My well-spoken friend Fritz Pfister is quite astute when it comes to political issues. He’s pulled together some cogent articles from reliable sources into what becomes a picture of Marxist conflagration that has seared away our liberties these last three years and absolutely changed our way of life in America. If left in office, Barack Obama will continue to transform our Constitutional Republic into a Marxist police state.
December 11th, 2011
Quoting Charles Krauthammer: This is populism so crude that it channels not Teddy Roosevelt so much as Hugo Chavez. But with high unemployment, economic stagnation and unprecedented deficits, what else can Obama say? Krauthammer’s entire article can be found in The Washington Post, or Investors Business Daily.
Who is this Chavez fellow Krauthammer refers to? A Marxist dictator.
Or the comparison to the Godfather made by Henninger in the Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203413304577084292119160060.html with this quote:
The Osawatomie speech sounded like what you’d expect to hear in Caracas or Buenos Aires. As in: “The free market has never been a license to take whatever you can from whomever you can.” (Applause.) And: “Their philosophy is simple. We are better off when everybody is left to fend for themselves and play by their own rules.”
The sounds of a Marxist central planner ring in that statement.
Or try this little ditty on from The Canada Free Press: “Osawatomie is more than a place whose name is hard to get the tongue around; more than the location where President Barack Obama outed himself as a Marxist in Tuesday’s defiant speech.” This article is a real eye opener: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.canadafreepress.com%2Findex.php%2Farticle%2F43080%3Futm_
I know this will take some effort and an open mind, but please read just these three articles if you want to understand the inner belief system of Barack Obama.
Why should this be important to you? The future of America, and your children are at stake.
For me the most immediate concern is the ability of millions of Americans to work and feed their families. Barack Obama’s big government agenda has the economy stagnant, there’s record unemployment, more people in poverty, on welfare, on food stamps in history as a result. The housing market is is depressed and cannot recover. New home construction is in a depression. There is a crushing debt being added at the fastest pace in history with private sector crushing consequences.
There is no recovery and now we know why. President Obama believes more in Marxism than the uniquely American form of limited government and free market capitalist economy. How do we know? Obama said so in Osawatomie; “Limited government and free market economies don’t work and never have. ”
From Investor’s Business Daily at investors.com comes their analysis of the five big lies in Obama’s speech:
• Tax cuts and deregulation have “never worked” to grow the economy. There’s so much evidence to disprove this claim, it’s hard to know where to start. But let’s begin with the fact that countries with greater economic freedom — lower taxes, less government, sound money, free trade — consistently produce greater overall prosperity.
Here at home, President Reagan’s program of lower taxes and deregulation led to an historic two-decade economic boom. Plus, states with lower taxes and less regulation do better than those that follow Obama’s prescription.
Obama also claimed the economic booms in the ’50s and ’60s somehow support his argument. This is utter nonsense. Taxes at the time averaged just 17% of the economy. And there was no Medicare, no Medicaid, no Departments of Transportation, Energy or Education, and no EPA. Had Obama been around then, he would have decried it all as un-American.
• Bush’s tax cuts on the rich only managed to produced “massive deficits” and the “slowest job growth in half a century.” Budget data make clear that Obama’s spending hikes, not Bush’s tax cuts, produced today’s massive deficits.
And Obama only gets his “slowest job growth” number by including huge job losses during his own term in office. Also, monthly pre-recession job growth under Bush was about 40% higher than post-recession growth has been under Obama.
• During the Bush years, “we had weak regulation, we had little oversight.” This is patently false. Regulatory staffing climbed 42% under Bush, and regulatory spending shot up 50%, according to a Washington University in St. Louis/George Washington University study. And the number of Federal Register pages — a proxy for regulatory activity — was far higher under Bush than any previous president.
• The “wealthiest Americans are paying the lowest taxes in over half a century.” Fact: the federal income tax code is now more progressive than it was in 1979, according to the Congressional Budget Office. IRS data show the richest 1% paid almost 40% of federal income taxes in 2009, up from 18% back in 1980.
• We can keep tax breaks for the rich in place, or make needed investments, “but we can’t do both.” Not true. Repealing the Bush tax cuts on the “rich” would raise only about $70 billion a year, a tiny fraction of projected deficits. With or without the Bush tax cuts, the country can’t afford Obama’s agenda. [end IBD excerpt]
Or this from The Heritage Foundation: http://blog.heritage.org/2011/12/09/morning-bell-whitewashing-history-obama-style/ an excerpt:
Indeed, what was glaringly absent from the President’s portrait was the fact that his economic policies have failed to put Americans back to work and his absolute inability to lead Washington toward combating rampant government spending. His solution, moreover, was more of the same stuff that has failed spectacularly for him: government as the great savior. [emphasis mine]
But in President Obama’s mind, it is others who offer ideas that don’t work, not him. He points to “a certain crowd in Washington” that argues for tax cuts and reduced regulations, calling it “a simple theory” that “fits well on a bumper sticker” but “has never worked.”
Correction, Mr. President. It has worked–time and time again throughout history. The trouble is, Mr. Obama has never tried it, and the Keynesian economic policies he enacted fell flat on their face, just as they have throughout history.
It started with a massive $787 billion stimulus bill that White House economists predicted would create (not merely save) 3.3 million net jobs by 2010. It was Keynesian economics at its finest, based on the premise that government spending would spark demand and put Americans back to work.
It didn’t. Some 13.3 million Americans remain out of work, the unemployment rate has hovered between 8 and 10 percent throughout Obama’s presidency, and economic growth has been stuck on slow. In fact, today America is witnessing the longest stretch of such high unemployment in the postwar era. [end Heritage excerpt]
Barack Obama who cannot run on his record is gambling his reelection on enough Americans having lost faith in our founding, limited government, free market economies, and will embrace his Marxist vision. Obama says he will bring fairness and save the middle class (which ironically his policies are destroying). The “Fundamental Transformation of America” he announced just prior to his 2008 election can be completed. [emphasis mine]
The two choices for which direction and the future of America are now crystal clear.
Obama’s big totalitarian central government ruling through executive order, higher taxes for wealth redistribution eliminating property rights for certain citizens (we are no longer created equal) to implement the Obama version of fairness, and a bureaucratic state run by unelected, unaccountable bureaucrat central planners dictating over private sector activity and crushing small business with regulation.
All the antithesis of our founding and what made America great, which I repeat; Obama says never worked.
Or choosing leadership who believes in the Constitutionally prescribed limitations upon government, separation of powers, a free market capitalist economy that provides equal opportunity for all, individual liberty, and property rights. In other words a free nation of individuals unencumbered by big government that led to the highest standard of living in world history, and can lead America back to prosperity.
However there is hope. A CBS News Poll released Friday shows that 41% of Americans think the president has done a good enough job to be reelected while 54% don’t think so. Only 33% approve of how he has handled the economy while 60% disapprove. 75% of Americans now say America is headed in the wrong direction. Thank God the message is getting out over the Obama cheerleaders in the main stream media. CBS cheerleaders have been hoisted by their own petard with their own polling.
If America chooses Obama then we are destined to follow in the footsteps of all other socialist welfare nation states, and will be abandoning the world’s last great hope for freedom of the individual. All one needs do is look to the European socialist states collapsing before our very eyes. Obama is channeling another Marx, Chico Marx who said; Who you gonna believe? Me or your lying eyes?