662,000 American dreams

October 16, 2008

I was going to link this in the prior post, but it deserves a slot of its own. Kat at Ace of Spades has a killer post about what the Obama income-redistribution scheme means for small businesses in the United States:

These are the "small businesses" that Sen. Obama wants to increase tax on as if they were truly some giant conglomerations owned by cigar smoking, fat cats getting rich off someone else’s sweat. These are people who have been trying to build the American Dream and, through their hard work and perseverence, have given other Americans the opportunity to work towards their dreams, too.

In a recent ad, Sen. Obama claimed that a small company that traditionally made the thread for the United States flags moved their jobs overseas because they received "tax breaks" from our government to do it. Talk about dishonest. If Sen. Obama was honest about why that company moved, he would have to tell people that it wasn’t because of "tax breaks", but because our government imposes extraordinary tax burdens on small businesses compared to other nations. The same taxes that Sen. Obama wants to raise. The same taxes that drive companies out of business and out of the United States.

Sen. Obama claims that it is "only 2%" of small businesses, but they represent the largest income and employment opportunities of all small businesses. These are the companies that are most likely to expand and create jobs in the United States. These are the small businesses that help keep America’s economy going in good times and bad.

These companies represent 662,000 American Dreams.

Does it make sense to tax these companies during an economic down turn when they are already trying to keep their doors open and their people employed? Does it make sense to take money out of their pockets when they could use that money to expand their business and employ more people?

Sen. Obama claims he has the plan to help restore our economy. Instead, his plan looks like an assault on the American Dream.

Read the whole thing. I lived through Nixon, Ford, and Carter and their economy of the 70s once, and I don’t ever want to do it again.

Obama superandum est.

Three points, nothing but net

October 16, 2008

Joe Wurzelbacher, now nationally famous as "Joe the Plumber," nails the problem with the Prophet Barack’s welfare tax plan in an interview with Diane Sawyer on this morning’s Good Morning America:

Wurzelbacher: "Well, exactly. Exactly. I mean not that I don’t want to be taxed. You have to be taxed. But to — just because you work a little harder to have a little bit more money taken from you, I mean, that’s scary. You know as opposed to other people. I worked hard for it. Why should I be taxed more than other people?"

Sawyer: "Well if people making $250,000 should not be taxed additionally — by the way, it’s 3% from 36% to 39% under Senator Obama’s plan. If those people should not be taxed additionally, even though they’re in the top 5% of America, what about people who make $1 million? Or $5 million?"

Wurzelbacher: "Well, I mean, quite honestly, why should they be penalized for being successful. I mean, that’s what you’re telling me. That’s what it sounds like you’re saying. That’s wrong. Because you’re successful, you have to pay more than everybody else? We all live in this country. It’s a basic right. And Obama wants to take that basic right and penalize me for it, is what it comes down to. That’s a very socialist view and it’s incredibly wrong. I mean, $250,000 now. What if he decides, well you know $150,000, you’re pretty rich too. Let’s go ahead and lower it again. You know it’s a slippery slope. When’s it going to stop?"

Small businesses are the primary engine of job growth in the US economy, and Obama’s income-redistribution plan will hobble that, regardless of his honeyed words. Joe the Plumber explains it far better than John McCain ever has.

Sarah Palin and Joe Wurzelbacher have shown much more basic economic sense than the vast majority of the politicos in DC and most state capitals. I agree with Geraghty: Palin-Wurzelbacher in 2012!


(hat tip: Sister Toldjah)

LINKS: More from Neo-Neocon.


The essence of Obama’s tax (welfare) plan

October 16, 2008

Language warning:


Word. Liar

(hat tip: Jawa Report)



October 16, 2008

That’s the number of questionable voter registrations Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer "Boss" Brunner was sitting on, and it took the full 6th circuit Court of Appeals to make her admit it and agree to do her job.

Two hundred thousand.

If only 20% of those are bogus, there’s a huge potential for fraud at the ballot box. The kind that can swing elections. And if Lake County, Indiana, is any indication, we can worry about a whole lot more.

Like Ace says, there’s only one reason she was sitting on these registrations and fighting to prevent their verification. Angry