“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Obama: Americans harbor subconscious desire to be taxed more

Yesterday in his pathetic tax-the-rich budget speech, Obama alluded to his belief that people harbor secret desires to be taxed even more than we are already....

"They[Americans] want to give back to the country that's done so much for them."

First of all, let's not use the phrase "give back". Most of America's productive class have earned what they have. We have not been given anything, so paying taxes isn't giving back. It's just plain giving.

Secondly, the "less fortunate" tag, and on whose behalf Obama raises taxes, implies that life's successes and failures are randomly assigned. That good decision making, responsibility, and diligence don't have anything to do with successes and that dereliction, laziness, and ineptitude don't have anything to do with failures. Life is a lottery to Obama and it's unfair that some succeed while others fail, therefore that unfairness has to be corrected by taking from the successful and giving to the failed.

Further more, the people whose successes Obama wants to punish most, the top 1% of earners, already bear 38% of the federal tax burden while the "less fortunate", the bottom 50% only pay 3% of federal taxes collected. The successful are already carrying the failed, by a huge margin.

This budget speech was just more class-warfare and socialism...nothing more.


Bill Lockhart said...

Yes I have seen innumerable protests for people asking to have their own tax rates increased.

What Bullshit

Bill said...

Pathetic doesn't begine to describe this speech.

I get impatient with surveys calling some president "best" or "worst" since such judgements are always clouded by sentiment and termporal distance. For example, Franklin Pierce mismanaged the nation into the Civil War, but no public opinion survey would even mention him while many surveys call JFK "great" as if he had done anything other than being assassinated.

Still, Obama is making a strong case for being ranked among the "worst", at least in my opinion. But, then again, we've never had a president who doesn't even subscribe to the principles of our founding before.

Ed said...

Yeah, "worst" implies mere incompetence and utter ineptitude...like Jimmy Carter. Obama is outright hostile to America and her principles. I think he knows that his direction is disasterous, yet he presses forward. The more I see, the more I believe that his fundamental anti-capitalist, anti-American bent is demonstrated in his agenda. I also think it came from his formative years when he learned to be anti-colonial and learned to hate America as an imperialist, expansionist state. He truly detests the US and we'll be hard-pressed to recover from another 4 years.

Bill said...

Many conservative people sat out in 2008 or even voted for Obama to "punish" Bush and the GOP. They claimed "it doesn't matter, they're all the same".

We can see clearly now how much it does matter.

DAvid said...

"...while many surveys call JFK "great" as if he had done anything other than being assassinated."

Does seem that way doesn't it? JFK's legacy is "getting" assassinated.

Bill said...

Right. JFK was president for 2 years 10 months. He almost got us into a nuclear war after botching a long planned invasion that could have freed Cuba. He doubled and tripled down on the ultimately disasterous Viet Nam War. On the positive side he strongly supported NASA and "inspired" the successful Moon missions. He supported supply side taxation. He had a lot of girlfriends.

Ed said...

Heh heh...."lot of girlfriends".