Skip to comments.The Obama (leftist/progressive/liberal) Trainwreck of Class Envy
Posted on 08/17/2012 10:04:42 AM PDT by Jeff Head
They try and indicate that the so-called "wealthy," do not pay their "fair share" of taxes. Nothing could be further from the truth, and they know it. That's why they use generalities and never really define how much would be "fair." Truth is, to them, there will never be "enough," because that would rob them of their talking point from which they launch into their other mantras about society.
If you pay close attention, you will find that what these methods they employ with "the wealthy," are exaclty the same they use with race, gender, morality, and any number of other divide and conquer programs they employ to distract the populace away from their terrible record on economics, on foreign policy, on jobs, on spending, and on the failures of their own programs. Like the recent Stimulus Plans, the recent Green Energy Plans, or the decades long, so-called War on Poverty, which has spent many trillions of dollars and failed to help those whom it was directed at. The dirty secret is that these wer never intended to succeed as you or I would define success. They were never meant to win or accomplish anything positive for those whom they were supposedly directed at...and indeed, they have failed miserably...but they have successfully served the left as spring boards to keep the American citizenry divided and distracted from those miserable failures.
Back to the wealthy.
Here are the facts:
Clearly, the so-called "wealthy," are not only paying their "fair" share, they are paying a tremendously "unfair share."
Particularly when you note the following. It is estimated, in total, between their private companies, their corporations, their personal hires, and the money they spend in the market place, that the wealthiest Americans contribute the following to job creation:
Now, this has fallen off in the last several years. Want to guess why? That's right, they have less to invest, and less to spend because of a growing, overburdensome tax rate and because of looming uncertainties in the market associated with the out and out socialist agenda of the current administration which is having negative impact on them individually and on their companies. As a result, it is estimated that these numbers are down between 5-10% over the last five years alone.
...and before the liberals can respond about government "creating" so many "public sector" jobs...just where do they think the money comes from to pay for these jobs? How are they funded? That's right, from the tax monies the government collects. And who is paying the vast majority of those taxes? That's right, again...the wealthy. Just apply common sense and understamd that if the wealthiest 1% of people are paying 37% of all taxes, and the wealiest 10% are paying 70% of all taxes, then:
But there is a difference. Those private sector jobs actually produce something...most importantly, more wealth. Those public sector jobs, the vast, vast majority of them, take away wealth from the private sector and are therefore a burden on it. That is why our government was designed to keep the government work force as small as practicable to accomplish the most basic roles of government; to defend our borders and nation, and to provide just enough oversight of commerce to keep it from becoming illegal. Nothing more.
The progressive liberals and leftists know all of this...they just do not want you to know it...or, if you find out, they certainly do not want you to comprehend what an abject indictment it is of them and their policies.
The net of all of this is, that sadly, the progressive leftist policies and mantra result in, 47% of all Americans paying NO TAXES, and 35-40% of Americans on government assistance just to be able to get by.
This is tragic, and sad...but it is also no mistake. The left and liberals want a larger and larger segment of the people dependent on government because they view those people as a locked-in voting block to get them elected and continue this madness.
In essence they are willfully entrapping people into economic serfdom and slavery so they can gain power and influence over all Americans. It is the very thing that patriots shed their blood to free this nation from English tyranny of in the 1700s, and the very thing so many have fought, bled, and died to keep external enemies from inflicting on this nation ever since...only to see an enemy from within accomplish it through willfully appealing to the lowest and most base traits of human nature to inflict it on us now.
By taking the money from the very people who create so much of the jobs in this country, they ensure that the unemployment rate remains high and that the numbers of people who must ultimately seek government assistance also remains high, which is their goal.
Now, they have an endless suppy of so-called "economists" and others who will strain at reasoning, and come up with very flowery words to try and convince the people of the unbelievable...that in some way, when they take from the producers and give to those who do not produce that somehow this translates into more and better production. That is the essence of their arguemnt...but common sense and a straight forward look at the numbers paints it for the hogwash and lie that it is. Stated as simply as possible, you cannot make something out of nothingor, you cannot somehow take away from something and have what you take away be more than the whole you took it from. It would be like saying,
"Oh, I see you have 10 dollars. I will take six of those dollars and call them twenty dollars and all will be good."Charletains like this have cropped around this nation in the past, and in the past they generally ended up being tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail.
We clearly need to figuratively institute the same solution today. And we can do so this November in 2012.
It is time to end this sham and call it what it is: It is a dispicable travesty and monstrocity perpetrated on the American people by a group of willful scheisters, who use these pitiful tactics to become representatives and promote their own wealth, their own power, their own vices, and their own agenda in their own interest and not in the interests of the people.
Most Americans are self respecting. Most want to, and are willing to, work hard to provide well for their families and work for the traditional American dream of owning their own homes, sending their children to college or seeing them successful in society, and saving for their later years. These are all good, and wholly realizable goals by the vast majority of Americans, but only if we base our success and wealth on the fundamental principles and values that created those dreams in the first place, and reject these leftist, socialistic notions that have failed miserably and been the ruin of almost all peoples who have attempted the allure of some kind of "paradise" built on the terribly weak and faulty foundations of class envy, entitlement, an easy street, something for nothing attitudes the left engenders.
If we remove the excessive tax burden from those who create a majority of the jobs and business in this nation, we will unleash earning power in America and the people will end up sharing in it and finding the reultant jobs and wealth to realize these goals if they are willing to work for them...and most Americans are more than willing to do so. The irony of it all is (and the left knows this) it will also increase the amount of tax revenue without entrapping people into government serfdom and thereby enable us, as a nation to spend that money on much more productive things...and to give back even more to the people so they become more and more a part of the growing segment who actually produce things in America.
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The path out of these doldrums is to send the progressive/leftist/liberals packing and to do so so fundamentally, that they will not show their face again in the public areana and so America can then engage in healthy debate about the free market, about energy, about foreign policy, and about morality in ways that improve our nation instead of these faux liberal straw man arguements that divide us and lead to our downfall.
Again, if you analyze it, you will find that the left employs these same tactics to the gender and race issues to try and keep those segments of our population "down" and divided as well. They need racism and so-called gender inequality to use against all Americans to further their aims...but when you look closely, you will see that despite all of their high minded words and arguements, despite all their promises, that in situations where they are sadly given the chance to implement their ideas, it ends up being the women and the minorities who suffer the most in terms of unemployment, business failure, foreclosure, and any number of economic and societal ills under their programs. That is because these ideas and misbegotten policies of the left, generate those precise results while they push to implementing even more of the same while it occurs, as they are doing right now as you read this...and then blame everyone else...anything else, except themselves for the results.
Once people understand this, and then understand the power of the free market and sound economic policy and fundamental moral principle, they are enabled to cut completely loose from these shackles and throw off the progre4ssive/liberal/leftist deceptions that are so effectively holding them back. The progressive liberal left wants to hold people back so they can count on their votes to endlessly give them more power, so they can be on top of the ash heap of history that they have created.
THE COMING GREAT TURNAROUND OF 2012
Every society that has attempted to apply thos eprinicples has failed, and failed miserably...most often with horrif, genocidal results as they imploded.
Now the effort is out in the open and in full swing in America...on our shores. Far more deadly mortal than it has ever been, and far closer to achieving its ends...which would be our end, and the end of everything we love and cherish. Our liberty, our prosperity, our constitution (which is already hanging by a thread) and the future for our children and grandchildren.
But we do have a chance to turn it around here in 2012. Never have the choices laid out before us been so stark. I pray, as with 2012, the the people choose to run these charlatains out of town on a rail. That is the absolute best they deserve for their absolutely treacherous and treasonous actions.
Whenever someone arguing against conservative ideas uses the phrase, “The rich”, I stop them right there. I accuse them of bigotry and class warfare. And we stay on that subject because it infuriates them that they can’t argue against the claim.
What they have done...they have done willfully and with full intention to destroy (”fundamentally change”) the free market, our constitutional safe guards and seperations, and the underlying moral foundation that glues it all together. It’s time we rise up and take no prisoners with respect to this fight because they have pushed it to the very precipice of abject collapse.
I noticed romney saying that Obama’s side is for socialism and Romney’s is for capitalism. He may be able to win on that meme alone.
Amen to that...very good method of turning their attempts back on themselves. it is clear who is dividing...it is clear who is attempting to cloud the arguement and avoid their abject failures.
This philosphy has been failing for the last 300 years everywhere it was tried. The people on top, while it is ongoing, however, live in the very lap of luxury (as Obama is doing now) that they claim is so destructive. You see, it is only destructive if it is not they who have ammased the wealth...and they have no intention of working for it in the manner that you and I would traditionally classiffy as work.
They want to use the force of government to take it...to anjectly rob it from its rightful owners.
Still waiting for Axelrod to launch his usual "Romney's Illegitimate Child" campaign at the last minute.
I’m more worried about a “False Flag,” opertion with the rumors coming out of DHS, and with Levin reporting on the millions of rounds being puirchased by several agencies (Social Securiy Administration, NOAA, DHS) and being stockpiled in 51 locations around the country.
Let’s hope they are just rumors...but I put nothing past these criminal thugs and their desire to hold onto power.
If they were to try such a blatanlty criminal and inconsitutional means to suspend the election...they would, as the movie Gladiator indicates, “Unleash Hell,” and in the end, America would be restored the hard way, and the accountability would come home to them personally before it was all said and done.
As it is, the 2010 election indicated that Americans were waking up strongly...and the Wisonsin recall race, the Chick-Fil-A incident, the TExas Senate Race, and many more occurances indicate that it has not abated in the least.
In 1979 I attended a meeting where the UAW was attempting to organize on behalf of workers in the factory where I was employed as an hourly warehouse worker. It was ugly. It was nothing but classwarfarespeech. Woke me up to the left in a hurry. Oh well. The Canaanites will always be with us, and they will always be slaves of their own choosing . . . unless they happen to hear and receive the Truth.
In the face of this crap every chance I get.... Local Tea Party, educational information left on break room tables, voting with my dollars between elections, countering socialist democrat talk with fact and references in person and print. Exercising freedom and liberty as I attempt to starve the beast as best one can. Setting the example of what is right and wrong as I have been taught by conservative friends and family in my life. Debating policies and polidiots in a polite professional manner. .....trying every day.
All we can do till the soap, jury and voting boxes leave only ammo boxes as a so called solution. I’ve seen third world shit holes in my life. Seen the civil wars, the aftermath, the death and destruction. We do not want such on or in our country. But all the current events, divisional pandering, polidiots and presstitutes with their own self promoting agendas, fear mongering etc are leading this nation down the path of destruction.
Tact and civil discourse , conversation, reasoning, historical proof of concepts, table top planning..... All being lost or ignored.
Dangerous times .....
Just my opinion and thoughts.
Stay safe my friend.
Amen to every it of that...and my experience has been the same.
We may be rollin through there next Saturday on our way down to Houston for my next big checkup...I’ll let you know more.
Stay safe and mind your knot.
Steak is on me.... Ya have my number buddy.... Look forward to it....:o)
Another FYI regarding what we fac from the progressive/liberal/marxist left.
But, but, class envy feeeeals so right!
Very well said, Jeff.
Yesterday on Fox I head someone (can't recall who) talking about how 'inept' this president has been. For a change -- because it doesn't happen very often -- Dinesh D'Souza (the author of 'Obama's America', on which the new movie '2016' is based) vehemently disagreed, stating that the president is achieving exactly what he wants, because his genuine goals are diametrically opposed to the ones he says he plans to achieve. It was refreshing to finally hear someone say that.
All a person has to do is look at the church the president attended for 20+ years -- Trinity United Church of Christ, where he was married, and where his children were baptized. Jeremiah Wright is a follower of Black Liberation Theology, a religion that sees America's successes and prosperity as having been achieved on the backs of minorities and the weak. It virtually ignores the hard work, vision, inventiveness, and leadership that caused this country to become the most moral and prosperous in the history of mankind, and focuses instead on nurturing a victim mentality. And, as would follow, a guilt mentality on the part of the country he leads.
Obama, as a member of Wright's congregation, both absorbed and disseminated the idea that America should be ashamed of her prosperity. All one has to do is look at his policies -- from his energy policies, which demand America's adherence to 'green energy' programs (while the rest of the world answers to no one), harming our industries, our energy production and our job situation ... to his refusal to close our borders, and his granting of amnesty to non-citizens ... to his disastrous policies in the Middle East ... and everything in between.
All of this president's policies have been aimed at reducing the personal liberties of the citizenry, burying business and industry under a mounatin of regulation, and distributing our wealth and our expertise globally. It doesn't really matter whether he is seeking to 'punish' our country because of the perceived 'injustices' we have caused over the past two centuries, or whether he simply wants to cause a perverted kind of 'parity' between us and the rest of the world. He exhibits an allegiance to a global mentality -- something that is beyond dangerous for an American president to embrace.
Whatever his reasoning -- his church beliefs, his Marxist mentors, etc. -- his presidency has been detrimental to America. And purposefully so.
Amen Joanie. Obama was raised by leftists...in a very disfunctional way. His mother moved around from one man another and one third world country to another. As it turns out, she left Soeto in Indonesia because he ended up embracing the free market and capitalism and soe could not countenance it...filling the young Barry with progressive visions of his “real” father, Barack, who was a committed and to the end leftist who hated the west and viewed England and America as Colonial powers that had pillaged his country and needed to be brought down.
Alamo-Girl, Gail and I saw 2016 too this last Saturday. I encourage everyone to see that film, as Joanie says, based on the book. In it we find out why Obama will not help his own half brother living in Kenya in a literal tin shack. Iit is because his brother does not subscribe to marxism, and sees clearly that had the Eurpeans been left to run the country until a more normal transition could occur, which would have included the free market, Kenya would be far better off than it is today. He points to other nations who did that and indicates how bustling they are and how their standard of living is far greater than what has resulted out of the socialist revolution (help guided by his own father) that took Kenya and has left it a poor third world country. His brothjer may live in a shack, but he is very intelligent and sees clearly.
It is clear that this is why President Obama will have little or nothing to do with his brother. Barack Obama not only adopted his father’s name, but he willfully adopted his father’s dreams and goals. That is why his book is entitled, “Dreams from my Father.”
And this after his own relatives (half brothers and sisters), informed hiom of how abusive his father was, and how unfaithful he was to several wives (all living at the same time) and their children whom were born of him.
In keeping with his willful decision, he gravitated to Black Liberation Theology which aligns with his anti-American, anti-colonial beliefs and his hatred for the systems upon which they are founded. Understanding this about the man explains everything he has done and is doing.
Thank you, Joanie, for your rsponse here. If you get a chance, please also look at the thread I posted here on FR about the American Turnaround beginning in 2012. This country and its businesses are literally waiting, and holding back capitol (as well they should) until they see what this election brings. If Romney and Ryan are elected, you will see a literal boom from all segments of the economy as they anticipate the cut in taxes, regulations, and a business friendly atmposphere that will be ushered in.
Which will lead to more jobs, cheaper energy, a growing and healthy market, and the end of Obama Care which would stifle every bot of that along with this Kenyan Marxists other initiaiteve.
God’s speed and blessings to you both.
America is indeed at the corssroads of History
They've done it with class warfare, with environmentalism, with animal rights.
Thank you so very much for sharing your insights, dear Jeff Head!
What I'm waiting for with baited breath is the "last-minute" (e.g., around mid-October) interjection of Romney's religion into this race by 0Bama's campaign strategists, super-PACs, and their collective enablers in the MSM.
There is NO WAY that 0Bama and his minions could ever fail to bring up certain scriptural passages of the Book of Mormon which can be read as describing the Black race as "sub-human." A class- and race-divider like 0Bama WILL NOT FAIL to exploit this "opportunity," and as close to the actual election date as possible for maximum effectiveness.
I'm bracing myself for this.
0Bama knows no depth to which he is not willing to sink in order to win re-election. Hey, this is "the Chicago Way"....
Well, my prediction of what's coming, FWIW.
GREAT to hear from you, Deb thanks so much for writing!
I suspect that most American atheists are Democrat.
Betty, there have been news reports already this week suggesting the same, that Obama is mulling over such ads from the PACs supportive of him, discussing with his campaign how to respond to it when they come...as if though he has nothing to do with it.
Well...that’s fine. His:
Black Liberation Theology
is far far more openly racist and hateful than anything they might dig up. I believe the Romney campaign is prepared to fight. I believe thus far that they have showed far more willingness to do so that Mccain ever thought about doing and thus far have had, apparently waiting in the wings, ready made ads to counter the left, that come out within a day...sometimes within hours...or Obama’s attacks.
So they are thinking about it and preparing and there is no way they have not contemplated and prepared as best as possible for this eventuality too.
In the end, God is in His Heaven, and He and His Son reign Supreme and know every bit of this...heart and soul, of both man and politics...and their judegement and their mighty Arm cannot be restrained and will reign Supreme in these matters.
It is up to us, as it says in II Chron 7:14, those who are His people, to turn to Him, humble ourselves, repent and call on Him...and then He promises that He will save our land.
I have great faith in that, and believe if we do all in our power to fight this...and to humble ourselves before God in Heaven and seek His aid, and if there are sufficient of us who do those things, realizing where the ultimate salvation must come from, then there is no power on earth that can withstand His will in these matters and He can prepare a way through whatever attacks and mischief the likes of Obama may have planned, and whatever they set in motion.
The Coming Turnaround in 2012
Jim, this is what this Kenyan Marxist is inflicting on our entire nation...among many, many other things.
We must be rid of him and his entire administration and all of his abbettors in the House and Senate this fall.
ROUTE THE VIPERS OUT!
Obama’s Horrific “Firsts” as President
OUTSTANDING essay/post, dear Jeff! Thank you so very much!
WRT the above italics, just two observations. (1) Economic "progressives" can't even define what "fairness" IS; for they absolutely reject the notion that there is any objective standard of moral truth. "Fairness" is just a mindless incantation they use while they keep on moving the goalpost of "fairness." (I.e., fairness is "what 'I' say it is," not something based on any objective standard, nor on the facts of human nature. This is an exercise in pure solipsism.)
(2) WRT the economy, 0Bamaniacs come in two basic kinds: those who do not have a CLUE about what capitalism is and how it functions; and those who DO know these things, but detest capitalism because it is ineluctibly premised on human liberty and they detest human liberty as inimical to the implementation of their statist, tyrannical plans.
In recent times it has become fashionable to conceive of the national economy as a zero-sum game: An existing "pie," if you will, that never grows in size, so it has to be shared out to all comers "fairly." In practice, this means that no sharer can take more than his "fair share" of the pie except he does so at the "expense" of all the other sharers. That is to say, the "rich" can only get "richer" by making the "poor," "poorer." We need gummint to prevent this from happening!!!
Which, of course, is perfectly MINDLESS. A capitalist economy is not a static, fixed zero-sum game: It is a dynamic, superbly creative system based on risk/reward as assessed by free human beings, which alone of all other economic systems that have been tried, brings new ideas, new information, new products, and new wealth (new capital that didn't exist before, but which is now available for reinvestment) into existence. It doesn't just make an existing pie bigger it is constantly making new "pies." (So to speak....)
The capitalist economy
...is not a closed system [i.e., a zero-sum game] like Newton's universe or Keynes' "macro-economy." It is forever growing and changing, and is biological rather than mechanistic in nature. Peter DruckerBut if it is NOT "mechanistic" in nature, then it cannot be managed by scientistic "technocrats" who see only exploitable mechanism all around them. The technocrats delude themselves, and misrepresent the meaning and essentially moral character of capitalism in order to destroy it. But
The capitalist achievement does not typically consist in providing more silk stockings for queens but in bringing them within the reach of factory girls in return for steadily decreasing amounts of effort. Joseph SchumpeterAnd that's just a fancy way of saying that "a rising tide lifts all boats," as Ronald Reagan put it.
Of course, progressive economists make their zero-sum arguments because they want to frighten people into believing that capitalism is "unfair" which is the prime justification for levying even more taxes on the "rich," who have "unfairly profited" from the system. [Which happens to be the best tactic to ensure that the economy and jobs production will never grow.]
On that score, a final word from Joseph Schumpeter:
The spirit of a people, its cultural level, its social structure, the deeds its policy may prepare [are] written in its fiscal history.... He who knows how to listen to its message here discerns the thunder of world history more clearly than anywhere else.The dirty little secret which to the discerning really is not so secret of the 0Bama administration is that it does not want America to flourish and prosper at all. It wants to "cut America down to size, " to punish it for its past success.
I dunno. I hate to think it, but in gloomier moments, I feel that the next election will be a referendum on the stupidity, cupidity, and sheer cluelessness of the American people....
Thanks again, dear Jeff Head, for your outstanding analysis!
Great thread! Thanks!
Can you give us the raw numbers on Private and then Public sector jobs? Thanks.
Exactly, dear sister in Christ! And whenever he fails to achieve his stated goals, he blames someone else for it every time. (He's really not responsible for the accelerating disorder of our society, you see: Bush did it!)
Indeed, this is the "secret of 0Bama's success," and why I call him a Black Magician.
0Bama's "rhetoric" is designed to conceal what he is actually up to. Just like a magician, who uses techniques of misdirection to divert attention from the actual "trick" being performed, so that you are spending all your time looking at his right hand, so as never to see all the mischief that his left hand is doing.
"Watch the birdie!!!" over here, and you will never see what of the magician's intent is actually going on. The success of the trick DEPENDS on this sort of misdirection of attention.
He conceals himself behind his WORDS, while his actual DEEDS go largely unnoticed by an audience which wants to be persuaded by the magician, which wants his "tricks" to work, and aren't all that curious about the actual details of the performance. They have a willingness to "suspend disbelief" when it comes to this guy.
The Left has a habit of always blaming the other guy for what they are themselves doing. In this way they hope to "innoculate" themselves against all just criticism.
I wonder: How much longer will the American people allow themselves to be routinely deceived like this?
We may get our answer, on November 6th.
Dear joanie, thank you ever so much for your (as usual) eloquent voice in these matters.
Betty, thanbk you so much as always for your relevent, and very thoughtful and insighful posts.
Another “dirty little secret,” which is staggering in its implications, uis that Obama, Shumer, Frank, Dodd, et all, with a will, on purpose, engineered and caused the financial crisis of 2008 with the express purpose of getting a democrat progressive in the White House to “fix” what they themselves caused...and they have been “fixing” it ever since.
Barack Obama tied Directly to the 2008 Financial Crisi
Other faiths, including Judaism and Islam, were spared because the billboards are designed to attack GOP nominee Mitt Romney, a Mormon, and President Obama, a Christian, according to AAI. They will remain up for a month, and cost Silverman's group $15,000.
HOGWASH! If Silverman is working so hard to "separate" politics and religion, then why is his organization working so hard, and spending hard money, to "combine" them in the public mind?
Plus it's doubly hogwash, because 0Bama is no Christian. If AAI hasn't figured that out yet, then truly, they are clueless morons. Either that, or they are willfully spreading disinformation that can only "help" 0Bama....
Their animus is ALWAYS directed at Christianity certainly not Islam, or even Judaism. They wouldn't bother themselves at all about Mormonism, except that that faith speaks of God the Father and Jesus, His Son. [Though not in ways of which dogmatic Christianity approves.]
The atheists' problem, bottom line, is JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF. HE is their "enemy!"
And I agree with your suspicion that "that most American atheists are Democrat." I imagine the rest is composed by people who have no sense or experience whatever of interior, spiritual life, and so have no direction for their thinking about their own personal existence and their place in the world; and then, some Libertarians.
But such Libertarians "by definition" aren't genuine "conservatives."
Just some thoughts, FWIW.
Thank you ever so much, dearest sister in Christ, for your keen observations here!
Yep. I see that too, dear Jeff!
We're being "hogswallered"....
The question is: Is there a sufficient number of wakeful Americans left to put an end to this willful, systematic deception?
November 6th will tell the tale for me.
May God continue to bless America!
Truly, our national problems are spiritual at the root and I pray earnestly for an awakening, repentance, renewal and restoration of our country.