After all the hubbub and noise about Obama cutting taxes for the working class, Obama and his Democrat hordes are trying to deal us a one-two punch that we’d never recover from if they passed. “Oh, but he only raised taxes for the wealthy–we’re getting an extra $13 a week! He’s cutting taxes for us! He’s the new Robin Hood!”
Oh, gag me.
First of all, his proposal for universal healthcare would raise taxes on EVERYBODY. Not just the wealthy. Working-class folks like Philip, Steve and I would all be taxed for the benefits that our employers give us. Private healthcare would be taxed out of existence. Contrary to popular belief, that’s not competition. Wal-Mart may drive their competition out of business with low prices, but they don’t have the power to tax their competitors out of the market. The government does. That isn’t competition, it’s called abuse of power, and it’s wrong no matter which way you look at it. Somehow, some way government healthcare would need to be paid for, and it would be done through taxes.
Second–and Philip brought this up a couple of days ago–CAP AND TRADE. Oh, my God, we’re going to tax ourselves into destitution with cap and trade, and we’re smiling as we do it. Here’s the basics about this farce: it’s better known as Waxman-Markey or HR 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act. It might sound good on the surface, but all bills typically do. They’re intended to do good. But we all know that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and this bill would take us straight to hell in a handbasket. You know all those special interests and earmarks that we’re all so upset about? They’re up to their eyeballs in Waxman-Markey, and average American Joes like you and I would pay through the teeth for this ridiculous bill if it passes the Senate. Energy rationing would become more of a reality than it was during WWII.
The idea behind Waxman-Markey is to provide a way to create so-called “clean energy” for use by Americans. The way to it, however, would cost us everything we have. It would require greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced by 83% by 2050, a feat that every expert on the subject admits is herculean. That’s the tip of the iceberg. All the massive energy companies have sold out, seeming to lend credibility to the push for clean energy, making Democrats look at them in awe and say, “oh, how brave–you’re giving up your profits to save the planet!” But there’s more to that, too. No CEO in his right mind would throw his company’s support behind a bill that would cut their legs out from under them without some kind of compensation for their troubles. Their compensation is a full 85% of the rationing coupons, and the CEO’s even admitted in hearings over Waxman-Markey that they’d refuse to support the bill if they weren’t getting such a high number of those rationing coupons.
Recently, emails were revealed from the EPA that showed the reality of global warming and how we need to “save the planet.” In reality, temperatures stopped rising nearly ten years ago. The liberal brown-nosers at the EPA shut down one employee’s research on the subject when that employee revealed just how futile our efforts would be if we passed this sort of legislation. Their argument? “This employee is not a scientist.” Good God almighty–neither were 98% of the nitwits who signed Al Gore’s petition to stop global warming, but how many people took that crap seriously?!? The employee involved is Alan Carlin, and the director of the EPA was caught with his pants down when he said in an email that Carlin’s work would “hurt the office” and that they’d already decided to go forward with “endangerment funding.”
Translation? We don’t care about the fact that there’s evidence that we’re wrong–we want this, and we’re going to ram it down your throats any which way we can.
Cap and trade would result in the loss of millions of jobs, fuel and energy rationing, and only the very wealthy being able to afford their vehicles. Democrats blocked Republican amendments that would have suspended Waxman-Markey in the case of $5-a-gallon gasoline or 15% unemployment rates. Far from reducing our dependence on foreign oil, this bill would lead stateside fuel refineries to import even more in an effort to keep their product affordable for us so they could turn a profit. By 2035, my niece’s family would be paying upwards of $20,000 annually in combined energy usage. The cost of EVERYTHING would go up to balance it out, because businesses will be paying the higher energy costs, too. All that outsourcing of jobs that we’re so pissed about? Guess what? That’ll get worse, too, because it’ll be that much cheaper to hire someone in China or India to do some of our jobs because those countries have sworn they’d never do anything as remarkably stupid as Waxman-Markey.
Everything–farming, manufacturing, retail, EVERYTHING–would be taxed to the brink of destruction by cap and trade. Between lost revenue here at home and losses in the GNP, it would cost us nearly nine-and-a-half trillion dollars. Oh, and low-income families would be hit hardest by the hardships imposed by this legislation.
So much for lowering taxes!