This Is What Democrats Do

Obama’s latest budget is a joke and an insult to the American people. If Harry Reid allows it to reach the floor it will be voted down like last year: 97-0.

Republicans in the House are passing budgets and bills.

Obama is passing the buck.

He’d raise tax rates and cut defense spending while expanding spending in every other area. This is a broken record.

The recent flap involving the Catholic Church and contraception etc. shows exactly what Obamacare is all about. We all lose our freedom when we hand over the health care and insurance business to bureaucrats. Now we are being told that pregnancy is a preventable illness. Do they read their own press releases? The Democrats simply run around declaring that one thing or another will be free of cost. There is no such thing. This is childish and ignorant.

The free market isn’t a bunch of “greedy capitalists” ripping us off without repercussions. The free market is about OUR freedom to choose. In that system businesses compete for our money — just like Apple and Microsoft compete for our computer and technology business. Things get better and cheaper for us while the corporations make money. There are profits and jobs — not subsidies and scandals like Solyndra.

The GOP needs a coordinated message that explains that to the voters and shows how Republicans will be distinctly different than the incompetents in charge now.

Obama and the Democrats are attempting the same controlled-economy nonsense that has failed every single time it has been forced on a population. The Soviet Union is only the most infamous example.

We are at a point where we need strong leadership to push bold policies that repeal and reverse most of this. We’ve been sliding toward socialism since FDR and the main difference now is that quicker pace. We’re at multiple tipping points. We’re broke and facing a real economic catastrophe.

If Mitt Romney wants to win the election he needs to understand that the President is not the CEO of America. You cannot micro-manage the economy–you can only set it free.

Pat Duggan


Leon Cooperman

If you haven’t already, take a moment to read Leon Cooperman’s open letter to President Obama here : LINK

One sentence really stood out for me:
“As a result of my good fortune, I have been able to give away to those less blessed far more than I have spent on myself and my family over a lifetime.”

Now, I wish he’d said “as a result of my hard work” — instead of “good fortune” — but the point is made. He gave away far more than he spent on himself and his family. This is typical. Whether we are talking Bill gates or Andrew Carnegie the U.S. has a long history of giving more to charity, at a higher rate, than any other country on earth. Studies also show that conservatives give more that liberals. LINK

It is clear that a big part of the problem, and the core of class envy protests like OWS, is a total misunderstanding of economics and what successful people do with their money. More important than what they give away is what they do with what they keep. They don’t bury it in the back yard — they invest it! Even if all they do is buy stocks that capital is what companies use to grow and expand AND HIRE MORE WORKERS.

“Tax the rich more” ensures that they’ll have less to invest — and that means fewer jobs and a stagnant economy. It really is that simple. The problem is that politicians can’t claim credit and buy votes ensuring their cushy lifestyles this way, so they keep offering us “jobs bills” and other useless crap. It’s really worse than useless though. It ensures that we’ll keep adding to our debt problems and keep choking the economy.

I wish Newt or Mitt were articulating this key issue.

They’re not.

Pat Duggan

Published in: on December 2, 2011 at 10:22 am  Leave a Comment  

Journal Calls Obama a Liar?

I don’t know about you but when I heard Obama tell O’Reilly “I didn’t raise taxes once. I lowered taxes over the last two years.” I had a Joe Wilson “You lie” moment.

The Wall Street Journal sets the record straight here:


The Journal also points out that taxes on businesses are in fact, taxes on consumers. This is a concept that gets so little attention. If a tax is slapped on at the cash register or included in the wholesale price before you get to the register the effect is the same: you are paying more for that item. That is what is meant by those who say, in reference to the corporate income tax, “corporations don’t pay that tax-they collect it.”

Liberals want us to join them in hating greedy, faceless corporations. When we do we have been played for suckers because it is we that pay the higher prices. And when those same corporations relocate or hire overseas we suffer lost job opportunities and domestic tax revenue.

Big businesses bring economies of scale and other efficiencies that bring us cheaper goods. Instead of demonizing them-imagine living in a world without them.

Pat Duggan

Published in: on February 9, 2011 at 3:31 pm  Leave a Comment  
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