Obama revealed his true feelings towards the American citizenry on Saturday, talking about how all of your hard work is the result of government. In Zero's own words:
"...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. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet."
Um, no sir, my success is not because "somebody helped to create this American system"...my success comes from my hard work....we ALL benefit from the American system, we ALL benefit from the roads, from having teachers, many of whom inspired us and our classmates. No sir, my success comes DESPITE the government you are hell bent at expanding into every aspect of my life. You exposed your disdain for me, a free man, not reliant on the government you love so much. "You must think you are SO smart"...."you must think you work SO hard"....HOW DARE YOU SIR. Then it became crystal clear to me...you have no respect for the hard working people of this country. OH, you TALK a good game...until last Saturday. YOU HAVE NO RESPECT FOR US. And you will discover in November, WE HAVE NONE FOR YOU EITHER.
See, we TOLD you there was a death panel in Obamacare...
In New York's primary vote today, voters decided to return corrupt and morally bankrupt Charlie Rangel to be the Democrat candidate for the House in the newly formed 13th district. This despite his 22-term history of shady dealings, tax evasion, spending campaign funds on vacation homes in the Caribbean, and other misdeeds:
"Rangel was convicted of 11 ethics violations in 2010, including failure to pay some taxes and using congressional resources to raise money for an academic center bearing his name."
So, New York, 46 years in office isn't enough for you?
Just one of many new laws Californians will have to deal with in 2012:
"California also became the first state in the nation to require a prescription for obtaining any drug containing dextromethorphan, an ingredient found in many popular over-the-counter cough suppressants, including Robitussin, NyQuil and Dimetapp.
The law was prompted by a spike in the use of cough syrup as a recreational drug.
That should go over really well with parents of small children who can go through Robitussin quite frequently during cold and flu season. WELL DONE SACRAMENTO!!
We'll add that to the list:
- plastic bags
- standard light bulbs
- Happy Meals
- water for the central valley
- burning real wood in your fireplace
Attention Arizona and Texas, get ready, there are more of us on the way!
"Ask NOT what your country can do for YOU, ask what you can do for your country."
Jack, you'd be ashamed at what your party has turned into.
Retired multi-millionaire and ex-Google executive tried to be oh-so-cute with the Big Zero at a silicon valley campaign stop, oh, I mean “town hall meeting” last week. Doug Edwards, who is enjoying the really good life as an evil rich person, tried to pretend to be one of the great unwashed, saying he is “not working”, implying that he has suffered the same fate as millions of Americans in being laid-off or otherwise losing their job.
Sir, you should be ashamed of yourself. That is an insult to all those who lost their job through no fault of their own.
He then says he is “voluntarily unemployed”, twisting the knife in the fresh wound of all those who are "involuntarily" unemployed, or in oldspeak, fired.
Then the millionaire boot-licker begs for his taxes to be raised. What a tool.
We don’t begrudge Mr. Edwards his fortune, in fact we wish we had the foresight to go to work for the internet start-up back in the early days. We applaud his daring to leave his secure job at the San Jose Mercury News to go work for a new search engine when there were already several big-boys up and running: Yahoo, Alta Vista, Lycos, Ask and Excite.
So our complaint is not that Mr. Edwards has made his fortune, but that he prostrates himself, while basking in a life of luxury, and asks that the federal government take more, not only from him, but from all.
Neal Boortz says it better than we can:
Now before we get to Obama’s answer, let’s talk about the question itself. If Doug Edwards is “unemployed by choice” this must mean that he doesn’t pay income taxes. It’s hard to have taxable wages when you aren’t working. We must assume, then, that when Doug Edwards asks for his taxes to be raised, he is talking about capital gains taxes.
Here’s the big secret for people like Doug Edwards. Well … apparently it is a secret, because these footstools don’t seem to realize this. The Treasury Department accepts checks. You don’t actually have to OWE the IRS money to write a check to the Treasury Department. If you feel so inclined, you can simply take out your check book and write away! Any amount will do! One dollar? Fine! One million dollars? Knock yourself out! You don’t have to ask Dear Ruler to raise your taxes .. you can set your own tax rate! The tax rate quoted by the IRS is a minimum! There is no maximum. You can even borrow money to pay over 100% of your earnings if you care to! So just DO IT AND SHUT THE HELL UP!
Now Mr. Edwards doesn’t have a history of being cheap, in fact, since 2000 he has contributed $300,000 to political campaigns. All of it to Democrats. And his former employer Google is #5 on the list of biggest Obama contributers at $814,000 during the 2008 presidential race. So it is interesting to see how Mr. Edwards and Chairman Zero pretend not to know each other.
See if you’ve heard this somewhere before:
“I would like very much for our country to continue to invest in things like Pell grants, infrastructure, job training–programs that made it possible for me to get to where I am. It kills me to see Congress not supporting the expiration of tax cuts that have been benefiting so much of us for so long.”
We find it interesting how he parrots the exact talking points spoken by Ms. Warren in the past week while acting like he just showed up at the event at the "invitation of a friend" (his words, not ours). Maybe if he funded a few Pell grants with the $300k he contributed to politicians, we’d be better off.
A response to Warren's screed about the joys of the totalitarian state, from thebootleg.com:
“You built a factory out there? Good for you,”
“Built a factory” is a summary for a lot of work. Put up equity, designed a business, took risk to buy land, get permits, pay property taxes and use taxes and permit fees. Then, bought a bunch of equipment and had it installed …and paid sales taxes. Hired some employees and paid them a bunch of money and paid payroll taxes on top of that. Bought a bunch of raw materials from companies that paid a bunch of salaries and a bunch of taxes. Building a factory is a huge private investment that pays the public a lot of taxes for the right to be built.
“But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for.”
Between fuel taxes, license fees, tolls and various taxes on transportation related activities, the roads budget is smaller than the total tax take.
"..you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate;"
No, you did not educate them. You babysat them for 12 years. Then I hired them, taught them how to be responsible and show up for work, taught them how to communicate in clear sentences, taught them that there are rights and wrongs and (unlike with your schools) wrongs have consequences in the workplace. Then paid for extended education for my employees so they could continue to improve themselves and better add value to what we do around here.
“You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for.”
Funny, my factory has 24/7 security guards because the last time it was broken into, the police did not even bother to take a report, they just said “call your insurance company”. As for fire? The closest fire department is 10 miles away. My insurance company requires that I have a full wet sprinkler system to qualify for insurance because there is no local fire protection.
“You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did.”
Well, that is not exactly true. When the AFL-CIO tried to unionize my workforce, they staged three days of noisy protests outside my factory. The police forces just stood around and watched as the protesters intimidated my workers, vandalized their cars and destroyed my property.
You say “we” like the government and society are the same. They aren’t. My company and my community and you politicians are not “we”.