We need to break the cycle of ignorance about America’s economy, and we will never do it if we continue to treat those with less as a political constituency that can be held together only by tearing down the achievements of others. It’s a perverted spin on the American experience.
The truth is, a variety of ingredients go into entrepreneurship and American initiative. Instead of slamming people by knocking their risk, their smarts and their hard work, why wouldn’t this president be proud of his fellow successful brothers and sisters and embrace policies that teach others the skills and will to do the same?
Celebrating traditional American values, like “be all you can be,” as the Army slogan goes, would be a positive step.
One thing for sure: Stepping on one American to build up another is not the answer.