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    Hand-to-Hand Combat Has Started

    Hand-to-Hand Combat Has Started

    Barack Obama promised us hand-to-hand combat, and his speech yesterday was the start.

    The nation is facing a debt crisis of historic proportions, but nothing will be done because Obama already has launched his presidential campaign.  A compromise must included serious changes to unsustainable entitlements which are swamping the Treasury.  Yet Obama took any significant changes off the table yesterday, by channeling Alan Grayson’s charge that Republicans want people to die quickly.

    By contrast, Obama’s plan to raise taxes on the top 2% will not make a dent in the problem, even assuming the static analysis of $700 billion in additional revenue over 10 years.  That 10-year number doesn’t even close the budget deficit for this year.  And of course, life is not static, and the projected revenue does not take into account changes in behaviour to avoid taxes, what I’ve termed the revolt of the kulaks.

    As The Wall Street Journal points out:

    According to Internal Revenue Service data, the entire taxable income of everyone earning over $100,000 in 2008 was about $1.582 trillion. Even if all these Americans—most of whom are far from wealthy—were taxed at 100%, it wouldn’t cover Mr. Obama’s deficit for this year.

    The truth is that Obama doesn’t care about the deficit.  Obama proposed a budget not long ago which would have increased spending and the deficit.  It was only after the recent showdown over last year’s budget that Obama decided that politically he needed to appear to be attentive.

    Yesterday’s speech was a calculated move by someone who doesn’t care about the deficit to pretend to care so that he could use the issue in political hand-to-hand combat.

    If you don’t think 2012 is the make-or-break political year for this country, then you haven’t been paying attention.

    Update:  Ramesh Pannuru does a good job debunking myths about the Ryan plan, and Jim Geraghty has a good post, Obama’s Habit of Trashing His Invited Guests.

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    Obama and Soros want to crash the U.S. and replace its economic and political infrastructure with communism. Plain and simple. It will not happen.

    Last man standing will be…

    The linked Wall Street Journal editorial ends with this paragraph:

    "Mr. Obama ludicrously claimed that Mr. Ryan favors 'a fundamentally different America than the one we've known throughout most of our history.' Nothing is likelier to bring that future about than the President's political indifference in the midst of a fiscal crisis."

    Isn't this the point? Isn't it time we recognized that bringing about "a fundamentally different America" is and has been Obama's goal all along?

    If unchecked US debt and spending is topped by more debt and spending, the resultant fiscal and monetary calamity would excuse a drastic Washington power grab, and added $-trillions of "emergency" welfare and security measures. Obama and his fellow Washington progressives would literally win by default. America would become the world's largest "social democracy."

    How else can one interpret Obama's coveted "vision for America — a vision where we live within our means while still investing in our future; where everyone makes sacrifices but no one bears all the burden…?"

    In Obama's America "investing in our future" means profligate federal government spending, and living "within our means" equates to paying for this spending by taxing the livings of Americans earned on "free markets" by means of "free enterprise," American institutions that Obama professes to have "faith in."

    In Obama's warped world view failing to tax the last dollar of every successful American citizen is squandered federal government revenue, which equates to wasteful federal government spending!

    This President is a Marxist collectivist who cannot imagine how American "rugged individualists" would educate their children or do scientific research or care for the sick or build schools, highways or railroads without federal government largesse. Without these federal government "commitments," he says, "America would not be a great country[!]."

    This President proposes to solve America's spending and debt crisis by appointing "independent" federal government "commissions," and establishing a federal "debt failsafe," which is nothing more than a political escalator clause that will grant Washington politicos free rein to raise taxes to whatever level needed to feed Obama's new super Welfare State.

    Yes, the political battle lines have been drawn for 2012, and folks, this will be a battle for our "vision" of the "American Dream" — the sacred principle of private property and free enterprise — as opposed to Obama's socialistic nightmare — a commune of "shared responsibility and shared sacrifice."

    Game on!

    Agreed. The 2012 elections are the last chance for our country. In addition to all that is written above, think what Obama will do to America on the international front if he is reelected. It is a chilling thought.
    I count on trusted sites, such as Legal Insurrection, to identify important battles and opportunities to participate by contributing funds for those who are fighting, such as in the recent Wisconsin election.

    So what is the first thing Obama did after one of the most offensive and insultingly ignorant and dishonest speeches ever given by a president? Hit the campaign trail. He told them that he may be pre-occupied with a few distractions in DC for a while but assured them that he will be hitting the campaign trail for real very soon. In the meantime, don't be shy. Send money.

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