So what is a person to do? Turn to the Bloggers and to the Op-ed writers at authentic venues of journalism. This from Investors Business Daily.
Obama is focused on this idea of "economic justice". Sitting in the pews at Trinity Church for those two decades really inculcated the idea that there is a "fixed pie" of wealth in society and that all you have to do to get "justice" is to redistribute it. Gee that sounds like Communism????
|"Economic justice" simply means punishing the successful and redistributing their wealth by government fiat. It's a euphemism for socialism.In the past, such rhetoric was just that — rhetoric. But Obama's positioning himself with alarming stealth to put that rhetoric into action on a scale not seen since the birth of the welfare state.In his latest memoir he shares that he'd like to "recast" the welfare net that FDR and LBJ cast while rolling back what he derisively calls the "winner-take-all" market economy that Ronald Reagan reignited (with record gains in living standards for all).Obama also talks about "restoring fairness to the economy," code for soaking the "rich" — a segment of society he fails to understand that includes mom-and-pop businesses filing individual tax returns.It's clear from a close reading of his two books that he's a firm believer in class envy. He assumes the economy is a fixed pie, whereby the successful only get rich at the expense of the poor.Following this discredited Marxist model, he believes government must step in and redistribute pieces of the pie. That requires massive transfers of wealth through government taxing and spending, a return to the entitlement days of old.Of course, Obama is too smart to try to smuggle such hoary collectivist garbage through the front door. He's disguising the wealth transfers as "investments" — "to make America more competitive," he says, or "that give us a fighting chance," whatever that means.Among his proposed "investments":• "Universal," "guaranteed" health care.• "Free" college tuition.• "Universal national service" (a la Havana).• "Universal 401(k)s" (in which the government would match contributions made by "low- and moderate-income families").• "Free" job training (even for criminals).• "Wage insurance" (to supplement dislocated union workers' old income levels).• "Free" child care and "universal" preschool.• More subsidized public housing.• A fatter earned income tax credit for "working poor."• And even a Global Poverty Act that amounts to a Marshall Plan for the Third World, first and foremost Africa.His new New Deal also guarantees a "living wage," with a $10 minimum wage indexed to inflation; and "fair trade" and "fair labor practices," with breaks for "patriot employers" who cow-tow to unions, and sticks for "nonpatriot" companies that don't.That's just for starters — first-term stuff.|
Articles like this should be front page on periodicals like the NYTimes, LATimes and Chicago Tribune. It is painfully obvious by now that "Barry" isn't being truthful and honest with anyone about how deeply indoctrinated he is in Marxist rhetoric. He sat at the knee of radical leftists and imbibed their bitter poison about class rivalries, racial divisions and economic redistribution of wealth (socialism) and not one journalist out there dares to call a spade a spade?!!?!?
Man we're in trouble when a guy like this can get so close to the White House.