by Colonel Bob Pappas, USMC, Retired
Those who can’t win on the merits use personal attacks to improve their standing. In a recent offer to debate his chief opponent, Newt opined that his opponent feared the prospect. His opponent stated in return that they had a number of debates and more scheduled, and to the effect “that it would be inappropriate to narrow the field before voting began.” It is notable that Herman Cain wasn’t afraid and didn’t shrink away, and it was a productive dialogue for both candidates. What does Gingrich’s chief opponent have to fear other than being shredded? If he can’t stand up to Gingrich, does he actually believe he can stand up to the Presidential Teleprompter Reader who is spoon fed the answers? Come on, man up!
Obama’s effort to paint himself as a tax-cutter and Republicans as spenders is full of irony; and stinks worse than rotting fish. Obama, a tax cutter? That’s one for political comedy books and late night shows and qualifies for the Washington Post’s Four Pinocchio award. Obama has spent more, appropriated, by the Democrat House and Senate in three years than all other Presidents in the history of the U.S. combined. Alas, everyone knows that it is Bush’s fault that Obama has had to spend so much. B.S.! And, of course, everyone knows that Obama is in the top four of American Presidents, or at least he says so. Finally, he tells us that he needs another term to finish his work. Now, just what work would that be, the total destruction of the U.S.? Fortunately, most Americans have awakened from their “make history” stupor and are ready to guard against any further attacks by and from their own President. Anyone besides me for evicting him before his term is up? Nice family man (Or is he? One wonders why Michelle goes on vacation by herself.); and that is what he should stick to.
One is compelled to wonder about the mental capacity and state of those on the left. Given that workers who have a job are carrying the majority of the leftists on their backs, if the left was to get its way to do away with the free market capitalist economy, who would carry them then? Allow me to answer that: No one! And they would be forced to go to work for a change rather than live at the expense of those who do pay taxes; and I’m not referring to well known hidden taxes that accounts for billions in addition to income taxes. Everyone would effectively work for the state, and I call that national serfdom or slavery, take your pick.
Speaking of taxes, the recent debate of the “payroll” tax prompted me to learn more about it than I care to know. I was under the mistaken impression that payroll taxes were deducted from a worker’s paycheck and sent to Washington for politicians to waste; most know that sending money to Washington is a waste except for Defense; and there is plenty of waste there too. At least I had the waste part right. What I didn’t know was the change in nomenclature. It turns out that “payroll” taxes are the worker portion of social security taxes; the employer pays the other portion. All the while, I thought anything having to do with Social Security was Social Security taxes, and the other was Federal Income Tax withholding. But nowadays it’s called Payroll tax (Social Security) and FITW or Federal Income Tax Withholding.
In typical Obama sleight of hand, and in keeping with his promise to “spread the wealth around” (what he actually meant to say was, “spread the poverty around” judging from what he is doing to the middle class) to keep the books in balance (and, that’s a laugh) he would add a fee (tax) on homebuyers since they are the ones with the money, to offset the loss of revenue from the “payroll tax” holiday which if it were to lapse would be touted by Democrats as a tax hike, which latter day Obama opposes. Got it? Now, how’s that for clarity, transparency and honesty? Keep in mind: who forced through "Obamacare," arguably the most despicable legislative action and legislation in US history; who has literally wasted over a trillion dollars of stimulus and other money; who has increased the national debt to both historic proportions and in record time; and, who has set the stage for Iran to have a nuclear weapon and civil war in Iraq? To his credit he approved the raid that killed Bin Laden, but lost a stealth helicopter in the process; and more recently lost a reconnaissance drone to Iran; or was it a handover? Does anyone believe that the designers didn’t make it hack-proof, or if hacked or otherwise located, didn’t build in a self-destruct mechanism? The one that I like most (not), is that Obama uses taxpayer money under the guise of promoting his “Jobs Bill” to fly around the country campaigning.
It’s an Obama mess of mega proportions, and who can best fix it? I’ll tell you who, Newt Gingrich! I encourage you to join in by sending this to your friends in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina! In fact, send it to everyone in your email account.
Semper Fidelis and Merry Christmas!
Copyright © December 23rd, 2011, by Robert L. Pappas. With proper attribution, this essay may be quoted and redistributed, except it may not be used in conjunction with any advertisement without the author’s expressed written permission.