By R.J. Godlewski
© October 31, 2008, All Rights Reserved
Word has it that that infamous Los Angeles Times video with Barack Obama and Rashid Khalidi shows the Senator from Illinois agreeing with and supporting Khalidi’s call for the destruction of Israel and the genocide of Jews worldwide. I do not know if this is true, but the reliability of the source far outweighs the reliability of those who have vehemently denied it. Of course, we could end all of this speculation simply by having the L.A. Times produce the video for all to see and analyze. Apparently, they are quite unwilling to do so. Perhaps they do not wish to be booted off Barack Obama’s aircraft like the good reporters from The Washington Times, New York Post, and Dallas Morning News. So much for free press. So much for knowing what is good for America. An Obama White House will be a very segregated one indeed.
I thus weep for America. I weep for the whole world. I’d laugh my ass off over how foolish Obama supporters are if it were not for the seriousness of their antics. People actually believe that he will turn our economy around – the only topic where he leads John McCain in the various polls – when I’ve corresponded with hundreds of businesses that are set to layoff should Obama be elected. I know of thousands more waiting nervously in the wings. I know that I have written about this dozens of times already, but sometimes you have to hit people upside the head with a sledgehammer just to get them to use their turn signals on the freeway. Anyway, if anyone wants an up close and personal view of what a liberal presidency would look like, let them come to Michigan.
Our socialist governor has continued to raise taxes to offset our dwindling population (read that, taxpayers) in order to pay for our state’s 30% welfare population. Simply put, the less people that remain in Michigan the more they have to pay in taxes to keep Michigan’s social programs solvent. Ergo, higher taxes and larger fees for services (where else is attending a last place baseball team’s game considered a luxury?). Placed in the context of an Obama presidency, his 95% tax plan would mean that approximately half of the country (minus the 40% that already get their taxes returned in full) would have to pay the tax burden. If he reduces taxes on them, the burden will sit heavily in favor of the upper five percent who will 1.) Utilize their tax write-offs to avoid paying taxes altogether; 2.) Shift more jobs overseas; and/or 3.) Simply relocate their entire business operation overseas. Any money made and spent overseas is not taxed at the second highest corporate rate on the planet. I don’t know about you, but I could see myself racing along European streets in a nice Lamborghini Murcielago at half the taxes that we have here.
Another facet of Michigan’s economic depression that needs to be addressed is our own auto industry – the poster child for union corruption, deceit, and job-killing performance. American automakers pay far too much for employee benefits in comparison with, for example, their Japanese counterparts. Already, $1,500 for every car made goes just for retiree healthcare. Add to that existing employee healthcare, legal benefits, dental benefits, eye care, etc. etc. and soon you’re taking out a mortgage on a car that you can’t even maintain yourself. Now, six governors have petitioned the U.S. Government for a sizeable portion of the $700 Billion economic bailout package to bail out automakers. Hello? How about letting them go down in flames for a change? When I screw up financially – and I do from time to time – I have to suck up my losses, adapt my ways, and figure out a future planned only with what I still have available. I probably have more bill collectors after my ass than Islamic terrorists. Well, maybe.
The point that I’d like to make is that everyone is responsible for his or her own misdeeds. The stumbling and falling down aspects of our lives provide us with an opportunity in which to learn from our mistakes and build our future upon sturdier legs, which will allow us to survive through standing firm or running like hell from danger. It is what Confucius had in mind when he finished his famous parable with “Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” Not with Detroit. We’ve thrown so many fish at the city no wonder it smells and was ranked by the leftist MSN as the worst city in which to live. Even the Democratic mayor is currently serving time in jail for corruption. Still, millions of people believe that the Democrats are better at handling the economy. Seven hundred billion of our hard-earned tax dollars are being taken away to bail out the housing market and six states want a portion of that money to bail out failing automakers? Do you detect a trend here?
Taxes are good, if they pay for fundamental services such as border security or the military. Taxes are not supposed to be used as an insurance policy or as funds to bequeath to our heirs. Taxes are a security measure to safeguard our nation’s future, not an entitlement designed to safeguard our citizens from working. In baseball, when a player is not quite ready to stay with the team many managers send them down south of the border to play “winter ball”. Perhaps we should do the same with those people who will not make any effort to earn their keep – send them to see some Third World country where simple survival rules the day. Maybe after a day or two of seeing what a bad economy or perhaps a true socialist government is really like, they will come back primed and buffed for the “major leagues” again. Yet, you know Obama supporters; they want your fish. In the world of politics, you can lead a donkey to the water but you can’t make them think for themselves.
The best way that I can describe social welfare programs for the common person to understand is to use Social Security itself. When enacted in 1935, they had a dozen people working for every one that retired. Now think of ancient Egypt with Ramesses II being carrying around the royal city of Piramesse on the shoulders of twelve Nubian slaves. Not much effort on their part. Today, ol’ Ramesses would be carried upon the shoulders of only two servants. Just imagine if he were a fat old lard and you can get a decent picture of how our Social Security system got unbalanced. Now, Barack Obama wants to take over your 401K plan. I don’t know how to transpose into hieroglyphics, but the Obama supporters wouldn’t like what I’d write right about now.
Americans only flourish when they break free from the shackles of excessive government. The United States only came about when the colonists said that enough was enough and thumbed their nose at George III. Civil rights only came about – perhaps a century late – when the nation decided enough was enough and went to war against itself to shatter the shackles of slavery. Barack Obama now wants to shackle everyone under the bondage of socialism:
Obama’s “spreading the wealth” is simply the first step towards the “equable distribution of income through a regulated system” of the Pelosi and Reid community. If they desire to control your retirement savings – which currently represent free market capital – how long before they attack free market capital itself?
If you stand very quietly and pay attention, that heretofore unseen disturbance meandering through your home is a six hundred pound liberal monster and he’s after your wallet, your check book, your home safe, your gun cabinet, your telephone, and more than likely your very family. The worst part, however, are the millions of his followers who are eagerly awaiting the scraps that fall from his plate onto the floor. These mere scraps will not elevate them off their begging knees, but they are not his scraps. They are yours!
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