Thursday, July 19, 2012


On Friday, July 13, 2012,  in Roanoke, Va, in a campaign speech justifying taxing the wealthy President BO (the child president) said:

"You know, there are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me, because they want to give something back," Obama said in a campaign speech. "They know they didn't -- look, if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You didn't get there on your own.

"I'm always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there."
"It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.Let me tell you something -- there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.

"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help."

"If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."

He went on to explain how successful businesses use roads, bridges and other amenities provided by the government without which they would not be rich. He pointed out their "wonderful" teachers, fire fighters and police forces.

What a total outrage!

It's as though he either does not know or will not acknowledge that teachers, fire fighters, roads, bridges, etc., are made possible by ALL taxpayers, not just the "rich business people." And they are used by rich and poor alike.

Lots of people attend public schools and have teachers. Very few of them become wealthy. Everybody uses the roads and bridges the factory owner uses to bring his products to market. But not everyone builds a factory.

The tax dollars that paid for those roads, bridges, schools, and teachers didn't just come from "someone else" or the "rest of us." They came from the innovators, the factory owners, and the entrepreneurs, too.

In 2009, the top 400 taxpayers paid almost as much in federal income taxes as the entire bottom 50 percent combined!

I am looking forward to watching him squirm at the back-lash from businesses who heard him say these things.

He will twist and he will spin.

Before it is over, he will seem like a political pretzel.

But the truth is, in this speech, President BO removed any remaining doubt about his basic political and philosophical mind set.

He is a dyed-in-the-wool, unadulterated proponent of  "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need."

His true colors are showing in all of their self-agrandised glory.


Xavier Onassis said...

Joe - Good lord. You really don't have any idea how the economy works.

"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen"

Yes. If you are a small business person, someone believed in you enough to loan you start up money, rent you a store front, spread free, word of mouth advertising, work for a low wage with the promise of greater rewards later.

It is that supporting cast of middle class workers that made your entrepreneurial dream come true. Without the workers, your dream is nothing.

You owe a debt to those workers and to the national, capitalistic infrastructure that made it possible for you to accomplish your dream.

That debt is paid in taxes to maintain the infrastructure and living wages and benefits to the workers to whom you owe your success.

trying to dodge either of those obligations is both unpatriotic and immoral.

"The tax dollars that paid for those roads, bridges, schools, and teachers didn't just come from "someone else" or the "rest of us." They came from the innovators, the factory owners, and the entrepreneurs, too."

Sure they did. And the c" who got rich using the infrastructure that we all paid for owe us all a share of the reinvestment in that infrastructure so that everyone else can have the same opportunity they did.

That's what we call "your fair share".

But the greedy "innovators, factory owners, and entrepreneurs" don't want to pay their fair share. No. They want to pay less than the working class. They want special treatment. They think they are special because they are successful. They think WE owe THEM.

The Republicans are SO disconnected from main street America that they don't even realize how out of touch they are.

Completely. Delusional.

The One And Only Me said...

And add this to your post Joe.
Investigators for an Arizona sheriff's volunteer posse have declared that President Barack Obama's birth certificate is definitely fraudulent.

Members of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's posse said in March that there was probable cause that Obama's long-form birth certificate released by the White House in April 2011 was a computer-generated forgery.

Now, Arpaio says investigators are positive it's fraudulent.

Mike Zullo, the posse's chief investigator, said numeric codes on certain parts of the birth certificate indicate that those parts weren't filled out, yet those sections asking for the race of Obama's father and his field of work or study were completed.

That being said, I do believe Obama is a fraud BUT there are too many RADICAL LIBERALS aka Progressives that don't or won't believe that such fraud could happen in this country. Our best shot at getting Obama out of the oval office is when we vote in November.
Let us not forget that we are dealing with a dumbed down electorate,

The One And Only Me said...

Yes indeed my good man, Hhis true colors are showing in all of their self-agrandised glory, as they usually do with a narcissist..
It always seems to be about him, or about race. In fact Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder, found race a convenient refuge from criticism. And they use race to get out of every faux pas they find themselves in. Let us NOT forget when Andre Carson said the tea party wishes to lynch blacks and hang them from trees. And that crook Charles Rangel, , said Perry’s job creation in Texas is “one stage away from slavery.”
I wouldn’t put it past leftists, progressives,
and their race-hustling allies both in the media and in Congree, as well as Obama himself, to fan the fires of hate and dissension by charging that RACIST'S helped to steal the election, and giving support and excuses for the same kind of violence and lawlessness that we’ve already seen in Flash Mobs and Occupy Wall Street riots, and by the New Black Panthers at the voting polls.. No my friend, this is not going to be an fair election by any means.
Obama’s presidency represents the first time in our history that a person could have been elected to that office who had long-standing close associations with people who hate our nation. I’m speaking of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s pastor for 20 years, who preached that blacks should sing not “God Bless America,” but “God damn America.” Then there’s William Ayers, now professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago but formerly a member of the Weather Underground, an anti-U.S. group that bombed the Pentagon, U.S. Capitol and other government buildings. Although Ayers was never convicted of any crime, he told a New York Times reporter, in the wake of the September 2001 terrorist attack, “I don’t regret setting bombs. … I feel we didn’t do enough.” Obama has served on a foundation board and appeared on panels with Ayers, and even held campaign events in his home, joined by Ayers’ former-fugitive wife, Bernardine Dohrn. Bill Ayers’ close association with Obama is reflected by his admission that he helped write Obama’s memoirs, “Dreams from My Father.”

Joe said...

XO: "You really don't have any idea how the economy works."

Actually, I do. You're the one whose view is warped.

Joe said...

TOAOM: President BO (the child president) IS the Racist in Chief.

Joe said...

XO: "If you are a small business person, someone believed in you enough to loan you start up money..."

You and Obama think that "person" should be the government. Most of it came from bankers and investors.

Besides, once again, you, having a liberal mind set, have missed the entire point...all of it...completely.

You just don't know how to read.

Darth Bacon said...

What. Else did you expect from a liberal

The One And Only Me said...

Joe- Joe, as you know I am new yo your blog, I wanted to say that I really appreciate your stand on American traditions.
Thank you for taking a stand to preserve Freedom and Liberty.

SurferDude said...

Obama has made the economic crisis worse with all of his spending programs that take capital out of the economy. Hes a bunch of bullshit. He criticized Bush for him taking America to all these wars but he did the same damn thing in Libya, and Egypt . He also buys Union support with my tax payer dollars!!! My moneys is being handed out to people who, don't work for it and who don't deserve it. Tell em to go get a job! And All of a sudden in this world its somehow racist because we do not like president obama. What has this country come to? Four years ago, Candidate Obama spoke out against using "stale tactics to scare voters." Today, his plan to "destroy Romney" includes dishonest attacks that he hopes will distract voters from his broken promises.
You have to be an idiot to support this president.

Lisa said...

Liberals think that the economy works by giving out more free money to buy more things that are unpaid only to tax more in order to give more free money to buy more things and so on and so on and so on. Remember Nancy Pelosi said that unemployment benefits are "stimulative"
Of course Obama doesn't have a voice of unity because then he would be thanking the business owners for their blood,sweat and tears to create a business that funds the government and the businesses who makes the products to make those so called "Government " roads.

The Debonair Dudes World said...

You can call me whatever you want to but the facts are right there in front of you and me for all of us to see.
Obama is a SOCIALIST!
And Obama’s Progressive/Socialist Policies Are Destroying Our Economy and Robbing Us of Our Freedoms. How can anyone deny that?

Lisa said...

That picture of Obama is worth a thousand words.

Lone Ranger said...

It's like the Star Trek episode when Kirk's evil twin came to the Enterprise, while Kirk went to the Enterprise in an evil universe. The good Kirk managed to survive undetected, while the evil Kirk was immediately thrown into the brig.

If this is our Obama, I wouldn't like to meet his evil twin.

But, Obama MUST know everything there is to know about business because he hasn't met with his Jobs Counsel nor his cabinet since January.

Now THAT is confidence!

Ron Russell said...

This president is worse than a coke snorting community organizer on steroids.I guess that that's what affirmative action gets you .

Anonymous said...

He's a felon at best, a socialist for sure, and more than likely a marxist, progressive, socialist and communist.

Anonymous said...

Talking about tru colors, I see that the putrid progressive is Botching about Ann Rnet now.
I guess that she hasn't heard about Moocher Obams's antics

Anonymous said...

Sorry my keyboard was sticking .
What I meant to say was, the putrid progressive is Bitching about Ann Romney now.

Z said...

Everyone drives the roads, goes to school, uses the mails. So did Steve Jobs. Yet only he created the Mac and the iPad.

Ducky's here said...

Actually Wozniak did most of the inventing.

Joe said...

Ducky: So what? How does that quasi factoid affect the principle?

Ducky's here said...

Because most of the people we think of as great entrepreneurs were not the product developers.

They were marketers.
The great fortunes often didn't go to the inventors.

Joe said...

Ducky: Once again you prove you know absolutely nothing about which you speak.

There, indeed, have been cases where inventors were ripped off.

But that is not the case most, or even a lot, of the time.

And even your example is not a rip off.

Both the inventor and the marketer did pretty well.

It's the magic of the system.

It's not a zero-sum game. There's room at the top for as many as are willing to work hard, take risks, and be inventive.

You could do it.

What are your excuses for not doing it?