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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Quote of the Day

From Charles Krauthammer:
In a 2008 debate, Charlie Gibson asked Barack Obama about his support for raising capital gains taxes, given the historical record of government losing net revenue as a result. Obama persevered: “Well, Charlie, what I’ve said is that I would look at raising the capital gains tax for purposes of fairness.”

A most revealing window into our president’s political core: To impose a tax that actually impoverishes our communal bank account (the U.S. Treasury) is ridiculous. It is nothing but punitive. It benefits no one — not the rich, not the poor, not the government. For Obama, however, it brings fairness, which is priceless.
"Return of the Real Obama, Washington Post, September 22, 2011

You Were Warned

How many times have I told you that ObamaCare is nothing more than another Democrat welfare program that will ultimately cost everyone whose health care will not be covered for free a whole lot more.

Welcome to ObamaCare.  And longer waits for service.  And higher costs.

Said our president in 2009:
"We agree on reforms that will finally reduce the costs of health care," Obama said. "Families will save on their premiums; businesses that will see their costs rise if we do nothing will save money now and in the future. This plan will strengthen Medicare and extend the life of that program. And because it gets rid of the waste and inefficiencies in our health care system, this will be the largest deficit reduction plan in over a decade.

"Now, I just want to repeat this because there's so much misinformation about the cost issue here. You talk to every health care economist out there and they will tell you that whatever ideas are -- whatever ideas exist in terms of bending the cost curve and starting to reduce costs for families, businesses, and government, those elements are in this bill."
Was he lying or simply ignorant?

I go with lying since someone as out of the loop as me could see that his promises would never become reality.  Add millions to the free-health-care rolls, reduce the deficit, provide everyone better care, and reduce costs?  Please.

Either way, whether he's an ignoramus or just another Democrat politician, you're to suffer for his handiwork.  Big time.

Before any more damage is done.

For Whom The Bell Tolls

Democrats these days want you to believe that the Republican Party is the party of the rich.  If the recent election held in New York is any indication, those Democrats would be wrong.  Terribly - for them - wrong.

Joel Kotkin:
The Republican victory in New York City's ninth congressional district Sept. 13—in a special election to replace disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner—shocked the nation. . . . Some Democrats like California Rep. Henry Waxman have [an] explanation for the vote: greed. "They want to protect their wealth," he explained, "which is why a lot of well-off voters vote for Republicans." You almost have to admire the chutzpah of such views from a man who represents Beverly Hills.

Waxman, of course, is wrong. This election was driven not by desertions of the rich but by the shift to the GOP among largely middle or working class voters. In many ways this election followed the pattern established by Sen. Scott Brown's stunning 2009 Massachusetts victory, which came largely from middle-income voters. The ninth district's new representative, Bob Turner, won big in modest Middle Village and South Brooklyn, while losing decisively in the wealthiest precincts such as Forest Hills and some minority, immigrant-oriented enclaves. . . .
[S]omething is stirring in the boroughs.
I think most Americans of modest means don't worry about the wealth that the richest among us have accumulated.  They, instead, agonize over their heating bills and health care costs and the price of gasoline and an ever higher tax liability.  All of which are being pushed higher by the nation's Democratic Party.

Are a lot of people resentful that the rich have what they the less rich don't?  Sure.  But they're even more resentful that there are those in Washington who are hellbent on taking bread off the table.  Washington being represented by Obama and his ilk.

What happened in Brooklyn is happening in America.

And it's too late for Democrats to do anything about it.

A Sign of the Times

It's telling that at the same time the media are all orgasmic over the fact that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has been dropped by the military, the media don't care at all that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is alive and well if you're a Christian student who makes the mistake of telling his classmates about his Christian beliefs.

Tell them of your beliefs, get kicked out of school.

For the love of God.

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Another example of Christian persecution.  This one at an institution of "higher learning," Vanderbilt:

It’s a typical ultra-P.C. story — advancing intolerance in the name of tolerance.

What possesses their kind?