That’s Right Nate

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Obama’s Attempt to Bribe America

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I’ve been relatively quiet until now about the stimulus package that the Democrats managed to ram through the House of Representatives last week, but if I had to sum up my thoughts in one word that word would be bribery.   What Obama attempts to do is use big government to give lower income people tax refunds even if they don’t pay income tax and only pay payroll taxes.  Has the world turned upside down?  How can somebody who pays no income taxes get a tax refund?  How indeed.

What Obama is tempting to do in the name of economic recovery is to bribe the working poor to become lifelong Democrats by giving them this government hand out.  What makes this plan so diabolical is that I believe the Republicans are very close to making inroads into that voting block if we can just convince them that our conservative moral values are best for the country.  When Republicans give tax cuts we give them to the rich.  The people we give tax cuts to are used to money.  They would never let a tax cut cloud their judgement.  The same cannot be said about the working poor.

The average tax rate paid by the richest 400 Americans fell by a third to 17.2 percent through the first six years of the Bush administration and their average income doubled to $263.3 million, new IRS data show.   Despite this Obama still won the last election.  Do you really believe the richest 400 Americans are going to see nearly that kind of increase with Obama using government to bribe the poor people?

A really insidious government bribery attempt would not stop at the poor and Obama doesn’t.  The stimulus package will spend $100 billion dollars widening the safety net for the unemployed and those without income to acquire health care.  Why would Obama do such a thing?  Obviously, to bribe the sick.  Obama’s plan will lead to an army of the infirmed and diseased shuffling down the streets to vote like some zombie onslaught in a cheesey horror film.

In short, we must not let this stand.  If Obama get this stimulus package signed it will convince a generation of poor and sick that the Democrats care about them and Republicans don’t.  As people who know this isn’t true, it is our obligation to get out there and let people know just what Obama is trying to do.  The American people are not stupid and they will not fall for this transparent bribery attempt.

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Written by thatsrightnate

February 2, 2009 at 9:37 am

6 Responses

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  1. “….it will convince a generation of poor and sick that the Democrats care about them and Republicans don’t.”

    I think the past eight years of a Republican government, and the Reagan years, much like the Thatcher years over here in England, proved to the poor that the Republicans/Conservatives only really care about allowing the rich to get richer (and recently, through the Bush years, using fear and death to achieve maximum profit), they don’t need the Democrats to do that for them.

    futiledemocracy

    February 2, 2009 at 10:04 am

  2. Mr. Yenta and I were middle class when the Bush administration began. Now, not so much, although we do still pay income taxes. I stand ready to be bribed. Yes, bring on the bribery and don’t be shy about it!

    zenyenta

    February 2, 2009 at 12:01 pm

  3. You need to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps. If you can get up to upper class, we Republicans will take care of you.

    thatsrightnate

    February 2, 2009 at 12:34 pm

  4. It’s ok to have a comment.

    dudeguy

    February 2, 2009 at 5:17 pm

  5. hi nate, i just wanted to pop in and wish you a very happy candlemas day!

    how was your roast groundhog and fixings dinner?

    gina

    February 2, 2009 at 7:56 pm

  6. Actually, the traditional Candlemas dinner is a German feast including head cheese, sweetbreads, and beets.

    thatsrightnate

    February 2, 2009 at 8:17 pm


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