There has been a mind boggling scarcity of good news during the three year reign of Tyrannus Obamus, at least for those of us who believe that the Constitution of the United States means what it says, and that the way to change it is not by presidential fiat or the tortured reasoning of liberal jurists, but by the procedure outlined in Article V of the document itself. The evisceration performed on our founding charter by the President and the Democrats from 2008 through January 2nd, 2011, and by executive order and regulatory legerdemain in the months since have sent many dissatisfied denizens of Obama Nation rushing to the nearest liquor store or to the local apothecary to stock up on mood elevators, semi-consciousness being one of the finest ways persons of sanity can stay that way during these dark days.
But the worm, as they say, may have turned. Raffle tickets offered by the campaign giving donors a chance at a dinner with the one-time One have been marked down from $5 dollars to a measly $3 bucks, and the big $10 grand-a-plate fund raising dinner hosted by Warren Buffett at the Four Seasons in Manhattan has fewer takers than autograph buffets with Pete Rose. Pundits like Charles Krauthammer and Dick Morris are openly speculating about a 2012 debacle not suffered by a national leader since General Custer waved his hat at the Little Big Horn and hollered, “Follow me!” and even Joe Biden, the old master gaffing co-chieftain himself, said, “I don’t blame them [the American people] for being mad. We’re in charge.”
But for Obama, whose leftism extends all the way from handedness to ideology, the only possible course correction is “Hard a-port!”
“This is not class warfare, it is math…All I’m saying is that those who have done well, including me, should pay their fair share in taxes…We can’t just cut our way out of this hole… It is only right we ask everyone to pay their fair share…”
Well, saying it’s not class warfare don’t make it so, especially when the guy yakking is a lifelong Marxist who swallowed old Karl’s theory right along with his mama’s milk. Besides, Obama’s government never ‘asks’, it orders. And fairness? What’s fair about 53% of us paying 100% of the federal tax bill while 47% get a free ride? As Frank Salvato writes:
[…] Who decides what constitutes someone’s “fair share”? And for that matter, who defines who is “wealthy” or “middle class” or “working class” or “poor”?
In reality, determining someone’s “fair share” tax burden should be a simple matter. First one determines a percentage at which any American should be taxed. Then that amount should be adjusted for basic necessities and those who exist below an agreed upon poverty line. Then that percentage should be applied to all Americans…period. This is about as fair as it gets. Ten percent of an income is ten percent of an income, regardless of whether that income is $32,000, $150,000, $500,000 or $1,000,000,000. This approach is known as the Flat Tax approach, which would completely replace the tax system as we know it. Undeniably, it treats everyone equally. It is blind to success or failure, race, gender, religion and political affiliation, among other things. (The Idea of the Fair Share – Big Government)
But ‘fair share’ is a meaningless phrase when used by a socialist like Obama, a banal slogan designed to disguise his true intention, the economic leveling of society–or, in his own words, the “fundamental transformation of America.” Fortunately for freedom’s future, there doesn’t appear to be as many ‘transformers’ at large in the land as there are in the manic minds of the Marxists.