Yesterday our country took the first step off the cliff and into the abyss of tyranny when it passed a bill targeting the evil AIG executives who received bonuses that were part of their original contracts when they were hired by the company. As everyone but the most hard-core Obama voter knows, this phony stink came about when AIG, who received about $170 billion in bail-out money, gave out $165 million in contractual bonuses to its executives.
After the Obama administration and the Democrats in Congress put an amendment into their $790 billion buy-the-vote & create dependency stimulus bill that made the bonuses legal, they then turned around and created a bogus outrage over the issue. It was the arrogant Sen. Chris Dodd from the laughing stock state of Connecticut, who slipped the “amendment” into the so-called stimulus bill. When the story and phony outrage over the bonus money broke, Sen. Dodd did what he does best – he lied!
Dodd first told CNN that he didn’t have anything to do with the amendment. After he realized that his handwriting was all over it, and that even the mainstream media couldn’t save his fat tukus, he came clean and admitted that he did indeed insert the amendment. However, he insisted that it was the Obama administration and the pathetic twerp Timothy Geithner who made him do it.
It doesn’t really matter who did what and when, Pharaoh Obama and the Democrats now have their newest boogieman! I believe that this whole thing was contrived in order to play out the latest class-warfare drama to the frustrated and ignorant American public. This was the “excuse” that the hard-core leftists who now control our government needed in order to start the ball rolling towards federal government control of private sector compensation.
The sickening bill that passed the House of Representatives yesterday by a vote of 328 to 93, would tax the bonuses received by the AIG executives at 90%, if they have a family income over $250,000.(By the way – there goes that $250,000 figure again! It seems that our rulers have pretty much decided that $250,000 is the highest acceptable income that they will allow.) Anyway, 85 gutless Republicans voted for this outrageous bill along with 243 Socialist Democrats.
For those Americans who are falling for this ruse, be very careful of what you wish for. This is nothing short of a power grab by our government in order to further control, and eventually destroy capitalism as we know it! It also sets a scary precedent where Congress can pass legislation to target certain individuals or industries through our destructive tax code. This just highlights the necessity to repeal the 16th Amendment, and instate a flat or fair tax.
Since his coronation, Obama and his socialist lackeys have been trying to stir up phony controversies in order to play on peoples fear, frustration, and envy during these bad economic times. They then propose heavy handed government intervention in order to fix these contrived crises! This is straight out of the Saul Alinsky playbook titled Rules for Radicals which suggests that people, especially the middle class, “must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution.” The Marxist Alinsky was the father of “community organizers” and frequently wrote on how to overthrow our bourgeois capitalist system.
We now have a full fledged follower of Saul Alinsky sitting in the Oval Office, using the power-hungry Democrats in the United States Congress to do his dirty work. This arrogant abuse of power must be stopped before it’s too late; however, the apathy and ignorance of a large number of Americans doesn’t make me too optimistic.