Archive for September 20th, 2011
Sept 20, 2011- In his speech yesterday Obama said “This is not class warfare, it’s math.”
Really? Here’s a definition of class warfare we might use: “[T]he antagonism between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie is a struggle of class against class.” That definition is from Karl Marx. Obama is the one engaged in the antagonizing, pinning ailing seniors against wealthy Americans, pinning college hopefuls against corporate profits.
Nearly every day now we are hearing Obama engaged in his effort to demonize the wealthy Americans in his effort to recruit support from the moocher class.
John Drew, who wrote about meeting a young Barack Obama, at the time, Obama was coming to realize that he could have a better shot at a “revolution” if he went about through government and politics: “Whatever impact our encounter might have had on him, I know something about what Barack Obama believed in 1980. At that time, the future president was a doctrinaire Marxist revolutionary, although perhaps — for the first time — considering conventional politics as a more practical road to socialism.”
So what ever happened to the American Dream? Remember how once upon a time when we believed we all had the opportunity to work hard, earn a living, raise a family and make a better life for ourselves than our parents did? In America, you can still become anything you want, so long as you work for it. The opportunity is still there. It never left. If you listen to liberals you would think the concept of the American dream is fading away. Obama wants us to believe that we need him, we need government to help us in every facet of our lives. He wants us to believe that wealthy Americans are the enemy and they owe us a share of their lives.
If not for wealthy Americans, there would be no opportunity for jobs. When was the last time a poor person hired someone? Why do so many people feel the need to punish those who succeed, but then praise the mediocre or those who choose the path of least resistance? This is not the great, strong American idea that I was taught about in my childhood. We are turning from an American-idea of opportunity toward a Marxist-idea of opportunity. From the Wall Street Journal …
Before 2007, Americans generally opposed higher taxes on the wealthy because they thought they would be wealthy too some day.
Not anymore. One reason President Obama’s “Buffett Rule” (applied to those making $1 million or more a year) may be politically popular is that most voters no longer see themselves reaching the $1 million mark – let alone $1 million a year.
According to a new poll from the Associated Press and CNBC, 79% of Americans say it’s unlikely they’ll have $1 million or more in assets over the next 10 years. Fully 61% said it is “extremely” or “very difficult” to become a millionaire in the U.S. today…
What’s even more surprising is that the U.S. no longer leads the world in its hopes for upward mobility. Australians are more optimistic, though only slightly: 72% of them said it’s unlikely they’ll become millionaires.
Now we find ourselves in the middle of Obama’s American dream. His dream of creating a nation that is quickly sliding toward Marxism, whether we choose to believe it or not.
Those of us who still believe in our parents American dream must hold on to our great country. We must keep the faith. – J Roycroft
- Marxist Obama’s Class Warfare (theroycroftreport.wordpress.com)
- Obama’s ‘Buffet Tax’ and ‘American Jobs Act’ Killing the American Dream? Not According to Sales of America’s Next Best Selling Entrepreneurial Book (prweb.com)
- Will Obama’s proposed “Buffett tax” fly with voters? (politico.com)
- Republicans declare class warfare! (thehill.com)
- Obama does not engage in class warfare – not one little bit (bellalu0.wordpress.com)
- Four Ways Obama Has Blocked Job Growth (via Save the American Dream) (wdednh.wordpress.com)