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The Betrayals of a Community Organizer
| February 5, 2010
| Michael Gerson
Posted on 02/05/2010 3:33:49 AM PST by Kaslin
WASHINGTON -- Former community organizer Barack Obama once seemed to recognize the important role of community institutions. It was among his few credible claims to ideological outreach. On the eve of his inauguration, cameras in tow, Obama took a paint roller to the walls of a D.C. homeless shelter. He retained the White House office that promotes community and faith-based charities. In June, during a speech saluting nonprofits, he said, "Solutions to America's challenges are being developed every day at the grass roots. And government shouldn't be supplanting those efforts, it should be supporting those efforts."
But alliteration carries little weight in the budget process (to the disappointment of speechwriters everywhere). For the second budget in a row, President Obama has proposed to reduce the tax deductions on donations by the wealthy, making it about 10 percent more costly for them to give to charity -- and gaining the federal government about $300 billion in revenues over 10 years.
The public justification for this tax increase is fairness. The budget reads: "Currently, if a middle-class family donates a dollar to its favorite charity or spends a dollar on mortgage interest, it gets a 15-cent tax deduction, but a millionaire who does the same enjoys a deduction that is more than twice as generous." In the last budget season, Obama argued this tax increase would "equalize" a disparity and "raise some revenue from people who benefited enormously over the past several years."
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KEYWORDS: betrayal; bho44; gerson
posted on 02/05/2010 3:33:49 AM PST
Please. In the interest of accuracy, “Community Agitator”, not Organizer. The only thing he organized was a new job for himself every 2 or 3 years.
posted on 02/05/2010 4:06:50 AM PST
by gartrell bibberts
(Sadly, liberals are often well educated but ignorant of history,.economics and civics.)
To: gartrell bibberts
Please. In the interest of accuracy, Community Agitator, not Organizer.
For me the phrase "rabble rouser" comes to mind.
posted on 02/05/2010 4:14:20 AM PST
by The Duke
"Former community organizer Barack Obama "
Take away the "ty" and add and "st" and you have what obama really is about...a Communist Organizer.
Only, we need to change the word "Organizer" to "Agitator" and we have Communist AgiTATOR. This is why I usually call him "the obamaTATOR" here on FR.
The man has actually "organized" nothing but a revolt, a stealth coup, against America. Use all the principle prescribed by Marx, Lenin, and Hitler...not to mention Saul Alinsky, Reverend Wright and Bill Ayers...he is actually taking America down much, much faster than the Taliban has been able to. In my mind, that makes him a full-fledged terrorist who bakes bin Laden look like chump change.
Maybe it's time to stop being civil about this as he is doing to America what we have always been taught cannot be done. They told us it can't be does because we have a Constitution that has separation powers for a checks and balances of power, and the fourth estate - the media - to serve as a watchdog for America.
We are acting like we're watching a documentary of some future catastrophe lie, "Life After People" or something, and we will wake up tomorrow, go to work, and everything will be hunky-dorry.
If we don't act we might be standing in front of a ditch singing the Star Spangled Banner slightly off-key will the obama-thugs load the machine guns.
Sound radical? Well, just check out what has already happened in one year. So far he's just destroying all the rules and institutions that would give us the power to resist, i.e. money, industry, etc. When we're at our lowest point, fully dependent on the government, he'll declare martial law, call in the U.N. and take up all the guns.
Ask yourself, do you know how to NOT BE FREE? Even those who revel in slave ancestory to squeeze a buck out of the government, would you know HOW to be a slave? Well, you might just learn if this clown in office keeps it up. You might find out that it's not if they're black, but it's how he/they act.
Fight back, don't let up with the calls, letters, town halls...they want to "double down", then we need ot quadruple down....AMERICA...OUR CHILDREN'S AMERICA...IS AT STAKE.
posted on 02/05/2010 4:26:48 AM PST
(The ones of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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