Obama’s Conflict Of Interest: 47% Don’t Pay Taxes
September 19, 2012 10 Comments
Apparently we’re supposed to be outraged because Mitt Romney suggested that Obama’s supporters, around 47% of the country, don’t pay taxes. L.D. Jackson wonders where exactly Romney is wrong. Journalist “fact” checkers dismissed Romney’s statement as “wildly inaccurate.” In order to believe the “fact” checkers one has to ignore the facts. It’s true that most Americans pay payroll taxes. But when all of a person’s payroll tax is given back to them in the form of a refund then they aren’t paying any income tax. The Federal government could tax someone at the rate of 100% but if it’s all returned to them as a refund then their tax rate is 0%. The “fact” checkers expose their liberal bias again.
Romney isn’t far off in his analysis. We have a problem when nearly half the country isn’t paying any income tax while expecting the government to provide them with one service after another. What Obama is doing is trying to parlay zero taxes and maximum services into a formula for victory. It’s the FDR formula as he provided all sorts of goodies and bonuses via the WPA and other New Deal programs in the months before the 1936 and 1940 elections. Obama just last month eliminated the work requirement for welfare, as a result the number of able bodied people on food stamps doubled. What do you want to bet that those receiving new benefits thanks to Obama will vote for him?
Obama is on record as supporting wealth redistribution. Having nearly half the country not paying income taxes while expecting massive government services paid for by the half of the country that does pay income tax is wealth redistribution. Creating new government entitlements and paying them out two months before an election is the Democrats pathway to victory. Obama isn’t the one who came up with this sort of plan, it’s been on the books for 80 years in Democrat circles.
We have a choice this November even if we are to grant that Romney isn’t the most conservative candidate the GOP could have nominated. Romney favors free enterprise, free markets and he opposes massive wealth redistribution. Obama opposes free enterprise, tries to dismantle free markets and is on record supporting wealth redistribution. R0mney is against the idea of having 47% of Americans not paying income taxes. If the economy was stronger, half of these people would either have jobs or would see an increase in salary thus meaning they would be paying income tax. Obama wants no part of that, there’s an incentive for him to keep the economy stagnant and the people dependant on government. This is really what Romney’s saying, which is why the media is so enraged.
The media is desperately trying to destroy the Romney campaign. Whether its by unjustly attacking him after last weeks comments on Libya, whether its attacking his Bain Capital record, his wife’s horses or now this leaked video of a private speech given to donors, the media is clearly on the side of Barack Obama. Even their fact checks are full of left-wing bias. We’re getting to the point that this sort of bias treatment is going to backfire on the press and Obama. There’s nothing inaccurate about what Romney said, in fact his comments ring true and suggest a major problem for this country. We have a President and a party who are better served with a weak economy and a dependant electorate. The media won’t call it a conflict of interest but it’s painfully obvious that this is the case. Let them go wild, the public is likely to see through the nonsense.