Archive for the ‘Socialist’ Category

The New World Financial Order

November 16, 2008

For the past seven years, according to Rep. Jim Moran, “We have been guided by a Republican administration who believes in the simplistic notion that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it.” Actually, that “simplistic notion” has been the linchpin of the American system of free enterprise for the past two centuries. It has served to make the United States the most bountiful, wealthy and charitable nation on earth. Yet Moran says that system “doesn’t work in the long run.”

By Oliver North

My fellow Americans, welcome to the long run.

The coincidence of an economic downturn and our most recent political realignment have produced calls for urgent, dramatic, decisive action. Liberal politicians, such as Moran, are suggesting that we all would be better off if we’d adopt a more punitive tax code and use the Internal Revenue Service to redistribute the wealth. Republicans and Democrats already have allied to use our tax dollars to bail out an insurance giant, mortgage companies and financial institutions that made bad loans and extended credit to borrowers who couldn’t pay. Coming soon: tax dollars to save U.S. automakers. Attached to all these U.S. Treasury checks: countless pages of new fine-print regulations designed to prevent future financial stupidity — or to ameliorate its consequences. But as they say in the Marines, “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”

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There Are Republicans That Can Challenge Obama With Kristol Clarity

November 16, 2008

It’s 2012 and President Barack Obama is running for re-election. He has had a moderately successful presidency, no big scandals, no big failures and a few triumphs. The big, global success of the Obama administration? A handsome African-American and his handsome family in the White House. What Republican will run against him with any hope of success?

By Arnold Beichman
The Washington Times
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My candidate to oppose Mr. Obama’s second term bid is William Kristol, 56, editor of the Weekly Standard (circulation 84,000). Add to that distinction a Harvard doctorate, if you will. Plus an equally weighty consideration, a record as a Republican Party champion. In other words, an intellectual of the center-right who could stand up to Mr. Obama, a center-left intellectual. If visibility is wanted, Mr. Kristol is a regular commentator on the Fox News Channel and is a New York Times op-ed columnist. In other words, he’s great with the laptop and great on the tube and knows the issues forward and backward.


Mr. Kristol’s quarter-century career in government service is outstanding. It began as chief of staff for then Education Secretary William Bennett in the Reagan administration, then as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle under the first Bush administration. He then moved into idea projects dealing with the GOP’s future, based on what he called a “Contract with America”:

“The fact that government is no longer going to be so generous with taxpayers’ money may be Scrooge-like, but it strikes me as rather responsible behavior. For too many years, some liberals have felt they were doing good by generously spending taxpayers’ money. Now Americans want to take a much harder look at what really does good and what does harm.”

Mr. Kristol is not joined at the hip with President Bush. When the White House nominated Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court, he spoke up in one of his harshest criticisms of the administration:

“I’m disappointed, depressed and demoralized. … It is very hard to….

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‘Socialism’? It’s Already Here.

November 15, 2008

Conservatism’s current intellectual chaos reverberated in the Republican ticket’s end-of-campaign crescendo of surreal warnings that big government — verily, “socialism” — would impend were Democrats elected.
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John McCain and Sarah Palin experienced this epiphany when Barack Obama told a Toledo plumber that he would “spread the wealth around.”
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America can’t have that, exclaimed the Republican ticket while Republicans — whose prescription drug entitlement is the largest expansion of the welfare state since President Lyndon Johnson‘s Great Society gave birth to Medicare in 1965; and a majority of whom in Congress supported a lavish farm bill at a time of record profits for the less than 2 percent of the American people-cum-corporations who farm — and their administration were partially nationalizing the banking system, putting Detroit on the dole and looking around to see if some bit of what is smilingly called “the private sector” has been inadvertently left off the ever-expanding list of entities eligible for a bailout from the $1 trillion or so that is to be “spread around.”

The seepage of government into everywhere is, we are assured, to be temporary and nonpolitical. Well. 

By George F. Will
The Washington Post
Sunday, November 16, 2008; Page B07

Probably as temporary as New York City’s rent controls, which were born as emergency responses to the Second World War and are still distorting the city’s housing market. The Depression, which FDR failed to end but which Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor did end, was the excuse for agriculture subsidies that have lived past three score years and 10. ….

An employee working as a money changer prepares U.S. dollar ...

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How Obama’s Ideas Resemble Communist China Policy

October 31, 2008

As China’s Communist-socialist economy moves closer toward capitalism, Senator Barack Obama’s ideas on spreading the wealth from richer toward poorer people sounds remarkably like the older version of China’s socialism.

And just as China tightly controls its state media, the campaign of Barack Obama has now expelled two of the nation’s leading conservative newspapers from the Obama campaign aircraft.

The Washington Times and the New York Post have been told their Obama campaign reporters are no longer welcome on the Obama campaign plane.  This follows an incident which occurred between Obama Vice Presidential running mate and  WFTV’s Barbara West, an Orland anchorwoman.

After Ms. West asked provacative questions of Senator Biden, the TV station was told it would no longer have access to any information from the Obama campaign.

Then we have voter fraud.  In China, the guy picked by the ruling Chinese communist  party wins every ‘election”…. no mater how the vote goes.  Ever hear of ACORN?

But Mr. Obama is unlike China in this regard: to China, unemployment is the most dangerous of evils.

Have you heard Obama talking a lot about jobs?  No…..

Related:
Obama’s Staff Expells Conservative Newpaper Reporters

China’s Worst Nightmare: Unemployment

Joe The Plumber and Barack’s Great Idea To “Spread the Wealth Around”

October 20, 2008

By Linda Chavez
The Washington Times

COMMENTARY:

“When you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody,” Barack Obama explained to Joe Wurzelbacher in Ohio earlier this week. But Joe the Plumber, as he has become known thanks to Wednesday night’s presidential debate where his name was invoked no fewer than a half dozen times by both candidates, isn’t buying it. And Mr. Wurzelbacher is right to be skeptical.

In an interview with CBS’ Katie Couric after the debate, Mr. Wurzelbacher said he was worried Mr. Obama would be the one deciding who was wealthy and, therefore, should be taxed more. Mr. Obama says only those earning more than $250,000 will see their taxes go up. But Mr. Wurzelbacher worries, “When’s he going to decide that $100,000 is too much, you know? I mean, you’re on a slippery slope here.”

Mr. Wurzelbacher’s fears are well founded. Mr. Obama was unable to name a single significant program he would scale back when asked by debate moderate Bob Schieffer to do so. Mr. Obama will have to come up with the money to pay for some trillion dollars in new spending in his first term – including what he calls a “tax cut” but which will really be a check from those who do pay taxes to low-income Americans who already don’t pay any federal income taxes.

The wealthy already pay a hugely disproportionate share of all federal income taxes. According to an analysis by the non-partisan Tax Foundation using the latest Internal Revenue Service figures (for 2006), taxpayers with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $153,542 and above made up the nation’s top 5 percent of earners. But this top 5 percent paid nearly 60 percent of all the income taxes collected in 2006, while earning about 37 percent of AGI. For all the talk of middle-income earners paying most of the taxes, the facts suggest otherwise. Those in the 26 to 50 percentiles of AGI pay about 11 percent of taxes and earn 19 percent of income.

So when Barack Obama says he wants to “spread the wealth around,” he’s really talking about redistributing wealth through the tax system by forcing higher income earners not only to pay a disproportionate share of taxes but to fund cash transfers to those earning less. Mr. Obama’s proposed tax plan includes provisions for what he calls refundable “tax credits” for low-income Americans, many of whom don’t pay any federal income taxes. In other words, those who already pay no taxes would be sent a government check equal to the “credits” in Mr. Obama’s plan, including 6.2 percent of income of those earning up to $8,100 and a refundable “credit” of 10 percent of mortgage interest paid by those who don’t itemize.

Obviously some people think this is “fair.” Mr. Obama told John McCain in the debate on Wednesday, “Well, I don’t mind paying a little more.” But Joe the Plumber might not feel quite the same way. As a small businessman, Mr. Wurzelbacher will likely take those earnings to invest in a bigger company – that’s what he told Mr. Obama he wanted to do when he asked his original question on the campaign trail.

By growing his business, Mr. Wurzelbacher….

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Endorsements: Joe The Plumber Trumps Colin (Too Late) Powell

October 19, 2008

One has to wonder what Colin Powell is up to.  Endorsing Barack Obama this late in the game is no risk and of little use.  Colin certainly doesn’t want to be Secretary of State again so why get behind Barack now?


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Because he’s Black.  Colin wants to be Black just the way Barack wants to be Black.  Both have succeeded in a “white man’s world” despite, not because, they are Black.

Congratulations, Bros, you deserve each other.

The only “endorsement” this week that matters is not an endorsement at all.

Joe the Plumber hasn’t endorsed anyone.  But he has asked a question.

And the Plumber’s Question got us some, brief, rare glimpse of honesty from a politician: Barack Obama wants the money from working men and women to assist those who have too little.

I, for one, object.

But You Gotta like that Black Socialist thinking.

God help us.

God Bless America.
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This from Johathan Martin’s Blog:
Rush Limbaugh said Colin Powell’s decision to get behind Barack Obama appeared to be very much tied to Obama’s status as the first African-American with a chance to become president.

“Secretary Powell says his endorsement is not about race,” Limbaugh wrote in an e-mail. “OK, fine. I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced, very liberal, white candidates he has endorsed. I’ll let you know what I come up with.”

As for Powell’s statement of concern this morning about the sort of Supreme Court justices a President McCain might appoint, Limbaugh wrote: “I was also unaware of his dislike for John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia. I guess he also regrets Reagan and Bush making him a four-star [general] and secretary of state and appointing his son to head the FCC. Yes, let’s hear it for transformational figures.”

http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/1008/
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US Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack ...
Above: Barack The Messiah.  US Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama smiles during a rally at the Crown Center Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Barack Obama basked Sunday in the endorsement of former secretary of state Colin Powell and a huge cash haul that left the Democrat set fair for the epic White House campaign’s final fortnight.(AFP/Emmanuel Dunand)
Plumber Joe Wurzelbacher speaks to the media on October 16, ...
Above: Joe the Plumber wants to know how giving his money to others is good for him.  Here Plumber Joe Wurzelbacher speaks to the media on October 16, 2008 outside of his home in Holland, Ohio. Republican presidential candidate McCain told a campaign rally in this Florida city that he spoke with the now famous “Joe the Plumber” for the first time on Friday.(AFP/Getty Images/File/J.D. Pooley)

Obama’s Standing Against American Workers, ‘Joe the Plumber’ Resonates With Tax Paying, Working, Blue Collar Americans

October 19, 2008

Sorry, Barack: you are now known and you are a loser.

Barack Obama has shown his distain for American Workers — and they noticed.

Joe the Plumber is a regular guy — and when he asked about the Obama Tax Plan ‘Barack the Messiah’ told him he’d have to give up a portion of his work wages to people that don’t work at all — and that this was good for everyone.

Joe didn’t buy it.

Plumber Joe Wurzelbacher speaks to the media on October 16, ...

Me neither.

So Mr. Obama, thanks for sending out ‘Joe Biden the Idiot’ and a host of surrogates who are now attacking Joe the Plumber and all he stands for.

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Above: Barack Obama, who has looked the fool without a teleprompter, is seen here with telepromper help…..But his distain for the American Worker is Now On The Table….

Barack: You have shown who you really are!

Barack:  Joe the Plumber stands for all Workers in America, Dude.  Workers who are tired — and they pay their taxes. 

You, Barack, apparently stand for people without jobs.  And you want to give them our money.

No Way Barack!  No way in Hell my friend…..

Go figure!

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Supporter holding a placard with his name and profession waits for US Republican presidential candidate John McCain to arrive at a rally in Woodbridge, Virginia. McCain blasted Democratic rival Barack Obama, again citing the example of “Joe the Plumber” to claim that small businesses would suffer from increased taxes under the Democrat’s economic plan.(AFP/Nicholas Kamm)

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. ... 
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. holds up a t-shirt that was handed to him at the end of a rally in Melbourne, Fla., Friday, Oct. 17, 2008.(AP Photo/John Raoux)

By GLEN JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer


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Palin praises ‘Joe the Plumber’ for ruining Obama’s ‘photo-op’

October 18, 2008

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin invoked “Joe the Plumber” again on Saturday, needling Sen. Barack Obama for having a “staged photo-op” interrupted by a voter asking him a question about taxes.

CNN —  Joe The Plumber, real name Samuel Joe Wurzelbacher of Toledo, Ohio, was made famous by Sen. John McCain who invoked his name during Wednesday’s presidential debate. The Ohio resident asked Obama a question about taxes, which was caught on tape, sparking a backlash by the Arizona senator’s campaign.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin campaigns in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Saturday.

Above: Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin campaigns in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Saturday.

“So when he left Joe’s neighborhood in Toledo, our opponent didn’t look real happy,” Palin, speaking in Pennsylvania, said of Obama. “Seems that the staged photo-op there got ruined by a real person’s question,” she said.

“So here’s a guy working — standing there in his neighborhood when a candidate for president shows up and he wanted more than just a handshake and a campaign button. He wanted some answers.”

If that scenario sounds familiar, it’s because a strikingly similar thing happened to Palin on September 27 in Philadelphia at one of her own staged photo-ops, when Temple graduate student Michael Rovito approached the governor at a cheese-steak shop to ask her opinions on cross-border raids into Pakistan to hunt terrorists.

Palin told Rovito the United States should “absolutely” attack within Pakistan to stop terrorists, a position at odds with McCain’s. The remark was picked up by a network camera crew and caused a headache for the GOP ticket. Staffers were forced to explain the two candidates’ apparently conflicting views in a national television interview days later.

At the rally in Lancaster on Saturday, Palin said that Wurzelbacher, “bless his heart,” is being “investigated” and “attacked” because the Obama campaign didn’t appreciate him asking Obama a question about his tax plan.

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McCain suggests Obama tax policies are socialist

October 18, 2008

Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Saturday accused Democratic rival Barack Obama of favoring a socialistic economic approach by supporting tax cuts and tax credits McCain says would merely shuffle wealth rather than creating it.

By GlEN JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer

“At least in Europe, the Socialist leaders who so admire my opponent are upfront about their objectives,” McCain said in a radio address. “They use real numbers and honest language. And we should demand equal candor from Sen. Obama. Raising taxes on some in order to give checks to others is not a tax cut; it’s just another government giveaway.”

McCain, though, has a health care plan girded with a similar philosophy. He proposes providing individuals with a $5,000 tax credit to buy health insurance. He would pay for his plan, in part, by considering as taxable income the money their employer spends on their health coverage.

McCain leveled his charge before a pair of appearances aimed at restoring his lead in critical battleground states. In both North Carolina and Virginia, where McCain was to speak later in the day, his campaign has surrendered its lead to Obama in various polls. President Bush, a Republican, won both states in 2004.

During a rally outside Charlotte, N.C., McCain returned to the socialism theme, although he did not use the more tart language of his radio address.

He also was sharply critical of the Bush administration, saying it should be more aggressive in buying up the home mortgages of those trapped by high interest rates and falling housing values.

“The administration is not doing it. The secretary of the Treasury is not doing it,” McCain told the crowd. “We need to buy up these mortgages, give you a mortgage that you can afford, so you can pay your mortgage and realize the American Dream of owning your home.”

McCain stoked the crowd by accusing Obama and his fellow Democrats of assuming they will not only win the White House but expand their congressional majority.

“Did you happen to see that Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi anticipates a 250-seat majority” in the House, the senator asked. “My friends, we can’t let that happen. My friends, taxes will increase, spending and they’ll concede defeat in Iraq.”

Is Obama the End of Conservatism?

October 17, 2008

By Mona Charen
The Washington Times

All of a sudden, this election is shaping up as a verdict on capitalism. The Obama campaign wanted it to be about George W. Bush. The McCain campaign wanted it to be about character. But instead, because the markets are shooting off in all directions like bullets from a dropped pistol, the stakes have suddenly been raised dramatically.

We are in the midst of the worst panic in history, it’s true (because it is global). But as historian John Steele Gordon helpfully pointed out in the Wall Street Journal, panics are not unusual in American history. We’ve experienced them almost every 20 years since 1819. Mr. Gordon blames Thomas Jefferson, which is intriguing, but the point is that we’ve always emerged from these periodic paroxysms intact and our economy has continued to grow.

Mr. Gordon believes more sensible banking policy would prevent future panics. But if we elect a crypto-socialist like Barack Obama and give him a bigger Democrat majority in the House and a filibuster-proof Senate, banking regulation may be the least of our troubles.

Well, you may say, “Win some, lose some. McCain isn’t all that great anyway. Conservatives and Republicans will simply have to examine their consciences and come up with a winning strategy for next time.” Perhaps. But there are a few problems with that sanguine approach. In the first place, the Democrats can, with a super-majority, change the rules of the game. They can make the District of Columbia the 51st state with two new senators (guaranteed to be Democrats in perpetuity). They can reinstitute the so-called Fairness Doctrine that required radio stations to provide equal time to all political viewpoints. While the doctrine was enforced by the Federal Communications Commission, radio stations shied away from politics altogether. With the demise of the doctrine, conservative talk radio flourished. Liberal talk radio has never found much of an audience. Reviving the doctrine would kill one of the principal irritants to liberals and Democrats – to say nothing of disemboweling the First Amendment.

To elect a super-majority of Democrats at a time of economic….

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oct/17/the-end-of-conservatism/