Obama is a taxing machine. He’s raised taxes on the middle class. He’s raising taxes on businesses. In Obama’s world if it moves, you tax it .. and if it stands still you get a union worker to paint it and call it a stimulus project.
Now there are some people, of course, who aren’t all that happy at having their taxes increased. Is the Obama administration ready to listen to them? Is there any option open to Obama other than increasing taxes? Yeah, right.
Obama has two reasons for raising taxes. One, of course, is to obtain the revenue needed to expand government. America, to Obama, IS government. The other reason for Obama’s tax increases is wealth seizure and redistribution. Barack Obama is dedicated to the concept of transferring as much wealth from high-achievers (the evil rich) to the traditional Democrat support base as possible. Remember Joe the Plumber?
So .. .how do the ObamaBots react to people who aren’t happy with the taxes they’re paying, and have the courage to speak out? Now we know:
Joe Biden is touring the country this summer, trying to sell the stimulus package and convince Americans that it has worked. You know things are bad when you still have to get out there and sell a piece of legislation that was passed over a year ago. Sadly, Joe isn’t that great as a salesman. He tells a crowd, “there’s no possibility to restore 8 million jobs lost in the Great Recession.” He then blamed “this godawful mess” on George Bush. Well of course. But here’s another little fact that Joe Biden failed to tell the crowd. Since the beginning of the recession, some 7.9 million jobs were lost in the private sector while 590,000 jobs were gained in the government sector. And since the passage of the stimulus bill (February 2009), over 2.6 million private jobs were lost, but the government workforce grew by 400,000. Obama’s stimulus bill isn’t working. Period. It was just a conglomeration of long-time Democrat pork projects stuffed into one horrendous piece of legislation.
But back to Biden’s recovery tour: Biden shows up to a custard shop in Greenfield, Wisconsin. This is where he encounters the owner of Kopp’s Custard and we get the following exchange:
Biden: What do we owe you?
Manager: Don’t worry. It’s on us. … (inaudible) … Lower our taxes and we’ll call it even.
(A few minutes after the Kopp’s manager’s comment on “Lower our taxes,” there’s another exchange.)
Biden: Why don’t you say something nice instead of being a smartass all the time? Say something nice.
Being a smartass? Just what is it that made this small businessman a smartass? He actually told the high and exalted Vice President to “lower our taxes.” That’s all it took, and suddenly not only is he a smartass, but he’s a smartass “all the time.”
This level of arrogance is not only unforgivable, but it’s dangerous as well. We’ve lost jobs in the private sector since Obama was crowned. We’ve lost jobs in spite of his so-called stimulus bill. The people we will depend on in the private sector to create jobs are people like the owner of this custard shop in Wisconsin. He sends a message to Obama and the Democrats through Joe Biden .. and he’s called a smartass. Instead of entering a dialog with this man – perhaps asking him if his tax burden is standing in the way of a business expansion – Biden just pops off with his smartass line.
Well, my friends? I guess that’s what Obama and the Democrats think of those of us who think that taxes are too high .. and that perhaps lowering those taxes (or at least not raising them any further) might spur some economic activity.
Maybe the tea party movement needs to consider a name change … Smartass Tea Party or something more clever … much more clever.