America is starving for truth from our president but all he feeds us is regurgitated junk food.
Monday night, my family and I took a few minutes from our vacation to the awe inspiring state of Alaska to watch Obama’s less than inspiring plea to the nation on the budget and raising the national debt ceiling.
We were barely into the first course of his speech when we became more nauseated by what was coming out of his mouth than the bottomless pork chops, chicken nuggets, cheese fries and nachos going into ours and our fellow cruisers on the Lido deck buffet line. Gotta admit, I love those nachos and fake cheese.
Not even getting into the well documented lie that the United States will default on its debts, here are few of Obama’s other more notable cheesy nuggets from Monday night:
For the last decade, we have spent more money than we take in. In the year 2000, the government had a budget surplus. But instead of using it to pay off our debt, the money was spent on trillions of dollars in new tax cuts, while two wars and an expensive prescription drug program were simply added to our nation’s credit card.
I have bolded the phrase “the money was “spent” on trillions of dollars in new tax cuts.”
Mr. President, that tax money belongs to us, to we the people and not the government. That money is our private property. That money is the economic product of our labor. It is not yours to spend!
Karl Marx said, “The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.”
Do we need any further evidence of Obama’s Marxism than his own words?
As a result, the deficit was on track to top $1 trillion the year I took office. To make matters worse, the recession meant that there was less money coming in, and it required us to spend even more – on tax cuts for middle-class families; on unemployment insurance; on aid to states so we could prevent more teachers and firefighters and police officers from being laid off. These emergency steps also added to the deficit.
Anyone who runs a household let alone a business understands that increased spending when revenues go down is a blueprint for bankruptcy. Keynesian economics does not and has never worked. Obama seems to be the only one who does not understand that. Or perhaps he understands it all too well. (Please see point above.)
The only reason this balanced approach isn’t on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of Republicans in Congress are insisting on a cuts-only approach – an approach that doesn’t ask the wealthiest Americans or biggest corporations to contribute anything at all. And because nothing is asked of those at the top of the income scales, such an approach would close the deficit only with more severe cuts to programs we all care about – cuts that place a greater burden on working families….What we’re talking about under a balanced approach is asking Americans whose incomes have gone up the most over the last decade – millionaires and billionaires – to share in the sacrifice everyone else has to make.
This is pure deceit. Our president is lying when he tells the public that the wealthiest are not contributing. In the US the wealthiest pay the largest percentage of tax of any industrialized nation.
According to the IRS, the top 1 percent of earners pays over 38% of federal income taxes. The top 10 percent pay over 69% of taxes.
Did anyone ever point out to Obama that even if his flawed premise that millionaires and billionaires need to pay more (a premise I flatly reject) there is quite an income difference between say someone who makes $1 million and someone who makes $1 billion a year?
1,000 times more to be exact.
Yet Obama somehow lumps these groups together. A millionaire to a billionaire is the same percentage difference as between a 12 year old paperboy who makes $80 a year and the successful American who makes $80 thousand per year. Obama lumping them together makes no sense.
And the difference in absolute dollars is astronomical. The millionaire makes $999,000,000 less than the billionaire, while the paperboy earns only $79,920 less than the successful $80 thousand per year professional.
What amount would be enough Mr. Obama? Please let us know. But you won’t, you can’t because the Federal Government is like the size 36 woman at the buffet line; jamming in every bit of pork they can fit with no regard for their health tomorrow or a thought as to what their kids and their grandkids will do when they spontaneously combust.
During this last week or so our family imbibed the clear sprit of honest America through the majesty, vitality, and beauty of Alaska. We inhaled the clear, fresh air and enjoyed the simple sense there that anything is possible.
Unfortunaely, we also experienced some of America’s gluttony and deceit of the human spirit, both at the buffet line and though Obama’s incessant bile.
It’s time for America to see clearly again, understand the truth and purge herself of the Obama junk food habit. I wonder if Michelle would approve?