OBAMA’S PERFORMANCE EXPLAINED – EVEN DEMOCRATS SHOULD UNDERSTAND!
My good friend Jay Pennington sent me the following message that made me wonder how we got so screwed up.
I have to agree that this is a wonderful explanation of what is happening in America and I hope you will send this to everyone you know. Hopefully this will even make a democrat think clearly about what has happened. C Brewer
CAN THE USA SURVIVE GIVEN THE FOLLOWING?
The folks, who are getting free stuff, don’t like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.
The folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop, and the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!
Now… The people who are forcing the people to pay for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff, that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff, are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.
So… The people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff, and giving them the free stuff in the first place.
We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the free stuff.
Now understand this. All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere between 200 and 250 years after being founded, why? The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.
Thomas Jefferson said it best: “The democracy (Republic) will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
The United States officially became a Republic in 1776, 235 years ago. The number of people now getting free stuff outnumbers the people paying for the free stuff. We have one chance to change that On Nov 6th, 2012. Failure to change that spells the end of the United States as we know it. Someone will have to explain this to Congress as they may not vote for themselves when they read this?
ELECTION 2012 IS COMING
A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!
Thanks Jay, I hope enough voters who are alive understand, even democrats?
The Dems will never admit to understanding that or, in the few cases where they do understand it, allow it to affect their policy goals.
It’s me, one of your token Democratic readers/commenters. I can’t say that I disagree with your friend Jay’s musings. However, I do have a few things to add. First, I agree strongly with Jay that Nov. 6, 2012 is indeed an opportunity for voters to make their feelings known about freebies. My concern though, is that his and your readers will assume that Jay’s clarion call is directed only or primarily at the upcoming election for President. If voters really want to change things in a meaningful way, merely changing occupants of the Oval Office will hardly suffice. The same amount of wrath and vehemence being thrown around by irate voters at the two candidates for President should be directed at every single incumbent Congressman and Congresswoman. If real change is to be had it will only come when every current member of the U.S. House and Senate is turned out of office.
Second, I get the impression (admittedly, maybe an incorrect one) that Jay is primarily concerned about freebies going to minorities, undeserving elderly, the unemployed, etc. While I believe there is a basis for some serious concern with a sizable number of members of those groups, there is a much larger and financially much more substantial cast of freebie takers who do not fit into any of those categories, to wit: defense contractors who overcharge taxpayers to the tune of billions of dollars, fat cat farmers and agribusinesses who reap billions in unnecessary and unwarranted taxpayer funded federal subsidies, banks and other financial institutions that are provided huge federal subsidies to free them from having to compete in a capitalistic, free competitive market, and then there are the bottomless pits, the automobile manufacturers. As a taxpayer, I am just as irate about my tax money going to those folks as I am to the others about whom Jay seems so concerned.
Finally, I think both you and Jay are a bit unfair by insinuating that Democrats have more difficulty understanding this situation and somehow bear more responsibility for it than Republicans. Granted, Democrats tend to turn an occasional (okay, frequent) blind eye to some of the more egregious abuses of well-intended but often misguided and mismanaged federal programs designed to assist minorities, the poor, and the elderly. But Republicans are every bit as guilty of pandering to their own takers of federal freebies, only a few of which I have listed in the previous paragraph.
All that being said, I basically agree with Jay and with you, at least on this particular issue.
Glen is very intelligent. His is the kind of balanced and reasoned reply that we should all be seeking. Why is it that the incredible quantity of corporate welfare in this coutnry is ok with republicans? And would someone among them please take a closer look at this “half of the country that doesn’t want to work”? The 47% are largely made up of people on social.security and veterans and unemployed. People who paid into a system for years, not folks who refuse to work. folks on Medicare? Paid into that system. I challenge you to find what actual percentage of the 47% are people who are just poor and refuse to work and that government simply sends them checks.
And here is the killer. These veterans and retired people and unemployed and poor who.don’t make enough to pay income taxes are (at last half) you. You’re voting against yourselves. You’re defenng the right for millionaires to pay less in taxes than you do. All in the name of making sure that these non existent group that lays about getting free money and have never worked in their lives will be cut off. All so Exxon can keep their 300 billion in subsidies.
It simply makes no sense. Hate them for backing abortion or for being optimistic about government being able to fix anything. Orr for their anything goes sexual attitudes. I do. Sometimes I think their stance on abortion is enough, but then I remember that one side thinks it is ok for Mitt to pay 13% taxes while I pay 34%.
One side can’t see that his neighbor is on unemployment or social security or is a veteran and has an overblown idea that the 47% are all crack whores living off the goverment in a project somewhere.
I used be a republican, but I just can’t keep voting against myself.
Kevin, if you’re speaking of federal income tax and are paying 34%, you’re one of the ones that the Dems and their followers hate as you’re making 6 figures – over twice the national average.
As for those subsidies – they’re not for the companies; they’re for the consumers. If those subsidies were to be removed, those companies would have to make up the differences by raising prices and/or shifting who they’re selling to.
As for Mitt’s taxes vs. yours – Most of his “income” is capital gains while yours is straight income. Capital gains are taxed at a much lower rate in order to bolster investment levels. Take that away and a lot of venture capital will go away too, along with the businesses who need it for start-up or expansion.
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