Friday, October 28, 2011
"Obama Is Taxing Our Patience"
The latest iteration of Obama's "Tax The Rich" speech is now on the road. Apparently, he has chosen just to ride this mantra right into the next election. It matters not that the top 20 percent of wage earners pay 70 percent of all income taxes. It matters not that, even if Obama's tax the rich plan were passed, it wouldn't raise more than ten percent of the additional $460 billion dollars he wants to spend to "stimulate" the economy (read preserve union jobs and pay vig money to the "victim class" who supports him). It matters not that the Obama/Reid/Pelosi regime's $787 billion dollar pork-laden "stimulus" program created no jobs. It matters not that Obama confiscated $537 million dollars for his solar pal, Solyndra and watched our tax money go down the tube in a company bankruptcy. It matters not that millions of that 2009 stimulus money went to a Chicago Water Park subsequently busted for hiring illegal aliens to maintain it.
Obama now knows that his only hope for survival and re-election is for him to demonize the Tea Party and conservative Republicans for cutting off his "Chinese-funded" allowance. He will have to do the greatest sales job in his long "community organizing" career because he has proven that he cannot lead us out of recession. He now knows that his "hope and change" theme just won't work anymore so he's going to to have to rev up the old Chicago-style political smut campaign to have any hope for re-election.
I believe Obama's campaign thugs took a look at the polls after his grand "performance" before Congress and saw that they did not receive a bump up in the polls and decided they must stop spending time on "governing" and revert to pure politics for the next 13 months. Had Obama been sincere about his Jobs Recovery Act he would have sent his staff down to the Capitol and worked with Congress to hammer out a program. Instead he chose to use the grand stage of the House and the public airwaves to make a political speech in a desperate effort to save his hiney.
Support in Congress for Obama's latest Jobs Recovery Plan as well as his deficit reduction proposals are nearly non-existent. Even CNBC and CNN has been reporting that Obama doesn't have Democratic support in either the House or Senate for his proposals.
So, Mr.Obama will tour the nation trying to sell himself once again. He will appear at specially staged Town Hall Meetings with liberal groups who won't dare to pull a Joe The Plumber and challenge him publicly. However, I suspect even this tactic won't work. The majority of the American people have lost patience with Obama. They have stopped listening. This community organizer thought he could get by with campaigning instead of leading during his entire term of office.
The American people have had enough. He has taxed our patience to the max and now he is paying the price. However, the price he has paid is nothing compared to the price 30 million unemployed and underemployed have paid while waiting for a recovery.