"What conservatives and communists have in common
Itís the death of economic hope for those on the bottom. In the old Soviet system, for example, the food harvests were constantly behind targets and needs. Conservatives here rightly pointed out that it stemmed from the lack of incentive for farmers to profit in any way from the fruits of their labors. The State owned everything they did, and paid them all the same. So why work hard if it all pays the same?
Here, itís a little different, but too often to the same effect. Here, people on the bottom tend to be those on the dole, and all get paid the same. Here, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, conservatives have a false narrative that says anyone can work their way out of their circumstances. Instead, if someone on the dole makes too much money, the State takes back more of the dole than the value of what the person made for him or her self. Sell a tee shirt, and the State can strip or claw back ten times as much or more.
To the people on the bottom living on Stateís sufferance, the difference between communist and conservative systems is merely ideological, merely words. It still strips from them the practical ability to benefit from the fruits of their own ambition and labor. Many are living so close to the bone, losing the dole would mean homelessness. So those who would really like to work their way up, losing benefits as a fraction of their profits, have to stay where they are.
Economically, it all pays the same.
Communist or conservative, the politicians might as well be talking with the same forked tongue. Both are so blinded by the holy purity of their ideologies that they canít address any of the real problems with solutions that work to everyoneís benefit. They arenít really Saul on the road to Damascus, they just play him in the propaganda.
And no, I donít think liberals are that much better. They have other intellect-blinding flaws. They certainly havenít done any better in developing a path to independence. "