Liberalism and the Democrat Party that stands for secular progressive liberalism NEVER fails to deliver failure; just as they never fail to deliver on demagoguery to blame others for their failure.
That has been the one constant thing about Obama’s God damn America that his spiritual mentor and “reverend” prophesied.
Want stifling regulations? Vote Democrat. ObamaCare was a cancer surgically inserted into the bowels of America’s health care system. It was designed to kill that system and leave nothing behind but socialism. In terms of regulations, the 2,700 pages of “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it” ObamaCare have so far equalled more than 20,000 pages of sweeping new regulations. US News & World Report told us that just six pages of ObamaCare equaled 429 pages of regulations.
And it’s supposed to be some kind of mystery that Senator Max Baucus – one of the top Democrat Senators who created this monster in the first place – is now warning that the unmitigated disaster of ObamaCare is going to be a train wreck if there ever was one.
But don’t worry, liberals. Because Democrats – the most dishonest and hypocritical people in the entire history of the world – are already hard at work blaming Republicans for the abject failure of ObamaCare.
Obama’s regulations have been a nightmare that have added up to well over $2 trillion in hidden taxes. And small businesses have been driven OUT of business trying to comply with the burdens Obama keeps piling on their backs.
Our economy is in a shambles. This is THE worst “recovery” in history under Obama. The man who looked a nation in the eye and deceitfully claimed that his stimulus would create millions of “shovel-ready jobs” – only later to joke that “Shovel-ready was not as … uh .. shovel-ready as we expected” – later acknowledged in spite of his lies that there never WERE any shovel-ready jobs to begin with.
It didn’t matter. America is like Nazi Germany now. It doesn’t matter how many lies our Führer tells us; we still want to worship him so badly it hurts (literally!). And so as big of a big lie as “shovel-ready” was, it was a huge buzzword for him that struck political gold. He never had to answer for his lies because he kept shifting the blame for his promises and demagoguing somebody else. And the liberal mainstream media eagerly participated in the lie to cover up for Obama’s past lies.
The fact of the matter is that Obama’s “American Reinvestment and Recovery Act” aka “the Stimulus” actually RAISED the unemployment rate. The stimulus was a failure that cost America not a mere $862 billion but actually more like $3.27 TRILLION. But after so many trillions of dollars pissed away from America’s grandchildren, who is even counting? Or as Hillary Clinton said – in dismissing yet another Obama scandal and debacle – “what difference at this point does it make?”
And the answer, of course, is none at all. Truth is irrelevant and facts don’t matter in God damn America. That’s why we’re going to go down harder than any nation in history has EVER gone down.
I am reminded of the similarity between Obama and FDR that liberals themselves made in Newseek Magazine when Obama took office. I am reminded that FDR prolonged the Great Depression by seven miserable years with all of his liberal social re-engineering and his massive government takeover of the economy. And I am reminded that FDR was an evil man who is burning in hell right now.
Look over this list of taxes that secular humanist government worshipers have inflicted on the residents of California. See how many of them are going to hit the little guy – unless little guys don’t buy cars and never buy gasoline to put in those cars – and then think of Obama promising that your taxes wouldn’t go up one DIME only to lie to you like the liar he is.
Soaking California taxpayers, again
For the politicians in Sacramento, there can never be enough revenue or regulation.
By Lloyd Billingsley
April 17, 2013
Gas prices are displayed as a motorcyclist pumps gas into his motorcycle at a Chevron gas station San Francisco. The California Board of Equalization recently voted to implement a statewide excise tax on gasoline starting July 1 that will increase the tax by 3.5 cents to 39.5 cents per gallon. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images / March 1, 2013)
Now that they have filed their income tax returns and written their checks, many Californians are starting to realize that government greed is no laughing matter.
In November, California voters approved Proposition 30, raising the state’s top income tax rate to 13.3%, an increase of more than 29%. The state sales tax now ranges from 7.5% to 10%, the highest statewide rate in the nation.
The tax increases are supposed to raise an additional $6 billion in revenue. But that’s not enough for California politicians. They want more.
The California State Board of Equalization, for example — a government agency that collects sales, fuel, alcohol, tobacco and “use” taxes — recently approved a 9% increase in the excise tax on gasoline, raising it to 39.5 cents a gallon effective July 1. That’s a large increase in a state where businesses and workers depend heavily on their cars and gas prices already average more than $4 a gallon.
There’s more coming from the Legislature. Assembly Bill 1002 would raise the $46 basic annual vehicle registration and renewal fee by $6, supposedly to encourage greater use of bicycles, buses and other transportation modes with smaller carbon footprints than cars.
Senate Bill 700 would require Californians to pay 5 cents for every paper and plastic shopping bag they get at the store, supposedly to raise money for cities and parks.
SB 622 would tax consumers a penny an ounce when they purchase bottled tea, sport drinks, energy drinks and other beverages. That would add nearly $1 to the price of a six-pack of 16-ounce sodas. The excuse for this is to fight childhood obesity and dental disease.
SB 391 would impose an additional $75 state fee on top of existing county charges for recording various legal documents in real estate transactions, such as deeds, liens and so forth. This measure will supposedly support affordable housing.
In the war against gun violence, AB 760 would impose a 5 cents a bullet sales tax on ammunition purchases, on top of the existing sales tax. The supposed purpose of this new tax is to fund expanded mental health services.
Under SB 782, bars and restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages and offer adult entertainment, such as exotic dancing, would get slapped with a $10 a person fun tax — or is it a sin tax? These funds supposedly would be used to prevent sexual assault and provide treatment for victims.
California politicians also are intent on making it more expensive and cumbersome to operate businesses in the Golden State, even as the state’s unemployment rate stands at 9.6%, one of the highest in the nation.
SB 254, the Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act, seeks to eliminate the blight of illegally dumped mattresses. It would do so by requiring mattress manufacturers to submit recovery and recycling plans to the state, with the goal of a 75% compliance rate by 2020. The bill would require mattress retailers to pick up the old mattress when they deliver a new one, and would be funded by a “quarterly administrative fee” paid by manufacturers (which, of course, in the real world would undoubtedly be passed on to consumers).
The authors of these proposed measures are unable to predict with any certainty how much revenue they would bring in if they became law. But the proposals make it clear that the hundreds of millions of dollars that California already spends on affordable-housing, mental health and other government programs will never be enough. The politicians will always want more.
Onerous regulations, false promises of fiscal responsibility and the relentless quest for more revenue have become hallmarks of California government.
Lloyd Billingsley is communications counsel for the Independent Institute in Oakland.
People are fleeing California like rats fleeing a sinking ship. All the highest-taxed states have the worst deficits. All the lowest-taxed states have the lowest deficits. But that math is beyond rocket science to liberals for whom reality is irrelevant compared to their glorious Marxist theory.
You literally have to be demon-possessed to believe that you can tax your way into prosperity. But “demon-possessed” is exactly the state America – and the state of the leading state in God damn America – is in right now.
California deserves it. As does every single American. You ALL deserve to pay shockingly high taxes to pay for your emperor. And the poorer you are, the more tax you deserve to pay for your part in this national wickedness in re-electing this wicked man.