Back Talk to Barack

by | Apr 14, 2011

  Barack Obama, like all liberals, does not like to be questioned. But he’s so profoundly wrong about so many things that our very survival depends on questioning him. In his latest speech bashing both Republicans and capitalism, Barack Obama said: “The way this [Republican budget-cutting] plan achieves those goals would lead to a fundamentally […]

 

Barack Obama, like all liberals, does not like to be questioned. But he’s so profoundly wrong about so many things that our very survival depends on questioning him.

In his latest speech bashing both Republicans and capitalism, Barack Obama said: “The way this [Republican budget-cutting] plan achieves those goals would lead to a fundamentally different America than the one we’ve known certainly in my lifetime.”

In reality, Barack, the Republican plan leaves the welfare state intact.

It attempts to trim it back a little, but nothing more. Even Paul Ryan, the best of the budget-cutters, insists that Medicare and Medicaid can and must be preserved – neither of which is true.

A real alternative to socialism would be a plan calling for trillions of dollars in cuts, not billions. I mean real cuts, not cuts in the rate of government growth. Such a plan would not only cut the deficit and the national debt — important goals, to be sure. It would also transition the United States from the morally and fiscally bankrupt semi-socialist country it has become into a free nation of self-responsible individuals.

While there is no utopia, this is the closest mankind can come: A world in which the productive are free to be productive, and make a profit in the process. In such a world, everyone is better off — everyone, that is, except the professional politicians such as yourself, you glorified “community organizers”; a profession best defined as: A professional do-gooder and busybody, fueled by pretense and power lust.

Barack also said: “[The Republican plan is] a vision that says if our roads crumble and our bridges collapse, we can’t afford to fix them. If there are bright young Americans who have the drive and the will but not the money to go to college, we can’t afford to send them.”

In reality, Barack, there can be no bridges or roads without a private sector. In a free market with privately owned and managed roads, they would be privately paid for; and in a government-run road system, they’re likewise paid for privately. It’s called: Tax dollars. Tax money comes from (or is borrowed on the back of) the PRIVATE SECTOR.

This is why totally socialist countries have few or no good roads.There’s no private money with which to construct them. There are no government services or projects without a private sector; there are no worthwhile projects (public or private) without a robust, laissez-faire capitalist private sector.

Barack, if you really care so much about crumbling roads and bridges, you should do one of two things: (1) Privatize transportation altogether; or (2) privatize the rest of the economy, including the phasing out of Medicare and Social Security, let the economy roar back to life, and pay for those roads with smaller taxes than we have now. (I vote for the first; but I’d settle for the second.)

And regarding those young people who cannot afford college — Barack, since when did that become my problem? I’m not responsible for paying these kids’ grocery bills. Why am I responsible for paying their college? Why is their desire or need to go to college a claim on my life? Am I their slave? Even their parents are not legally or morally required to pay for their child’s college. It’s up to that young person and his or her parents to work the financing out on their own. We all know that government has inflated the price of college by subsidizing it. The more government makes something “free,” the more expensive it becomes. Didn’t you learn this at your Ivy League schools? You didn’t?

Then how valuable are these college degrees, anyway?

Barack also said: “I refuse to renew [the Bush tax cuts] again. The most fortunate among us can afford to pay a little more. I don’t need another tax cut.”

Excuse me? Successful people are “fortunate”? It’s all about luck? That may be true of you, Barack. Let’s face it. If it weren’t for your (half) racial status, you wouldn’t be where you are now. True, the bumbling of Republicans in 2008 guaranteed that any Democrat would win that year.

But you would never have been the nominee had your own party not been infatuated with your status as the potential first black President. Your own story is one largely based on luck and timing. This isn’t the story of those upon whose wealth you are counting to spend away America’s prosperity. You are politically made, to be sure; but the wealth creators and the truly productive in society are self-made. They always have been, always will be — and by their nature cannot be anything but.

Barack, how dare you even put yourself in the same sentence as the great wealth producers of history? The John D. Rockefellers, the Henry Fords, the Bill Gates figures of the world? Say what you will about them, but they have one thing over you: They created something. They are the hosts of the world’s greatness. You are merely an articulate parasite.

Dr. Michael Hurd is a psychotherapist, columnist and author of "Bad Therapy, Good Therapy (And How to Tell the Difference)" and "Grow Up America!" Visit his website at: www.DrHurd.com.

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