Take the Buffett Rule Off the Table and Shove It
April 15, 2012 4 Comments
The Buffett Rule appears like a gesture of great benevolence toward the American poor and middle class: shake down the ultra rich and throw the poor and middle class pennies on the dollar. (More likely, though, they would receive a rhetorical bone.) Such magnanimity would make any gangster appear as a saintly Robin Hood.
Nobody asks the gangster where the rest of the money goes, the big money. Nobody knows anything until some business fails down the road. And when that happens big money is laundered and power is purchased. But the recipients of the gangster’s largesse don’t ask questions. That is because they get a piece of the action – empathy for their plight, scraps from the table. They have been hushed up. The gangster takes care of his own people. His own people take care of him.
You should know that Obama, Buffett and the Dems don’t want to pass the Buffett Rule. This is all just another rhetorical bone thrown out to get Obama reelected.
Why is Obama telling us that we should tax the rich? Why is he telling us that we should have their money? Where would that tax revenue money go? Why does he not tell us where it will go? Why does Obama want the money when he has created more public debt than any president before him? It is not like he cares about our national debt and he wants to pay it down. Credit and debt bind the debtor to the gangster just like on the mean streets of Chicago. I know. I have lived in Chicago for a long, long time.
(2012 Chicago Tax Day Tea Party at Daley plaza, April 16th. I will be there.)
There are hundreds if not thousands of ways to hide money in government budgets. Where did all money from the previous bail out go? And now with the Buffett rule on the table Obama is asking for even more money. Who would end up getting the money?
And, why are people letting Obama become more involved in their daily lives? To make others do what they want? To make others pay for what we want? For security? For a handout?
We are becoming a nation of slaves and addicts. A nation of slaves because there are those who surrender their liberty for the sake of a few scraps that fall from Obama’s tax table (pun intended). A nation of addicts because there are those we rely on a victim class status so as to continue to receive the sop and scraps from the government. Like the willing slave they choose this life for themselves over and over again.
This is the Buffet rule: “a sucker is born every day.”
Another sad dollar-for-dollar irony foisted on us by the government:
The past several weeks, while listening to an AM station I enjoy (WLS 890 AM, the Larry Kudlow show) I heard something truly astounding: a radio government public interest commercial warning people to be careful of how they use their credit! The double-standard is beyond belief! There is even a web site you can go to: controlyourcredit.gov
At the redirected website, you will read this:
The US Treasury Department along with the Ad Council recently launched a new credit education website, located at ControlYourCredit.gov, with the goal of helping young adults learn how to make good financial decisions and use credit responsibly.
This would be funny if it wasn’t so utterly sad.
More to think about before November 2012:
(No, I am not hard-hearted and cruel. The truly poor, the orphan and the widow need help and not those inclined to poverty because of a lack of character, will and discipline.)