“Them vs. Us” Obama mentality
Here is a man that believes not just that the government provided framework of roads, bridges, defense and law enforcement helps the private sector. He believes these things are the nerve center, the driving force. More important than any individual, talent, enterprise or initiative….
This is a view that successful businessmen, women are merely the ones who did better at taking advantage of the benefits that government has bestowed. Therefore, he thinks they should be glad to pay an even greater share of federal taxes than they do. He calls that, ‘giving back,’ as if the government conferred all that they have and they shouldn’t mind returning a bit more of it where it came from.
This explains why so much stimulus money was spent to protect government and why his legislation on healthcare and financial reform involved extending the reach and power of, you guessed it, government.
Government has to ‘take’ from hardworking taxpaying citizens and small businessmen and women to ‘give’ anything at all to anyone. Government does not create jobs nor does it have its own money to pass around to anyone. Since when can government fill the role of family or a mother and father who earn to support said family. We have seen the negative impact on government inserting itself into the private lives of millions. The picture is not a pretty one.
It isn’t a centralized government that is responsible for creativity and entrepreneurship. It is the individual, seeing a need, creating a business to fill that need, that is the backbone of this country. Government can only provide the rules and infrastructure so that free people can prosper and grow. According to BO everybody owes everything to the government….we are just a collective in his eyes. What business has he ever built and what would he even know about what it takes to build one? He has no idea of the sacrifices small businessmen and women and, their families make.
His philosophy is not one of prosperity for all. Instead he feels to make things “fair” and “even” anyone who has any degree of wealth must give it to the government. Government will then decide how much we should all have as an equal portion and fairly distribute it to everyone. If you own a home and happen to sell it, government will consider your wealth, even if you only have it for one day, and will tax you accordingly. The US vs. Them mentality is big government and its supporters against us bitter clingers who think our property should belong to us, our savings belong to us, what we earn belongs to us. We are willing to pay the taxes we owe, but not willing to hand everything over to big government bullies.
Those roads and bridges Bo talks about weren’t created out of thin air. Yes, indeed someone did invest in them, the taxpayers! Without taxpayer’s money the roads and bridges do not get built. Something the asshat-in-chief forgot to mention. In the words of Rush Limbaugh “I hope he fails”. His failure won’t be because he didn’t tell us a good story, it will be because he is the worst President in the history of this country and his policies are destructive to everything we are as a country.
Romney gave a fantastic speech today in Irwin, Pennsylvania in response to the “you didn’t build it” speech.