THE AUDACITY OF "OBAMANOMICS"
"We've all got some unfinished business to attend to: The business of shaking things up, and asking hard questions, and insisting on the hard truths. The business of embracing those who struggle and making their struggles our own. The business of refusing to settle for anything less than what's right and what's fair and what's just." -Barack H. Obama
Well there is no way I can get around it. I am finally going to have to deal directly with the ideas and ideology of presidential hopeful Barack H. Obama. He titled his book "The Audacity Of Hope" and make no mistake about it, he is an audacious man. However, a more honest title might have been "The Audacity Of a Socialist," for everything he has said reeks of a true believer in pure, unadulterated socialism. As the above statement indicates, he has no problem with using the government as a tool for intervening and interfering with the lives of American citizens. Always, of course, in the name of doing "what's right and what's fair and what's just." Lets look at what this portends for us all…
"We meet at one of those defining moments - a moment when our nation is at war, our economy is in turmoil, and the American promise has been threatened once more." -Barack H. Obama
Well if you are a socialist it is imperative that you generate a crisis that needs immediate attention. Unfortunately for socialists America truly is not in bad shape. Therefore they must construct an illusion to try and motivate public perception to see "turmoil" where there is none. The economy is always a profitable place to hunt for grievances as there will always be some people who feel they are not as well off as they would like to be. The socialist must therefore create a sense of covetousness within our society and then capitalize on the envy and inferiority that is generated as many people feel that they have been "disenfranchised" from something that has never belonged to them.
EXODUS 2:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
Ahh yes, the tenth commandment. I will have to forgive many of you for being unfamiliar with it since teaching such things is considered undesirable in modern America's socialist schools. Yet I cannot help but feel that removing such moral instruction from the lives of our citizens has proven quite useful in convincing so many that they are worse off than they really are. The mortgage "crisis" being a perfect example. In order to allow more people to "participate in the American dream" laws were crafted to reduce the qualifications for loaning money for home-buyers. This of course leads to those once unqualified for such loans, to then fulfill these initial suspicions by defaulting on their loans. According to Barack Obama this is an economy in turmoil because close to a million people are having trouble paying these mortgages. The American dream therefore must be failing, and of course this is the fault of George W. Bush.
Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, what he failed to mention was the fact that during the Bush administration there have been 17 million first time homebuyers. That means 95% of first time home-buyers under the Bush administration are actually paying for their houses without any complaint or government help. Combine that with the report that the GDP grew by 3.3% from April through June, the highest growth rate in the industrialized world for that period, and you are left with an economy that just will not drop into a recession in spite of all the attempts by the media to fabricate one through fear and misreporting of facts. So much for an economy in turmoil and its subsequent threat to the "American promise." And as for that war the senator referenced, we are winning it, in spite of Senator Obama's proud opposition to it.
"We measure progress by how many people can find a job that pays the mortgage; whether you can put a little extra money away at the end of each month so you can someday watch your child receive her college diploma." -Barack H. Obama
Here is a problem with socialists: They have to intrude into every facet of your life. Why should government be concerned with your job, your mortgage or your child's college education? That is none of their business. Already we see some of the fruits of this poisonous way of thinking with the government passing a bill that will aid homeowners who are defaulting on their loans. But what of the 95% of homeowners who aren't defaulting? Why should they have to subsidize others who bought more house than they could afford? Why should we the taxpayer have to be involved in financing the college educations of children other than our own? This is Mr. Obama's idea of "what's right and what's fair and what's just?"
"Unlike John McCain, I will stop giving tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, and I will start giving them to companies that create good jobs right here in America.
I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95% of all working families. Because in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle-class." -Barack H. Obama
Good luck with that! I am starting to think that a college degree from Harvard University is a bit over-rated. The economics department obviously needs some work as Mr. Obama fails to understand that it is the higher taxes that are CAUSING the jobs to be lost overseas. According to figures from the CATO institute the United States has is surpassed only by Japan for the highest tax rates in the developed free world with a rate of 40%. This is AFTER the much maligned Bush tax cuts. Ireland, whose economy is booming, has a corporate tax rate of 12.5%. They have been steadily lowering their tax rates and steadily watching their economy grow.
If Mr. Obama is elected and insists on repealing the Bush tax cuts, as he regularly claims that he will, that will make the United States the country with the highest corporate taxes in the free world. What does Mr. Obama think is causing corporations to move their jobs and their money overseas? Rising unemployment is one element of the economy that genuinely needs to be dealt with, but not by raising taxes on the very corporations you need to create new jobs. If he wants to bring jobs back to America and entice the creation of new ones he should be cutting corporate taxes, but that doesn't sound so well when you are trolling for votes among the least productive elements of our society. You must convince them that its and "us against them" game and that the rules need to be changed.
There is good news for Mr. Obama on that front too! By raising taxes on corporations and driving more of them to overseas markets there will be fewer working families to receive the tax cuts that he is offering them in exchange for their votes. Fewer working families will mean an increased in the aggrieved classes who always vote for democrats, and of course, fewer people to actually receive the phantom tax cuts he is baiting them with.
Mr. Obama likes to say he will only raise taxes on those people making over $250,000 a year. That sounds good until you understand that almost everyone works for someone making that kind of money. They will have to cut some expenses to pay the new taxes. Your job just may be that expense.
"And for the sake of our economy, our security, and the future of our planet, I will set a clear goal as President: in ten years, we will finally end our dependence on oil from the Middle East."
"As President, I will tap our natural gas reserves, invest in clean coal technology, and find ways to safely harness nuclear power. I'll help our auto companies re-tool, so that the fuel-efficient cars of the future are built right here in America. I'll make it easier for the American people to afford these new cars. And I'll invest 150 billion dollars over the next decade in affordable, renewable sources of energy - wind power and solar power and the next generation of biofuels; an investment that will lead to new industries and five million new jobs that pay well and can't ever be outsourced." -Barack H. Obama
My oh my aren't we optimistic, and just a little bit plagiaristic too. It seems that he is, in a somewhat half-hearted manner, adopting John McCain's energy plan. McCain has long since been on record as calling for more production of U.S. resources. However he had the courage to call for 45 new nuclear plants by 2030 and another 55 shortly thereafter. Now that is a commitment. He is also calling for a streamlining of the process for obtaining licenses and permits to build them. This is generally the biggest obstacle in their construction. Obama by contrast is speaking in generalities and promising only lots of "restrictions" and "regulations" that are sure to delay production.
One place Mr. Obama does not speak in general terms is in his call for a whopping 150 BILLION dollars to subsidize new and unproven potential sources of energy. It appears that when Mr. Obama sees oil he is clearly aware that there is a finite reserve of those resources, but when it comes to taxpayer funding Mr. Obama sees nothing but vast untapped reserves. Unfortunately those reserves consist of yours and my money. But in Mr. Obama's world this is "what's right and what's fair and what's just."
"Now is the time to finally meet our moral obligation to provide every child a world-class education, because it will take nothing less to compete in the global economy. Michelle and I are only here tonight because we were given a chance at an education. And I will not settle for an America where some kids don't have that chance. I'll invest in early childhood education. I'll recruit an army of new teachers, and pay them higher salaries and give them more support. And in exchange, I'll ask for higher standards and more accountability. And we will keep our promise to every young American - if you commit to serving your community or your country, we will make sure you can afford a college education." -Barack H. Obama
When did it become our "moral obligation to provide every child with a world class education?" I always find it hard to tolerate a lecture on morality from a party dedicated to the tolerance and perpetuation of every form of immorality and decadence it can find. Is it the president's job to invest our money on recruiting an "army of new teachers?" My constitution must be missing that part. It is especially distressing to see that Mr. Obama believes that America owes every child a college education. The colleges are filled with people who can't read or tell you what happened at Gettysburg thanks to government intervention in the K-12 educational system. How does he feel they merit more responsibility, and more money?
"Now is the time to help families with paid sick days and better family leave, because nobody in America should have to choose between keeping their jobs and caring for a sick child or ailing parent." -Barack H. Obama
That is some sweet sounding altruistic garbage. The government has no right or authority to be dictating the day to day operation of either a place of business or the family life of its citizens. This is just another example of Mr. Obama's complete acceptance of socialist dogma. Freedom is entirely built upon the making of choices. Remove them, and you will remove your freedom. You have a right to be paid for work that you do. This policy is the equivalent of forcing someone to pay you for not being at work at all. Is this "what's right and what's fair and what's just?" You are not owed sick days or family leave from anyone.
"Now is the time to change our bankruptcy laws, so that your pensions are protected ahead of CEO bonuses; and the time to protect Social Security for future generations." -Barack H. Obama
I guess its not enough to bail out a million homeowners who defaulted on their loans, now the government must backup the pensions of private businesses and regulate their behavior. Once again we see Mr. Obama's inclination to grow the government's responsibility and intrude on the operations of businesses. Between increased regulation and increased taxes is it any wonder corporations would seek to move their operations elsewhere. CEO bonuses, however outlandish they may be, are private business and not a matter for government.
Social Security is, of course, the flagship of socialism in America. It was an illegal, unconstitutional program when Franklin Roosevelt started it. Privatization, with an intention to move toward its elimination, is the only solution to fixing this program. It has grown to the point that it is unsustainable and everyone knows it. Yet it is the immorality of the program that has always bothered me. Old and sick people should be cared for by their families. Not by the government.
"Now is the time to finally keep the promise of affordable, accessible health care for every single American. If you have health care, my plan will lower your premiums. If you don't, you'll be able to get the same kind of coverage that members of Congress give themselves. And as someone who watched my mother argue with insurance companies while she lay in bed dying of cancer, I will make certain those companies stop discriminating against those who are sick and need care the most." -Barack H. Obama
If Social Security has been the flagship of the great socialist invasion fleet then Universal Health Care is the armor that is coming ashore. Once again I ask: who promised "affordable, accessible health care for every single American?" The government should not be in the health care business. If you think health insurance companies are hard to deal with wait until you get health care administered by the government. There will always be people who lack in health care for one reason or another. Health care is one of the choices that free people either choose to enter into or not. Often their lack of ability to acquire health care is a result of other choices they freely made beforehand. People who engage in high risk behavior are going to be more expensive to care for and therefore cost more to insure. That is simple enough that even a Harvard graduate should understand it.
If you grant everyone the right to health care then the doctors offices will be filled with people with marginal sicknesses and they will prevent truly sick people from being able to get attention. That is the natural consequence of anything "free." Rationing is the next direct consequence of government health care in order to address that situation. Rationing of health care services has occurred in every government health care system ever created. That makes the government the distributor of health care. Think about that! How well do you think they will do it? Do you really want to hand over all the decision-making of your health in exchange for affordable or free health care?
Once the government becomes the distributor of health care they will be able to set the parameters for its operation. Did you know they then can and will decide what you should eat? Why not? What you eat and how you behave becomes EVERYONE'S business when the cost is bore by everyone. Do you really want that much intrusion? Is that your idea of "what's right and what's fair and what's just?"
The democratic party is an amalgamation of peoples and associations that perceive themselves as having grievances with the United States. The democratic party has always catered to these types but in recent years it has thrown any semblance of responsibility to the wind in an attempt to cater to these groups and try to build a voting coalition that will get them back into power. They have always had a tendency toward big government socialism. Which brings me to this famous quote:
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship." -Alexander Tyler
Now we have reached that point where a presidential candidate has opened up the treasury of his future administration to attempt to meet the demands of these self-aggrieved people in exchange for their votes. This is the entitlement culture. Those who believe that they have rights and entitlements to things that do not and have never belonged to them. I present to you, the messiah of the parasite class. A man who dares demand something, nay everything, for nothing: Mr. Barack Hussein Obama!
He is the entitlement culture's version of Robin Hood. Like Robin Hood he is charismatic. Also like Robin Hood, he is a thief. Just because you organize yourself into a political party, vote yourself into office and then redistribute the property and wealth of others who have worked for it, does not alter the fact that you have taken that which does not now nor has it ever belonged to you. Theft is theft no matter the method. A moral society would not tolerate such behavior. The day that those who do not produce can legally demand that those who do produce must provide for their welfare, will be the last day of the United States.
If elected president, Barack Obama looks likely to have a majority in both houses of congress, and perhaps even a filibuster-proof senate. The last day of the United States may be closer than you think. Those who love their country, and all that it stands for, will be morally bound to destroy it rather than see it succumb to the parasite classes. That is always the natural end for parasites. They always kill their host, which ultimately kills them. Perhaps we will learn from it and build a better America the next time.
If you still persist in believing that an Obama presidency would be a change for "what's right and what's fair and what's just," then consider the belittling that the messiah of the parasites has displayed to his intended victims. This is how he describes both John McCain and those who would vote for him:
"It's not because John McCain doesn't care. It's because John McCain doesn't get it."
"For over two decades, he's subscribed to that old, discredited Republican philosophy - give more and more to those with the most and hope that prosperity trickles down to everyone else. In Washington, they call this the Ownership Society, but what it really means is - you're on your own. Out of work? Tough luck. No health care? The market will fix it. Born into poverty? Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps - even if you don't have boots. You're on your own."
"Well it's time for them to own their failure. It's time for us to change America." -Barack H. Obama
Failure!! How dare he call the very people, whose success he wishes to pillage, failures. The prosperous and the producers in America are not failures. The failures are socialist entitlement seekers who are out to rob the successful by creating all sorts new of rights for themselves and making demands for free health care, free college educations, loan bailouts, bankruptcy protection etc. What they are in effect demanding is freedom from the consequences of their own actions. They fear freedom because freedom has both consequences and responsibilities as well as rewards. The socialists see only the rewards and make their criminal demands in the name of "Social Justice," or, as Barack Obama says "what's right and what's fair and what's just." Do you really want this man and his cohorts to "change America?" Moral people will not allow themselves to be made the victims of their "social justice."
In his convention speech Barack Obama also ridiculed a statement by former Texas Senator Phil Gramm in which he said:
"We have sort of become a nation of whiners. You just hear this constant whining, complaining about a loss of competitiveness, America in decline."
Well, he's almost right. America really hasn't become a nation of whiners. It has become a nation of housecats. The housecat is a creature that likes to act as though it is independent and doesn't need anyone. Yet as soon as some difficulty presents itself, the housecat will hiss and spit at the very people to whom it is completely dependent for its existence. At the democratic convention the housecats of America demanded free and universal everything as they hissed and spit at the very people they need to provide them with it. Perhaps the cats need to be put outside.