Thursday, September 11, 2008

THAT'S NEIGHBORLINESS??

Neal Boortz
September 11, 2008

Barack Obama wants to make the highest income earners in this country return to the 39% tax bracket. And the reason, according to Barack Obama, is because those people "can afford that." In exchange, because he is such a nice guy, Obama says he is going to cut taxes for 95% of Americans ... an act which he declares is not class warfare.

Two points: First, when Obama talks about raising taxes on the evil, disgusting, putrid, rancid, stinking rich because they can afford it, he's merely going back to his Marxist roots. Remember "From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs?" Straight from the Communist Manifesto .. just reworded slightly by The
Chosen One. Second; Let's put this nonsense about tax cuts for 95% of Americans to rest. The bottom 50% of income earners don't even pay income taxes, so how is Our Savior going to give them a tax break? What Obama is really talking about is tax credits. Here's how his plan will work. He'll come up with some fancy new tax credit to reward his minions for some type of acceptable behavior – like voting Democrat. Let's say the tax credit is $2000. But ... these people don't owe any taxes! So what good is a tax credit to them? Well, this is a new type of credit called a "refundable" tax credit. If you're eligible for the $2000 credit, and you don't owe any income taxes, you just get a check form the federal government for $2000. Just a very simple wealth redistribution plan. Remember, Obama and the Democrats think that wealth in the United States is not earned, it's distributed. It's the government's job to re-work that distribution to make it more "fair."

But now we have something new in the mix. Obama has come up with a new excuse for wealth and income redistribution. He has a new excuse – reason, if you will – to implement the Marxist "from each according to their ability" doctrine.

The new excuse? Neighborliness.

Yes, I kid you not. This is what is fueling Barack Obama's tax plan. Neighborliness. You know ... because it would be the nice thing to do. He explains, "If I am sitting pretty, and you've got a waitress who is making minimum wage plus tips, and I can afford it and she can't -- what's the big deal for me to say, 'I'm going to pay a little bit more.' That is neighborliness."

"What's the big deal?" Obama says? You're kidding me, right? The big deal that the government is using its exclusive right to use deadly force to accomplish its goals by forcing you to be neighborly at the point of a gun. If you decide that you need the money you have worked for and earned for your own family – and that you don't particularly want to give it away to someone who somehow can't earn more than the minimum wage – then the government simply sticks you up at gunpoint? If the poor, poor pathetic minimum wage waitress did this she would be arrested. No problem though. Barack Obama will just do it for her. Lord how we need this guy.

Here's a little more from Obama: "What I believe is, is that there are certain things we have to do. We've got to help people who are having tough times affording college, so they can benefit like we benefited from this great country. People who are having a tough time -- they don't have health care; people who are trying to figure out how they are going to pay the bills..."

Remember .. most of these people who, as Obama says, are having a "tough time," created their own tough time. "Having a tough time" is another way of saying "living with the consequences of your decisions."

What would life be like in an ObamaNation? There's the government sitting there watching you – watching you work – watching you go the extra mile. The government takes note of the fact that you pursued an advanced education. Then the government observes you working 50, 60 maybe 80 hours a week trying to start a business. The government watches your income as it rises. Finally at some point the government says "Enough! You now have more than you need! There are people out there who did not pursue an education like you did. There are people out there who did not work as hard and as long as you did. There are people out there who did not make the careful choices and take the risks you did. Now you have to be a good neighbor. So we're going to take some of that money you don't need and 'spread the wealth', so to speak."

Do you really want a government that can decide when you have enough .. and take the excess away? Then vote for Obama.

When told that his tax plan is just a fancy way of saying "income redistribution," which is a tenant of socialism, Obama's response was, "Teddy Roosevelt supported a progressive income tax." That's it. That's his excuse.

So now we have Teddy Roosevelt and neighborliness. How wonderful.

4 comments:

Lee said...

Teddy was wrong on that one.

Conservative Scalawag said...

Obama is the fifth term for FDR.

JoeChip said...

Not to put a damper on your hyperbolic vitriol ("The big deal that the government is using its exclusive right to use deadly force to accomplish its goals by forcing you to be neighborly at the point of a gun." wow, that's rich), but the government of the United States of America has been in the business of income redistribution since the civil war. Income taxes are income redistribution...money taken from your income for the protection and service of the entire nation. Some historical proponents (aside from T.R. and F.D.R.) of income redistribution (to you, read as "socialist, marxist, orwellian, communist, fascisto pigs"): Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, Adam Smith, George Bush Sr..

OweMe1Cannoli said...

Well, looking at this from a vote-buying perspective, Obama has done the math. Appeasing 95% of Americans with an invisible tax cut means through some sort of voodoo mathematics that a portion of those people will vote for him based on this alone. The issue arises when one considers that most of those filthy rich, evil and otherwise despicable 5 percenters are, guess what? Employers! This little fact won't dawn upon most of the voters until (a) the tax cut disappears and (b) the jobs follow. By then BO will be firmly installed in office.