Originally Posted by: knot4u Oct 31, 2008 1:26:48 PM on ABC News “Political Radar”
What does the triumvirate of Obama-Pelosi-Reid offer?
Rep. Barney Frank is calling for new tax hikes on the most successful and a 25 percent across-the-board slash in national defense. Sen. John Kerry is talking up new and massive federal spending, a la FDR's New Deal. Specifically, we can expect:
• Swift amnesty for 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens and a drive to make them citizens and register them, as in the Bill Clinton years. This will mean that Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona will soon move out of reach for GOP presidential candidates, as has California.
Never mind laws regarding citizenship and rewarding foreigners who learn and come to care about our country. Let’s just let everyone in and recognize them as a full-fledged American, no matter where they’re from and what they bring to our country, like the many criminals accepted into Florida after the Mariel boatlifts.• Border security will go on the back burner, and America will have a virtual open border with a Mexico of 110 million.
Here again, why bother with any rules to maintain the legalities of our country? Scrap all laws, why don’t we??• Taxes will be raised on the top 5 percent of wage-earners, who now carry 60 percent of the U.S. income tax burden, and tens of millions of checks will be sent out to the 40 percent of wage-earners who pay no federal income tax. Like the man said, redistribute the wealth, spread it around.
Remember . . . if we complain about paying more and more taxes, we’re “selfish,” right? I say, there’s a virtue to being selfish and more people should recognize it.• Social Security taxes will be raised on the most successful among us, and capital gains taxes will be raised from 15 percent to 20 percent. The Bush tax cuts will be repealed, and death taxes re-imposed.
Mr. Obama will make absolutely sure that we are NOT working for ourselves any more even in the slightest degree. He and his government alone should determine what will be done with our money . . . and we’d better like it!• Two or three more liberal activists of the Ruth Bader Ginsberg-John Paul Stevens stripe will be named to the Supreme Court. U.S. district and appellate courts will be stacked with "progressives."
• Special protections for homosexuals will be written into all civil rights laws, and gays and lesbians in the military will be invited to come out of the closet. "Don't ask, don't tell" will be dead.
• The homosexual marriages that state judges have forced California, Massachusetts and Connecticut to recognize, an Obama Congress or Obama court will require all 50 states to recognize.
Believe me, I have nothing against gays and lesbians, but my marriage is not the same as the union they wish to share with a partner. I have nothing against their sharing a life with a loved one, but it is not a marriage.• A Freedom of Choice Act nullifying all state restrictions on abortions will be enacted. America will become the most pro-abortion nation on Earth.
Let us go back to “free love” without restrictions, without consequences at all. let’s have abortion on demand because, of course, we mustn’t do anything to restrict the sexuality of a 12 or 14 year old, must we?• Affirmative action -- hiring and promotions based on race, sex and sexual orientation until specified quotas are reached -- will be rigorously enforced throughout the U.S. government and private sector.
• Universal health insurance will be enacted, covering legal and illegal immigrants, providing another powerful magnet for the world to come to America, if necessary by breaching her borders.
Yup, force companies to hire anyone that fits the demographics. Let’s drop the term “qualified” from the lexicon altogether. Let’s forget the concept of “learning from the bottom up” or “working our way to the top.” Let’s have everyone who fits a certain demographic get hired at any position applied for, regardless of anything else.
Medicaid and public hospitals, for which every working American’s taxes already pay aren’t enough?• A federal bailout of states and municipalities to keep state and local governments spending up could come in December or early next year.
• The first trillion-dollar deficit will be run in the first year of an Obama presidency. It will be the first of many.
The last two items speak for themselves. Yes, Senator McCain voted for the passage of the "rescue" bill -- he really had no choice based on the presentation of the situation. I personally wish he -- and the rest of them -- had not voted in favor, but here we are with yet another government "program" to deal with. At least Senator McCain did not attempt to shirk his responsibility as a Senator by saying, "Call me if you need me."
Welcome to Obamaland!
Copyright, MCzwz, All Rights Reserved. Originally posted on www.thoughts.com/MCzwz/blog on 11/02/2008.