In 2008 Americans went to the polls to vote for a president. They thought they were electing a new leader with new plans for America. What they got, instead, was a liar. Barack Hussein Obama is a liar from the jump. He is as charismatic as a snake oil salesman but the potion he is pedaling is more dangerous than any snake oil salesman ever pushed.
He promised change but no one dared to ask, “Change TO what?” Americans who voted for the liar were all so convinced that anything was better than George W. Bush – except John McCain – that Obama was ushered into the White House without so much as proof of his Constitutional legitimacy to hold the office. Americans were so gorged on the lies being fed to them by Barack Obama that they didn’t bother to ask the most important question of all: “Obama is promising change, but change TO what?” The worst part is during the campaign, he told all of us exactly what he was planning to do. He called it “fundamental change”. He told Joe the Plumber to his face that he wanted to redistribute the wealth. It was right there.
But Obama, like the serpent in the Garden of Eden, is sly and cunning. He intermixed his intentions with stories of how great things were going to be if only he were elected president. He lied to the people to get them to vote for him (nothing new here, ALL politicians lie to get elected), but among his most blatant were: “Debates over healthcare reform would be bi-partisan.” This was a lie. House and Senate Democrats bowed to Obama and rammed a poorly-written partisan bill through never once consulting with House and Senate Republicans. When Republicans objected, they were instantly branded as “the party of NO” because they didn’t just roll over and go along with it. Obama promised that debates over health care would be broadcast on CSPAN. Another lie. This never happened and despite repeated requests from the general manager of CSPAN Obama had no intention of ever letting that happen. So much for another lie about greater transparency. The whole health care fiasco was done in smoke-filled, back rooms out of the public eye so that no one knew exactly what was going on. Never mind Nancy Pelosi’s statement, “We have to pass the health care bill to find out what is in it.” In other words, no one on Capitol Hill bothered to read the bill. Obama said there would be no lobbyists in his administration. This was another lie. Almost immediately, he appointed William Lynn to be deputy Secretary of Defense. Lynn previously worked as a lobbyist for Raytheon – the largest defense contractor in America.
Then there was the apology tour. Obama flew all over the world bowing to foreign leaders, subjugating himself to them and disgracing the office of the President of the United States and apologizing to world leaders saying that America was arrogant. The only person in America more arrogant than Barack Obama or his wife would be Doprah Whinefrey. He thinks he can turn water into wine and that he walks on water. Hope he doesn’t get his hair wet when he tries to prove that one.
His arrogance is sending America straight to hell. He thinks the worst of the recession of 2008 is over. He said only recently, “The worst of the storm is behind us.” News flash, Doofus, this is just the eye of the hurricane. There’s a whole other round headed right for us and it’s called health care reform and cap and trade. Both of these are going to send the federal deficit through the roof and they are going to send America so far into debt that not even the fifth generation after the current one can pay it off.
But this is all so typical of a “progressive”. Liberal, progressive, socialist, Marxist, communist – these are all different labels of the same mindset. The mindset of bloated government, high taxes, government entitlements and wealth redistribution. It all comes down to one simple truth: Obama HATES America and he is doing everything he can to make sure that America exists only in the history books.
Currently, 70% of America gets more money through government hand-outs than are paid in to the treasury. Additionally, the federal government spends more money than it makes every year and has no intention of stopping. Recently Congressman Tom Perriollo said, “If you don’t tie our hands, we will continue to steal from you.”
WHAT?!? A Democrat Congressman actually admitting they plan to steal from Americans? That’s as rich as the time Maxine Waters threatened the oil industry with government takeover of their companies.
Sadly, what Tom Perriollo said is absolutely true. Progressive liberals will steal everything they can and then tell you that they’re redistributing the wealth. It’s a lie. Especially since the top 10% of Americans pay almost 75% of the money collected in taxes year after year. But lying liberals whine that it is not enough. They want more. They want the rich to pay more in taxes. They whine and cry that a rich man whose 35% tax rate that generates $248,000 to the treasury is somehow unequal to the middle class worker whose 10% tax rate only generates $1,207. Talk about unfair. It’s surprising that the rich man isn’t the one howling about paying 25% more of his income than the stupid schmuck! But somehow, progressive liberals refuse to accept this. As the old saying goes, liberals have their minds made up…don’t confuse them with facts.
Fortunately for America, the country has been here before and the country got out of this problem the last time. The question remains, can it be done again? It can, but here is what was done the first time this happened. America was on the verge of a colossal financial disaster. The top income tax rate stood at a staggering 77%, the stock market was on the verge of losing one half of its value, unemployment stood at 11.7% and the federal government was printing money and injecting it into the economy in the hopes of stimulating spending. The only thing that grew was inflation. Money was cheap, but no one had the means of paying back loans, so they weren’t being taken. The salvation of this whole mess was not what you think it was. You’re probably thinking to yourself, “Yeah, he’s talking about what happened under that damned Republican Herbert Hoover and that the salvation was FDR and the New Deal.”
And you’d be wrong.
The year of 77% taxes, 11.7% unemployment, a teetering stock market and inflation was 1920. Woodrow Wilson was president and he was the most progressive liberal president America had elected to that date. The one point not mentioned earlier was that soldiers were coming home from what was then called The Great War to find they could not get jobs.
In 1920, Warren G. Harding was elected president, he cut taxes for all income levels, stopped printing money, cut the federal budget in half, refused to give bailouts or stimulus packages, Social Security and Medicare weren’t around and the national DEBT (the amount of money the USA actually owed to other countries and private citizens) was cut by ONE THIRD! Do you hear this? By cutting taxes for EVERYBODY AND cutting government spending, President Harding reduced the amount of money owed by America by ONE THIRD! Eighteen months after Harding took office, America was on the rebound. Harding died after only two years in office but his vice-president Calvin Coolidge continued Harding’s programs and America was living in the Roaring Twenties. Coolidge once delivered a speech in which he said, “I want the people of America to work less for the government and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. This is the chief meaning of freedom.” That freedom wouldn’t last much longer.
In 1928 Herbert Hoover became president and even though he was a Republican, he was a progressive (not unlike George W. Bush, only Hoover was worse). Hoover began reversing much of Harding & Coolidge’s plans and in 1929, the economy plunged into The Great Depression. Hoover began programs of bloating the government, increasing spending and raising taxes. In 1932, FDR began to blame the economy on Hoover and he stepped in to the White House in 1933 and further bloated the government, increasing spending, pushing out stimulus packages, taking over banks, regulating the hell out of everyone and dumping money into the economy. America spent the next 10 years in a depression and the only way out was World War II – but even that came at a price. Deficit spending went up, printing money went up, the debt went up and taxes went up – all in the name of trying to give Americans a New Deal. That new deal was progressive liberal socialism following in the footsteps of Woodrow Wilson.
And FDR’s New Deal is the same blueprint being followed by Barack Obama. Can America survive? On its current path, the answer is absolutely not.