Those evil Republicans are trying to put Grandma on cat food. The republicans just want to steal from the poor and give to the rich.
Are you believing this crap? Can you see the class war being shoved at you?
How about this. If we do not get our fiscal house in order, pet food could be a luxury.
If you believe the statement from Obama and the Democrats that the Republicans are trying to kill Grandma and make Autistic children suffer, can I ask you, what happens when the Dollar is no longer the world currency? When the Dollar is no longer the currency of choice and there is no longer any reason to prop up the value of the Dollar and overnight all your savings and investments are worth less than 50%. What will you be able to afford to eat when food prices skyrocket much more than it is right now.
I do not care if you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, there is plenty of blame to go around. BUT we are the ones to pay for this. The question is how much can we salvage from the mess we are calling our economy.
The truth is, we are all in a mess. The people we have elected have put us there. But make no mistake we elected them. We want the Government to pay for our responsibilities like healthcare and our retirement. We want the Government to take care of our problems. Unwanted pregnancies, too many Big Mac’s, Cigarettes, Alcohol problems, and the list goes on and on.
These are not problems for the Government to pay for. Which ultimately becomes the problem of your working class neighbor. Do we consider the money the Government doles out….is not the Governments money? It is OUR money. The money we go to work everyday to earn.
When the Government makes a statement that we have not funded tax breaks. Do you hear it? They are saying it is ALL their money and they simply ALLOW us to keep some. That is the only reason to make a statement that tax breaks are not funded.
If this country does not stop spending and printing money. Heed the warning of so many economists around the world. We are about to see a very different America. If you are paying attention, there is a different economist every few days making statements warning of the Dollars collapse.
China is putting together support to denounce the Dollar as the preferred world currency. Standard & Poor just downgraded our economy from AAA with a Stable outlook to AAA with a unfavorable outlook.
Obama in this last budget battle presented a mere 4 Billion in cuts and patted himself on the back for such reforms. Do you realize that 4 Billion is merely a days worth of deficit? We are 14 TRILLION in Debt. More than 100 Trillion in long term unfunded liabilities. We are going to add 1.65 Trillion of debt this year alone. So just to break even we must cut at minimum 1.65 Trillion this year. At 4 Billion of cuts just how are we going to stop the bleeding called our debt. Oh yea, TAX THE RICH!!!
Oh yea there is a plan. I would like to present exhibit A. Exhibit A is the state of California. Ca. taxed the rich, overburdened big and small business with excessive regulations, taxes and permits, and California once one of the greatest States in America is reduced to begging for creditors not to default on them. They have had to write IOU’s to it’s citizens due to not being able to return money owed to them. Much of the big employers have left the state and took their payroll checks with them. And President Obama thinks this is the way the country should go.
Through the process of confiscation of money from the makers of income, to give to those that have no intention of doing for themselves. Nearly all heavy industry has left the State or even the Country.
So Obama continues on his screw the rich campaign with so many of the “Poor” cheering him on. Have you considered that the rich have countries to go to, that welcome their revenue making ventures. The rich also have the money to pack up and leave before the US Government can take it all. I ask you, if you think TAX THE RICH is a good idea…… when was the last time you had a payroll check written by a poor person?
Every time there is a tax the rich atmosphere in Washington we end up with high unemployment and inflation.
As for the rich that pay little to nothing, such as GE. Keep in mind the amount of campaign contributions that were made to BUY that loophole.
I have said in this forum before that there is no instance in American history where a crooked business continued unchecked without the aid of a crooked politician. There are many, many laws to prevent theft and fraud. The only way a company continues to have a crooked business practice, is for local police, or a town / city council, regulatory committee, governor, Representative or Senator, turns a blind eye in return for a favor.
Can anyone name a crooked business survived without political help?
The recent housing market bust was filled to the brim with crooked politicians. Barney Frank and Chris Dodd swimming at the top.
Now we go into the issue of high gas prices. Speculators have driven up the price and there is no sign of the FEC regulators.
Here is a article from Tea Party Net that says what I am saying better than I can say it.
Remember The Bailouts?
First, let me set the scene. The housing market had collapsed with properties in many areas losing more than half their value. Banks had been pushing adjustable rate mortgages (ARM’s) and even ‘interest only’ loans with high commissions that artificially inflated the housing market instead of more traditional ‘fixed rate’ loans. Politicians in Washington were demanding that loans be given to people who couldn’t reliably pay them back. Then to insulate themselves from the bad loans they had written, companies like Goldman Sachs bundled those bad loans into a new financial instrument called a mortgage backed security. Those securities allowed Wall Street to sell those bad loans back to regular people as AAA rated investments through State pensions funds and other investment tools.
I could go on and on about how this fraud was committed at the behest of Wall Street and their politicians, so the American people got burned by buying overvalued homes, got burned again by being pushed into bad loans, and finally got burned by assuming the risk of those bad loans through our pensions and other retirement accounts. The American people had taken a beating, but Wall Street and the politicians they owned were not done raiding our wealth.
Loopholes that these bankers had bought from Washington allowed these banks to become “too big to fail” and when the market came crashing down around us, they threatened more financial misery unless they could raid TRILLIONS of dollars from our tax dollars. Goldman Sachs alum, Henry Paulson, was heading up the treasury and in conjunction with other bank-owned politicians, like Tim “Tax-Cheat” Geithner, Barney Frank, and Christopher Dodd, they successfully pushed through a gigantic bailout. Now, years later, Goldman Sachs and Wall Street are back to making billions of dollars in profit while the American people are still dealing with a collapsed housing market, soaring gas prices, and diminished pensions.
I ask you to remember all of this because, once again, Wall Street manipulation ignored by Washington threatens regular American people and even national security. Gas prices are soaring at rates far beyond what can be attributed to the forces of regular supply and demand. Gas prices are soaring because crooked politicians and crooked Wall Street wiz kids needed another way to rob the American people—this time by using ourpension funds and foreign money to artificially inflate gas prices.
One of the reasons that Donald Trump is resonating with a lot of people is that he openly talks about ending Wall Street’s ability to artificially inflate gas prices through speculation. When you see gas prices soaring above $4 a gallon, ask yourself where are the lines caused by a supply shortage? With the world’s economy in a recession, where is the gigantic increase in demand that would warrant a 100%+ increase in cost? The obvious answer is these gas prices are not being caused by a major tilt in supply or demand. The people driving up gas prices can be found among the same crooks who we bailed out after they stole incredible amounts of American wealth and their politicians in Washington just a few short years ago.
This speculation on oil commodities is literally driving trillions of dollars to enemies of the United States. When the price of oil rises, countries like Iran, Venezuela, and Libya are the major benefactors. I plan on asking a lot of politicians what can be done to rein in oil speculation, and I hope you will too. I look forward to sharing some solutions with you in a future column.
Media/Events Director, TheTeaParty.net
Chief Strategist, Western Representation PAC
The only thing I can add is the issue of class war is ALWAYS on the back of the middle class and poor.
The rich ALWAYS come out to the good.
When Russia convinced the Russian people to accept Communism, it was on class warfare. It was supposed to be about equality. The only equality is how poor the masses are.
The same for Hitler’s Germany. The working class people were told how they would be so much better off with Hitler’s Nazi party. Nazi, meaning “Peoples” party. How did that end?
If Obama is for the little guy so much, why are the Union leaders, Wall Street and Banks doing so well with him.
We the people are seeing higher food costs, housing values decline and our taxes are higher. The first tax Obama enacted was the Cigarette tax. The number one statistical user of tobacco is young black poverty male, next being female. So this tax was aimed at that demographic. Do you really think it hurt the Cuban Cigar puffing fat cats? Not at all. Did it stop the young people from smoking, not at all?
When the raising of the minimum wage was enacted, was it a help the poor bill, or low income assistance bill. No, it went through as a tax bill. After the economy balances out after the minimum wage hike. The people end up with less spendable money, the costs around them go up. The only benefactor is the government in the form of more payroll taxes and sales taxes. So how is the minimum wage working out for you? If you are living on minimum wage, is there any extra income at the end of the month? At $2.00 increase in your wage you should be in pretty good shape. How is that working out?
So before you take a side in the class war, and think it will end in your favor, look to history and ask yourself how is it working for you so far? How many poor or middle class politicians are there?