Sunday, November 25, 2012

"Fair Share?"


***We keep hearing the pinhead Democrats talk about the rich paying their "fair share." Not surprising, since their underinformed voters lap it up and believe what they're saying rather than finding out the truth for themselves. Really, get in a discussion with some of them. The ignorance of economic matters will floor you. The top 5% pay 64% of the taxes in this country. What the heck is their "fair share?" Why does being successful make you a target? The typical Obama voter thinks if you have a lot, no matter how hard you've worked for it, it's quite all right to steal a big chunk of it from you and give it to someone who is not willing to work at all. It's sickening.

Although Obama and his fellow Democrats repeatedly call on wealthier Americans to pay their "fair share," they never specify what percentage of the nation's tax burden the wealthy would have to bear. As matters stand, the top 1 percent of American households paid 39 percent of income taxes in 2009, according to the most recent data compiled by the Congressional Budget Office, and the top 5 percent of taxpayers paid 64 percent.

The dirty little secret is - even if Obama and the Democrats get all the new taxes they're asking for, it won't make a dent in the deficit. Government spending, especially entitlement spending, has to be cut dramatically in order for the deficit to be reduced. That ain't gonna happen, because those entitlements are mostly going to Democrat voters, and they'll continue to vote for them as long as the freebies keep coming. I really think we've turned a corner in this country - sure we still have entrepreneurs and hard workers, but we're beginning to be outnumbered by the ones with their hands out.

***Washington Post plays the race card. Oh, there's a surprise.


Everytime I think the Democratic race card players could not get more vile, more deranged, more patronizingly demeaning to blacks, someone manages to defy even my vivid imagination.
This time, it is the Editorial Board of The Washington Post, which issued a truly amazing screed (h/t Gabriel Malor) claiming that critics of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice are motivated by race and sex, as demonstrated by the facts that most are male and a significant percentage come from former confederate states (emphasis mine):
Could it be, as members of the Congressional Black Caucus are charging, that the [97 Republican House] signatories of the letter are targeting Ms. Rice because she is an African American woman? The signatories deny that, and we can’t know their hearts. What we do know is that more than 80 of the signatories are white males, and nearly half are from states of the former Confederacy. You’d think that before launching their broadside, members of Congress would have taken care not to propagate any falsehoods of their own.

Couldn't possibly be because she went out and lied to the American people about Benghazi, among other things. Nah, it's only because she's a woman of color. Please.

***America in the near future...


***Notre Dame beats USC, will play for national championship. I don't really care, but Mark sure was happy!

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***Larry Hagman, RIP.

***Growing Deep and Strong


One day, my mother and I were working together in the garden where we were transplanting plants for the third time.
Grown from seed in a small container, the plants had been transferred to a larger container; then transplanted into the garden. Now, because I was moving, we were transplanting them once again.
Inexperienced as a gardener, I turned to my green-thumbed mother. “Isn’t this bad for them?” I asked, as we dug them up and shook the dirt from the roots. “Won’t it hurt these plants, being uprooted and transplanted so many times?”
“Oh” my mother replied. “Transplanting doesn’t hurt them. In fact, it’s good for the ones that survive. That’s how their roots grow strong. Their roots will grow deep, and they will make strong plants”.
Often, I’ve felt like those small plants – uprooted and turned upside. Sometimes I’ve endured the change willingly, sometimes reluctantly, but usually my reaction has been a combination. Won’t this be hard on me? I ask. Wouldn’t things be better if things remained the same? That’s when I remember my mother’s words: That’s how the roots grow deep and strong.
By Chaplain Lisa Bohannon

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Isaiah 26:2-4

King James Version (KJV)
Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:

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***History does not teach fatalism.  There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads.  ~Charles de Gaulle

***Have a great day!
 

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