Monday, February 28, 2011

Obama's Back To Smoke And Mirrors

  When Obama told Bill O'Reilly that he hadn't moved to the center since the mid term elections, that was probably the only 100% true statement he made during that interview. Today he spoke to governors at the White House, and continued his smoke and mirrors routine. He solidified his socialist bonefides when he said, shown here, "While the wealthiest among us keep or get more tax breaks we're not doing the right thing." His continued assault on the wealthy makes him the master of the class warfare game. When in reality the fair share that the wealthy already pay is astounding. In 2008 the top 1% of taxpayers payed 35.02% of all personal income taxes collected. The top 5% paid 58.72%.... The top 10% paid 69.94%....the top 25% paid 86.34%, and the top 50% paid 97.30%. That hardly looks like those greedy rich are getting richer on the backs of the poor. You may say, "they should pay more, because they have the money." Of course they do, and because they're a small minority it is politically palatable to make them the democrats whipping boy. 

On the other hand the president also said, shown here, "I don't think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated or vilified or their rights are infringed upon." He again tried to make the case of shared sacrifice by stating that he had frozen the wages of federal employees for two years. That is as absurd as his proposal to freeze discretionary spending for five years after he'd increased it 25% over the last two years. Federal employees have been on the fast track to wage and benefit Utopia for at least five years now, and it was accelerated when Obama was sworn in. The number of federal employees that make $150.000 or more has doubled under Obama's watch, and Obama has hired over 200,000 new federal workers since he took office. His stand for public employees collective bargaining rights is an obvious overture to those that support him politically and give millions of taxpayer dollars back to the democrat party. It's an unholy alliance that must be broken to get the state budgets under control. It's clear where he's coming from. He's a big government liberal, that wants to redistribute income from the private sector, to his political allies, which in turn funnels back to him and the democrats in massive campaign donations. All the time he's growing the size and scope of government, so that government and it's workers take a much larger piece of the pie. In the meantime the private sectors piece of the pie shrinks, and those, as Obama likes to call them, "rich fat cats," who are the private sector job creators and the biggest contributors to the socialists' Ponsi scheme to redistribute wealth through income taxes, stop creating jobs or move off shore. Bill O'Reilly got the master of disguise to admit that he really hasn't moved to the center, but still wants your money to redistribute.
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