Obama is primarily responsible for the Tea Party movement, despite the fact that it is the nemesis of the President and the political establishment.
The movement is predominantly composed of a small number of Libertarians and a large number of Conservatives. The Tea Party Conservatives are formerly Conservative Republicans who have given up the notion of having a moral government and are tired of funding an immoral government. They are disconnecting from the Republican establishment, which today seems more comfortable managing big government than ultimately reducing it. Herein lies their commonality with Libertarians. The Tea Party is thus at the vertex of this confluence that emphasizes as its central theme the notion that the U.S. must return to a Constitutionally limited federal government.
The catalyst of this political migration is Obama’s stated goal of a “fundamental transformation of America.” Indeed, the Tea Party can most accurately be described as a popular revolt and instinctive response to such statements from this administration. Obama’s speech on the national debt reinforced the logic behind the movement; the President’s extremist economic goals further imperil our nation’s already dire fiscal situation.
“The fourth step in our approach is to reduce spending in the tax code. In December, I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans. But we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. And I refuse to renew them again.
“Beyond that, the tax code is also loaded up with spending on things like itemized deductions. And while I agree with the goals of many of these deductions, like homeownership or charitable giving, we cannot ignore the fact that they provide millionaires an average tax break of $75,000 while doing nothing for the typical middle-class family that doesn’t itemize.”
By referring to deductable expenses as “spending in the tax code,” the President indicated his belief that a person’s income is for the discretionary use of government, or for whatever Obama deems our nations “investments.” This then clarifies the enormous difference between the beliefs of the contemporary Democratic Left and those of free-market capitalists. The former believe that an individual’s labor product is a resource that belongs to the state, which may then be allocated, or, more accurately, appropriated it in a manner that it sees fit. The latter argue that a person’s labor belongs to them and them alone, and are thus the ultimate deciders of its fate.
“But let me be absolutely clear: I will preserve these health care programs as a promise we make to each other in this society. I will not allow Medicare to become a voucher program that leaves seniors at the mercy of the insurance industry, with a shrinking benefit to pay for rising costs. I will not tell families with children who have disabilities that they have to fend for themselves. We will reform these programs, but we will not abandon the fundamental commitment this country has kept for generations.”
The “fundamental commitment” that Obama speaks of is not a promise that American citizens made to one another. Rather, it is a promise Obama and the Left made to people who take from the system and a promise paid for by people who provide that system with money. This is possible because the voters who take far outnumber the voters who pay. Obama’s promise is that he will use force to take from a few to provide for the many in exchange for their political support. This he calls “courage.”
Today, fewer than 10 percent of Americans provide almost all federal income tax revenues. As it so happens, Obama and the Democratic party’s chief constituency is part of the 90 percent who think the top 10 percent can afford higher taxes. This explains why the Left defines democracy as the power for those who take from the system to decide how to spend the money of those who pay for the system. Over the years, this concept has been dressed up in all too many guises; social justice; economic justice; economic democracy, social democracy, and others.
The Tea Party emerged out of the fact that this narrow definition of democracy has grown steadily and unchallenged ever since Obama began campaigning for President. The Democratic Party has slowly built its base upon a dependency class, all while the Republican Party has provided only a modicum of resistance. This has set the national interest on drastically divergent paths and shattered American history’s political status quo.
Most importantly, however, it has allowed for the rise of political migrants who desire a return to the founding principles that made our nation prosperous in the first place and produced the wealth and power that the political class now seeks to redistribute to itself.
This article originally appeared in The Hill on April 25, 2011 and can be found at: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-a-budget/157555-president-obamas-economic-deviancy
Dear GOP Trust Supporter:
Unions are pouring millions into Wisconsin as all of America is watching. When unions show up demanding more pay and benefits that means YOUR TAXES GO UP!!!!
The labor unions are trying to recall 8 of the Republican legislators in Wisconsin to teach other states a lesson about crossing these corrupt unions.
We must respond! It is coming down to this fight. If we win, we can set the precedent for other states.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND WINNING PUBLIC OPINION IS CRUCIAL TO WINNING THIS FIGHT!!! That is why we are running our ads in Wisconsin and preparing to take them to other states where similar fights are taking shape.
If you haven’t yet seen our powerful TV ad that is changing the dynamics of this debate WATCH IT NOW!
If you have already given for this fight thank you very much and if you can do more I really appreciate it because so much is on the line.
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No Backing Down!
We are making a difference at this critical time and everyone on the Left knows it!
As soon as our ads hit the airwaves in Wisconsin, I began receiving threatening phone calls and you can probably guess from who….. but I told the ones that I spoke to that I didn’t back down from Hamas and other Middle Eastern terrorists and I am not going to back down from the union thugs!!!
I usually don’t report to you about the threats and other drama that takes place here while we fight the radical Left wing anti-American forces of the Obama-Reid-Pelosi Axis that has taken over but I thought you would want to know about this.
With your help we can show these union thugs that we won’t flinch when they threaten us…. WE RELOAD!! AND RELOAD WE MUST!
Please GO HERE to help us increase the ad frequency in Wisconsin and to help us come up with more powerful ads to run in the other states that will soon see these union thugs showing up and demanding more.
We have won a small battle with the Wisconsin Senate vote last night but we have by no means won the war. We must continue the fight!
Without your support the gains we achieved as a result of the vote last night could all be lost!
BY DONATING HERE NOW IT MAY SAVE YOUR TAXES FROM GOING UP IN THE FUTURE….. IT WILL DEFINITELY HELP TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY!!!
Yours for America,
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- Wisconsin Layoffs Imminent
- Ready to Arrest AWOL Democrats
- Unions Up Pressure in Wisconsin, New Jersey, Ohio…
- Brand New Ad Hitting Airwaves today!!
Dear GOP Trust Supporter:
The stakes in Wisconsin’s battle to reign in public sector unions has reached the tipping point.
We have just unveiled a new TV Ad (Watch it below) that we are putting on the air today.
Governor Scott Walker will begin issuing pink slips to more than 1,500 state employees today. The unions are going nuts!
The Wisconsin Senate yesterday authorized the Sargent at Arms to use force, arrest and return the gutless Democrat senators hiding in Illinois and shirking their public duty.
The issue of public union waste is escalating in New Jersey with new protest and marches in Trenton and in Ohio where legislation to curtail collective bargaining is expected to be signed into law this month.
Conservatives need to come together and hold the line in this bitter battle for our economic future.
We will run our ad in Wisconsin, Ohio, New Jersey and all states that need our support to win this fight.
Please help us buy massive chunks of airtime and win this battle in the public arena.
This new ad goes to the heart of the issue and will fire up and convince anyone questioning the merits behind this critical fight. The ad focuses on the out-of-control spending and the public sectors union greed that forces everyday workers to work longer and harder for less pay and benefits.
Please WATCH our new ad now.
Please forward this ad to as many people as you can.
It is not only designed to win the battle in Wisconsin but is crafted to be just as effective in any state that is facing budget shortfalls or that remains in the choke hold of public sector unions.
We can and will win this fight in Wisconsin, Ohio and many other states this year but we must stay energized and keep the American public engaged. We must counter every dirty tactic and vicious smear from the Left and Big Labor.
These ads are just a start! Help us keep them on the air today!!
The more money we raise to run this ad the more impact we will have.
Last week, Big Labor led by SEIU launched a more than 15 state campaign and is working with Moveon.org and Obama’s campaign machine Organizing for America to hold rallies and marches in all 50 states.
If we are to fight their war chest of forced dues and billions from George Soros we must all join together in this important fight.
Let’s blanket the airwaves and stop these unions from destroying our economic future.
Please JOIN THE FIGHT. Together we will win this multi-state battle for the conservative cause.
Yours for America,