Published: Sunday, Sept. 30 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
Fabian socialists would disagree. They believe government is omniscient and
should be both omnipresent and omnipotent. Government is their god. Our
president is a Fabian. He talks middle class, but does nothing to create
Can Betsy Hart seriously believe what she wrote? Let's start here:"Such an orientation recognizes that wealth actually belongs to those who
create it."Hello . . . Who actually creates the wealth of Exxon,
or Apple, Target, or GM (assuming GM turns a profit)? Is it the CEO? A few
hot-shot executives? The stockholders? Please. The people who actually create
the wealth in most businesses are the people in the trenches. Sure, a good
executive can make a big difference and ought to be compensated fairly for doing
so--perhaps up to 10 times the salary of the ordinary worker. But until we start
allowing the people who create the wealth to receive a fair share of it, we will
have increasing inequality, a shrinking consumer base, and corporations that pay
executives millions of dollars while they sit on piles of cash and do not hire
people because "there is no demand."Do Republicans really
believe the fantasy Betsy has concocted here?
Ah, yes, more massive historical ignorance. Sorry, but lowering taxes for rich
folks does not result in more federal revenue.
4601While I certainly congratulate you for reading Forbes Magazine, Barack
Obama is not a Fabian socialist. I wonder why conservatives trying to define
the President have to find some timey, now-discredited philosophy, like Fabian
socialism, or Dinesh D'Souza's 'anti-colonialism'. Since
you're having so much difficulty, let me help.President Obama is a
pro-business moderate.Evidence: health care reform is desperately needed
and everyone knows it. President Obama chose the most market-friendly approach
possible. The Left wanted single-payer; he went with a model pioneered by a
Republican governor. Chap named Romney.Corporate profits, under Obama,
have never been higher.The stock market is bullish.Despite every
economist on the left insisting that employment stimulus had to be a higher
priority than deficit reduction, Obama asked for only a small stimulus, and has
publically touted Simpson-Bowles (loathed on the left).The President only
looks radical to other radicals.
Our government was created by businessmen for the benefit of those businessmen.
And today our government is still operated for the benefit of and is controlled
by: businessmen. The real truth is that it is the consumer who
pays all taxes. Any tax money paid by a business is simply added to the price
the consumer pays. Since the consumer has no one to pass the tax onto, the buck
stops there. Businesses, businessmen, investors and everyone else involved in
commerce are only temporarily involved in the process. Even the income tax paid
by the businessman was originally taken from a consumer. “Workers”, rich or poor create wealth by their physical or mental
labor. Other than gold dug out of the ground, all wealth comes from human
To "Eric Samuelsen" nice to see that you live by Media Matters dictates.
However, Obama is not pro-business, and the business leaders for some of our
largest corporations would agree with that statement.Here are some
examples:From the Washington Examiner "55 percent of small
business owners would not start company today, blame Obama"From
US News "Obama Administration Added $9.5 Billion in Red Tape in July"
Businesses don't like red tape.From Bloomberg "Obama Seen
as Anti-Business by 77% of U.S. Investors"From CNBC "Obama
Administration Is 'Anti-Business': Jack Welch" and "Loews CEO:
Obama Administration 'Anti-Business'"From Investors
Business Daily "Wynn's Rant: One Among Many" there we here multiple
CEOs declare how Obama is anti-business.As far as Obama being a
moderate, again, you are wrong.From CBS News "National Journal:
Obama Most Liberal Senator In 2007" You can't tell me that the left
most senator is moderate.
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