While the economic distress captures our minds, the founding principles of America are being destroyed by the Obama administration and liberalism. America’s founding was based on independence from an almighty monarchy that oppressed its citizens through reduced freedoms and taxation.
I challenge any of the readers to take a look at the Declaration of Independence and read what our country was founded upon. “…all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Simple yet powerful statement that does not dissect people into different classes and it states that we are guaranteed a right to life and freedoms, to not be intruded upon by government, to attain our own success.
Throughout the Declaration, America lists the “facts” against King George of England that attributed to their yearning for freedom. The facts relate relevantly to today’s environment of King Obama. “Facts” include: Eliminating the ability to trade with other nations, imposing taxation on citizens without our consent, and creating offices of “czars”. All of the “facts” I’ll discuss below, and illustrate how the King is beginning to harass the operations of our country and creating more bureaucratic waste that will cause government to tax the substance out of America.
“For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world” King Obama’s protectionist rhetoric is a kiss back to the unions that put him in office. They want Americans to pay top dollar to fund their corruption and illegal activities, all in the name of “Buy American.” What this does is it makes us poorer as a nation because we thrive from buying goods worldwide that are cheaper and allow us to stretch our dollars. Unions are cartels that strangle companies into paying too high of wages, which are passed down to the consumer through prices. Look at the health of Toyota and Honda versus the American car companies, the quality of products each company provides and you’ll find why unions are garbage. The King wants to revisit NAFTA, saying it must be fair for all sides, whatever that means. He won’t promote the free trade agreement with Colombia because of the high union related violence rates. During President Uribe’s first term, union targeted violence had fell 20%. If it was all about human rights, as liberals say it is with Colombia, then what’s the excuse for China?
“For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent”, this is a nod to the fair Prince Deval Patrick of the Commonwealth. He wants to raise the gas tax an additional 19 cents to approximately 42.5 cents per gallon. The Prince wants to do this because of the Big Dig debt and he figures the costs should be spread throughout the state. This angers many people that live outside of route 128 because they don’t use the Big Dig, but feel like they’re getting screwed. To offset the gas tax, the Prince directed the transportation authority to raise toll prices for tolls along the Mass Pike to 128 and Logan Airport. The repercussions would be significant to the citizens that live and commute within the metro area. The Prince also wants to raise a $2 “carbon fee” on vehicles traveling to Logan and parking there. Is he serious? The cars are parked, thus emitting no carbon. Combine that with the $7 tolls and higher garage rates and who's gonna fly out of Logan. You'll save money by driving to Providence to fly. The funny part is that the Prince promised to remove either the tolls or the gas tax if one of them was implemented. When has the government promised to remove a revenue stream? Trick question because it never happened. Just like the promise that the Pike tolls were only used to pay for the bonds then would be taken down.
Back to the King, who stated he will raise taxes upon people who make over $250,000. The King doesn't know that soaking the rich will not create the funding he needs for his socialist agenda. Government data shows that as taxes decreased for the higher income brackets, their share of federal tax payments increased. He’s decreased the percentage the wealthy can deduct from charitable contributions, which has angered nonprofits everywhere. He also decreased the percentage they can deduct from their home interest payments. Why spend the money to buy a house when you can’t write off the loan interest. The markets have tanked because higher taxation will lead to less private spending and investment, which will keep the economy in the tank. He can tax their income 100% and it still won’t be enough, so you know what that means; he’s coming after the middle class.
“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.” Due to the appointing of “czars” that wastefully oversee different aspects of society and skirt the Constitution, the King has even inspired fear within his underlings. Democrat Senator Robert Byrd is fearful of the monarchy completely disregarding the Senate’s constitutional power of confirming appointments. “The rapid and easy accumulation of power by White House staff can threaten the Constitutional system of checks and balances… As presidential assistants and advisers, these White House staffers are not accountable for their actions to the Congress, to cabinet officials, and to virtually anyone but the president. They rarely testify before congressional committees, and often shield the information and decision-making process behind the assertion of executive privilege. In too many instances, White House staff have been allowed to inhibit openness and transparency, and reduce accountability.” And liberals called George Bush a tyrant.
Even trivial trampling of the Constitution was done by the administration due to the confirmations of Hillary Clinton, Ken Salazar, and Hilda Solis. Article 1 Section 6 states: “No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the emoluments (compensation) whereof shall have been increased during such time…” Prior to the appointments, there was an increase of salary for the cabinet positions during the time these members were renewing their congressional terms. According to this constitutional statute, they are ineligible for the positions. It may not matter because there is a loophole that allows appointees to bypass the statute. The loophole is called the “Saxbe fix” which allows Congress to reduce the increased salary back to its original sum prior to the renewed term of a member of Congress. This loophole has been used in the past, so minor circumvention of the Constitution is, I guess, acceptable to those once in power.
The fact that the government is disassociating itself from what this great country was founded upon is disgusting. Bailing out corporations and citizens that failed, all in the name of preventing systemic risk and exposing moral hazard, is socialist. During recessions, everyone must learn how to do more with less, but apparently the government is excused from that notion because they want to take more from us to feed their greed. This is outrageous, but citizens have continuously sat there and asked for more abuse. Well not anymore because I am planning a Boston Tea Party protest of this crap that the King, the Prince and the minions are imposing upon us. More information will be written in the next coming weeks about the logistics of it. If anybody wants to volunteer their time, please contact [email protected]