Category Archives: Big Government
The once great city of Detroit is now in ruins. The unemployment rate a staggering 30%. Kids are more likely to end up in prison than graduate high school. The murder rate is 6 times the national average. But what happened? How did this city become something of a third-world America?
Obamacare—the Affordable Care Act—is both imploding from its own dead weight and conversely exploding in the face of the Democratic Party as we head toward the 2014 midterm elections. You remember the Democrats? They were the ones who, on Christmas Eve 2009 passed Obamacare in the late hours. It’s the bill Nancy Pelosi told us had to be passed “so we can find out what’s in it.”
Perhaps the stupidest idea given an airing in a recent edition of The New York Times is Prof. Louis Michael Seidman’s opinion, “Let’s Give Up on the Constitution.”
“There is far more danger in public than in private monopoly, for when government goes into business it can always shift its losses to the taxpayers. Government never makes ends meet – and that is the first requisite of business.” -Thomas Edison
“Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.” -Ben Stein
Now add this, “Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.”
President Obama and the liberal politicians that side with him tell us that taxing high income earners helps the government and, in an effort to fool those who don’t pay attention, claim that will help the economy also. Well as pointed out by Godfather Politics, we have an example of a state who has had the philosophy – California.
If I were to tell you that the government is going to take more money from you and that they were going to use the IRS to enforce it by hiring thousands of additional IRS agents to do it, what word would you use to describe it? Would it matter if I called it a tax or a penalty if it essentially does the same thing? Of course not.
Some conservatives are saying they disagree with Ron Paul’s foreign policy. Please consider this; I’d rather disagree with Ron Paul’s foreign policy than his domestic policy! Obama’s domestic policy is to tax businesses to the point that they can’t hire anyone. The United States currently has the highest corporate/business tax in the world! Ron Paul would end that! He’d also cut an INCREDIBLE amount of wasteful spending that our current government does with our tax dollars.
Just those two things are reason enough to elect Paul. And on top of that, concerning his foreign policy, we’ve got to come to grips with the fact that we can’t afford to police the world anymore. We’re broke! People are acting like we can have a conversation about the issues while ignoring that fact.
I’m not sold on the idea that the United States caused the terror attacts of 2001. I don’t blame my country because the folks who attacked us are nuts and are outside of the mainstream of their religion. But, I also am beginning to see that stirring up a hornets’ nest, even if I’m trying to help them, shouldn’t make me think I’m safe from their angry stings.
Not long ago, Obama warned that raising taxes in a struggling economy is “the last thing you want to do.”
In a 2009 interview with Chuck Todd, Obama said, “The last thing you want to do is raise taxes in the middle of a recession because that would just suck up – take more demand out of the economy and put business further in a hole.” Source
Yet now, with the economy in the worse shape of his presidency and since the “Great Depression” he wants to raise taxes on businesses…in addition to the coming 2013 tax increases that he has already passed that would make us the single highest corporate/business taxer on earth while other countries are falling over themselves to lower taxes so that their businesses can compete in the global economy?
Yep, that’s what he said.