The Deficit

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From the Washington Post:

In his weekly radio and Internet address today, Obama expressed determination to “get exploding deficits under control” and described his budget request as “sober in its assessments, honest in its accounting, and lays out in detail my strategy for investing in what we need, cutting what we don’t, and restoring fiscal discipline.”

This is coming from the same guy that just signed a law that puts our country over a trillion dollars in debt and has numerous members of his cabinet that are tax cheats and liars. I am already hoping for change in 2010. Aren’t you?

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Published in: on February 21, 2009 at 6:11 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Another of Obama’s Team that Doesn’t Pay Taxes

Tom Daschle doesn’t pay his taxes either.

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ABCNews:

The controversy deals with a car and driver lent to Daschle by a wealthy Democratic friend — a chauffeur service the former senator used for years without declaring it on his taxes.

It remains an open question as to whether this is a “speed bump,” as a Democratic Senate ally of Daschle put it, or something more damaging.

 

Luckily, he’s a Democrat, and they don’t have to pay taxes. It’s just a “common mistake”. Other prominent Democrats that have made this “common mistake”: Charlie Rangel (House Ways & Means Cmte) and Tim Geithner (Obama’s Treasury Secretary).

Are any of Obama’s appointments not corrupt?

Published in: on January 30, 2009 at 6:44 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Treasury Secretaries Don’t Have to Pay Taxes

Jonah Goldberg, of National Review, has written a great article about Timothy Geithner, President Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary. You know, the guy that ‘forgot’ to pay his taxes:

Obama defends Geithner, saying that his was a “common mistake,” that it is embarrassing but happens all the time. My National Review colleague Byron York reports that, at least according to the World Bank, Geithner’s “mistakes” are actually quite rare. Indeed, it’s almost impossible to believe that the man didn’t know exactly what he was doing given that he would have had to sign documents, disregard warnings and all in all turn his brain off to make the same “mistake” year after year. And keep in mind, Geithner is supposed to run the IRS. So maybe sloppiness isn’t that great a defense anyway.

The bulk of Senate Republicans seem willing to green-light his appointment because, in the words of many, “he’s too big to fail.” Wall Street likes this guy and so does Obama. So, who cares if he breaks and bends the rules? Who cares that he took a child-care tax credit to send his kids to summer camp? He’s the right man for the job, no one else can do it, he’s the financial industry’s man of the moment.

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Whether Geithner is confirmed or not, I demand the immediate pardon of Wesley Snipes. He only made a “common mistake” by failing to pay his taxes. FREE WESLEY NOW. Did you see Passenger 57? This guy shouldn’t be in prison.

Published in: on January 24, 2009 at 8:10 pm  Comments (1)  
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Socialized Health Care

President Obama is trying hard to push his economic recovery package. He could take a lesson from President Ronald Reagan, who came into office in an even deeper recession and lowered taxes and cut government spending, and the country got much better within two years.

Obama’s role model for his plan, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, spent federal money, raised taxes, and over-regulated industries, effectively lengthening the Great Depression by seven years. This plan, however, isn’t about recovery. It is about getting as many Americans dependent upon the government as possible. He aims to create “infrastructure jobs” that will build roads, fix bridges, and upgrade schools. He’s also going to try and sneak in Socialized Health Care.

From Fox News:

There is heavy emphasis on public works projects, which have lagged as state budgets contracted. Governors have lobbied Obama to help them patch holes in their budgets, drained by sinking tax revenues and increased need for public assistance such as Medicaid and children’s health insurance. Obama’s plan would increase the federal portion of those programs so no state would have to cut any of the 20 million children whose eligibility is now at risk.

Obama’s plan would also provide health care coverage for 8.5 million people who lose their insurance when they either lose or shift jobs.

Eight and a half million people would be covered under free government health care. Makes you wonder which way they would vote in the future, if they are forced into government welfare.

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My next question: How do we pay for all this? Obama promises a 2.1 trillion dollar deficit. For you Obama voters, a deficit means debt. This is what that looks like:

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In his first inaugural address, on January 20, 1981, Ronald Reagan said, “You and I, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited period of time. Why, then, should we think that collectively, as a nation, we’re not bound by that same limitation?”