Obama's Message Has Nothing to Do with Fairness or Recovery

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    You have got to give credit where credit is due.

    President Obama has laid out the core message of his reelection campaign. It is a message whose claims are blatantly false and whose point is irrelevant to what is of greatest concern to Americans today.

    Yet despite this, there is no evidence so far that his strategy and messaging is not working and won’t be successful.

    In his speech at Florida Atlantic University last Tuesday, the President defined what he called “…the defining issue of our time.”

    And this defining issue, per the president, appears to be that America is not fair.

    We suffer today, he says, from “a shrinking number of people who are doing really, really well, but a growing number who are struggling to get by.”

    And apparently the reason this is happening is we are not a nation (the President never tells us if we ever were) where “everybody gets a fair shot and everybody does a fair share, and everybody plays by the same set of rules.”

    Now excuse me for pointing out the irony of hearing from our nation’s first black president a suggestion that America may no longer be a nation where dreams can be realized or where someone can come out of nowhere and make it.

    But Mr. Obama probably would explain his unlikely success in this unfair nation as the result of his being an exceptional and extraordinary individual.

    Which is why, I would assume in his thinking, we ordinary folk should turn our lives over to him to determine who should have what.

    Ironically, I would say, that if America is unfair today, it is because politicians and government have the power to do exactly what it is that Mr. Obama wants to do. Seize control of the wealth of some and redistribute it to whomever they choose.

    The Bible that I read every day calls this theft.

    The president seeks to gain political support for this redistribution of wealth by tapping into the widespread dissatisfaction with our most disappointing economy.

    But is our economy underperforming because some have more than others, because some succeed more than others?

    At a time when Americans are looking for answers to restart our sputtering economy, our president chooses to use his time complaining about the wealthiest not paying sufficient taxes.
    But according to the National Taxpayers Union, in 2009 the top 5 percent of income earners paid almost 60 percent of the funds raised by the federal income tax and the bottom 50 percent paid about 2 percent.


    read it all here
    Obama's Message Has Nothing to Do with Fairness or Recovery - Star Parker - Townhall Conservative Columnists - Page 1
     
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    MSM can only cover-up the litany of Obama lies for a limited time.

    Competing forces will soon launch their own billion dollars in advertising, using his own words, to sink him.

    All that will be left to decide is whether or not Americans really DO want to just sit on the couch and collect a gubmint check, or if in fact they do want to be an opportunity society.
     
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    It would be nice to have a presidential candidate to actually vote FOR.
     
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    what books have you read on wall st practices in tha last 5 yrs?

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    America had depressions before we even had a permanent income tax, much less perceived disparities in top marginal rate.


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    link?

    how long & severe were these so-called "depressions" you are referring to?
     
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    You must be a real moron to be posting on a subject you know nothing about.

    You don't even know when the USA adopted a permanent income tax, much less when we had Depressions, then?
     
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    List of depressions and recessions in the US economy since 1789?

    Economist note there have been 46 recessions, panics, depressions, or whatever you care to call them.

    47 recessions since 1789, kiddies ---a significant downturn of economic activity EVERY 7 YEARS.

    Its almost biblical, isn't it? Seven years of feast, seven years of famine?

    List of recessions in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    WE had them on the gold standard, we have before income taxes, we had them after incomes taxes, we had them with Federal banks in place and we had them when no Federal banks were in place.
     
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    They were mild compared to the Great Depression. That came after the government created the Federal Reserve specifically for the claimed purpose of stopping financial panics. Instead it created the greatest financial panic of all time.

    That is so typical of government programs, isn't it?
     
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    Almost all of them were the result of government meddling in the economy.
     

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