State (Hate) of The Union Preview, Boehner’ Buffonery, Wendy Davis’ Martyrdom: Today On The Teri O’Brien Show, 1-26-14

This morning, according to an ABC News poll, only 37 percent of Americans trust Barack “I’ve got a pen and a cell phone” Obama to make the right decisions for the country. Thirty seven percent? I didn’t know Barack Obama had that many relatives, at least not in this country. No worries, though, Obama Kool-Aid drinkers, I’m sure that he’ll fix everything when he applies that sure-fire cure to all that ails the country, or even the planet; that is, a Barack Obama speech! Demagoguery to the rescue again! As we watch, the One lament the horrors of income inequality, we’ll know what it feels like to watch an arsonist arrive to tearfully witness the clean up of the house he burned down.

With the Obamacare debacle shining a huge spotlight on the failure of liberal arrogance and hypocrisy, you’d think that the GOP would seize the chance to make the case for free markets, liberty and limited government. Instead, the Speaker of the House John Boehner squandered a golden opportunity to introduce millions of low-information citizens (and one low information comedian) to do that. Seriously? We watch so you don’t have to, and we’ll share some truly cringe-inducing segments of this ridiculous performance.

The legacy media continues to try to run interference for former democrat rising star, Texas state senator Wendy Davis, who seems to be another in a  series of liberals who take creative license with their biographies to enhance their political careers. It worked for Hillary Clinton, so why is everyone being so mean to poor Wendy! According to Politico, she is the “most judged woman in America.” That’s true, but only if we exclude Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman and any other famous conservative woman in the country.

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Something B. I. G. Is Coming To America! Progressive/Commies Push For Solution To Income Inequality

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The left tried to make income inequality a major topic for discussion throughout America last year but failed.  So, they’ve gussied-up  their message, repackaged it, and they’re set to re-launch it again in 2014.
This year, however, the democrat’s message concerning income inequality is more important than ever.  See, they are counting on their beating the drum for a guaranteed income for every American to turn on the hordes of low info voters, and enough of those on the dole (wards of the state) to trudge to the polls and save the US Senate for the democrats.
Here’s the thing:  If the democrats can hold off the republicans enough that they can get their base to help them save five of the seats up in November, they will retain control of the Senate and, saints preserve us, we will remain in the same deadlock in Congress we are suffering through today with a republican House and a democratic Senate.
 Getting a piece of legislation guaranteeing a “BIG” is not important … at all.  (More on “BIG” a little farther down in this piece.) It’s all the sound ad fury that will accompany the debate.  You can rest assured the democrats will paint the Republicans as heartless with no concern for the middle class and the poor.  If the democrats can manage to have their message reverberate within the low info voter community they may be able to leech enough votes from that quarter to save Democrat Party control of the US Senate.  That’s the goal.
So, what IS income inequality, anyway? I mean, other than a tool the Marxists, Communists, and Socialists use to beat a capitalist nation severely about the head and shoulders until it crumbles and they move in and completely destroy whatever is left of that country.
You would do well to pay particular attention to the source of the plaintive calls for income equality.  You will find it originates from the ranks of the so-called “Progressives.”
Remember:  Progressive is only the latest nomenclature for “Communist,” “Socialist,” and “Marxist.” The are all one and the same: “fellow travelers.”  The title “Progressive” is only a cover name for “Communist,” Socialist,” and Marxist.”
Over the next eleven months, or so, the ”marxocrats” are going to be pounding the drum for redistribution of the nation’s wealth.  Their hearts are going to publicly bleed, all over the nation’s press, as they opine as to how they care for the poor downtrodden American with less income than the CEO of a corporation, etc. It’s not fair, they will cry.
It’s true. It’s not fair.  But then, neither is life.
In a capitalist system, one’s income depends on many, many things.  First and foremost, however, a nations economy MUST be sound and flourishing so those who want a job can get a job.
For a moment let’s get real, shall we?
A kid flipping burgers is not going to bring home what the CEO of the Widget Corporation does.  Nor should he.  THAT’S income inequality.
While we’re at it, lets clear away some of the smoke and mirrors the Progressive/Commies will be using over the next few months.
“Income inequality” is the cover name for “guaranteed minimum income.”   What we are talking about here is “a government-ensured guarantee that all citizens unconditionally receive an income sufficient to meet their basic needs.” – SOURCE:http://www.usbig.net/index.php 
Over the next few months you will hear the word “BIG” bandied about quite a lot.  BIG is an acronym.  It stands for: “Basic Income Guarantee” and that is what the democrats will be pushing for between now and the election in November.
Here’s a bit more on BIG: ”The basic income guarantee (BIG) is a government insured guarantee that no citizen’s income will fall below some minimal level for any reason. All citizens would receive a BIG without means test or work requirement. BIG is an efficient and effective solution to poverty that preserves individual autonomy and work incentives while simplifying government social policy. Some researchers estimate that a small BIG, sufficient to cut the poverty rate in half could be financed without an increase in taxes by redirecting funds from spending programs and tax deductions aimed at maintaining incomes.” – SOURCE: http://www.usbig.net/index.php  
You DID notice the sentence:  ”All citizens would receive a BIG without means test or work requirement.” didn’t you?
Again, it all boils down to redistribution of the nations wealth, which means — YOUR wealth — taken from you and given to someone who did not earn it and does not deserve it.
Look.  America has changed.  In my opinion, there will never again be high employment in the country — at least not for a few generations.
Manufacturing jobs have disappeared because manufacturing plants have either gone out of business or moved out of the US to other countries more hospitable to business.  They’re gone, and won’t be coming back.  Their former employees are without jobs and are not likely to find anything they are qualified for simply because those jobs no longer exist… period.
Currently there is a drive on to increase the national minimum wage.  That’s another job killer.  At some point — and we are very near it right now –employers are going to begin replacing men and women employees with machines.  Technology is at such a level now that a hamburger joint could have most of their staff replaced by computerized machines.  This is no longer “new” technology.
Some of us remember Automats, which were fast food restaurants where simple foods and drinks are served by coin-operated and bill-operated vending machines.  They’ve been around for decades.  Just think of what we could do with today’s technology.  We won’t have to wonder long, for if the minimum wage goes up too much, a businessman who wants to remain a businessman, will not hesitate to replace his human employees with computers.  That will, of course, mean MORE unemployed Americans out on the streets.
The answer to income inequality the Progressives/Communists are going to tell us is a BIG, the basic income guarantee.
Where, pray tell, will the government get the money to hand out each month?  From the rich?  Not for long. The rich will simply flee. They will take their money, and their businesses (which generate jobs), and leave the country.
In fairly short order the entire nation would resemble the derelict city of Detroit.   Soon our entire society would find itself in a deplorable condition.
Democrats know they can depend on the support of those whose family traditions include living off government largesse for generations.  And the democrats can always rely on the Mainstream Media to promote their loving care for the poor and downtrodden while running interference, the whole of 2014, for Obama and the democrats and, lest we forget, for Obamacare.
So, get ready, it’s going to be brutal between now and November.  The dems have their backs against the wall and they will be flailing in all directions.
The dems will be intent upon making the GOP look as bad as they possibly can between now and November.  Since they own the bully pulpit and the press in America they WILL be successful to some degree.
Conservatives should dig in and hold fast so that in November we may truthfully say with Saint Paul of old:  ”I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith … “ ( 2 Timothy 4:7).  We must remember this admonition, too, from St. Paul: ”… Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”  (Galatians 5:1)
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What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Today The Teri O’Brien Show, 12-8-13

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For the past three days, we have been subjected to the predictably lame, bed-wetter coverage of the death of former South African president Nelson Mandela. It has been simplistic, celebrity-obsessed, superficial, agenda-driven, and of course, all about Barack Obama. Isn’t everything? Still, there is actual news that you need to know, including about Nelson Mandela, that you aren’t hearing from the legacy media. For example,

  • Seven quotes from Nelson Mandela You Won’t Hear in the Worshipful Coverage from the Lame Stream Media
  • The Real Economic Inequality That Barack Obama Didn’t Mention, But Thoroughly Embraces
  • Sec. of Health and Human Services Kathleen “Nurse Ratched” Sebelius’ War on Bone Marrow Donors
  • The Department of Homeland Security’s Attorney Hiring Blitz: What Do They All Have in Common

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Subsidizing the Hight Cost of College for the Children of Millionaires, the Obama Daughters

For the last several months, Barack Obama has been criss-crossing the country inveighing against the outrageous failure of the evil rich to pay their “fair share” of taxes, and promoting the “Buffett rule,” which in itself is silly and laughable, and is made even more so by the fact that Mr. Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway, is admits to owing back taxes back to 2002.

With the release of the Obamas’ latest tax return, we learn that:

(1) He probably paid a lower tax rate than his secretary. I say “probably” because the most recent data is from a former secretary, Katie Johnson, who now attends Harvard Law School, and what we know about her seems to come from Wikipedia. Apparently, the most transparent White House in history hasn’t seen fit to tell us much about Obama’s Gal Friday. From White House Dossier:

Obama’s federal income tax rate was 20.5 percent. If you include the Medicare and Social Security taxes paid by Obama, his total federal tax liability is 21.8 percent, fully two percent less than that of his secretary even though his adjusted gross income was nearly nine times hers.

Uh-oh.

Since I recognize that the talking points about  ”the income inequality gap” and “fairness” for the crypto-commie crap it is, I’m not that concerned about that, but I do note the silence about it from our friends on the Left. But then, there’s this …

(2) What does frost my behind is realizing that we are not only subsidizing the luxurious vacations, celebrity-studded soirees, the full-time makeup artist and the personal trainer flown in from Chicago, and other essential for Her Excellency, we are also subsidizing the future college educations of the Obama daughters to the tune of $48,000, so far. From Free Beacon:

President Obama and his wife, Michele, gave a total of $48,000 in tax-free gifts to their daughters, according to tax records made public on Friday.

The president and his wife separately gave each daughter a $12,000 gift under a section of the federal tax code that exempts such donations from federal taxes.

There is nothing illegal about the president’s taking advantage of this tax shelter, but it does raise eyebrows given that he has lamented the myriad tax exemptions used by the wealthy—“millionaires and billionaires” like himself—to pay less in taxes. He has yet to propose a comprehensive plan to reform the byzantine tax code.

The Obama’s tax return indicates that the gifts, likely for their daughter’s college educations, began in 2007, when the maximum exemptible amount was $24,000 per couple. The maximum exemption has since increased to $26,000 per couple.

So we are “giving” Barack and Michelle $48,000 in the form of “tax cuts for rich.” What, say you, Obama apologist? It’s their money, and the deduction is perfectly legal? Precisely, which is why we need genuine tax reform to reward achievement and job growth, not foolishness like the “Buffett rule,” promoted by a couple of buffoonish hypocrites like B.Hussein Obama and Warren “Tax Me More Even Though I Don’t Even Pay What I Owe” Buffett.

Get Ready. Here Comes the Community Organizer in Chief

Based on media reports about the focus of tonight’s State of the Union, it’s clear that you can take the community organizer off the street corner, and take away his clipboard, but you can’t take the street corner out of the community organizer, who will substitute a TelePrompTer for the clipboard and proceed to cloak his desire to use the massive power of the government to take one person’s stuff and give it to someone he considers more deserving. If you had any doubt that the Obama campaign plans to resort to outright lies and demagoguery to try to win the election, the announcement that Warren Buffett’s secretary will be sitting next to Moochelle Obama tonight should clarify matters nicely for you.

The so-called Buffet Rule is based on the talking point, initiated by Mr. Buffett, and taken up as a mantra by Barack Obama; specifically:

The Buffett rule — which the president said was developed after the billionaire investor said he paid a lower effective tax rate than Bosanek, his secretary — forms a key component of Obama’s plan to boost short-term spending to help create jobs for the middle class.

And Bosanek will offer a sharp symbolic juxtaposition with the GOP on a day when Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released tax returns that show he paid an effective tax rate of 13.9 percent on his 2010 income of $21.6 million. He estimates payment of an effective rate of 15.4 percent on income of $20.9 million in 2011.

Nicely played, WaPo, but aren’t you missing something? From the Wall Street Journal:

The Berkshire Hathaway magnate makes much of the fact that he paid only 17.4% of his income in taxes, which he considers unfair when salaried workers often pay more. But Mr. Buffett makes most of his income from his investments, in particular from dividends and capital gains that are taxed at a rate of 15%.

What he doesn’t say is that much of his income was already taxed once as corporate income, which is assessed at a 35% rate (less deductions). The 15% levy on capital gains and dividends to individuals is thus a double tax that takes the overall tax rate on that corporate income closer to 45%.

And speaking of missing something, wait, is she paying a higher or lower tax rate than her boss Mr. Buffett?

Consider the stunning performance that we are about to witness. A man who has benefitted his entire life from government largess, be it through affirmative action or living large on the taxpayers’ dime, will lecture the makers about their failure to give to the takers. A man who donated 1% of his income to charity will hint darkly about the greed of his desired 2012 opponent, who gave 15% of his to charity. A man who masqueraded as a leader who understood there was “no red America, and no blue America, only the United States of America” all the while knowing that his life’s mission was to “rub raw the resentments of the people of the community,” and who admitted that he is less concerned about revenue to the treasury than he is about “fairness,” will proceed to stoke those resentments to enhance his political fortunes. The bitter, angry race-obsessed cauldron of rage and entitlement otherwise known as Michelle Obama, who lives at a level of luxury unknown to nearly every other human being on the planet, will try to hang on to her position feeding at the government trough by using one of the little people as a mascot, hoping no one will notice the deceit unpinning the so-called “Buffet rule.”

It disgusts me to think that any American could buy into this garbage, but sadly, the Left’s 100-year project of dumbing down the population appears to have been successful.

We’ll be live chatting during this bizarre spectacle tonight here. Let’s hope it’s more interesting than that snoozer of a debate Brian Williams hosted last night. Please join us.

Last Night’s ABC GOP Debate Unpacked, and Obama Said It Himself-One and Done! Today on the Teri O’Brien Show

Did you miss last night’s ABC GOP debate? No worries. You know that I watch so you don’t have to. Since you no doubt have a life, and therefore something more interesting to do on a Saturday night, tune in and hear all about it. Who won? Who lost? Who set the Twitterverse on fire with one remark? Did Mitt deliver a knock out blow to the man who threatens to ruin his Christmas, Newt Gingrich? How did Newt handle the thinly-veiled references to his, shall we say, colorful personal life?

 

Here he goes again: Barack Obama is making promises about reducing unemployment again, whining about what he inherited, and inadvertently admitting that his goal for America is not opportunity, but–I hope you’re sitting down–income redistribution.

 

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