I swear, sometimes I watch liberals talk or read their blogs and wonder what the hell they are thinking. From Pelosi saying that a tax hike isn’t a tax hike if it takes you back to where you were before tax cuts (!) to Organizing America’s latest campaign that defaces the image of an American flag to make the point that conservatives are not patriotic (!!), I watch and I shake my head sadly. When something doesn’t work out, the knee-jerk liberal response is to call it something else (you know, like “enemy combatants,” “man-made disasters,” and “competitive option“), to marginalize and disparage it (like the Town Hall attendees, the Tea Party movement, and Fox News), or to throw massive amounts of money at it (you know, like the “stimulus plan,” the bailouts, the health care system). You have to wonder, you really really have to wonder, where all the “thoughtful” and “nuanced” thinking is going on (remember that badge of honor liberals gave themselves?).
Oh, that’s right, it’s going on in the White House as BO ponders and ponders and ponders (and ponders) whatever will he do in Afghanistan (this is odd, because he knew back in 2006 exactly what he’d do, then he knew all throughout his campaign–the one before he won the WH, and then he knew in March of this year). What do you want to bet he’ll “suddenly” have it all figured out next Wednesday? No need to give any thought to how to solve the health care “crisis,” though. If Americans hadn’t gotten word of what was going on, they would have passed that travesty before the summer break! Rush, rush, rush . . . we simply have to entirely dismantle the entire healthcare system, one that accounts for 1/6 of our economy, in order to accommodate fewer than 20ish million people (out of 253.4 million). And we have to do it NOW (even though it won’t go into effect until 2013).
I was moodily watching Glenn Beck tonight, and one of his guests commented that by 2013 or 2014, there will be 49% of Americans who do not pay federal income tax. Forty-nine percent!! It’s already at an appalling, jaw-dropping 40% of Americans who do not pay income tax, but to think that in a few years nearly half of all Americans will not pay taxes makes my blood boil. You can’t tell me that over 150 million Americans are in abject poverty and need to be subsidized by the government. It defies all logic. Get a friggin’ job, for God’s sake (but then, why do that when you can have all the perks of working–a pay check, vacation time–unlimited if you’re not working). And the liberal solution? You got it, call it something else (corporate greed, racism, free market fascism), marginalize the people who DO pay taxes (the middle classes–we all know that the uber rich have a gazillion tax loopholes or simply don’t bother to pay them at all, as is true of . . . gee, how many of BO’s liberal and progressive nominees didn’t pay their taxes and were shut out? And of course there’s Charlie Rangel, who oversees the friggin’ tax codes and doesn’t bother to pay his own taxes.), and throw more money into entitlement programs–the government-run healthcare option being the biggest one yet.
The kicker here is that the liberals who support this bizarre and backward thinking are often among the very middle classes who are footing the bill for 40% of this country’s citizenry . . and soon to be nearly half! And it’s us, the normal, every day American citizen–both liberal and conservative, who have to suck it up, who have to do without and scrape by, so that the nearly half the nation can not only NOT pay taxes but also receive checks and services with our money. Whether or not this is a diabolical plot to collapse our economy so it can be “rebuilt” along “socially and environmentally just” lines, why aren’t we standing up and saying, No More! Why isn’t every single tax payer joining the Tea Parties? We are the ones being exploited, we are the ones who are slaving for others, we are the ones who are being treated unjustly, whose voices are being silenced but whose income is greedily snatched from our pockets by people whose interests and agenda have nothing to do with using our taxes to improve OUR lives. Soon, half of us will be working to support the half that are not. Is that “redistribute of wealth” and “hope and change” that you can stand behind?