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
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Dear GOP Trust Supporter:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will force a vote on repealing Obamacare. His amendment is expected to be voted on today!
This comes directly on the heels of Monday’s federal court ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional.
We have all the momentum now and Obama and Harry Reid are on their heels. The time to strike is NOW!
We can win this vote and save America from socialized medicine but we need to quickly secure 4 more Democrat votes.
Yesterday we launched a new video and petition campaign targeting the 16 most vulnerable Democrats. Your response was incredible and these Democrats are feeling the pressure you created on Capitol Hill and are trying to hide. We are already preparing to run targeted ads against these Democrats if they vote against repeal.
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Our strategy will work but we conservatives must come together and recruit more concerned Americans to fight alongside us. This is going to be a tough fight but we will prevail. We must!
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If we are to get the remaining 4 Democrats we need to pass this bill this week we must act fast.
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Every time we force a vote on this critical issue we expose the Democrats, we weaken their political future and we erode any remaining power they cling too.
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Repeal of Obamacare Gaining Momentum!
Federal Judge in Florida Rules Obamacare Unconstitutional
Harry Reid still vows to block any repeal vote
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Victory is in sight! Keep the Momentum! Force a repeal vote today!
Dear GOP Trust Supporter:
We are setting a rat trap to see how many Democrats step into it. This political strategy has been serving the country well over the past year, and will work again on healthcare repeal!
Our collective opposition was heard loud and clear at the ballot box last November regarding repeal of this disastrous healthcare takeover.
The new Republican majority in U.S. House of Representatives has already passed a bill to repeal Obamacare before it bankrupts our nation and now Senator DeMint has introduced repeal legislation in the U.S. Senate.
Victory is in sight but Harry Reid and the Democrats controlling the U.S. Senate are blatantly ignoring the American people and refuse to bring this legislation to a vote.
We must come together and force the Democrat leaders in the U.S. Senate to immediately allow a vote on legislation to fully repeal the deficit increasing, economy crushing Obamacare plan.
The GOP Trust is leading the charge for full repeal and has just launched a new powerful video and petition drive today that will force Harry Reid to allow a vote on full repeal of Obamacare.
Newt Gingrich has said the key to full repeal is to “target the 23 Democrats up for re-election and create petition drives in all 23 states.”
Our strategy will work but we must all come together and recruit more conservatives to fight alongside us. This is going to be a tough fight but we will prevail. We must!
Why is this fight so important?
When discussing repeal of Obamacare, Sarah Palin has said “Nobody wanted it in the first place and it’s NOT affordable.” She agrees that it must be repealed before it bankrupts our country.
We must act fast:
- Private insurers are already greatly increasing their rates due to Obamacare! Higher rates damage all sectors of our economy and hurts all American families.
- Obama’s more than $1 trillion takeover of healthcare will be fully implemented over the next two years. Every month that goes by without full repeal significantly decreases our chances of victory.
- Our seniors are about to see severe cuts to their Medicare benefits and formulas to impose healthcare rationing to the aging are already in the works.
- 27 States have already sued to stop Obamacare citing it as unconstitutional and unaffordable.
- Obama lied about this healthcare take over saying “Its not a tax increase.” Now he is rewarding his Union cronies and campaign supporters with waivers exempting them from Obamacare’s burdens. He has already handed out 733 waivers!
We can’t afford to wait. We must act now! Forcing the hands of the most vulnerable Democrats is our only real shot at repealing Obamacare before it is too late.
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The key to our success is pressuring enough Democrats to force their leader, Harry Reid into allowing this repeal vote in the U.S. Senate. After last fall’s historic election, all Democrat Senators up for re-election are running scared.
At least 23 Democrat Senators will be on the ballot next election and 16 of them are considered vulnerable. This high number of vulnerable Senators from one party is unheard of in modern politics.
We must take full advantage of this political environment to push back the radical agenda of Obama and to fully repeal the flagship of his Europeanization of America – Obamacare.
We can win this fight but we must act fast and we must act with one strong voice. If we can get over 100,000 people to sign this petition and get it to all vulnerable Democrats WE WILL FORCE Harry Reid to have this vote.
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PS- Please tune in to see Scott appearing on MSNBC today at 11:40 EST.
Read yesterday’s article in the Washington Times and the National Journal on our efforts to hold all Republicans to their conservative principals.
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Former U.S. Marine Lt. Ilario Pantano, felt compelled to let you know just how much your support of the GOP Trust meant to his campaign. I consider Ilario a true American patriot and hero and know that you will agree that his message accurately points out two of the most important issues facing our country today: Repealing Healthcare and Cutting Spending.
Dear Fellow Conservative:
Last year, I almost pulled off one of the biggest election upsets in recent history. While we came up just a hair short, we laid the foundation for conservative candidates and policies that will continue for years to come. This outstanding effort was all made possible by patriots like my friend Scott Wheeler and the National Republican Trust PAC and fellow conservatives like you.
Now the GOP Trust is taking charge again and leading the conservative agenda on Capitol Hill to repeal healthcare, cut spending, hold members accountable for their votes and to recruit viable conservative candidates across the country.
The GOP Trust was one of the first to identify my sleeper race in North Carolina. Their crucial early support allowed me to build traction and deliver a conservative campaign message focusing on less government: Prosperity through Freedom and strong national security: Peace through Strength.
With their support we were able to connect with voters across a district that had been Democrat for 140 years! In the end we forced a 14 year incumbent to spend his entire union funded $1.9 million war chest.
Nancy Pelosi even had to borrow $17 million to protect supposedly safe Democrats like her blue dogs/lapdogs. While we came up short this time, we were part of a national effort that enabled a larger conservative sweep.
Scott and the National Republican Trust team saw an opportunity to support a campaign early that could punch well beyond its weight. They successfully did this all across the country and helped restore our nation on last fall’s historic Election Day.
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The National Republican Trust has just launched two very expensive national campaigns to Repeal Healthcare and to Cap Our National Debt and stop the federal spending spree.
These are the two most important issues facing our Country today. We conservatives must come together to pressure Congress to do the right thing. If we win these two battles we will have made significant strides in reviving our economy, limiting government growth and restoring a constitutional government.
The GOP Trust has consistently delivered for the conservative cause and if we support them now they will deliver another massive blow to the Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi agenda.
Harry Reid has already said he will not bring up any repeal of Healthcare in the Senate and Republicans are already starting to lose ground in the debate over whether or not to raise the debt ceiling again!
This is unacceptable! We must act swiftly and with great purpose.
The LA Times just reported that Obama “is enjoying a surge in public approval as he marks the midpoint of his term, with independent voters who were instrumental to Republican victories in last year’s congressional elections beginning to swing back to the president.”
Obama has gained another bump in the polls after his State of the Union address. Obama has clearly shown that he will lie and do anything to manipulate the political rhetoric on Capitol Hill to get re-elected and the media will let him.
We have too much to lose to sit idly by. WE MUST ACT NOW!
We cannot allow Obama or his radical agenda to regain any momentum. It is critical we tell all Americans the truth about Obama’s policies and build a massive public outcry that forces Congress to act responsibly.
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Please consider supporting this worthwhile group. You can contribute as little as $5 up to the maximum allowed $5,000. Every dollar will go to preserving the America we love.
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Thank you for taking the time to read Ilario’s important message. I look forward to fighting alongside you as we take back our country. Together we will stop the out of control federal spending binge, repeal Obamacare, shrink the size of government and elect a true citizen legislature that is governed by the Constitution and our shared conservative principles.
Yours for America,