Mugged by reality

In response to Starting a Small Business is Hard, Whines Obama-Worshiping JounoLister:

What a beautiful, heartwarming story for us to contemplate on this 100th anniversary of the income tax!  It used to be said that a conservative was a liberal who got mugged by reality.  We can add the socialists who got mugged by the government, after they tried to do something other than worship it or suckle at its breast.