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Regarding the 2010 Tax Deal Pledge Breaker: Pledge? What Pledge?
December 11, 2010
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The Tax Deal Pledge Breaker.

Will the signers of the Pledge To America please stand up?

Vic Biorseth, Saturday, December 11, 2010

What did the GOP “Pledge To America” actually say, that pertains to the Tax Deal just announced, after closed-door meetings with Comrade Obama, peace be upon him?

Among other things, it pledged these things:

  • Permanently stop all job killing tax hikes
  • Act immediately to reduce spending
  • Cut government spending to pre-stimulus, pre-bail-out levels
  • Read the Bill
  • Advance Legislative Issues one at a time
… to which our GOP leaders proudly and publicly affixed their signatures. They did so with great political fanfare.

I submit that their signatures signify nothing; they are less than worthless. They may be deemed by some to be treacherous. We have got to get all of the old time, long-term, professional politicians the hell out of office. This is not just an initial shake-down cruise we’re on here; this is a battle for the life of the Republic.

It’s not even written yet, and it will be voted on today. It has emerged as just another tax and spend bill with lots and lots of pork and earmarks.

  • New legislators not yet sworn in were specifically excluded from deliberations.
  • The “Bill” isn’t even written in final form, meaning they will have to pass it to find out what’s in it. Once passed, they can just write any damned thing they want to write into it.
  • It brings back the death tax, meaning death to family farms and family small businesses, which will have to be sold just to pay the death tax.
  • It spends billions of dollars that we do not have and that do not exist yet, in new spending as a bribe, pure and simple, to the Marxocrats and the Obamunists.
  • It extends the continuation of the current tax rates only temporarily, for two years, after which they will be allowed to hit us with a massive tax increase. Why?
  • It extends current unemployment payments another 13 months. Why?
  • In exchange for all these many billions in additional spending it offers a miniscule 2% tax cut for only one year. Why?
Any and all Republicans who support this deal need to be targeted for removal from office.

It gets even worse. Incoming Republican majority leader Eric Cantor from VA wants to impose single-payer nationalized health care at the same time he hopes to kill Obamacare. GOP leaders are actually supporting another health care bill mandating pre-existing condition coverage, which will, in and of itself, kill the private health insurance industry and lead to socialized medicine.

Insurance against pre-existing conditions is not insurance. It is welfare. It is the same thing as waiting until uncle Ned dies, and then taking out an insurance policy on uncle Ned, which the company has to give you, and you get the payoff. It is the same thing as waiting until you demolish your car in an accident, and then taking out an auto insurance policy, which the company has to give you, and then filing your claim. No insurance company, of any variety at all, could stay in business doing that, and Cantor knows it. He wants socialized medicine here.

The real problem here is who owns the insurance policy. The insured person should own the policy, as a matter of simple common sense. The employer owns it, and when the employment ends, the employer stops paying for it; that is the real problem here. The employee has to find other insurance and start all over again; hence, the problem. All insurance policies of any form should be handed over to and owned by the insured person, for life, or for the life of the policy.

In my view, all health insurance should be done away with, with the sole exception of health insurance for catastrophic illness, such as those conditions currently under scrutiny for the pre-existing condition problem. Diagnosis of cancer, diabetes, heart problems, etc. All any health insurance coverage for an ordinary every day doctor visit accomplishes is to raise the cost and the complexity of health care. It adds nothing whatsoever to the health or the health care of the patient. It raises the cost of the visit and it adds unnecessary complexity to the doctor’s work, and the size of his staff.

The thing that kills me the most is how grown men stand before the cameras and microphones and drone on about how extending the Bush tax cuts, in place now for a decade, will cost us money. How does doing nothing cost money? There is no tax cut here; we’re talking about not raising taxes. They have been static since post-9/11/01. The Obamunists want to raise them. I submit that not raising them costs nothing.

The claim is that they only want to raise taxes on the bourgeoisie. I mean the rich. In Obama’s language, the wealthiest Americans. Those making over $250,000. Some would put the level at $1,000,000. What’s the difference?

What they are talking about is radically raising the taxes on every single employer in America during a recession.

They think that everyone making over $1,000,000 per year is just a bourgeoisie, sitting pretty or something. But the overwhelming majority of them don’t actually get the benefit of all that money declared on their 1040 form. Farmers have to deduct the cost of tractors, buildings, heat and electric, fuel, seed, employees, etc. They have to buy chicks to raise, or piglets, or calves or whatever; they have to feed them long enough to bring them to market. The have all the costs associated with planting, harvesting, storing and shipping.

The family dry cleaner business has to pay rent, heat, electric, equipment cost and maintenance, employees, benefits, and on and on. The family restaurant has to pay for building, heat, electric, fuel, food to cook, employees, benefits, and there is no end to it.

Politicians don’t live in the real world with the rest of us. Marxist actually oppose us. They see the owners of the farms and the restaurants and the body shops and the butcher shops as hated petty bourgeoisie to be expropriated, if not liquidated.

I don’t know about you, but I have had a very long work life, which continues to this day. I have had many, many employers.

Question: Have you ever been hired by anyone who was making less than $250,000 per year?

Answer: That’s funny, neither have I.

Today’s elites are not smart enough to figure that out. I would hazard a guess that any businessman or woman making less than, say, $10,000,000 per year in all likelihood lives at a level not much different than the rest of us. The overwhelming majority of us are somewhere between $30,000 and $150,000 per year. Most millionaires, believe it or not, work for a living, and do not live nearly so high as the Marxists would have you believe. They, too, have expenses. Business expenses just happen to be significantly higher than the ordinary living expenses of the average working man.

I have had it with the professional, polished politocrats on TV, with their perfect teeth and their made-up, blow-dried perfection. They always sound so smooth, and they talk so conservative, but look closely at what they do and what they support. I’m talking about Gingrich, Huckabee, Romney, Rove, and the endless list that goes on all the shows and even talk radio. They who have supported near Marxists in opposition to Tea Party candidates, who support some version of federal government medical practice and insurance practice, who want to cut federal spending by a “doable” 10% or whatever. America has had enough experienced professional politicians for her lifetime.

There are some new kids on the block, and they need to take over the block, and to not listen to these compromising professional political twits. It’s time for the old guard to be replaced completely. Give me an un-polished, un-professional, real life representative, even with a few warts and imperfect teeth, any day. This ain’t show-biz.

Get ready for the 2012 house cleaning.

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