Thursday, October 30, 2008

"President" Obama will take care of your family?

He won't even take care of his own family!

In Senator Obama's best selling memoir, Dreams from My Father, he describes a beloved “Auntie Zeituni,” the daughter of Mr Obama’s grandfather Hussein Onyango Obama. Ms. Onyango is disabled, using a "metal stick" to help her walk, and currently resides in a Boston SLUM.

Some beloved aunt...

Biden Folds Under Tough Media Questions (10/27/2008)

In a TV new interview last Thursday, anchor Barbara West asked some questions that much of the public has been wondering about the practices and beliefs of the Democratic ticket, but hence far has been too afraid to ask.

Barbara West- "Aren't you embarrassed by the blatant attempts to register phony voters by ACORN, an organization that Barack Obama has been tied to in the past?

Biden's answer- "I am not embarrassed by it, we are not tied to it, we have not paid them one single penny to register a single solitary voter, we have the best get out the vote operation in modern American history. We registered the voters ourselves, and so there is no relationship. I'm embarrassed for anybody in ACORN who went out there and registered somebody who shouldn't be registered. But I'm not embarrassed because of our campaign, we haven't paid ACORN a single penny to register a single voter. Those are the facts.

West- "But in the past, Senator Obama was a community organizer for ACORN, he was an attorney for ACORN, and certainly in the senate he has been a benefactor for ACORN."

Biden- (chuckles) "How has he been a benefactor for ACORN? He was an organizer. John McCain stood before ACORN not long ago complimenting them on the great work they did, does that make John McCain complicitous in any mistake ACORN made? Come on, let's get real here."

Wow, Sarah Palin would've been raked over the coals had she ever been caught in such blatant truth shifting. One of Barack Obama's first big "community organizer" jobs involved ACORN in 1992. Obama also trained ACORN employees, represented ACORN in court, and worked with and protested with ACORN. His campaign donated $800,000 (that's 80 million single pennies, FYI) to ACORN this year for voter registration efforts. And, ACORN even canvassed for Obama this year.

Ms. West got a little bit tougher with another question- "You may recognize this famous quote: From each according to his abilities to each according to his needs, that's from Karl Marx. How is Senator Obama not being a Marxist if he intends to spread the wealth around?"

Biden laughed himself out of the unusually tough interview asking in response, "are you joking? Is this a joke?"

"No," responds West.

"Is that a real question?" Biden continues.

"That's a question." West said.

With a chuckle, Biden firmly tells West, "He is not spreading the wealth around. He's talking about giving the middle class an opportunity to get back the tax breaks they used to have."

"We think middle class tax payers should get a break, that's what we think," Biden added. "That's a ridiculous comparison with all due respect."

Obama himself has said that he intends to redistribute the wealth, and has stood by those remarks with pride! A radio interview from 2001 proves that socialism is not a new line of thinking with Barack, but a long time foundation of his beliefs. Then State Senator Obama, talking about the civil rights movement and Supreme Court, said: "I think where it succeeded was to invest formal rights in previously dispossessed peoples so that I would now have the right to vote, I would now be able to sit at the lunch counter and order [and] as long as I could pay for it I would be OK. But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society." (emphasis mine)

Just last month, Obama told Joe the Plumber- "It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody that is behind you, that they have a chance for success too. I think that when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everyone."

Some days after this heinous comment about stealing from the hard-working rich Americans and handing the cash over to low-income earners (many of whom are deadbeats, for lack of a better term), Obama made an appearance on Good Morning America with interviewer Robin Roberts. She asked him if he had any regrets about his "spread the wealth" comment to Joe the Plumber. Obama's response? "No, not at all."

The infamous father of socialism Karl Marx's socialist/communist agenda can be summed up as, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." Isn't that exactly what Obama has been touting? Tax the rich, give it to the poor! Left-wingers are proud of their socialist leader, but are afraid to be linked with the father of the reform that they're trying to bring to America. Why can they spew the lie that "Socialism works!" but not give credit to it's founder, Karl Marx?

But wait! Barbara West still wasn't finished with her pointed questions. She then proceeded to a question about foreign policy and defense of our country. West asked, "Now you recently said, 'Mark my words, it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama,' but what worries many people is your caveat, asking them to stand with him, because it's not going to be apparent initially that he's right. Are you forewarning Americans that nothing will be done and that America's days as the world's leading power are over?"

Biden responded, "No, I'm not at all. I don't know who's writing your questions."

Senator Joe was so riled by the interview that his campaign canceled a scheduled interview between West and Joe's wife Jill Biden, citing the "unprofessional interview" with Joe Biden as reason for backing out.

Biden couldn't answer direct questions posed by a 60 year old female TV news anchor. My brother Steve does a killer impression of Cartman from South Park, and I can't help but hear his voice in my head saying, "Screw you guys, I'm going home." What a baby! If he thinks that Barbara West is a bully, how is he going to respond in negotiations (you know, those sit down chats without preconditions) with Kim Jong Il of North Korea, Vladimir Putin of Russia, or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran? If he scoffs at them, calls them bullies, and picks up his toys and heads home, American lives will be in danger in a way that I'm not sure our country has ever witnessed before. 9/11 was a drop in the bucket compared to what these regimes want to do to America, and if they are not kept at bay, they will stop at nothing to destroy us.

Keep that in mind on November 4th.

Watch the interview yourself-

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bar Stool Economics (10/22/2008)

Perhaps you've seen this tax analogy before, but I thought it would be worthwhile to share it here.

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten
comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go
something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

So, that's what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every day
and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them
a curve.
"Since you are all such good customers", he said, "I'm going to reduce the
cost of your daily beer by $20". Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the
first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about
the other six men - the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall
so that everyone would get his "fair share?"

They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that
from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up
being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair
to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work
out the amounts each should pay.

And so:
The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).
The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to
drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their
savings. "I only got a dollar out of the $20," declared the sixth man. He
pointed to the tenth man, "but he got $10!"

"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar, too.
It's unfair that he got ten times more than I!"

"That's true!!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back when I
got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!"

"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get
anything at all. The system exploits the poor!"

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat
down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they
discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of
them for even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our
tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from
a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just
may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the
atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

It been touted (over and over and over) that under Obama's proposed *spread the wealth* tax plan, 95% of Americans will receive a tax break. Personally, I think it's pretty tricky to provide a tax break for people that already pay no income tax. He should start calling it the Robin Hood Plan- as in, tax the rich and give it to the poor! Obama doesn't plan to cut the bill for the tenth man at all; in fact he is going to substantially raise it, and redistribute that wealth to other (poorer) Americans.

If Obama's tax plan comes to fruition, this is a very real possibility of what the ten men in our story will pay:
The tenth man now pays $75 instead of $59.
The ninth now pays $17 instead of $18.
The eighth now pays $11 instead of $12.
The seventh now pays $6 instead of $7.
The sixth now pays $1 instead of $3.
The fifth now drinks for free, instead of paying $1.
The third and fourth, who used to drink for free, now receive $2 each.
The first and second, who also used to drink for free, now receive $3 each.

Yes, you read that right. Those 40% of Americans that currently pay no income tax will now be receiving money just by existing; money that was provided by the top 5-10% of earners. That is not a tax cut, that is a handout. You can't cut something that doesn't exist.

Furthermore, I doubt that the tenth man has huge piles of money just laying around, waiting to be turned over to the government. This man has two choices; make more money (by raising prices on the products or services he sells), or spend less (by laying off some of his work force). Oh wait! He does have a third option. Picking up his operation and moving to a more inviting environment down the street (Mexico) or across the lake (China).

So the question we're left asking is this- If you were the tenth man under Obama's tax plan, what would you do? And what will the ramifications be for our country?