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"Forward" to the Past?

Sceolan Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 2:05 PM
Continued: Thus, there is little or no incentive for achievers to achieve because the co-worker in the cube next door who is a slacker is going to receive the same "meets job expectations" and thus, the next step increase in pay. Isn't any wonder that since the implementation of the Great Society, that various "special interests" have popped up wanting their own slice of the pie? One cannot favor one segment of society at the expense of another without creating a schism. Obama banks on it.

The political slogan "Forward" served Barack Obama well during this year's election campaign. It said that he was for going forward, while Republicans were for "going back to the failed policies that got us into this mess in the first place."

It was great political rhetoric and great political theater. Moreover, the Republicans did virtually nothing to challenge its shaky assumptions with a few hard facts that could have made those assumptions collapse like a house of cards.

More is involved than this year's political battles. The word "forward" has been a political battle cry on the left for...