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On Enforcing Obamacare. . .

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

The Taxinator!

Just in case you’re wondering how Obamacare will be enforced, just look at all the new IRS agents that were hired over the Spring when it looked like the ACA was likely to be overturned, just to kick off the Fed’s efforts in a timely fashion I’d imagine. $500-million of the HHS budget was diverted from initial use to add the new agents.

From The American Thinker just this past April:

President Obama is playing shell game with tax dollars in order to rush implementation of Obamacare before the Supreme Court strikes it down.

It may also be a ploy to bring Obamacare implementation so far along, that the Supreme Court will be reluctant to overturn the entire bill.

The shell game involves a $1 billion appropriation to HHS – Republicans call it a “slush fund” – that the agency can use as it sees fit. Half of the funding has been transferred from HHS to the IRS in order to set up enforcement structures for those who fail to buy insurance under the individual mandate.

Obama The Taxinator: You Got? — He Wants! — He Takes! — You Lose! — Oh, Ya Betcha!!!

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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Obama -- Redistributing Our Wealth

According to projections by the Tax Policy Center: About 47% of U.S. households will pay no federal income tax — none, Nada, ZIP! How can that be you ask?

Either their incomes were too low, or they qualified for enough credits, deductions and exemptions to eliminate their liability.

Cool you say! Hope I’m one of that 47%, right? Well, let’s look at that a bit. Those 47 percent of taxpayers do vote, and they want government services and entitlements, so they vote for Representatives and Senators and a President that will raise taxes on the rest of us to keep their nests well-feathered. On any regular year, this would be the eternal push-and-shove of a benevolent America that cares about its poor and wants to help those falling on hard times.

This ain’t that kind o’ year!

This is the year of the TAXINATOR! This is the year of the beginnings of wealth redistribution the likes of which we’ve never seen before in the United States! This is the year of Obama — our first socialist President — in deeds, if not yet in words. Marx would be proud! Consider this Marx quote, “From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need.” That one must be tattooed on the inside of Barack’s eyelids!

Speaking of Karl Marx — here’s a good one: “[A] new revolution is possible only in consequence of a new crisis[.]“ Sound eerily familiar?

You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” — Rahm Emanuel: Obama’s Chief of Staff

Marx also said, “The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.Along with this, “Democracy is the road to socialism.”

OK Okie — What’s all this Karl Marx crap about anyway?

Glad you asked, Grasshopper. Our cherubic-Conservative sage, Glenn Beck has that covered up, down, sideways and back again with his examination of the young Barry Obama and all those that surrounded the boy, the adolescent, the young man, and the emerging politician. [H/t: Cousin Joe] From his parents and the mentor selected by his grandparents to help him cope with his “blackness”, to his collegiate associations, to his selection of Church in Chicago and closeness to that pastor, to his associations in Illinois to those that he has surrounded himself with in this administration:

Barack Obama has been baptized in and continues to bathe in Marxist/socialist teachings and philosophy.

Barack Obama is obsessed with FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGING AMERICA!

Barack Obama is obsessed with the redistribution of wealth!

Why do these guys — Progressives — keep trying to do this? It has never worked — anywhere! It always ends poorly, with hundreds of millions of innocents slaughtered:

Russia! China! Vietnam! Cambodia!

The social democracies of Europe are in decline and will most likely fail, becoming radical-fundamentalist Islamic states.

The Progressives in our midst are in love with being more like Europe!

Which brings up the last item in this rant: a proposed NATIONAL VALUE-ADDED TAX!

Republicans who argue that President Obama’s deficit commission is likely to consider a European-style value-added tax just got some fresh evidence.

Congressional Budget Office director Doug Elmendorf told reporters this morning that his agency is studying a VAT as part of its “strategic planning” for the future — one in which the $1.5 trillion budget deficit and $12.5 trillion debt must be addressed by policy makers.

“Many people in Congress are interested in it,” Elmendorf said, without specifying who.

A VAT is a type of sales tax in which each stage of the production process is taxed. It has the capability of raising huge amounts of revenue for the government.

Just imagine paying an additional 20 to 25 percent federal sales tax on top of your state and local sales taxes, each and every time you buy something. A $4 hamburger would be $5. A $400 net-book would then cost you $500. A $20,000 car would become a $25,000 purchase!

America can’t afford this.
The other side of that is the fact that America can’t afford Obamacare, Cap & Tax, and all those federal bailouts without doing something like this — or else we risk hyper-inflation the likes we’ve never seen before. Those of us that made it through the Carter years of stagflation (ever increasing consumer prices along with over 20% interest on cars and homes!) knows of what I write.

Remember Rahm’s words: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

Time to work like the hairy dickens to get these Progressive Democrats out of power and reestablish some fiscal responsibility — before it really does become too late!


Lookin’ For A Mortgage Loan Modification? Keep Lookin’!

Friday, February 12th, 2010

[Update: Found it on YouTube]

This is almost criminal, or maybe just more Obama administration lies. Sure, homeowners will be able to get loan modifications — “Trust Us!”

I wish that I could embed this, but that option’s not offered. Still, you really owe it to yourself to go and watch this video at Think Big, Work Small, wherein they ‘splain it to us how One West Bank is makin’ BANK with a super-sweetheart deal from the F.D.I.C. that involves a whole lot o’ your tax dollars.

Poor George Soros . . . he really needs a hug or something — or maybe just MORE of your tax dollars!

Obama ‘Agnostic’ About Raising Middle Class Taxes — Why Am I Not Surprised?

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Obama lies about raising middle class taxesAfter saying a good dozen or so times during the ’08 Presidential campaign that families making $250,000 or less would not see a penny of tax increase under an Obama administration, he now says that he’s ‘agnostic’ about doing exactly that to cover the out-of-control spending that he’s already implemented plus the new spending the Dems want to pile of top of that. Over at Business Week we get the skinny:

President Barack Obama said he is “agnostic” about raising taxes on households making less than $250,000 as part of a broad effort to rein in the budget deficit.

Obama, in a Feb. 9 Oval Office interview, said that a presidential commission on the budget needs to consider all options for reducing the deficit, including tax increases and cuts in spending on entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

“The whole point of it is to make sure that all ideas are on the table,” the president said in the interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, which will appear on newsstands Friday. “So what I want to do is to be completely agnostic, in terms of solutions.”

Obama repeatedly vowed during the 2008 presidential election campaign that he would not raise taxes on individuals making less than $200,000 and households earning less than $250,000 a year. When senior White House economic adviser Lawrence H. Summers and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner suggested in August that the administration might be open to going back on that pledge, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs quickly reiterated the president’s promise.

Of course, it’s all Bush’s fault — Anyone besides me getting tire of hearing this tired ol’ shit from our President all day, every day? I warned everyone to stock up on the KY, ’cause the American taxpayer is gonna get a hard-core life lesson in what it’s like to drop the soap in a prison shower.

Just sayin’ . . .

Penn & Teller Explain Taxes — Gee, Even A Lefty Should Get This One

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Ain’t that the truth!

Obama’s ‘Amerika’ — Welcome To The Collective, Comrade

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Obama, he say -- It’s only been roughly 14-weeks since President Barack Hussein Obama took the oath of office and promised to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. Perhaps his flubbing of that oath was more meaningful than anyone could have realized. For in a mere 4-1/2 months this administration has altered the very fabric of what binds us together as Americans. For whatever reason, and they sure aren’t being “transparent” about it, Obama and Co. seem hell-bent on turning us into something else. Well, the man promised us CHANGE, and damn if he ain’t gonna give it to us whether we decide that we like it or not.

Take the hostile actions against capitalism for instance, specifically the takeover of General Motors via a forced bankruptcy and the firing of incumbent CEO Rick Wagner, by his highness BHO his own self, and the installation of government lackey former AT&T head Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. As Laer at Cheat-Seeking Missiles comments:

This is far more radical than anything I thought Obama would be able to pull off, even in eight years, let alone 14 weeks. Following on yesterday’s SCOTUS decision which said, basically, a contract is no longer a contract so investors can expect no protections, the critical condition of glorious American capitalism could not be more apparent. I worry that it will not survive until 2010’s mid-term elections.

Even more radical is Prez BHO firing the inspectors general over at Americorps after first trying to force IG Gerald Walpin to quit. Failing that effort, IG Walpin was fired and is now on 30 days leave with pay, as the law that Obama voted for as a Senator requires. Michelle Malkin has a full roundup of links and excerpts documenting the dishonestly of this move by the White House, and the interference by the First Lady as well — begging the question:

This stinks. Shades of Travelgate, anyone?

Can you possibly imagine the outrage of the liberal press if “W” had done anything like this? Or anyone else besides his highness the mighty BHO? The Anchoress has this lyin’ SOB pegged and has coined a new name for him: President Opposite!

“Obama should be called “President Opposite,” I told him. “He’s like a boy with his hand in the cookie jar saying, ‘I don’t want a cookie.’ He says he doesn’t want to run banks, but he keeps them under his control. He says he doesn’t want to run the auto industry, but he turned down a proposal that could have saved them. Obama doesn’t want to control your health care except he does. He was like this even as a candidate, when he said he would use public funds for his election campaign, then amassed more donations than anyone in history. We’re going to spend our way into prosperity, too. No earmarks in the porkulus bill? it’s loaded up! Opposite.

I am learning that he says the precise opposite of what he actually does, and so everything he says must be held up to a mirror and read backwards. Actions speak louder than “words, just words.”

Speaking of “just words”, Prez BHO’s promises to, and track record on how to treat, our allies isn’t very good, either. On the 9th, CBS News World Watch had a post on Obmamas attitude toward Israel which includes this little tidbit.

Israel’s Channel One TV reported that Netanyahu was told Tuesday by an “American official” in Jerusalem that, “We are going to change the world. Please, don’t interfere.” The report said Netanyahu’s aides interpreted this as a “threat.”

Of course, as JoshuaPundit makes ever clear, Barack Obama is NO friend of Israel, whatever he says notwithstanding.

Barack Hussein Obama was the product of a marriage between a third world Muslim diplomat an anthropologist whom her friends described as fairly left wing. She had likely swallowed the line common in those circles about the evils of American society, western colonialism and imperialism, of which Israel was considered an outpost.

He then spent his formative years as a Muslim, something he was caught lying about during his campaign until the evidence came to light. And it’s uncertain exactly how long he remained a Muslim, if a sporadic one. As he recently revealed to Jake Tapper, he took a trip to Pakistan during his college days when there was a travel advisory in effect and very few people travelled to the country unless they had official government business or were Muslims.

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During the period in college when, by his own admission Barry Soetoro was changing himself into Barack Hussein Obama, his hero and role model was the arch anti-Semite Malcolm X. It’s largely forgotten today, but while Malcolm X eventually eased up on his hatred for the White Devils provided they embraced Islam after he returned from making the hadj to Mecca, he remained a Jew hater until he died.

We also know that Barack Obama had extensive and documented links with Israel basher, terrorism apologist and academic fraud Edward Said when he was at Columbia, as well as major connections with the Saudis and the Nation of Islam through Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal and his advisor, Khalid al-Mansour AKA Don Warden, a well known American Islamist with ties to both the Black Panther Party and the Nation of Islam.

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He also has donated millions to establishing Saudi controlled Middle East Studies departments – including at Harvard, Obama’s alma mater, where he ponied up a mere $20million.

After college, Obama attended Louis Farakhan’s foul anti-Semitic orgy in Washington DC, the Million Man March.

And as we all know, as part of establishing himself in Chicago Barack Hussein Obama spent two decades sitting in Trinity United Church with the anti-semitic Jeremiah Wright ( an ex-member of the Nation of Islam and a close friend of Louis Farakhan’s) as his pastor and spiritual mentor.

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Barack Obama does indeed have something against Israel, and it stems from his deepest beliefs. And now that he’s in the White House, it’s obvious he’s prepared to act on it.

It’s also obvious that with the reelection of Mahmoud (I really want to kill ALL the Joooooooooooos) Ahmadinejad to the Iranian Presidency that Israel will now be forced to act against Iran’s nuclear facilities sooner rather than later.

While Israel plans the dismantling of Iranian nukes, the Obama administration plans the dismantling of American cities: US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive — Folks, you just can’t make this stuff up!

Dozens of US cities may have entire neighbourhoods bulldozed as part of drastic “shrink to survive” proposals being considered by the Obama administration to tackle economic decline.

It’s safe to assume that if you were a supporter of the Obama campaign you’ll get a better shake on this deal than if you supported McCain. That’s what happened in the Chrysler dealers’ purge, remember?

Gotta tell ya, in all the years that I’ve been voting, and that’s quite a few, win or lose I’ve always felt that we could get through anything the next 4 years would bring.

This time — I’m not so sure . . .