Michele Bachmann Drops Out: Obama is a Socialist

Posted by | Filed under Economy | Jan 5, 2012 | Tags: , , |
Bachmann

"Obama and his socialist policies must be stopped."

Michele Bachmann ended her campaign for the presidency of the United States after falling short of her Iowa caucus election goals which were presumably not “last place.”

A shell-shocked Bachmann attempted to read the word “poignant” however seemingly unintentionally uttered the alternate, far less common pronunciation of the word: “poyguhnant” as she honorably conceded the race. She did all this while not losing sight of the noble overriding goal of repeatedly reminding us that Barack Obama is indeed a socialist who is “endanger[ing] the very survival of the United States of America.”

To many of us, Bachmann’s lackluster performance in Iowa was no big surprise. Her message is too real. It is not an easy pill to swallow, especially when our pillboxes are brimming with muscle relaxers intended to make it easier to shove Obamacare down our throats. Bachmann never couched her message to appeal to a broader base. She stuck to her core philosophy and did not waver. What was that philosophy? The Anti-socialist Obama philosophy.

The sad fact is that many do not even understand what “socialism” actually entails, and why we must fight to avoid it. Socialism, in its purest form, is an ideology whose end result dictates that the government redistributes wealth to those without wealth. Sounds innocent on the surface, doesn’t it?

We already have several socialist programs in place that seem to work fairly well, right? Welfare, food stamps, and Medicaid are all examples of socialist government programs implemented in the United States today. Each and every one of these programs follow the same formula of extracting capital from the wealth creators and spreading it to those who choose not to generate wealth.

One must decide whether they want to support the Obama agenda of overtaxing the job creators and giving it to the leeches, or whether people should be able to keep what they rightfully earned through hard work.

Put another way: if given the choice between working hard for a paycheck, or oodles of free welfare money for doing nothing, which would you pick? The Obama socialist agenda actively establishes mediocracy, while at the same time punishes success. This is undoubtedly an equation for disaster, and Michele Bachmann is one of the few who tells it like it is.

In the United States of America, it used to be “a good day’s work for a good day’s pay.” The free market recognizes, and proportionally rewards for hard work and scope of positive impact on society. It’s intuitive. it’s obvious.

In 2010, surgeons made, on average, $225,390 a year. Preschool teachers made about $29,200[1]. That makes sense. The market works.

"Poyguhnant"

“Formal education and training requirements—typically 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and 3 to 8 years of internship and residency—are among the most demanding of any occupation, but earnings are among the highest.”[2]

Surgeons not only work very hard while performing surgery, but they had to work hard just to get the opportunity to work hard. They better the world by directly saving lives. Contrast this to preschool teachers, whose qualifications barely require the competency of a well-trained dog:

“A high school diploma and little or no experience are adequate for many jobs, but training requirements vary from a high school diploma to a college degree.”[3]

It would be generous to call a preschool teacher a glorified babysitter, an occupation that literally contains the word “sit” in its title. Needless to say, preschool teachers do not work as hard as surgeons, nor do they save lives. They are undeserving of the sort of compensation a surgeon receives. These sorts of comparisons can be made across all sorts of professions:

Veterinarians ($92,570) make more than fast food cooks ($18,540), as they should.
Computer engineers ($101,600) make more than janitors ($24,560), as they should.
Sales managers ($114,110) make more than social and human service assistants ($30,100), as they should.
NFL players ($1,900,000)[4] make more than Nuclear technicians ($67,330), as they should.

Using simple math, one can easily compute their relative value to society in the following way: take the median salary of the profession you would like to compare and divide it by your salary.

For example: (Surgeon)/(Preschool teacher) = ($225,390)/($29,200) ≈ 8.

The free market has decided that a surgeon is 8 times more valuable of a contributing human being to society than a preschool teacher. Continuing the comparison, sales managers are roughly 4 times more valuable to society than a preschool teacher, and NFL players are a whopping 65 times more valuable to society and harder working than a preschool teacher.

The point here is, if the market deems an individual valueless, they should not be rewarded with socialist incentives like welfare and food stamps. Instead, they should be motivated. They should be hungry to improve their lot in life. Pick a profession. Do something.

Do not expect the hard working citizens of America to subsidize your laziness. They will not stand by and watch you eat filet mignon and lobster every day with food stamps – paid for with their hard earned money. They won’t sit idle while you drive an Escalade, with 5 kids and no job, paying for all of it with welfare checks.

If the American public won’t elect Michele Bachmann to fight this fight, please elect someone who will.

Make America Fair.

[1] http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ocwage.pdf
[2] http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos074.htm
[3] http://www.umsl.edu/services/govdocs/ooh20002001/323.htm
[4] http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_06/b4214058615722.htm

Herman Cain’s “999 Plan” Cannot Work

Posted by | Filed under Tax Policy | Oct 10, 2011 | Tags: , , , , |

999 Plan - No Relation to Domino's or Godfather's Pizza

Presidential hopeful Herman Cain, along with several economic scholars[1] have developed a very serious, radical plan to change the tax structure in the United States if he is elected. But can it work?

Herman Cain and expert economists worked tirelessly to determine the perfect mix of business, individual, and national tax rates to ensure economic growth in the United States. Coincidentally those numbers are each precisely 9%, which is very lucky considering “999” plan has such a terrific ring to it.

Imagine if it turned out that it would be optimal to tax business at 11.5%, individuals at 7%, with a national sales tax at 14%. Then it would be the 11.5-7-14 plan. Say that out loud: “Eleven-point-five, seven, fourteen plan.” Yikes. (more…)

Ron Paul Unable to Answer Simple Question

Posted by | Filed under Healthcare | Sep 22, 2011 | Tags: , , |
Ron Paul

"And we've given up on this whole concept that we might take care of ourselves and assume responsibility for ourselves."

In the CNN Tea Party Republican Debate in Tampa, Fla on 9/12/11, Ron Paul was asked a hypothetical question about a healthy 30 year old man who decides he does not want health insurance, but something terrible happens and he goes into a coma. Should society just let him die? Paul could not give a straight answer.

Ron Paul asserted that the hypothetical man should be allowed to do whatever he wants, but to accept responsibility for those actions. Wolf Blitzer pushed back, asking: “But congressman, are you saying that society should just let him die?” This line was met with applause, and a couple emphatic “Yeahs!” from the audience[1].

Firstly, it is absolutely appalling how the audience responded. The fact that only some of the people in the entire crowed cheered about the hypothetical man’s preventable death says a lot about the Tea Party, and the state of discourse in the United States. That only a few people applauded a man’s ability to reap the consequences of his own actions speaks volumes about how much Americans value personal responsibility. (more…)

Osama bin Laden: Genius Criminal Mastermind behind 9/11 Attacks

Posted by | Filed under Military | Sep 11, 2011 | Tags: , , |
Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Laden reads books

Stephen Hawking, move over. The most talked about public intellectual for the past 10 years has been none other than the mastermind behind the attacks on 9/11, Osama bin Laden. His intellectual prowess dwarfs that of mere run of the mill terrorists. Only an uncommonly beautiful mind could conceive of a plan so perfect that, despite a scant inherited net worth estimated at only $300 million dollars [1], he was able to kill 3000 people on September 11th, 2001 – impressive.

9/11 is unquestionably Osama’s pièce de résistance, though many overlook his early masterworks which include: a hotel bombing in Yemen in 1992 that killed two Austrian tourists [2], but failed to kill any of the presumed targets, the US troops who had been staying there – inspired.

One must not forget the 1998 bombings of U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. In this expertly executed plot, the organization of which is attributed to Mr. bin Laden [3], 224 people were killed; of those, 12 were Americans [4]. A hit rate of roughly 5% may not exactly sound impressive on the surface, but the ordinary human brain will find it difficult to fathom the methods of a terrorist savant the likes of Osama bin Laden. (more…)

Obama’s American Jobs Act: Ironically Conservative

Posted by | Filed under Tax Policy | Sep 9, 2011 | Tags: , , |
President Obama addresses Congress

"...tweets flying back and forth."

President Obama recently addressed a joint session of congress to pitch the American Jobs Act. As he stated, the goal of the bill is to create jobs. This sounds noble; however it ignores the simple fact that it is not the government’s job to create jobs.

The President has it in his mind that conservatives are out to sabotage all democratic proposed legislation. He has paranoid delusions about a republican conspiracy to thwart his every move. The truth is, the republicans are not voting against legislation put forth by the President out of spite, or for political gain. Republicans are voting against the President because all of the legislation that the president puts fourth is fatally flawed.

President Obama mentioned tax cuts at least 13 times over the course of his speech, not counting the sarcastic quip that generated unintended applause and standing ovation from the conservatives. What Mr. Obama and the administration fail to realize is that the republican-led congress will likely not fall for the President’s tax-cutting trickeries. (more…)

Labor Day Charade

Posted by | Filed under Economy | Sep 5, 2011 | Tags: , , |
Workers of the world Unite!

Workers of the world unite!

Every first Monday of September we celebrate an extra day off with barbeque and parades. We hail the beginning of autumn. We gear up for Football season. We celebrate the oppressed proletarian classes’ struggle for ownership of the means of production from the bourgeoisie capitalists.

Oh. You forgot why we celebrate Labor Day? Okay, perhaps the above was a bit of a mischaracterization.  Labor Day is a time to recognize the laborer, specifically the organized laborer, or more specifically, unionized laborers. Is that why you’re having a barbeque this weekend?

Statistically speaking, if the readership of this text is a representative cross section of the US, then according to a recent Gallup poll, you most likely prefer unions to have less influence. The majority of Americans believe that labor unions hurt the US economy [1]. Furthermore, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the union membership rate is at 11.9% [2].

This year, Americans are celebrating 11.9% of the population, who they believe should have less influence, and are actively hurting the economy.

How did that happen? (more…)

Does The World Need Another Political Blog?

Posted by | Filed under Uncategorized | Sep 1, 2011 | Tags: |
BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

The internet has transformed the way in which Americans access information. According to a Pew Research Center report[1], “more people continue to cite the internet than newspapers as their main source of news.”

This trend brings with it several positives: a diverse spectrum of sources, varied points of view, and in depth coverage of issues that may or may not be addressed by the traditional news media. Unfortunately, with the good, comes the bad. Internet news sources often do not have the accountability or professional standards of their traditional news media counterparts. This trend is especially concerning considering how often television, radio, and newspapers are interspersed with bias, mistruths, and outright lies – and they’re supposed to be the reputable ones. It raises the question: how do you know who to trust?
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