“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without ever knowing how it happened.” – Norman Thomas, presidential nominee of the Socialist Party of America in every election from 1928 to 1948.
The truth: Anyone who pays taxes will eventually pay more taxes under a Federal Government run by a President Obama and a Democratic Congress. The last Democratic president who was a genuine tax cutter was JFK in the early 1960’s. The reason is simple: JFK was the last Democratic president who didn’t believe in a huge expansion of government spending on social programs. Since LBJ and “The Great Society” (I call it New Deal version 1.5), the domestic policy of every Democratic president has been to greatly increase spending on social programs. If you’re wondering about Bill Clinton, his health care reform proposal was a massive expansion of government spending and control. It was such a financial and bureaucratic nightmare that it failed to pass a Democratic Congress that was committed to enacting health care reform! After the election of a Republican Congress in 1994, Bill Clinton decided that the best he could do was act as a brake on the Republicans. Unfortunately, George Bush’s domestic policy has tried to be both Republican (tax cuts) and Democratic (big increases in social spending — think of Bush’s Medicare prescription drug benefit) at the same time. George Bush’s “compassionate conservatism” has in practice more in common with Democratic spending policies than traditional Republican policies. Given our already big deficits, a President Obama won’t be able to massively increase spending — as he wants to do — without raising taxes on all taxpayers: “the rich” simply don’t have the kind of money that he needs for his programs.
As the videos below show, Obama will redefine rich to get whatever revenue is necessary to fund his agenda.
The next one is actually my favorite of the bunch. Obama in 2003 defined as worthy of a tax cut — which he’s said at other times should go only to the middle class — as below 70K. So, Obama’s definition of middle class in 2003 was below 70K. What changed between 2003 and now? How long before Obama changes back to the 2003 definition, or decides to raise taxes on even lower incomes? Also, notice that in this video Obama only talks about government spending as being important. The idea of growing the economy first, and the government living within what the economy can provide isn’t in Obama’s thinking. Government über alles!
From Hot Air
More analysis or commentary can be found at Obama Floats Social Security Tax Hike; Seems fair to me!; Barack Obama calls me selfish; Change We Can Believe In?; Middle class topped out at 70K in 2003, according to Obama; It’s like the limbo rock, only with your money; and Obama’s new attack on those who don’t want higher taxes: “Selfishness.” And let’s not forget Joe Biden’s comment that low taxes are unpatriotic.
Paying high taxes is bad enough, but how do you feel about high prices deliberately created by government taxes in order to control your behavior? In a 2007 interview on Iowa Public TV, Barack Obama calls for creating “price signals” — a codeword for high prices caused by government taxes — so that middle class consumers will “change their behavior.” Now that’s socialism I can believe in!
You might be wondering what Obama supporters think of all this. I believe that Peggy, in the following video, speaks for many Obama supporters who are having financial difficulties, and who share her hopes: “If I help him, he’ll help me.” While I have sympathy for her struggles, I wonder how many Americans want to be taxed to pay for her gas and mortgage.
What I think of all this can be summarized in the next video and the cartoon that follows:
Big Brobama via RedSate
The cartoon that follows is from Tanja Stark’s Poligoths site. I think it’s her best, although I also like her Putin and Saddam.
BTW, this cartoon reminds me of a post that I did in late August called There’s A Secret Vampire Conspiracy Among Us. That post gets more relevant every day. Well, what do we do? First, there’s always a video by Zo to cheer us up. (Although I haven’t listened to it yet, Fausta did a podcast (click here) with Zo on Sunday, Nov. 2.)
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Second, read LEAK: Obama Concession Draft Admits He’s Unfit, and remember that Obama is unfit to be president. Then contribute to the McCain/Palin campaign in whatever way possible. Finally, I’ll end with the closing from There’s A Secret Vampire Conspiracy Among Us.
Vote Republican in ‘08
Save Our Country from Bloodsucking Socialism
Vote Socialist Vampire in ‘08
Elitist Liberals (Socialist Vampires) Have Rights Too!