By: Kerem Oner
November 13, 2010
The president, on last Saturday's weekly address said "at a time when we are going to ask folks across the board to make such difficult sacrifices, I don't see how we can afford to borrow an additional $700 billion from other countries to make all the Bush tax cuts permanent, even for the wealthiest 2% of Americans." He added that we'd be digging our graves deeper while passing the burden on to our children.
This from a man who spent all of last week rationalizing that it was not his progressive agenda (translation: massive spending, to be exact wealth redistribution, disguised as stimulus and healthcare reform) but rather lack of effective communication that caused voters to reject Democrats in a historic landslide. Such rhetoric coming from such a narcissistic, self absorbed ideologue who has racked up more debt than any U.S. president before him is height of insincerity. Not only that Obama is delusional about why his party (and ideology) suffered such a devastating defeat last week, but his unwavering Marxist ideology has him blinded to what a three year old should be able to reason out.
No, Mr. President, it is not your (the government's) money, therefore the premise that making the cuts permanent would somehow be unfair or unaffordable is nothing but a canard. You need to learn the intellectually honest, true meaning of fairness. It is not those in the top 2-5-10, or even 25% who consume more government services than they contribute to. It is on the most part your constituency -- you know, the ones your ideology (as represented by your policies) buys in return for robbing their souls of personal responsibility and self reliance.
In the U.S., federal revenues from income taxes (as well as real job creation) come disproportionately from those liberals continually vilify. The left simply views the so-called rich as their piggy bank to achieve social justice. To them, the rich have simply exploited the underclasses of the society as if we live in a caste system that does not allow upward mobility; as such they must pay to correct the injustices they have subjected the masses to. As this demented 'economy is a zero sum game' view permeates the progressive liberal mindset, do not expect this president to agree to anything more than a temporary extension of the tax cuts.