A reminder of the economic philosophy of our governing majority (and open thread)

[W]e’ve been guided by a Republican administration who believes in the simplistic notion that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it, and they have an antipathy towards the means of redistributing wealth.

Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA)

Couple that with Barack Obama’s statement yesterday that “Only government can break the vicious cycles that are crippling our economy,” and you get a pretty clear picture of what we’re dealing with here — a mindset and philosophy which, if you agree that personal freedoms like the right to keep your own property and the right to the fruits of your own toils and labors are a moral good, can only be called morally repugnant.

h/t CfG