Obama’s class warfare: Don’t get fooled again
Exclusive: Chuck Norris exposes president’s ‘desperate’ attempt to divide nation
by Chuck Norris
Have you noticed how the Obama campaign has stepped up its class-warfare rhetoric as we draw closer to Election Day?
Obama is constantly resorting to this tactic because he’s simply unable to defend his own record in office as 23 million Americans are out of work or underemployed and the economy remains in distress.
Class warfare is all he has left.
But voters aren’t buying Obama’s polarizing rhetoric. In a Gallup survey of the 12 most important priorities this election year, the issue of “increasing taxes on wealthy Americans” came in dead last among voters. Understandably, Americans are far more concerned with issues such as “creating good jobs,” “reducing corruption in the federal government” and “reducing the federal budget deficit,” among other important priorities.
Nonetheless, Obama relentlessly attacks Mitt Romney’s prosperity, as if being a successful businessman – who takes financial risks and creates jobs – is an automatic disqualifier for anyone running for the nation’s highest office.
During the second presidential debate last week, Obama hammered Romney for his financial success and played the class-warfare card:
“I don’t look at my pension. It’s not as big as yours so it doesn’t take as long.” (In fact, Obama has a larger pension than Romney.)
Obama attacked Romney’s “$20 million a year” income. (Romney actually made $13.7 million in 2011 and gave nearly 30 percent of his income to charity.)
He also accused Romney of shielding the wealthy from paying “a little bit more” in taxes.
He stated, “I believe in self-reliance and individual initiative and risk-takers being rewarded. But I also believe that everybody should have a fair shot and everybody should do their fair share and everybody should play by the same rules, because that’s how our economy is grown.”
Obama claims to support free enterprise, self-reliance and individual initiative, but his actions say otherwise. He has forced on America a federal takeover of health care, increased oppressive regulation of private business, sustained massive government spending and expanded our nation’s welfare rolls by 32 percent since 2008. He even attacks corporations while accepting campaign funds from the same ventures he condemns. (Ironically, Obama has accepted nearly $120,000 from Bain Capital executives, is the top recipient of funds from BP oil, has investments in Chinese companies and through a Cayman Islands trust and staffed his own Cabinet with wealthy CEOs.)
In 2008, Obama famously told Joe the Plumber of his plans to confiscate money from small businesses: “[I]t’s not that I want to punish your success – I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you – that they’ve got a chance at success too. … I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”
In 2010, he arrogantly remarked, “I think at some point you have made enough money.”
In July, Obama attacked business again, saying, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” (As I explained in an earlier column, that “somebody” to whom Obama referred was, in fact, the U.S. federal government.)
Meanwhile, Obama likes to say his tax increases will only affect “millionaires” and “billionaires,” but the actual hikes will hit couples with incomes of $250,000 and higher.
The president claims to be raising taxes on the rich, but he’s raising taxes on many of our nation’s job producers and using his class-warfare rhetoric to fool voters.
What do business-savvy employers do when burdened by crushing tax hikes? They look for options to reduce their taxable income.
Facing the increased cost burden of Obamacare, businesses are already looking for ways to avoid dealing with the soaring costs associated with the president’s health-care takeover – including potential layoffs and slashing employee hours from full time to part time.
Obamacare is the very definition of a class-warfare ploy because it drains the lifeblood from America’s producers to subsidize the uninsured. While “free” insurance may sound like a good idea in theory, increasing the burden on companies will force them to cut employees and their benefits to stay in business.
When businesses shed employees, revenue collected by federal and state governments as payroll taxes declines as well. That’s a lose-lose situation for our nation. The best way to get Americans back to work is to grow our economy and reduce tax burdens on our nation’s job creators.
When it comes to raising taxes and increasing regulations, there’s no limit to what Washington will impose. Where does it end?
What exactly does Obama consider “fair”?
Obama wants you to believe big government is good, profit is evil and “spreading the wealth” will improve the lives of everyone in America.
He wants you to believe he will help the middle class by promoting job creation and boosting the economy – but he has failed to do so in the last four years. And now he’s desperate.
Americans are tired of being pitted against one another by this administration.What they really want is jobs, a robust economy and a true leader who won’t resort to class warfare in an effort to distract voters and divide our great nation.
Support the 2nd Amendment.
NOT HERE IN THE U.S. – YET … IN THE U.K. HOWEVER:
Reblogged from Casuals United Blog:
Police arrest 53 ‘EDL supporters’ near London
Police have arrested 53 men, believed to be supporters of the English Defence League, who were heading to London.
The men were held on the M25 motorway near Heathrow Airport and Uxbridge and on the M3 near Swanley, Kent, on Saturday afternoon, police said.
The men were heading to a location in east London, but police have not revealed where they were due to gather.
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Reblogged from eastangliandivision:
The 53 protesters, which also reportedly included a member of the group’s executive, were arrested on motorways on the outskirts of the capital.
Dozens of officers in riot vans intervened before the members of the far right group reached the capital on Saturday afternoon for the surprise protest outside a mosque in Whitechapel, east London.
Scotland Yard said they were held following an “an intelligence-led, pre-event investigation into a planned disturbance in east London on the same day”.
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EDL: Supporters held on way to Mosque protest !
Also from swissdefenceleague:
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via OFFICIAL EDL NORWICH PROMO 10/11/12 – YouTube.
September 12, 2012 by Tim Brown
The federal government continues to display itself as against free speech and completely overstepping the bounds of the Constitution. Sixteen year old Justin Hallman put together a presidential campaign video of Texas Congressman Ron Paul for his American Government class. Not only did the video earn him an A+ and impressed his teacher, but it also raised the eyebrows of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and so they proceeded to go to Hallman’s house to question him.
When Hallman’s mother called the number on the card she was told by Bowman, “We need to talk to your son.”
The two FBI agents returned to the house and began to talk to Hallman about his interests and hobbies, a tactic Hallman saw as the FBI agents attempting to gain his trust.
The FBI agents then attempted to recruit Hallman to spy on Anonymous. “They wanted me to be an informant, to possibly put my life in danger, to help them arrest and gain intel on occupy protesters and hackers,” he writes.
The agents then began to question Hallman about his support for Ron Paul’s presidential campaign as well as a conversation he had conducted with his teacher about the Illuminati secret society.
“They also asked me why I had talked to my teacher about the Illuminati,” writes Hallman. “I told them it was just harmless talk about the 1776 Illuminati that formed from the enlightenment era. I said my teacher said they are/were terrorists and not to talk about them (this caused the FBI agents to look puzzled and they changed the subject very fast to Anonymous). In the end they finally left for an ‘important meeting.’”
The fact that they asked about his conversation with his teacher seems to indicate that the teacher had previously spoken about the video and Hallman. This should raise serious red flags to anyone who has their child in the public school system.
In his email to reporters, Hallman concluded, “So that’s my story, a teen from the suburbs who was questioned by the FBI about a harmless free speech protected video I made for school. My record forever scarred with the truth that the FBI questioned me. When getting a job they will see that, when getting a passport they will see that, when going to college they will see that.”
Whether you agree with Ron Paul or not, this is not an issue about him. This is an issue about the Constitution, the First Amendment and the Fourth Amendment.
Here’s what the FBI found serious enough to question a sixteen year old boy over:
Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/09/16-year-old-boy-is-questioned-by-fbi-for-political-youtube-video/#ixzz26JoRisQP
September 12, 2012 by Tim Brown
The Obama administration via the Department of Justice has given authority to the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to “seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled-substance abuses.” This means now that people who are not dealing illegal drugs, just using them and anyone who might associate with them in the same residence or be in a vehicle can have their God-given right of keeping and bearing arms revoked by the government god. In fact, no conviction is even required in these instances.
The Obama administration is making it easier for bureaucrats to take away guns without offering the accused any realistic due process. In a final rule published last week, the Justice Department granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) authority to “seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled-substance abuses.” That means government can grab firearms and other property from someone who has never been convicted or even charged with any crime.
It’s a dangerous extension of the civil-forfeiture doctrine, a surreal legal fiction in which the seized property — not a person — is put on trial. This allows prosecutors to dispense with pesky constitutional rights, which conveniently don’t apply to inanimate objects. In this looking-glass world, the owner is effectively guilty until proved innocent and has the burden of proving otherwise. Anyone falsely accused will never see his property again unless he succeeds in an expensive uphill legal battle.
Such seizures are common in drug cases, which sometimes can ensnare people who have done nothing wrong. James Lieto found out about civil forfeiture the hard way when the FBI seized $392,000 from his business because the money was being carried by an armored-car firm he had hired that had fallen under a federal investigation. As the Wall Street Journal reported, Mr. Lieto was never accused of any crime, yet he spent thousands in legal fees to get his money back.
The problem is two fold. One, government seeks to take a God-given, Constitutionally protected right from a citizen that has not been convicted of a crime. Two, it ends up creating a perverse profit motive, that leaves bureaucrats with strong incentives to abuse a process that doesn’t sufficiently protect those who are wrongly accused.
The Obama DOJ and the ATF have demonstrated their own disregard for the safety and laws of the land as they knowingly allowed guns to walk over the border into Mexico, resulting in hundreds of deaths. Both Attorney General Eric Holder and Barack Obama have a hatred for the Second Amendment and gun owners and that fiasco demonstrates that they desired to gain a political upper hand to bring in more gun control laws. Now they are stonewalling federal investigations to keep the truth from coming out. Yet they have the audacity to grant this kind of authority to an organization that has demonstrated that it abuses its power, and all in the name of the ‘war on drugs.’
Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/09/obamas-doj-grants-atf-new-gun-grab-authority/#ixzz26Jl1cWpM
posted on September 5, 2012 by Philip Hodges
A few years ago, FBI agent Christopher Stangl appeared in a video put out by the FBI calling on people with computer science degrees to join them as they were needed now more than ever. In the video posted to Facebook, he said this:
Hello. My name is special agent Chris Stangl of the New York City field office of the FBI. Today more than ever we need individuals with computer science backgrounds to join the FBI. From a special agent that investigates cyber crime or the computer scientist that is embedded in the cyber squad that analyzes malware.
A couple days ago, the “hacktivist” groups Anonymous and Antisec responded by hacking into Stangl’s laptop and finding over 12 million Apple ID’s in a database. Anonymous took 1 million of them and published them on Twitter. The Apple ID’s refer to UDID’s (Unique Device Identifiers). Every iPhone and iPad have one. The hackers also noted that in the agent’s database contained cell phone numbers, usernames, zip codes and addresses of iPhone and iPad users. Some may call this an act of cyberterrorism by Anonymous and Antisec. And maybe it is, and maybe they should be prosecuted for it (if they can be found). But I’d also like to know just what an FBI agent is doing with a database of over 12 million iPhone and iPad users. Neither Agent Stangl nor an FBI spokesman commented on the incident.
They are effectively tracking these people through their Apple devices. Since most people with iPhones carry their phones all the time, it would be very easy to locate these individuals. But Apple users aren’t the only ones being tracked and monitored. Forbes had a piece back in April talking about how law enforcement use cell phone information to track people, and how cell phone companies sell their customers’ information to law enforcement and make millions a year doing so:
[T]he American Civil Liberties Union revealed a trove of documents it had obtained through Freedom of Information Requests to more than 200 police departments around the country. They show a pattern of police tracking cell phone locations and gathering other data like call logs without warrants, using devices that impersonate cell towers to intercept cellular signals, and encouraging officers to refrain from speaking about cell-tracking technology to the public, all detailed in a New York Times story. But at least one document also details the day-to-day business of telecoms’ handing over of data to law enforcement, including a breakdown of every major carrier’s fees for every sort of data request from targeted wiretaps to so-called “tower dumps” that provide information on every user of certain cell towers.
So, law enforcement is taking our tax dollars and buying our private information from our cell phone companies in order to keep track of us.
The FBI’s Apple UDID databases and law enforcement’s tracking of our cell phones are consistent with what the NSA is building out in Utah. They’re building America’s largest data warehouse. Wired.com reported earlier this year that “flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital ‘pocket litter.’”
If you’ve got Facebook and an iPhone, the FBI and local law enforcement likely know everything about you. This may or may not bother you depending on what you’ve said or where you’ve been on the internet or your iPhone. But just remember what our government considers criminal behavior these days.
Read more: http://politicaloutcast.com/2012/09/why-is-the-fbi-keeping-track-of-apple-device-users/#ixzz26AegTmKk
Much back & forth over this PAN blog; Other bloggers here who follow me know how I feel about Romney. He is NO Reagan. Leopards don’t change their spots. If any of you read the blog and some of the many comments, you’ll see my own response to a few of the commenting PAN members. http://resistance.ning.com/forum/topics/spread-the-word-mitt-romney-will-fight-for-and-preserve-the
BUT THIS IS WHY I’M MAKING THIS POST: NOTE THE SUBSEQUENT BLOG obtained from a PAN respondent on a posting by Orly Taitz!
From Orly Taitz:
Posted on | July 19, 2012 | 4 Comments