David Crump: Twisted take

February 23, 2014 

Frederick Parker’s Feb. 13 Point of View “Not buying the traditional Republican message” lays out the misguided interpretation by the left of the idea of competition. Like so many others, he believes that Republicans think that in order for me to win, someone else must lose. In order for me to be rich, someone else must be poor. This is utter nonsense.

There are opportunities for everyone in this country to succeed in their own way. Republicans do not treasure winning at the expense of everyone else. I suspect that Parker also is a staunch supporter of Keynesian theory as well. Let’s borrow and spend our way to prosperity ... everyone gets a trophy. It’s worked so well for the last five years, hasn’t it?

David Crump

Raleigh

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