Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Statement Analysis of "You Didn't Build That"
Is President Obama projecting in this statement?
"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business - you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen. The internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the internet so that all the companies could make money off the internet."
President Obama did not have a resume when he was elected. He had produced nothing, but lived off the successes of others.
The American people showed the world that they were not prejudiced so they elected a man with no experience, no leadership and no resume.
He was then awarded a Nobel Peace Prize that he did not do anything to earn.
He has increased debt and spending, first blaming his predecessor, and then refusing to answer. He did back room dealings after promising transparency and has saddled America with socialized medicine with the bills yet due.
Could it be that a man who has produced nothing but has lived off the graces of others, has projected this upon the very businessmen and women who have built this country?
Socialism punishes the wealthy and the successful. It leads human nature into debt and is a disincentive for hard work.
President Obama represents entitlement and the disparagement of the wealthy and hard working. His "redistribution" of wealth, under any guise, is a form of larceny.
If you think it is partisan politics, you are incorrect. Listen to the Bush daughters who, in spite of their higher educations said, "It's not fair that only the rich drive nice cars."
How does one fix that? Do they just want to take away the BMW from the business owner and give it to the homeless guy?
Does it really even matter when a 5th grade teacher warns her student, "You'll never amount to anything if you don't work hard and do your homework?"
The people who have the bumper sticker, "My kid just beat up your honor student" has the last laugh when the honor student has to pay higher taxes to keep their' kid in food.
It is both fair, and just that every American citizen should pay 10% of his income to the government for the safety of our nation. It is unjust that the rich pay a higher percentage because of their success. If you have another percentage in mind, it is fair that we all pay the same percentage.
Human nature does not change. People fear freedom.
In Soviet era, communism was a hyper view of socialism, where each would work for the benefit of the other. This disincentive for hard work and success left the Soviet bloc broke.
No one was rushing to buy "Made in Soviet Union" goods because the goods were low quality as human nature did what it does when incentive is removed: it goes to the lowest denominator.
There is no such thing as a "free lunch", or in our case, an "Obama Phone", which a simple check of the White House visitor logs seem to explain. Fred and Abbie Pollack have visited Obama 7 times. As federal costs of the "Obama phone" hit 1.6 billion dollars, the Pollacks have quietly collected $10 per line in, er, what you might call, "fees" from taxpayers on these "free" phones. Who are the Pollacks? Just friends. Why ask?
Just friends who own Trac Phone wireless, the company growing wealthy over the socialized free phone industry. Anyone care that they have donated millions to Obama? Does it even matter anymore? The man who feigns to be friend of the poor is really a friend of the wealthy.
Does it matter for a senator to vote against a bill, and once sunk, claim it's failure to pass as a result of "racism" in action? Does it matter to us anymore how dirty the out of control spending has gotten, or the cost of socialized healthcare coming due, long after Obama is gone?
Obama did not earn that. He did not build it. His resume is as suspect as his schooling and birth certificate. He told us that Bush was in bed with "big oil" guys, doing them all sorts of dirty favors, while we paid $1.87 a gallon to those "big oil guys."
We heard "hope" and "change" and learned that they were just empty words.
There have been those who have worked hard to get where they find themselves.
There once was a story, oft-repeated but, perhaps, not so much now.
There were 10 men who were out of work, hanging around the street corner, in the early morning.
A wealthy man found them and offered 5 of them a job: "work for me now until 6PM tonight and I will give you $100." They gladly accepted and rejoiced in their good fortune.
At noon, the wealthy man saw that there was still much work to be done, so he went down to the street corner and said to 3 of the men, "Want to work for me until 6PM tonight? I will pay you $100." They gladly accepted.
When 4PM came, the wealthy man saw that the deadline of 6PM was in danger, so he quickly drove downtown and found the 2 remaining unemployed men. "Come work for me in this final hour", which they readily agreed.
By 6PM, the work was completed.
Each of the men received $100 from the wealthy man, just as he had promised.
He got the work done, and was glad.
5 of the men were very angry.
He said to them, "Why are you angry? Did you not receive my offer with gladness? Did I not keep my word? Have you not earned your $100? When the money was in my hands, was it not my own to do with what I pleased?"
Today, the same man would find himself in court.
The wealthy in France are now being taxed at 75%. They are also leaving France, as they are vilified as the "bad" people while those who do not work hard and do their homework in the 5th grade are praised.
In the American War for Independence, the colonies resisted the tyranny from England. It was a resistance movement that turned ugly when British soldiers, with large and more accurate guns, were placed in colonialist's homes, eyeing a man's wife or daughter, as well as his food. The English called the war, the "War of the Presbyterians" derisively, because the Presbyterians called the men to arms, and did not, as their British counterparts, act as chaplains. They were more interested in leading by example.
When the King refused to put a stop to the nonsense, the colonialists said that they could not afford to feed their own families, which was their duty, while paying the high taxes. 10%? Yes, but what do we pay today?
Europe is trading debts right now. They are restructuring, rather than repaying what is owed. As debts are restructured, they do not go away, as if by magic. Bills come due and eventually, it is "do or die" for a payment.
"Die", that is, fail to pay, and the cascading effect begins.
When a government cannot pay its bills, it can either print more money, and send inflation spiraling upwards, or...
Face the social unrest consequences.
Either way, the politician is going to lose: if inflation happens, he will be voted out, just as he would be voted out if social unrest happens.
When someone who makes 1 million euros a year is taxed at 75%, how many businesses are going to negotiate contracts of $1 euro under 1 million to avoid the tax? How many businesses where the talent gets paid $5 million euros or more will have the talent move out of France?
Hurt someone long enough and they get the message.
Barak Obama has no resume and has not worked an honest day in his life. His resume is padded, unverifiable, and he has earned his living on "composites", which for us, is deception, and upon his speech and the pigment of his skin.
He wants to "redistribute" the wealth.
What happens when the wealth has been taken from one and given to another? Will the newly annointed wealthy ones eventually be vilified too? Will we continue to honor sloth while condemning hard work?
It is unsustainable.
If we take enough fish away from the hard working fisherman, to give to those who refuse to produce, eventually, he will become discouraged and catch less fish so he can keep more for himself.
Barak Obama has gotten his fish simply from yelling at the fisherman.
The fisherman did built that.
The wealthy man did purchase and work that vineyard.
Yankee ingenuity and hard work, self reliance, and neighbors mattered.
Once upon a time we did not need the government to feed the poor: we took care of ourselves. When the government and bureacracy feeds the poor, the bureaocracy feeds itself first.
$100 taken by a tax to a food program in the government?
We need food distributors: $10.
We need supervisors: $15
We need managers: $25
We need inspectors: $30
We have union fees: $5
Lawyers to protect program: $10
$100 collected for food = Negative $3 worth of food. Now that the program is in debt, we must borrow from somewhere else to fund the deficit in the food program.
But wait...there's more.
You get the idea. If the government was put in charge of the Sahara desert, they would run out of sand. If Greece was put in charge of it, they'd run out of sand and borrow sand from Germany. If Germany says "no", the Greeks will call them nasty names from the 1940's.
Our road to socialism, by our Marxist, Socialistic president needs to be changed. We need a Stop Sign to put an end to this madness.
Like Churchill said, it is like having a man put his foot in a bucket, and then giving him the task of carrying the bucket around. It is awkward and inefficient at best.
All of us, from both sides of the road, prosper from smaller government.
"You didn't build that" was terribly insulting but it underlined the atmosphere that has dominated Europe for the last few decades and is breaking them, and is now on our shores.
We need change. We are in a free fall.