The Democratic Party believes in Santa Claus Government. At the Democratic National Convention, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland attacked Mitt Romney’s outstanding business record saying “If Mitt was Santa Claus, he’d sell the reindeers and outsource the elfs.”
In the real world, Santa Claus is actually a better businessman than Mitt Romney. He outsources the making of toys to the manufacturers. He then gets the retailers and media to do all the advertising at no cost to him. He even outsources the buying and delivery of gifts on Christmas morning to children’s parents, and he gets all the credit. That is a great business model.
Perhaps the Democrats have not yet figured out that in the real world, parent’s pay for gifts delivered by Santa Claus. The government is not Santa Claus giving out free gifts to citizens. Taxpayers must pay for these gifts.