“One thing not subject to debate is what government owns. It owns nothing.”
Gary Burk, American Thinker
Edward Klein’s bestselling book on Obama is called The Amateur. I have purchased it but have not read it yet although after the events of the past week, I can’t think of a better title for a book about Obama.
The cracks are starting to show on this president as evidenced by his unfortunate words of last week (unfortunate for him; great for most of us). By now we know them by heart: “If you’ve got a business; you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
I wonder how my friend Bob Wilson feels about those words. Bob is a guy who has busted his butt for more than a few years building a single Subway franchise into a six store chain. Bob knows all about long hours and sweat and toil to get his small business going. I’m sure he and many like him in this country have contempt for words like “you didn’t build that; somebody else made that happen.” Gee; do you think the prez might be referring to his beloved union members as the straw that stirs the drink?
Obama is a guy who couldn’t survive without a teleprompter. Maybe that is why we rarely hear him speak without the use of one. In the case of the above comment, it was said on a rainy day in Virginia and perhaps the prompter shorted out and he had to assume the role of the emperor who had no clothes.
When will I learn?
Adlibbing is not a strong suit for the prez. We have heard him try it a few times and when he speaks it reinforces our belief about why he keeps his supposed college records and everything else about his past sealed tightly.
As predicted, Obama came back with a denial that he made such a statement but the proof is in the video. It doesn’t matter how many times he denies it, it is etched in the recording and in the minds of millions of angry small business owners in this country. It’s just another example of why Klein refers to him as an amateur.
I agree with Michael Barone of the Washington Examiner: “High earners don’t deserve the money they make,” Obama apparently thinks. “It’s the gift of government, and they shouldn’t begrudge handing more of it back to government.” There’s more: He told Charles Gibson of ABC News in 2008 that “even if those higher tax rates produce less revenue for the government….the government should take away more money (from the rich) as a matter of ‘fairness’ “. Spoken like a true socialist.
That’s your president speaking folks so if you happen to have worked hard and are enjoying your spoils, you better start putting your money in coffee cans and burying them before big sis Janet Napolitano comes knocking on your door. Remember her? She’s the one who fears that veterans of this country’s military could be terrorist threats. It’s a hell of a way to say “Thank you for your service, sir!” That’s the kind of mentality we have to deal with under this administration.
One last comment: In his ill fated Virginia remarks, Obama also mentioned that “There are a lot of wealthy, successful, Americans who agree with me because they want to give something back.” It was another reference to his justification of taxing the rich with higher rates. So, (yawn), what’s new?
Anyway, as a public service I am going to help poor Barack get more money from those rich people he mentioned that want to “give something back.” I assume he is referring to his entertainment business phony friends who in reality are some of the biggest tax dodgers in the country.
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