Editor’s Note: I too have a beef… But it is with the GOP feigning protests over progressive driven legislation only to cave each and every time. Refusing to defund Obamacare, which is CONSTITUTIONALLY WITHIN THEIR POWER TO DO, and no Obama cannot CONSTITUTIONALLY veto a budget, it is NOT A LAW, and NO the Senate does not have to concur… READ THE CONSTITUTION: Article 1 Section. 7. “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate MAY propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills.”
By Tom DeWeese
I am fed up to my burning ears with Cart Blanc castigation of Conservatives! The other day I accidentally landed on MSNBC just in time to hear a discussion about Conservatives and their lack of compassion for the fate of the poor.
Said the spokeswoman, with great authority, “Conservatives always talk about the family and about spending time with your kids. And they say all you have to do is pull yourself up by your boot straps to get ahead.” Then with great disdain she said, “These Conservatives have no understanding that when you’re trying to just survive you don’t have the luxury of spending time with your kids! That’s a REPUBLICAN concept for the privileged,” she finished with an air of great indignation at the very thought of it!
Well, as I listened (and it wasn’t long because I have a very weak stomach) my mind was racing, thinking of all the details of reality she had apparently missed.
First, if government would stop dragging people down by their wallets, then those poor victims might just be able to pull themselves up by the boot straps.
For example, liberals viciously attack employers as greedy for not paying their workers enough as they demand that government enforce a higher minimum wage. “People can’t be expected to live on such low wages,” they scream in their compassion for the poor!
However, if employees actually received 100% of the paycheck the employers provide, then most workers could live quire well on their wages. Instead, before the employer can actually write the pay check and hand it to the employee, the government has already taken 35% to 50%. On top of that, the employer also has to match the employee’s social security tax payment. That’s part of the employee expense. Heartless, cruel Conservatives oppose this liberal compassion.
Today, falling gas prices are finally giving consumers a small break for their pocket book. The extra $15 to $25 saved on a fill up as the nation recovers from the crush of the $4.00 per gallon costs of just a year ago, can help buy food, school supplies, maybe even a movie night where families can spend time together.
Not happy to allow people to actually find a useful purpose for their own money, compassionate Liberals are rushing to pressure state legislatures and city councils to increase gas taxes to put those savings into government pockets instead, so bankrupt governments can continue to pay for all of the massive spending programs. Heartless, cruel Conservatives oppose this liberal compassion.
Healthcare for all has become the latest cause of compassion for the poor. It’s actually kind of funny to think about how the compassionate Liberals condemn the healthcare industry for being too expensive and that too many Americans are without healthcare. In their compassion for the poor, they give us Obamacare to assure “equitable” coverage for all. Yet, it is the lower middle class of the nation that suffers most from this mandate. Soon they will be forced into the ranks of…