Obama’s economic plan shows he is either totally incompetent, or he assumes voters are ignorant saps
William Shakespeare designed his comic relief scenes to appeal to the “groundlings,” or spectators who had to sit on the ground because they could not afford theater seats. The scenes were usually crude and coarse, and designed to appeal to the least educated elements of English society (and also possibly to the Queen, who had an earthy sense of humor). Jack Cade’s proposals were so outrageous that even the groundlings laughed at them, but Barack Obama expects American voters to actually believe similar propositions.
- Jack Cade
Be brave, then; for your captain is brave, and vows reformation. There shall be in England seven halfpenny loaves sold for a penny: the three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops and I will make it felony to drink small beer: all the realm shall be in common; and in Cheapside shall my palfrey go to grass: and when I am king, as king I will be
… there shall be no money; all shall eat and drink on my score; and I will apparel them all in one livery, that they may agree like brothers and worship me their lord. …And here, sitting upon London-stone, I charge and command that, of the city’s cost, the pissing-conduit run nothing but claret wine this first year of our reign.
The following is directly from Barack Hussein’s own Web site, and it is not a Republican invention.
$1,000 Tax Cut for Middle Class American Families
Obama and Biden will cut income taxes by $1,000 for working families, because the economy needs to be revitalized from the bottom up, not top down.
Hey Barry, we’re already running a deficit, and the money has to come from somewhere, unless you adopt Zimbabwe’s approach of just printing it (literally). A higher Federal deficit will result in higher interest rates, and higher credit costs for those working families who need to borrow to buy a house or an automobile.
Obama and Biden will enact a windfall profits tax on excessive oil company profits to give American families an immediate $1,000 emergency energy rebate to help families pay rising bills.
Hey Barry, did you know that faceless corporations don’t pay taxes? People, including working people with 401(k) savings plans, pay taxes. Retirees also own stock. Your “windfall profit tax” will come out of ordinary people’s pockets in the form of higher gasoline prices and/or reduced dividends.
Create 5 Million Green Jobs
Obama and Biden believe that we should invest in innovation and manufacturing jobs in the growing clean energy market, freeing us from our dependence on foreign oil within a decade and creating 5 million green jobs
Hey Barry, if the “green” jobs were economically feasible, the economy would have already created them. We assume you also want us to believe that the yellow liquid in the pissoir is lemonade, or claret wine.
New Jobs Through National Infrastructure Investment
Obama and Biden believe that rebuilding our highways, bridges, roads, ports, air, and train systems will create jobs, ensure safety, and bolster our long-term competitiveness.
So does everybody else, Barry. Where are you going to get the money?
Technology, Innovation and Creating Jobs
Obama and Biden will increase federal support for research, technology and innovation for companies and universities so that American workers can lead the world in cutting edge jobs and products.
In other words, Barry says he is going to fund projects that private industry is unwilling to pay for. Where are you going to get the money, Barry?
Support Small Business
Obama and Biden will level the playing field for small business by eliminating all capital gains taxes on start-up and small businesses.
This sounds like a good way that the owners of small businesses will never turn them into big ones, or that big ones will game the system by breaking themselves into small businesses (if they can).
Obama and Biden will strengthen the ability of workers to organize for good wages, healthcare, and secure pensions. Obama and Biden will fight for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. Obama and Biden will ensure that labor appointees support workers’ rights and will work to ban the permanent replacement of striking workers. Obama and Biden will also increase the minimum wage and make sure it remains a real wage year over year.
And if the minimum wage exceeds what the job is worth, the employer will just eliminate the job.
We recall a scene in an old Gilligan’s Island episode, in which an exiled dictator teaches Gilligan how to run a banana republic. He says, “Just promise the people this, that, and the other thing.” Gilligan immediately proclaims, “I promise you this, that, and the other thing,” and the crowd cheers wildly. Gilligan’s Island is a comedy, and Obama/Biden is nothing more than a carnival sideshow.