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Barack Obama Deploys The ‘F’ Word

Posted on | April 14, 2012 | 9 Comments

by Smitty


Transcript comes from here.

#OccupyResoluteDesk Smitty
One of the fundamental challenges of our time is building an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules. How do you propose to judge, much less build, ‘fairness’, sir?
And as many Americans rush to file their taxes this weekend, it’s worth pointing out that we’ve got a tax system that doesn’t always uphold the principle of everyone doing their part. Why is it anyone’s job to judge who ‘does their part’? Where is your reference for this? How do you assign yourself the task of judging it? Just who are you?
Now, this is not just about fairness.  This is also about growth.  It’s about being able to make the investments we need to strengthen our economy and create jobs.  And it’s about whether we as a country are willing to pay for those investments. Growth? More of what your policies have delivered these three years, i.e. ‘shrinkage’ values of growth? How can the government be said to invest? Isn’t investment a private sector action undertaken for profit? Maybe you could show that government positions are ‘jobs’, and government spending is ‘growth’ first.
In a perfect world, of course, none of us would have to pay any taxes. We’d have no deficits to pay down.  And we’d have all the resources we needed to invest in things like schools and roads and a strong military and new sources of energy – investments that have always bolstered our economy and strengthened the middle class. Even Jesus of Nazareth paid His taxes. What good is this rhetorical toss-off here? Investments pay dividends. What school actually pays no-kidding financial dividends directly, ever? We’ve got to call your bluff on your cheap rhetorical conflations until you cut that noise out.
But we live in the real world, with real choices and real consequences. Right now, we’ve got significant deficits to close.  We’ve got serious investments to make to keep our economy growing.  And we can’t afford to keep spending more money on tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans who don’t need them and didn’t even ask for them. When have you, ever, lived in the real, capitalistic world of America, sir? Ever? When? What we’ve got to do to keep the economy growing is go after your Leviathan welfare state with hammer and sicklepliers and a blowtorch
Warren Buffett is one of the wealthiest men in the world.  But he pays a lower tax rate than his secretary.  That’s just the way the system is set up.  In fact, one in four millionaires pays a lower tax rate than millions of hardworking middle-class households. Ah, the Alinsky personalization and polarization. I love the smell of your radical Community Organizer nonsense in the morning. It smells like Communism. Wait, I don’t love that smell; it’s vomit inducing.

Anyway, the weather is far too nice to dwell on more Obama piffle. Let another blogger pick up the Fisk.

via The Blaze

Update: linked by The Lonely Conservative

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Comments

  • Modern Comments

    It’s always rich to hear Obama blather about everyone “doing their part” when he’s fighting for a political/economic system predicated on making sure those who do not do their part receive handsomely from those who *do*…

  • Evilbloggerlady

    F is for Fail, not fairness. Or, I do not consider it fair for all of us to be … (this is a family blog so fill in the gap on your own)

  • ltw

    Pres. Obama must be off his game.  He could have just skipped the “growth” concept… He could have adapted this quote…. 

    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/b/billgates191255.html
    to… “The United States government is not about greed.  It’s about innovation and Fairness.”

    Quote Conflations!

  • Adobe_Walls

    When ever my kids used the f-word I sent them to their rooms.

  • A Guy From Lithia Springs

    Typical walking dead-ish of the right remark.   Backwards and upside down.      Who exactly is benefiting “handsomely” from the work of the top tiers?   Who’s getting rich sitting on their asses from the sweat from the benighted rich, pray tell?      Our top 20% has an 85% percent cut, leaving 15% for the bottom 20% .  Them’s a banana republic numbers, gals.   And your candidate for president wants that top 20% to pay…..25% in taxes!  But I forget,  the dead don’t want to solve problems,  just tell their fellow travelers whom to blame.   And evidently the blame points towards……..poor people!   Poor people don’t fund think tanks or Super-PACS, last time I checked.   And you people see yourselves as the anointed of the Lord?    Hilarity ensues……..

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  • Garym

    Communist POS.

  • SVT

    Please re-read the instructions for taking your medications.

  • SDN

    I’ve never been hired by a poor person, dumbass.