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Obama Cut Taxes? I Must Have Missed That…

“During Election 2008, then-candidate Obama promised to cut taxes for 95% of all Americans. So far, just 26% of adults believe President Obama has delivered on that promise. Forty-three percent (43%) say he has not and 31% are not sure.”

Wow, 57% (26% “believe delivered” + 31% “not sure”) of Americans are apparently morons (and I don’t mean the good Ace of Spades HQ-type morons).  Also, Kyle on South Park was right: 1/4 of Americans are retarded.

[Kyle, Stan, Cartman and Kenny are standing in the school hallway.]
Kyle:  You know that 1/4 of Americans are retarded right?
Stan:  Yeah, at least 1/4.
Kyle:  Here, let’s do a test.  [to Cartman] There are four of us here, you’re retarded, that’s 1/4.

—South Park, Season 10: Mystery of the Urinal Deuce [10.9]

26% believe Obama has cut taxes?   Really?  Since when is cutting jobs, cutting the military budget and spending, spending, spending and spending some more of taxpayers money equal to “cut[ting] taxes for 95% of all Americans”?

I am pretty confident that even Americans who are actually “retarded” could figure out that Obama has done nothing of the sort.

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June 11, 2009 , 11:51AM Posted by | Barack Obama, Economy, Tax Cuts, Taxes | 1 Comment

My First ‘Hate Mail’ – I Feel So Honored

So I have just recently received my first bit of ‘hate mail’. Not exactly hate mail, but more like ignorant ranting mail. Either way, I am honored to have posted something which irritated someone so much that they were moved to write an e-mail to tell me about it. heh

So here’s “Independent” “Paul Be” from norethug08 at yahoo dot com. (Quite the “Independent” e-mail address, eh?):

So let me see if I have this right. Over the last 8 years, we have added 5 trillion dollars to the national debt. We created 3 million jobs, as opposed to 21 million the previous 8.

The national debt was reduced 4 of the 8 years of the Bush Administration. This despite inheriting a recession from the Clinton Administration, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, fighting in 2 war efforts and the Hurricane Katrina situation. I’d say that is pretty damn impressive. Especially considering the average debt was not too far off from the average debt during the Clinton Administration.

You are about to lose your job, and yet, you are focused on why people are attacking rush el lardo??

Um, no. People are losing their jobs, the economy is getting worse and the first thing that our new President did once in office was attack Rush Limbaugh, a private citizen and talk radio host. One would think that the President and his Administration had much better things to worry about than attacking a private citizen. But apparently not. One would also think that the President and his Administration had much more class and dignity and respect for the Office of the Presidency than to use their power to attack a private citizen. But apparently not.

Do you really listen to Rush?

I’ve been listening to him almost every day since September of 2001. I also have subscriptions to his website and The Limbaugh Letter. So, yes, I really do listen to Rush Limbaugh. Do *you*? From the sounds of it, you don’t at all, but simply know the talking points about him from the Left-wing outlets who smear him.

How can a conservative, especially a christian endorse him? Do you dismiss the hateful things he says about women, minorities, etc.?

Uh, what hateful things about women and minorities would those be, genius? Care to provide examples? I know of none. And if he were saying hateful things about minorities and women, I would think that his program guy Mr Snerdly would say something, since is Black. And Dawn, another show employee, would probably say something as well. Or they would both leave his show if he were hateful. But, they remain. So provide some examples or shut the fuck up.

The guy even went after Michael J. Fox. I guess that’s ok, cuz he’s a conservative.

Um, no, he did not, dumbass. Michael J. Fox was lying about stem cell research and using his illness to promote bad policy and lie to the American public about it in order to convince them to vote a certain way on bad policy. Rush Limbaugh called him out on his lies and deception. The fact that you don’t know this shows your utter ignorance.

As for your love of Reagn, a little news flash. He raised taxes and grew the government, BIG TIME. I happen to think he was a terrific president and great leader, but those are the facts.

He cut the federal tax rate from 70% to 28% in order to stimulate investing and job growth. This worked for JFK, worked for Reagan and worked for the Bush 43 Adminisration as well. Despite these facts, the Obama Administration flat out refuses to do this and, in fact, has decided to do the complete opposite in raising the tax rates.

You mentioned you are about to run out of money, cuz you lost your job. A few questions. Conservatives have been bashing the supposed reckless people who bought homes they could not afford. How come you don’t have enough savings to make it longer than to the end of May? Are you going to collect unemployment? Are going to use a free clinic if you can’t afford COBRA? Well according to conservatives, you don’t deserve that. You were reckless… Seems like a double standard to me.

(1) I don’t have enough savings, because I didn’t save enough money the last 5+ years of owning my home. (2) Yes, I am collecting unemployment. (3) I chose not to have COBRA, because I haven’t needed to go to a doctor or hospital in over 15 years. I take care of myself and don’t get sick. So I am *choosing* to not have health insurance. Something the Left and Democrats tell me that I should not have the freedom to do. That’s why they want to push National Healthcare and force everyone to pay for health insurance they don’t want or need.

Explain to me which conservatives are against unemployment and free health clinics, because I have never heard anyone express that before ever. Seems to me you have no idea what is conservatism and no idea what conservatives are for/against.

The fact is that I was not ‘reckless’. I made sure to get a 30-year fixed loan for my home and I have paid my mortgage without issue every month since I have moved in back in 2003. After getting laid off, however, I calculated that I could survive for 7 months on unemployment. After determining that, I did not go whining to the government for a bailout or go bitching to my lender and tell them that I am not going to pay my mortgage, nor did I go to Obama’s radical thug buddies at A.C.O.R.N. to have them help me bully people in order to stay in a home that I can no longer afford. I did the responsible thing and started looking at my options for selling the house, as anyone else should do. That is a bedrock conservative principle: personal responsibility. No double standard at all. I take responsibility for any mistakes I make in life and then work to fix them myself, without blaming anyone else or asking the government (American taxpayers) to bail me out or fix my problems.

As for you being called out as a racist, I don’t know if that’s true. It was curious though, that your post on black five media ended with, well at least he is black… Would you have ever said that about bush?

Why would I say President Bush is Black when he clearly is not? And I don’t know which comment of mine at Blackfive you are so riled up about, but if you are that ignorant to not know about the “My President is Black” movement of the Obama supporters, then you obviously missed my sarcasm. You obviously also missed Uber Pig’s admission on Blackfive that he voted for Obama based on his Blackness. My sarcastic statement that ‘we can not worry about any of the problems in America, because at least our President is Black and that makes it all better’ was making fun of Obama supporters who supported Obama solely because he is Black. And stated that we can now be proud of our country because “My President is Black”. If you truly are that clueless that you don’t know about this, then I’m not surprised that my sarcasm went right over your empty head.

I will say as an independent that the right’s rhetoric is appalling.

Heh, the Right’s rhetoric is appalling. Ah yes. Apparently you had no problem with the rhetoric of the Left of the past 8 years, but now the Right saying they don’t want the socialist policies of Obama and his merry Marxists, that’s appalling. Whatever, buddy.

I was on the fence between Obama and McCain. The Palin pick was a deal killer for me.

So let’s see. There was a choice between a socialist/communist/Marxist racist with no executive experience, no achievements or successes in his entire political life except giving speeches and co-writing a book with a domestic terrorist and whose entire political career was forged with the likes of communists, socialists, Marxists, racists, corrupt pols and domestic terrorists who all hate America and were anti-capitalism. And his VP who is an idiot and who also has no achievements in his entire political career. Compare that to a left-leaning Republican who brought on a running mate who had more executive experience and accomplishments than Obama, Biden and McCain combined, not to mention experience and accomplishments with the energy industry. And yet, the deal killer for you was not Obama’s horrible background and lack of experience, nor Biden’s horrible lack of experience and accomplishment, nor McCain’s policies being basically socialist-lite, but rather the one politician among the two tickets who was most qualified of the 4 to actually govern? Brilliant logic there, genius.

The BS since then is incredible. The right has become about the party of Jesus and Pro-Life. The stock answer is lower taxes. It lacks any intellectual arguments. So keep up your hateful rantings…

The Right has become the Party of Jesus and Pro-Life. Uh, sure thing, bub. And yes, lowering capital gains taxes and lowering corporate tax rates in order to encourage people to invest and businesses to invest and grow and hire people is a pretty much common sense stock answer and a proven successful solution time and time again. No intellectual arguments, eh? You apparently don’t spend much time actually listening to the arguments of conservatives then, because we are the only ones presenting intellectual arguments for successfully fixing the economy. Hateful rantings, that’s a laugh. Take care, Mr. ‘Independent’.

March 9, 2009 , 10:46AM Posted by | Barack Obama, Conservatism, Debating an Obama-Lover, Ronald Reagan, Rush Limbaugh, Socialism, Tax Cuts | Comments Off on My First ‘Hate Mail’ – I Feel So Honored

To All My Valued Employees

I found this in the comments section of a discussion of the economy at Blackfive and found myself very much agreeing with the sentiments.

*****

To All My Valued Employees,

There have been some rumblings around the office about the future of this company, and more specifically, your job. As you know, the economy has changed for the worse and presents many challenges. However, the good news is this: The economy doesn’t pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is the changing political landscape in this country.

However, let me tell you some little tidbits of fact which might help you decide what is in your best interests.

First, while it is easy to spew rhetoric that casts employers against employees, you have to understand that for every business owner there is aBack Story. This back story is often neglected and overshadowed by what you see and hear. Sure, you see me park my Mercedes outside. You’ve seen my big home at last years Christmas party. I’m sure; all these flashy icons of luxury conjure up some idealized thoughts about my life.

However, what you don’t see is the BACK STORY:

I started this company 28 years ago. At that time, I lived in a 300 square foot studio apartment for 3 years. My entire living apartment was converted into an office so I could put forth 100% effort into building a company, which by the way, would eventually employ you.

My diet consisted of Ramen Pride noodles because every dollar I spent went back into this company. I drove a rusty Toyota Corolla with a defective transmission. I didn’t have time to date. Often times, I stayed home on weekends, while my friends went out drinking and partying. In fact, I was married to my business — hard work, discipline, and sacrifice.

Meanwhile, my friends got jobs. They worked 40 hours a week and made a modest $50K a year and spent every dime they earned. They drove flashy cars and lived in expensive homes and wore fancy designer clothes. Instead of hitting the Nordstrom’s for the latest hot fashion item, I was trolling through the discount store extracting any clothing item that didn’t look like it was birthed in the 70’s. My friends refinanced their mortgages and lived a life of luxury. I, however, did not. I put my time, my money, and my life into a business with a vision that eventually, some day, I too, will be able to afford these luxuries my friends supposedly had.

So, while you physically arrive at the office at 9am, mentally check in at about noon, and then leave at 5pm, I don’t. There is no “off” button for me. When you leave the office, you are done and you have a weekend all to yourself. I unfortunately do not have the freedom. I eat, and breathe this company every minute of the day. There is no rest. There is no weekend. There is no happy hour. Every day this business is attached to my hip like a 1 year old special-needs child. You, of course, only see the fruits of that garden — the nice house, the Mercedes, the vacations… you never realize the Back Story and the sacrifices I’ve made.

Now, the economy is falling apart and I, the guy that made all the right decisions and saved his money, have to bail-out all the people who didn’t. The people that overspent their paychecks suddenly feel entitled to the same luxuries that I earned and sacrificed a decade of my life for.

Yes, business ownership has is benefits but the price I’ve paid is steep and not without wounds.

Unfortunately, the cost of running this business, and employing you, is starting to eclipse the threshold of marginal benefit and let me tell you why:

I am being taxed to death and the government thinks I don’t pay enough. I have state taxes. Federal taxes. Property taxes. Sales and use taxes. Payroll taxesWorkers compensation taxes. Unemployment taxes. Taxes on taxes. I have to hire a tax man to manage all these taxes and then guess what? I have to pay taxes for employing him. Government mandates and regulations and all the accounting that goes with it, now occupy most of my time. On Oct 15th, I wrote a check to the US Treasury for $288,000 for quarterly taxes. You know what my “stimulus” check was? Zero.. Nada. Zilch.

The question I have is this:  Who is stimulating the economy?  Me, the guy who has provided 14 people good paying jobs and serves over 2,200,000 people per year with a flourishing business?  Or, the single mother sitting at home pregnant with her fourth child waiting for her next welfare check?  Obviously, government feels the latter is the economic stimulus of this country.

The fact is, if I deducted (Read: Stole) 50% of your paycheck you’d quit and you wouldn’t work here.  I mean, why should you?  That’s nuts.  Who wants to get rewarded only 50% of their hard work?  Well, I agree which is why your job is in jeopardy.

Here is what many of you don’t understand … to stimulate the economy you need to stimulate what runs the economy.  Had suddenly government mandated to me that I didn’t need to pay taxes, guess what?  Instead of depositing that $288,000 into the Washington black-hole, I would have spent it, hired more employees, and generated substantial economic growth.  My employees would have enjoyed the wealth of that tax cut in the form of promotions and better salaries.  But you can forget it now.

When you have a comatose man on the verge of death, you don’t defibrillate and shock his thumb thinking that will bring him back to life, do you?  Or, do you defibrillate his heart?  Business is at the heart of America and always has been.  To restart it, you must stimulate it, not kill it.  Suddenly, the power brokers in Washington believe the poor of America are the essential drivers of the American economic engine.  Nothing could be further from the truth and this is the type of change you can keep.

So where am I going with all this?

It’s quite simple.

If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, my reaction will be swift and simple.  I fire you.  I fire your co-workers.  You can then plead with the government to pay for your mortgage, your SUV, and your child’s future.  Frankly, it isn’t my problem any more.

Then, I will close this company down, move to another country, and retire.  You see, I’m done.  I’m done with a country that penalizes the productive and gives to the unproductive.  My motivation to work and to provide jobs will be destroyed, and with it, will be my citizenship.

So, if you lose your job, it won’t be at the hands of the economy; it will be at the hands of a political hurricane that swept through this country, steamrolled the constitution, and will have changed its landscape forever.  If that happens, you can find me sitting on a beach, retired, and with no employees to worry about….

Signed, THE BOSS

A government big enough to supply everything you need, is big enough to take everything you have.   — Thomas Jefferson

January 13, 2009 , 10:56AM Posted by | Capitalism, Conservatism, Economy, Tax Cuts, Taxes | 15 Comments

Barack Obama Playing on the Ignorance of American Public

Here is the headline for an article just posted by the Associated (with Terrorists) Press:

Obama hammers McCain, Bush on economy, gas prices

I saw that and just shook my head. The fact that Obama and the Democrats think that focusing on the economy and gas prices is a good thing for them shows just how ignorant are Americans when it comes to those two topics. Considering most of the blame for the economy and gas prices fall on Democrats. Yet, Obama and the Democrats get away with blaming it on President Bush and the GOP.

Sad.

Ed Morrissey posted previously at HotAir **HERE** (2) and **HERE** (3) about how the mass media and the Democrats completely ignored the cause for the jump in unemployment numbers this past month: the Democrats raising the minimum wage. I also posted about how it is because of the Democrats blocking every single opportunity for the United States to become energy independent for the past 3 decades that is the cause for our high gas prices right now.

Yet, here we are with the mass media helping Obama blame these issues on President Bush, the GOP and John McCain.

But, as I said, the reason they know they can do this is because they know the American public is ignorant about these matters. So instead of actually informing the public about these issues, Obama plays on the ignorance and the angst of the public to stir up frustration and anger. This is right out of the Black Liberation Theology playbook: tap into all the things that bother people, stir up animosity and angst and then get the masses to blame evil whitey for the problems.

This is going to happen for the next 5 months. If McCain and the GOP do not grow some spines and get out there and attack this nonsense from the mass media, the Democrats and Obama, we are in for a looooong campaign season and an even longer next 4 years with Obama and the Democrats screwing up this country even more with their Marxist policies.

Also, notice what the AP writer left to paragraph NINE:

Obama offered no new policies in his speech, which he read from teleprompters. Rather, he used the occasion to emphasize his economic differences with McCain and to summarize earlier proposals. They include raising income taxes on wealthy Americans, granting a $1,000 tax cut to most others, winding down the Iraq war, tightening credit card regulations and pumping more money into education, alternative fuels and infrastructure such as roads and bridges.

In other words, he has no policies for the economy except to tax tax tax the people who give the most to the economy: the ‘rich’. Class warfare and wealth redistribution. Yeah, that will fix the economy. Uh huh. Take from the hard-working rich and give to the do-nothing poor. And then throw more money at our piss-poor education, that already has more than enough money now and the results are atrocious.

Oh and “winding down the Iraq war”? Guess what, genius. We already are “winding down the Iraq war”. Of course, you would know that were you to actually listen to the Generals in charge of the war effort as well as SECDEF Gates.

RALEIGH, N.C. – The presidential campaign turned to the economy Monday, with record gasoline prices and a spike in job losses putting Republican John McCain at a distinct disadvantage.

Hmm, how do the gasoline prices and “spike” in job losses put the GOP at a disadvantage when both were the fault of the Democrats? Oh yeah, because the mass media is spinning it that way for Obama and the Democrats – as they always do – and the ignoramuses in the American public fall for it every time.

Democrat Barack Obama seized on the issue by launching a two-week economic tour meant to highlight his differences with McCain on taxes, spending priorities and other matters. At every turn he is tying McCain to President Bush, whose approval ratings are consistently low.

Yeah, that’s rich. Obama wants to focus on taxes and spending priorities? Obama, who wants to implement the biggest tax on Americans in history with his Global Tax and spend more than any Democrat in history with his wealth redistribution policies? Please. McCain is horrible on economic issues, but at least he is not going to get rid of our tax cuts or institute a huge Global Tax that will cripple the economy.

McCain pushed back, saying Obama’s bid to end the Bush administration’s tax cuts for upper-income Americans would only worsen the already struggling economy. He is airing TV ads in key states on the Iraq war, which he sees as a better issue this fall. But he took questions on the economy from donors in Virginia on Monday, and planned a speech Tuesday to small business owners in Washington.

With many voters blaming Bush for the economic woes, Republican candidates for federal and state offices are scrambling to distance themselves from the bad news without abandoning core principles such as low taxes and modest government intervention in activities like banking and lending.

Well, McCain is completely correct about ending the tax cuts ruining the economy. But the Republicans better get their heads out of their orifices and fight back on this. Stop being such wussies and “scrambling to distance themselves from the bad news”. Stand up for yourself, you wimps! Get the damn facts out there like Ed Morrissey did at HotAir and explain to the American people about the Democrats causing our gas price ‘crisis’ and Democrats causing the unemployment ‘spike’. Get out there and fight back, damn you!

Democrats are trying to cut off any escape routes.

The centerpiece of McCain’s economic plan “amounts to a full-throated endorsement of George Bush’s policies,” Obama told about 900 people in Raleigh.

[ . . . ]

Obama offered no new policies in his speech, which he read from teleprompters. Rather, he used the occasion to emphasize his economic differences with McCain and to summarize earlier proposals. They include raising income taxes on wealthy Americans, granting a $1,000 tax cut to most others, winding down the Iraq war, tightening credit card regulations and pumping more money into education, alternative fuels and infrastructure such as roads and bridges.

Obama took part of his speech from headlines across the nation, noting that the average price of gas just hit $4 a gallon for the first time. The news followed an unusually sharp spike in the unemployment rate on Friday.

Yep, here we go, using Black Liberation Theology techniques to stir up frustration and angst and blame it on whitey, instead of informing people of the real causes of the problems. As I already stated, and as anyone knows who is actually informed on the matters, the Democrats are to blame for the gas prices and the unemployment rate. Yet, Obama is blaming these things on President Bush. And he gets away with it, because the mass media covers for him and because a good portion of this country suffers from BDS, which prevents them from thinking about things rationally and objectively.

Repeatedly linking McCain to Bush, Obama said, “our president sacrificed investments in health care, and education, and energy, and infrastructure on the altar of tax breaks for big corporations and wealthy CEOs.”

Yeah, that’s what he did, you moron. Just talking points from the great Obama. Key points which he knows the ignorant will believe. Nevermind that we have spent plenty of money in all these areas. Money is not the problem, bonehead. It is beaurocracy (health care) and failed programs (education) and too much regulation (energy). But, of course, these inconvenient facts are not good to stir up frustration and angst on the campaign trail.

Obama criticized McCain for originally opposing Bush’s first-term tax cuts but now supporting their continuation. He said he would place a windfall profits tax on oil companies while McCain would reduce their taxes.

And here we go with the ‘windfall profits tax’ nonsense. So, Obama, how is taxing the oil companies going to lower the gas prices? How is taxing the oil companies going to help them drill for more oil or open new refineries? How is taxing the oil companies going to increase supply of oil?

Answer: it will not help at all and will only make things much, much worse. How about a windfall profits tax on government Mr. Obama? How about lowering the federal gas taxes permanently? You do realize that the government takes in 3 times the amount in taxes that the oil companies make in profits don’t you? And the government uses those takes for pork projects while the oil companies use their profits for R&D to bring more oil and products to the United States.

As far as the tax cuts, everyone benefitted from them, you jackass. History shows that tax cuts stimulate the economy and raising taxes does not. McCain was wrong to oppose the tax cuts and was correct to change his mind. He was a stupid ‘maverick’ when he opposed them, just to piss off President Bush, but thankfully regained his senses when he supports them now.

“At a time when we’re fighting two wars, when millions of Americans can’t afford their medical bills or their tuition bills, when we’re paying more than $4 a gallon for gas, the man who rails against government spending wants to spend $1.2 billion on a tax break for Exxon Mobil,” Obama said. “That isn’t just irresponsible. It’s outrageous.”

Geez, get some new lying talking points would you, rookie? Geez. What an empty suit. But, again, this is typical of Black Liberation Theology. Touch on a few issues, blame all the wrong people for them and stir up the public into a fury for your own personal benefit. Brilliant. Jackass. You are irresponsible, Mr. Obama. You are outrageous. How about you mention your Global Tax, there genius? See how that plays with the American public. Even granting your premise that Exxon Mobil is getting a tax cut, at least the money is going to an American company, whereas your tax gives billion$ of Americans’ money to the rest of the world.

Hey, McCain and you incompetent bufoons in the GOP, how about you bitch slap Obama with this shit, would you please? For crying out loud.

In a conference call with reporters, Doug Holtz-Eakin, an economic adviser to McCain, said of the cl.. “I presume that they’re attributing that to the basic, across-the-board corporate rate cut that’s necessary to keep the American corporate sector competitive in the global economy and jobs in America.”

Bingo. But, of course, those facts do not matter to Obama and his Obamaniacs.

At a fundraiser in Richmond, Va., McCain noted that he supports a temporary suspension of the federal tax on gasoline, which Obama dismisses as a gimmick that will not bring down prices.

“Talk to somebody who owns a couple of trucks and makes a living with those trucks,” McCain said. “Ask them whether they’d like to have some relief — 18 1/2 cents per gallon for gasoline and 24 1/2 cents for diesel. They say it matters.”

Well, actually, both are correct here. The temporary suspension is simply an election season gimmick. If they were serious about this, they would be talking about deregulating the oil industry and the gas refining industry, permanently lowering the federal gas tax and talking about nuclear power. But, of course, no one is talking about that except those of us who aren’t demogoguing for votes.

McCain is also correct that the relief would definitely help the transportation sector, which would then greatly positively affect the rest of the industries in the nation which depend on transportation of their products (which is pretty much everything, most notably food). But, still, were McCain truly a leader, he wouldn’t be suggesting a temporary relief, but a permanent lowering of the federal gas tax.

The two differed somewhat on energy production as well. Obama called for greater government investments “in a renewable energy policy that ends our addiction on foreign oil, provides real long-term relief from high fuel costs, and builds a green economy that could create up to five million well-paying jobs that can’t be outsourced.”

He did not mention nuclear power, although in the past he has said he would not rule out a greater role for nuclear energy.

I bet he also did not mention deregulating the oil industry, deregulating oil drilling and oil refining, because, you know, those things would actually work towards solving the problems he talks about. Can’t have that.

McCain was more gung-ho about nuclear power and expanded domestic drilling for oil and natural gas. When a donor in Richmond summed up his advice as, “nuclear, and drill wherever we’ve got it,” McCain responded: “You just gave my speech. Thank you, my friend.”

Thank you, indeed. This is what I want to hear. Pound this message home Senator McCain and you will earn me into your good graces over the next 5 months. Pound it, pound it, pound it home. Again and again and again. Make sure the American people truly understand what is the solution here and put Obama in a corner from which he cannot weasel his way out.

McCain added, “Long-term, we’ve got to become used to nuclear, wind, solar, tide, all of the alternate energy, including a battery that will take a car 100 miles or 200 miles” before being recharged.

“Nuclear power, for all kinds of reasons, needs to be part of the solution,” McCain said.

Yeah, that’s fine. Key word: long-term. But in the short-term, we already know that oil and coal are the energy sources that drive the global economy. So open up every resource and take advantage of it. This will give us the time we need to develop alternative resources. But it makes absolutely NO sense to sit on billions and billions of barrels of oil and continue to import the majority of our oil from other countries, when we could actually be independent now.

Obama said he would pay for all of his new proposals from sources including the higher taxes on wealthy Americans and an end to the Iraq war. His aides said he will provide more details as the campaign goes on.

Tax tax tax and end the war. That is all that Obama knows. Tax tax tax, end the war and Hopenchange. Sorry, that is not a policy for this nation. Those are talking points spewed by class warfare demogogues and the likes of the America-haters and capitalism-haters.

The AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest labor organization, plans to help Obama by having its members protest Bush and McCain at gas stations around the country. Starting in Indianapolis, union members will hold signs saying “Bush & McCain Love Big Oil” and complain about a McCain tax proposal they say would give the five largest oil companies $3.8 billion in tax breaks.

I fucking hate unions. Guess what, assholes, I love big oil too. Maybe if you jerks weren’t fucking up my company (Ford) and the rest of the automobile industry with your constant requests for more more more money and benefits and holding the entire industry hostage with your bullshit requests and strikes, I might have some sympathy for you. But all I have seen over the course of my career in the auto industry is you rape the auto companies over the coals and every time you do it, thousands of my coworkers lose their jobs, while you lazy asses don’t give two shits about the company, you only care about your precious union and getting your money.

Get your asses out there and protest Democrats and call for more drilling for oil and more refineries. Guess what that means? More American jobs. But of course you fucking morons won’t do that, because you are slaves to your fucking unions.

Have I mentioned that I fucking hate unions?

URLs in My Above Post:

(1) http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080609/ap_on_el_pr/candidates_economy
(2) http://hotair.com/archives/2008/06/06/bad-news-on-the-economy-unemployment-jumps-to-55/
(3) http://hotair.com/archives/2008/06/09/minimum-wage-the-medias-secret/

June 9, 2008 , 8:53PM Posted by | Barack Obama, Black Liberation Theology, Economy, Liberalism, Marxism, Tax Cuts | 5 Comments

Why John McCain Opposed Bush’s Tax Cuts: Liberal Class Warfare

So John McCain tries to explain that he opposed the Bush Administration Tax Cuts of 2001 and 2003, because he wanted cuts in spending along with the tax cuts. Hmmm, the record seems to show otherwise, Mr. Crooked Talk. It seems as though the so-called conservative hero opposed the Bush Administration tax cuts for the same reason the Left did: class warfare, ie the “tax cuts for the rich!” excuse.

Just another one of Mr. Crooked Talk’s lies that he is flaunting in this primary campaign, which gullible, ignorant schmuck voters are falling for, hook, line and sinker. Too bad for the Senator, though, that his record is readily available for all to see, if we bother to check it and call him on his “straight talk[ing]” bullshit. Luckily, Human Events did just that:

John McCain’s Top 10 Class-Warfare Arguments Against Tax Cuts

Oh yeah, keep in mind that John McCain himself has explicitly stated that he doesn’t have the first damn clue about how the economy works. A man who has spent 25 years in Washington as a legislator, who has voted on countless economic bills, does not have the first damn clue about the economy and is just now brushing up on it, because he wants to be President. 25 years. No economic knowledge. Brilliant.

1. “I don’t think the governor’s tax cut is too big — it’s just misplaced. Sixty percent of the benefits from his tax cuts go to the wealthiest 10% of Americans — and that’s not the kind of tax relief that Americans need. … Gov. Bush wants to spend the entire surplus on tax cuts. I don’t believe the wealthiest 10% of Americans should get 60% of the tax breaks. I think the lowest 10% should get the breaks. …

“I’m not giving tax cuts for the rich.”

–Discussion with media, reported in “Bush, McCain Snip Over Tax Cut Plans,” Los Angeles Times, and “GOP Rivals Bicker on Taxes,” Washington Post, Jan. 5, 2000.

2. “I have never engaged in class warfare. I am very much in favor of tax cuts for middle-income and lower-income Americans. I’m deeply concerned about a kind of class warfare that’s going on right now. It’s unfortunate. There’s a growing gap between the haves and have-nots in America, and that gap is growing, and it’s unfortunately divided up along ethnic lines.

“I feel very strongly that we ought to have middle-income and lower-income tax cuts, and we’ll be getting into it, I’m sure, later on in this program. Mine are basically comparable to Gov. Bush’s, in some cases far better. But I’m not sure we need to give two-thirds of that tax cut, of that money, to the wealthiest 10% of America.”

–Michigan Republican Debate, Jan. 11, 2000.

3. “I always thought that class warfare was to take away from the rich. I always believed that that was what class warfare was all about. As I said, there are tax breaks and money for the richest in America and the very rich, but I think that it’s clear that there’s a growing gap between rich and poor in America, the haves and the have-nots. And many studies have indicated that, and I think that the people who need it most and need the relief most are working middle-income Americans and that’s what I want to give to them. And at the same time, the greatest benefit that I can give them is to make sure that their Social Security benefits are there. And I also don’t think it’s fair for us to lay a $ 5.6 trillion debt down on future generations of Americans.”

–NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Jan. 16, 2000.

4. “We give the millionaire a $2,000 refund. Gov. Bush gives him $50,000.”

–Quoted in “John McCain: How Straight a Shooter?” by Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe, Jan. 27, 2000.

5. “There’s one big difference between me and the others — I won’t take every last dime of the surplus and spend it on tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthy. I’ll use the bulk of the surplus to secure Social Security far into the future to keep our promise to the greatest generation.”

–McCain campaign commercial, January 2000.

6. “I don’t think Bill Gates needs a tax cut. I think you and your parents do.”

–Michigan State University rally, Feb. 20, 2000.

7. “Mr. President, the principle that guides my judgment of a tax reconciliation bill is tax relief for those who need it the most — lower- and middle-income working families. I am in favor of a tax cut, but a responsible one that provides significant tax relief for lower- and middle-income families. And I commend Sen. Grassley for moving in that direction. But I am concerned that debt will overwhelm many American households. That is why tax relief should be targeted to middle-income Americans. The more fortunate among us have less concern about debt. It is the parents struggling to make ends meet who are most in need of tax relief.

“I had expressed hope that when the reconciliation bill was reported out of the Senate Finance Committee, the tax cuts outlined would provide more tax relief to working, middle-income Americans. However, I am disappointed that the Senate Finance Committee preferred instead to cut the top tax rate of 39.6% to 36%, thereby granting generous tax relief to the wealthiest individuals of our country at the expense of lower- and middle-income American taxpayers.”

–Senate floor statement during debate over President Bush’s tax relief package, May 21, 2001.

8. “During the debate on the Senate version of the tax reconciliation bill, I had urged my colleagues that substantial tax relief to middle-income Americans should be our top priority. While I regret that my amendment to cut the top rate by one percent to 38.6% so millions more middle-class Americans would fall into the 15% tax bracket failed on a tie vote, Sen. Grassley did move in that direction in the Senate bill by insisting that the top rate should be cut to only 36%. As a result, I reluctantly voted for the bill but pledged to vote against the conference report should further reductions in the top tax rate be made at the expense of the majority of Americans who are in much greater need of tax relief.

“Unfortunately, the conference report did just that by jettisoning the commendable work both Senators Grassley and Baucus did in crafting a Senate reconciliation bill that provided more tax relief to middle-income Americans. This conference report lowers the top rate cut to 35%, at the cost of delaying, for several years, much needed tax relief for married couples unfairly penalized by our tax code. …

“We had an opportunity to provide much more tax relief to millions of hard-working Americans. . . . I cannot in good conscience support a tax cut in which so many of the benefits go to the most fortunate among us, at the expense of middle-class Americans who most need tax relief.”

–Senate floor statement before voting against President Bush’s tax cut, May 26, 2001.

9. “I am concerned that repeal of the estate tax would provide massive benefits solely to the wealthiest and highest-income taxpayers in the country. A Treasury Department study found that almost no estate tax has been paid by lower- and middle-income taxpayers. But taxes have been paid on the estates of people who were in the highest 20% of the income distribution at the time of their death. It found that 91% of all estate taxes are paid by the estates of people whose annual income exceeded $190,000 around the time of their death. …

“We have no idea what our financial or economic situation will be ten years from now. … We may want to have the flexibility to provide significant tax relief for lower- and middle-income taxpayers. Other unforeseen issues may arise. The point is that we must think beyond the horizon. Making the repeal of the estate tax permanent fails to take these new circumstances into account.

“We will need resources to deal with … responsible tax reform that benefit lower- and middle-income taxpayers.”

–Senate floor statement opposing HR 8, a bill to permanently eliminate the death tax, June 11, 2002.

10. MCCAIN: “Shouldn’t we give relief to average citizens who also are double taxed every single day?”

HOST KATIE COURIC: “But, Sen. McCain, if you listen to Commerce Secretary Don Evans, and he just appeared on this program, working Americans, the middle-class Americans, under the Bush proposals will get a major break. A family of four making $39,000 a year, according to Mr. Evans, will get a $1,100 tax cut for several years, allowing them to plan their individual budgets. That sounds like something that won’t just simply benefit the wealthy.”

MCCAIN: “Well, I think it will. But when you look at the percentage of the tax cuts that — as the previous tax cuts — that go to the wealthiest Americans, you will find that the bulk of it, again, goes to wealthiest Americans. … A lot of Americans now are paying a very large a — low and middle-income Americans are paying a significantly larger amount of their income in taxes. I’d like to see them get the bulk of the relief.”

—NBC’s “Today,” Jan. 7, 2003.

So there you have it. John McCain did not oppose the tax cuts due to lack of spending cuts. He opposed them on the grounds of class warfare arguments.

Thus, John McCain is blatantly LYING during this campaign. And he knows he is lying, but he is counting on the ignorance of the American voters to get away with it. Scumbag.

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