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The words of Valerie Jarrett are echoing. Days before the November election, she accurately predicted her fellow Marxist's re-election. In doing so, she also threatened all conservatives and capitalists. She stated something to the effect that any who opposed Obama's re-election was going to be punished.
This latest tax bill is the first wave of that punishment. It not only increases capital gains and income taxes on those making over $450k. It also increases indirect taxes on households making over $50k a year. Social Security taxes are increasing. Payroll taxes are increasing. Paychecks will still be smaller.
Meanwhile, the bill did nothing to cut subsidies to leeches and moochers. Instead, it increased the duration of unemployment handouts by 12 months. More and more, that property that was rightfully earned and acquired by those who do is being stolen and given to those who do not. Communism just won another battle and our country has lost.
Former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, published the following food for thought on his Facebook page (emphasis mine):
Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2011, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average US household below the poverty line received $168 a day in government support. What’s the problem with that much support? Well, the median household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to $137.13 a day. To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30 an hour for a 40-hour week, while the average job pays $25 an hour. And the person who works also has to pay taxes, which drops his pay to $21 an hour. It’s no wonder that welfare is now the biggest part of the budget, more than Social Security or defense. And why would anyone want to get off welfare when working pays $9 an hour less?
However, these facts could be used as an argument for an increase in the federally mandated minimum wage. That would just be paying people more than their efforts and skills are worth. In reality, those who do the bare minimums their employers expect usually do not stay at minimum wage more than six months, anyway. Increasing the mandatory minimum wage will just increase the time before those who work harder can expect a well-earned raise.
The other trend this information indicates is a form of shaping operation intended to pave the way for a federally mandated "living wage". For those unaware, a "living wage" is a socialist ideal that everybody is entitled to an income just for breathing and sucking up resources even if they do not work to produce anything. It means paying people to waste, to destroy, to steal, and to oppress prosperity. It is a completely asinine idea. It is poison. It is economic suicide. However, it is gaining popularity.
If you continue to look at the amended H.R.8, you'll also find that tax breaks were extended for a select few special groups of snowflakes and communists. Millionaire filmmakers are exempt from those increased capital gains and income taxes that will hit other business people. So, those darling snowflakes in Hollywood who urge you to surrender your First and Second Amendment rights are getting tax breaks. Those millionaires who urge those doctors, lawyers, and small business entrepreneurs who built their businesses through long hours of hard work and sacrifice to pay "their fair share" get special tax breaks. The breaks are not new. They have been there for years. Nobody noticed them. Look at the tax-exemption extension bills dating back to 2008.
Those special tax breaks for NASCAR have been there as well.
The same goes for algae growers and so-called "green energy" businesses who support not only ecological alternative resources, but a socialist one-world global tyranny.
Where were the conservatives to stop this?
They were bickering.
Boehner was busy trying to look like he had a backbone while he was kissing up to Obama and Reid behind closed doors. Mitch McConnell was busy being browbeat by the union-thug Joey Biden. It would not surprise me if Biden had channeled Don Corleone during those closed-door talks. I wonder why, as president of the senate, Joey Biden didn't just read his proposal in open session. It's probably because CSPAN would have live broadcast his mafia tactics for all to see.
So, the rift within the Republican Party is now openly evident. The "moderate" Republicans reveal themselves as being, in reality, the "Blue-Dog Democrats" in RINO clothing. They aren't moderates. They are just big-government socialists, though not as extreme as those in the Democratic Party. This is the "old guard" GOP that dates back to the days of Nixon. They are not conservatives. But they, by and large, are the entrenched establishment corrupted by being too long in office. Their influence has allowed them to garner "leadership" positions.
On the other side of the rift are the TEA Party affiliates who seek smaller government. There reside those who want the US Constitution to be followed. Among them are those who want to live their lives without the government telling them how to blow their nose or put on their pants. Their representatives are the likes of Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, and Ted Cruz. They want the government to be run as the contract with the governed (The US Constitution) and their oaths of office mandate.
The "old guard" ousted the conservatives from important committees, including several fiscal committees where their conservative ideals are greatly needed.
Now, public support for Speaker Boehner has faded. Under him, congressional opinion polls have hit the basement.
Herein lies a problem. Today the next congress is sworn in. That means a new Speaker will be elected by the House. Republicans have the majority. However, the party is divided. If Boehner is re-elected to the position, the country faces being railroaded by socialists at every turn over the next two years. It also means that socialists may just regain control of the House in 2014 elections.
On the other side, if a more conservative individual opposes Boehner well enough to keep him from garnering a majority of the votes, the rift will be exploited and we could see a socialist elected as Speaker despite a Republican majority in the house. For the next Speaker to be a Republican will require a majority, if not all, of the Republican representatives to get behind and support the nominee. While Boehner will be disastrous, he may be less so than one of Obama's puppets having that position.
Hopefully a new, conservative Speaker will emerge. Hopefully it will be somebody with both a backbone and skill at diplomacy. Hopefully he or she will have unanimous GOP support. Given how things have panned out over the past 18 months, I would not be optimistic.