When Obama was first elected into office I was hopeful. In a little sort of way I actually believed that it would be a positive change. I especially
liked his promise of transparency and the end to war. I recognized that he inherited a big mess and it would be a lot to cope with. I believed that it
would take a year or two before things started getting a little better with the help of some of his policies, but I was wrong. As time progressed I
felt more and more anger toward the way he was running this country. His past speeches and broken promises made me angry, but this speech made me
livid. There is no doubt in my mind about his intentions now. It's as clear as day now. He (and his administration) is the enemy.
Let's begin where it started. Obama took that speech from Senator Elizabeth Warren, who gave this idiotic speech in her own State. I don't know
about you, but it really pissed me off for a couple of reasons which I discuss below. She starts talking about it approximately 53 seconds into the
There's Nobody in This Country Who Got Rich on His Own, Says
Here is Obama's speech:
Their logic is all mixed up, or maybe she and Obama are hoping that none of us will notice if we get emotionally involved. Their goal is to rile you
up and get you pissed off at the business owner (big or small) who (in their opinions) isn't paying enough taxes. If you watch the video, you will
notice she says that every business is successful because of the taxes we pay to pave the roads they deliver their goods on and tax dollars paid to
educate your workforce for example. Then Obama comes in and says "Government invented the internet, they put in the research so businesses then could
make money off it".... ummm....... Government didn't invent a damned thing. A few smart, hard-working, industrious people invented the internet with
the help of tax dollars paid by big and small businesses and by the people those businesses employed.
Where do we get our tax dollars? Do we get our paychecks from thin air? Do we get them from our Government? If you get your paycheck from the
Government, where does the Government get it's money from?
They got it from the hard-working, industrious person! Someone thought of a useful product, worked hard to put it into production, hired us and gave
us a paycheck to pay taxes out of. In addition to that, didn't the owner of that business also have to pay taxes on his road to success, and is he
tax-exempt now that he's doing business??? No! That person and business has been paying their tax share for quite some time, giving them every right
to use those roads and the workforce to continue with their success. Obama speaks of these people as if they were not part of the human race and
didn't have to have parents and grandparents who also paid their taxes and made their money from other industrious people who started companies and
I am not defending those who practice tax-evasion, fraud and the blatant abuse of employees or the legal system. Those people should be punished just
like any of us would be punished for the same crimes. I'm speaking for those thousands or millions of businesses (big and small) who conduct business
in a fair and legal fashion, and who employ many of us. I'm speaking for the millions of business owners who sacrifice their own time and money to
keep their businesses alive and keep their employees employed. I'm talking about those who are just barely making it and those who had to go out of
business because they didn't have the right connections to get bail-outs from G. W. Bush or Obama.
Elizabeth Warren and Obama attempt to turn us against each other, to turn the poor against the ones perceived to be rich. Obama takes it a step
further and tries to turn us against those who say they work harder than we do. I'm not mad at the hard-working, productive and industrious members
of society and I recognize that there are a lot of people who work a hell of a lot harder than I do. I envy their drive but I don't hate them for it.
If they want to think they're better than me, maybe they are in certain ways. If they piss me off, I just might work harder to prove them wrong. I'm
not going to be part of that Commie mob who smashes their windows, kicks them out of their big house and steals all their valuables because I feel
like they should belong to me instead.
Why do we need more taxes, by the way? What's wrong with the current tax rate or the tax rate before that??? Is it because we continue to fight
trillion-dollar wars overseas that the American public doesn't want? Is it because the Government wants to reward those who refuse to feed and clothe
themselves through hard work? Is it because they need more goons on their payroll to do their bidding and win their elections for them?
If Obama and Warren are right about one single thing, it's that in a basic sort of way nobody ever made it on their own. DUHHH Mr. President!!! I was
not born on my own, I did not feed, clothe and educate myself all on my own, and most of the time (assuming it's not a Government agency) an
organized group of people are able to accomplish more together than a single individual on his own...BUT...don't use this as a way to separate us,
unjustly punish one group for the sake of another and create animosity between us! None of us are stupid enough to think we're on this planet all
thanks to ourselves and nobody else. Every single one of us (rich or poor) is aware of the fact that we help each other survive. The poor need the
rich and the rich need the poor. We all need each other and we should all be treated fairly by our Government who is supposed to represent every
single one of us. It's despicable for Obama, Warren or anyone else to use the stage to unify one group against another. The Government is the fat,
useless middle-man who pokes you with a stick and tells you it was that other guy. Then it offers to clobber him for you if you give him more power
and let him keep what he beat out of the guy's pockets. It's time we take out the middle man and recognize him for the evil instigator of unrest
that he is.