Mitt Romney must be commended on the line, the identification, the tag; “Trickle-Down Government” will outlast the memory of the shellacking that Romney gave Obama. Simple enough for anyone to understand, it is a denigration of every Utopian Statist “economic / philosophic” construct of centralized planning from the time of the French Revolution to date.
Every Utopian Statist from the French Revolution through the Soviet Union towards modern Greece and the Obama administration has held a similar core belief; that government can if properly conducted can orchestrate a society. It has never worked. It can never work.
It is a repudiation of everything that American Except ual-ism is predicated upon. It is a repudiation of our founding principles. It is a repudiation of Natural Law. It is fundamentally the turning about of the ideas of government wherein the most important relationship in society is between the individual and the individual’s creator (in so however the individual conceives such a relationship) to one of the government, as the be all powerful arbiter of rights.
It is in the end, the end of the American experiment (the American Revolution) and it is the subservience of the idea to the French Revolutionary one.
The advocates of a Centralized Collective Authority who like to call themselves “Liberals” or “Progressives” are in truth “statists.” Statists like to mock American ideas and in truth prefer the French model of Political Revolution to the American Model of Societal Evolution (Natural Law.) The term “Trickle down Government” is so clever because it reverses the Statist term of “Trickle down Economics.”
The term “Trickle down Economics” itself began as a “statist” “dig” at Ronald Reagan’s reintroduction of supply side economics after years of failed government orchestrated policy ala “The Great Society.” Supply Side economics are in fact “natural” or realistic economics and is the actual economics that made America such an economic powerhouse to begin with.
The beautiful and deeper meaning of the term “Trickle down Government” is that it goes far beyond just the economics of the issues indeed. It describes the larger philosophical belief of the Staists who believe that a utopia can be created on Earth be orchestrating society by political means.
The term “Trickle down Government” is so clever that I will adopt it myself.
And this term, I predict, will continue to serve Americans in eliciting an eye opening paradigm shift for the confused, away from the French model back towards the American model.