"A Note to Stiff-Necked People"

David Mamet composes a missive to Jews planning to vote for Obama, although I think it applies to the stiff-necked of all races and religions:

Are you prepared to explain to your children not the principles upon which your vote is cast, but its probable effects upon them?  

Irrespective of your endorsement of liberal sentiments, of fairness and “more equal distribution,” will you explain to your children that top-down economic policies will increasingly limit their ability to find challenging and well-paid work, and that the diminution in employment and income will decrease their opportunity to marry and raise children? 

… 

Will you explain to them that it is impossible to make a budget, and that the basic arithmetic we all use at the kitchen table is not practiced at the federal and state level, and to suggest that it should be is “selfishness?”

(Via Sarah Hoyt writing at Instapundit)