On Tuesday, Barack Obama gave the most disgraceful State of the Union speech in history.
You could cut the air in the chamber as he attempted to call for civility in politics… which was quickly followed by him heckling the Republican Congress to their faces.
Obama’s “greatest” proposal is what some Republicans have called his “Robin Hood” package.
With tax revenue and spending at all-time highs, he still wants the government to get a bigger share of the nation’s revenue.
But remember, Robin Hood was a hero. And Obama isn’t fooling anyone…
The Tales of Robin the Hoodwinker…
Obama’s tax reform proposals wouldn’t be revenue neutral. Instead, he looks to increase taxes by $320 billion, aiming to fund a raft of new social programs. “Free” community college tuition is high on Obama’s “do-good” list.
But also taking precedence on the list are tax increases targeted at stock traders and investors. Obama wants to raise the capital gains tax rate from $0.20 to $0.28. He even had the audacity to say President Ronald Reagan accepted this high rate in the 1980s – forgetting to let his audience know Reagan wanted them lower.
On top of the new levy of capital gains, he wants to increase fees on America’s largest banks. These fees, like most corporate taxes, would flow on and be paid by the customers. (Read: average Americans struggling to make ends meet.)
Putting the nail in our economy’s coffin, Obama wants to raise estate taxes. This would hit small business and farmers hard.
Essentially, Obama’s hit list has been dubbed the “Robin Hood” tax package by Republicans. But this is the wrong rhetoric. You see, Robin Hood helped the poor against an overtaxing tyrannical state. Robin Hood fought the officials of the government.
Instead, Obama’s plan is more reminiscent of the Sheriff of Nottingham who abused the poor to fill the coffers of the greedy king.
More Tricks and Mind Games
Apparently, the idiots running the GOP communications operation don’t really understand how big government is strangling America.
Small businesses, the engine of a growing economy, are at an all-time low… and by the look of things, not many new ones are being created, either. After all, innovation and small business are what create jobs.
Plain and simple, the small guy gets hosed as Obama tells him everything that he’s doing is for him.
And while the Obama economy has favored the wealthy Obama donors who fill his campaign coffers, the number of billionaires is rapidly growing under his regime. You see, Obama’s stifling regulation kills competition against the big guys already in business. Therefore, the rich keep getting richer.
Sure, the president uses “class warfare” rhetoric; but it’s all a part of government doublespeak. It’s nothing but more Obama schemes and mind games…
Regardless of party lines, money talks. So when you hear that Obama’s plans are being called “dead on arrival,” don’t believe it. John Boehner and the Republicans could adopt many of Obama’s proposals in advance of the 2016 elections.
After all, they want to be liked, too… and keep in mind, Robin Hood was the protagonist of the story.
This commentary originally appeared at WallStreetDaily.com and is reprinted here with permission.
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