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Hey Obama: You're Still Lying!
A Column By the Editor
web posted September 22, 2011
COLUMN – The media has never let anyone
forget about Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) yelling out "You lie!" at Obama's
State of the Union address. It turns out Wilson was right and the "main
stream media" tries its dead best to make sure no one remembers that.
Now we have Obama touting a "jobs bill" that is filled with new taxes
and new spending ranting 18 times during the speech to "pass this bill"
(when there was no bill to pass).
To prove Einstein right, "The definition of insanity is doing the same
thing over and over again and expecting different results", Obama has
now doubled down with his $1.5 Trillion debt reduction plan full of new
taxes, new borrowing, more debt, and growing government on top of his
tax raising jobs bill with a half trillion in new spending. Remind me
how well that worked out with his first trillion dollar "stimulus"?
The only phrases getting repeated more often than "pass this bill now"
are "the rich paying their fair share" and "millionaires and
billionaires". Those evil rich Obama wants to target to get reelected
by those in the 47% of people who pay no federal income taxes and, in
fact, get money back in "tax credits" on money they never paid in. Nice
gig if you can get it.
Unlike the lucky 47%, I pay taxes every year and that has gone up every
year that Obama has been in office.
But what about his claim that his two new "bills" will be done in
"fairness" (another code word for higher taxes) and that those who he
knows will attack his plan as "class warfare" should have to explain
themselves in doing so?
Fair enough, it won't take long because unlike Obama's empty political
rhetoric speeches, the American people have the facts. I guess Obama
thinks the people are as dumb as his fellow Democrat leaders in
Case in point:
Obama: "It is wrong that in the United States of America, a teacher or
a nurse or a construction worker who earns $50,000 should pay higher
tax rates than somebody pulling in $50 million."
No, Mr. Obama. It would be wrong if that were the case. However, your
premise destroys your claim.
The top 10% of income earners pay 70% of all federal taxes, according
to the IRS. Take into account that the IRS also reports that 46% of tax
filers pay nothing in income taxes and many get "refunds" from "tax
credits" they never earned. The remaining 30% of all federal taxes are
paid for by the middle class, who Obama targets as "millionaires",
though their total income is around $200,000 a year.
90% of those filers are small business owners who create 85% of all new
jobs. They are the "millionaires and billionaires" that are being
Now, to the Warren Buffet's of the world. It is true his "tax rate" is
low because he only pays himself $100,000 a year. The rest of his
income is from dividends and capital gains which is taxed at 15%. That
is profit earned on money that was invested after it had already been
taxed before being invested.
Of course, Billionaire Warren Buffet isn't worried about his "income
taxes" going up because he only pays himself $100,000 a year in salary,
tax hikes won't affect him, only the small business owners.
Not to mention that Warren Buffet can write a check to the federal
government to overpay his taxes as a donation if he wanted. There is a
line on tax forms to do so. Has he done that? No.
In fact, Warrant Buffet hasn't paid almost $1 Billion in taxes he has
accumulated over the past 10 years. It must be nice to have friends in
the White House who will give you a metal for being a great American
and name a special tax after you when you haven't paid your taxes for a
According to a surprising story by the Associate
Press after Obama's last speech plan, "This year, households making
more than $1 million will pay an average of 29.1 percent of their
income in federal taxes, including income taxes, payroll taxes and
other taxes, according to the Tax Policy Center, a Washington think
Households making between $50,000 and $75,000 will pay an average of 15
percent of their income in federal taxes.
Lower-income households will pay less. For example, households making
between $40,000 and $50,000 will pay an average of 12.5 percent of
their income in federal taxes. Households making between $20,000 and
$30,000 will pay 5.7 percent."
So if Obama is wanting to "call out" anyone who doubts his lies, let me
be the first to turn myself in to his snitch on your neighbor (and
laughing stock of the internet) website
"AttackWatch". After all, I just proved Obama is lying again.
And if anyone wants to doubt what those "fundamental changes" to
America Obama promised would be, I defer to Sheldon Richman
in the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics:
"As an economic system, fascism is socialism with a capitalistic
veneer. In its day (the 1920's and 1930's), fascism was seen as
the happy medium between boom-and-bust-prone capitalism, with its
alleged class conflict, wasteful competition, and profit-oriented
egoism, and Marxism, with its violent socially divisive prosecution of
Where socialism abolished all market relations outright, fascism left
the appearance of market relations while planning all economic
activities. Where socialism abolished money and prices; fascism
controlled the monetary system (The Fed) and set all prices and
(Minimum wage) politically.
Under fascism, the state, through official agencies, controlled all aspects
of manufacturing, commerce, finance, and agriculture. Licensing
was ubiquitous; no economic activity could be undertaken without
government permission. Levels of consumption were dictated by the
state, and "excess" incomes had to be surrendered as taxes or "loans".
employment and minimize popular discontent, fascist governments also
undertook massive public-works programs financed by steep taxes,
fiat money creation."
That is a distraction to keep the sheeple blaming the evil rich, not
the government, or more directly the President, for its failings.
Uh oh. Somebody better report me for calling him a fascist too.
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