul", and "comprehensive immigration reform" when Democrats rely upon big government to make things right?
We know with absolute certainty how all of these ill-fated programs will end up. They will be bankrupt, fraud-prone, maddeningly inefficient and reminiscent of the DMV at the end of the month. They will be used as political weapons, to reward and punish. To centralize ever more power in the hands of a few connected bureaucrats.
It's November or never to unwind them. Our children and grandchildren are depending upon us.
Inspired by: Mark Levin.