It isn’t ‘stimulus’ and it sure isn’t ‘capitalism’

I’m not sure what has happened to good, old-fashioned American capitalism. But it seems to have lost its allure for Democrats inside the Beltway these days. Wealth-sharing is the new ticket and if you’d like to catch a glimpse of where that ticket takes you, visit President Obama’s proposed $3.55 trillion budget at

Why we don’t call this budget by its rightful name of "socialism" I don’t know. I suppose it’s for the same reason we call a "spending" bill a "stimulus" bill.

I’m going to rant on this a little more in my Sunday column in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. In the meanwhile, anyone care to explain how the national debate has shifted from the uniquely American proposition of giving everyone a fair shot, to the idea of discounting hard work and talent so that all may enjoy not only an equal shot, but also an equal outcome?

President Obama says we must "chart a new path" and implies that entails giving up on capitalism temporarily.

Temporarily? I feel a permanent group hug coming on.

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