By Angel Abitua | December 30, 2012 | Opinion
Dear reader, as we enter the year 2013, as a country, we slouch toward higher taxes, higher fees, less freedoms, less choice, bigger government, and more economic stagnation. In other words, welcome to the new America as envisioned by our masters, the liberal extremists in charge of our federal government, our education system, our pop-culture, the media, academia and the entertainment business, among other things.
And you will soon note America will begin to resemble modern-day Greece in financial outlook, once the policies of President Barack Hussein Obama, U.S.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reed and former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, et al., envelope more what used to be a less taxed America, less indebted, less regulated and a less doomed country to live in.
Is this a gross, entirely fictitious exaggeration?
No, it is not!
Elections have consequences
The re-election of Barack Hussein Obama on November 6, 2012 and the continued empowerment of Harry Reid in the Senate means the country will continue to lurch toward the Left, toward an new era of serfdom for Americans who used to cherish liberty, self-reliance, and rugged individualism–all the characteristics and traits that were once considered the essence of the people who pursued a dream–the American Dream, for themselves and their children.
Elections have lessons
The national elections of 2012 that empowered Obama, Reid, and other extremists, some re-elected, some newly elected, all Democrats, and maybe some Republicans—demonstrated that a new majority of voters in this country is NOT concerned with a “little” national debt of $16 trillion dollars, soon to be much higher. A majority of voters do want to spread the wealth, or shall we say, confiscate a little more of other peoples’ money for the “betterment” of the whole, the “less fortunate,” the non-productive among us who need the protection and coddling of a benevolent, all-knowing, all-caring national government. Mr. Obama proved, once again, and once and for all perhaps, that class envy is the most effective campaign weapon of our times. Class envy really, really works. It is a winner.
Another incredible lesson learned was that, for a majority of voters in this country, a politician’s personality is more important than a politician’s policies. Let’s write that one on the chalkboard with big letters:
PERSONALITY TRUMPS POLICY
Let us also remember the thesis of liberalism:
Liberalism in this country has, and has always, had one goal: The continued empowerment of the liberal agenda–which is to separate working Americans from their livelihood, their earnings, the fruits of their labor–plain and simple. For what purpose? For the very same purpose that a fiefdom has a feudal lord–the Lord is Liberalism, in our case. It is good to be the Lord of the Fiefdom of the United States. Please note I did not say the purpose of the liberal agenda is to save the planet, preserve women’s reproductive rights, educate the children, provide universal health care, end poverty and greed–no, none of these “lofty” goals comprise the true agenda of liberalism. The aforementioned list is a list of the tools that liberals have always used and will continue to use to achieve their real purpose, which is the possession of power, for the sake of possessing power. Today, it is also obvious that financial enrichment for government elitists can occur when that power is achieved. (Remember that the general geographic region that compromises the Washington D.C. area harbors some of the highest incomes in America, today.) That goal can only be achieved, in America, by separating Americans from their economic independence, from their wealth and/or from their aspirations to obtain personal material wealth–through their own initiative, their own ambition.
If you are a liberal, if you are an Obama voter, if you believe that government is the solution and NOT the problem–this message is not an attempt to besmirch you or your convictions. In fact, I am sure you feel satisfaction in the re-election of Mr. Obama because you believe in Mr. Obama. For holding firm to your beliefs, I congratulate you and congratulate Mr. Obama on his ability to convince you to have supported his recent campaign.
But, my question, my dear Obama voter is this: Are you ready to endure the pricking pain that is coming to you, and all the rest of us, because of the political choices of 2008 and 2012?
“Prove it,” you say. Prove the assertion that the policies of liberalism result in the separation of people from their money and in the diluting or deprivation of their freedoms and their liberties.
The proof, dear friends, is easy to find. All you have to do is open your eyes and read. If you doubt what you read, do not insult the messenger, do your own research. In today’s cornucopia of instantaneous digital information, doing your own research is as easy as “clicking on a link,” and then verifying that research through whatever means you have at your disposal.
In this piece, I offer two exhibits of evidence, two brief examples of how the policies of Mr. Obama, et al., are going to cost us all–conservatives, liberals, moderates, independents and the “not-interested.”
The first piece, from a credible source, I can point to is from the Heritage Foundation organization. In an online article dated December 26, 2012, from its Morning Bell series, the Heritage article “Obama’s Cap-and-Trade Scheme for Cars,” we are reminded and forewarned about Obama’s added cost to buying a new car. The good news is that the added cost of buying a new car will not increase enormously until 2025, based on the new mandated miles-per-gallon efficiency these vehicles must achieve by 2025. The bad news is this will add at least $3,000 to cost of a new car, and the other bad news is that 2025 is only 12 years away. If you have a child 4 years old today, get ready to shell out this additional $3000 in 2025 when your child reaches legal driving age in Texas. So, if you have money squirreled away for your child’s education, you will need to siphon off $3000 worth of it just to add to what the costs are already today for a set of wheels for his or her transportation. The report also says that if you think that you can find a car under $15,000, these new mandates will guarantee you will no longer be able to find cars that cheap.
The article does not delve into the obvious, which is that if we did away with these new, extremely expensive mandates the world would not end by the year 2025. Just as the world did not end on December 21, 2012, according to Mayan prophecy.
The Heritage article can be found here.
Okay, you say, that article is from a conservative organization. Show me some evidence of added costs to our lives from a liberal news organization.
Not a problem. In fact, now one can find a slew of liberal organizations that have no compulsion about reporting how expensive the New Liberal World will be under a second Obama Administration. I say now–now that Obama has been re-elected for his second term.
Let’s select an article from the Associated Press that was published in the print edition of the Austin American Statesman on December 26, 2012. How is that for the liberal perspective?
In an article with the heading Health care tax hikes for 2013 may just be a start, by reporter Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, we are reminded of one the most expensive, draconian, killer-of-individual-choice-and-freedom pieces of federal legislation in the history of our republic–the so-called Affordable Health Care Act of 2010. That was 2,409 pages of legislation that no Congressman or Senator, in recollection, ever admitted to completely reading.
Are you employed? The article warns you, the American worker, about just one thing, among many, that no Democrat ever told you back in 2010. Right now, as a employee with the benefit of health care provided by your employer, you pay no income or payroll taxes on what your employer contributes for your health insurance, according to the article. Well guess what? That tax break may disappear or be limited by your Washington Democrats, in order to help pay for the gargantuan ObamaCare.
This article by the AP can be found at the following link:
Is this all? Are these all the higher taxes and fees and destruction of our freedoms and liberties coming our way in 2013 and beyond? No, of course not. There is more pain and suffering coming our way from the extremist liberal Democrats’ policies than can fill the dungeons in all of Purgatory.
Let’s review. What are the lessons to be learned by re-electing and electing Democrats to power? They will continue to have the power to separate you from your money, your income. They will continue to explode our national debt and destroy the financial future of our children and grandchildren–because that is precisely what they have done for the past 4 years. Obama and Company think the voters have endorsed their policies because they feel the elections of November 6 represented a mandate for them to continue doing what they are doing.
Obama has the power to reward his voters by expanding the Food Stamps program, issuing amnesty edicts for illegal aliens, taking work out of welfare, giving loans to scam-green companies that had promised to create jobs and save the world from its demise–both of which never happened because the companies went bankrupt. But there is one power that Obama does not have–the power to forgive the debt that we owe to China. The day of reckoning will come and there is nothing that Obama and the Democrats can do to stop that day from coming.
Finally, and hopefully, we will learn the lesson that the New Utopia is not cheap. If you are a millionaire or a multi-millionaire, spreading the wealth will cost you, of course. But if you are from Middle-Income America, spreading the wealth will actually cost you more, because you have less to spread.