My last post was an extreme review of Gwen Ifil’s involvement in the VP debate–which Sarah Palin won hands down by the way–um, okay and Biden wasn’t half bad frankly.
I must confess first that Gwen did a pretty “fair” job and for that I am thankful–I’m sure all the press and pressure from the revelation of her book had no effect on the way in which she conducted herself–but then again–we will never know, will we?
After hearing the debate I was not suprised at all to hear the VP of “hope and change” also talk about fairness. He said that where he comes from, fairness is defined by giving tax breaks to the middle class and making the “rich” pay more. Interesting…
Well let’s see about that. Here is the breakdown of the Delaware State Income Tax system:
(notice that even the picture on their website let’s you know that your money is going to some future project)
— No tax on the first $2,000
— 2.2 percent on taxable income between $2,000 and $5,000
— 3.9 percent on taxable income between $5,001 and $10,000
— 4.8 percent on taxable income between $10,001 and $20,000
— 5.2 percent on taxable income between $20,001 and $25,000
— 5.55 percent on taxable income between $25,001 and $60,000
— 5.95 percent on taxable income more than $60,000.
It would appear that Senator Biden is correct, the richest people pay the most–however, amazingly people that make $5000 A YEAR pay $66 in taxes. Funny, people that make $5000 a year in the US pay nothing.
But here is the real kicker–rich is apparently defined as anyone making more than $60,000 a year. OF course, this is perfect since the median income of people from Delaware is $55,436 according to a 2005 report of the US Census Bureau. Plus Delaware has a poverty rate of over 10%! Now Senator Biden makes a healthy $319,000 which is touted by the press as “one of the least wealthy Senators.” But–one of the richest men in Delaware.
I wonder if Senator Biden’s real view and that of his annointed running mate’s is that people that make $60000 a year or more are “rich.”
The reality is that many of you are going to line up at the polls next month and vote for a man who wants to redistribute wealth in this Country based on his single-minded ideas alone. In other words, Obama thinks that he will be better at managing your money than you are and better at deciding what you “should” make.
So here is my new definition of Fairness under the Obama Presidency:
“Making sure that all people, no matter their race, religion, sexual preference, gender, work habits, narcissism, addictions, neurosis, attitude, sense of entitlement, laziness, lack of education, drug use, criminal background, number of children out of wedlock, SDTs, terrorist affiliations, patriotism, talent and ability, work ethic, ethics at all, apathy, recklessness, negligence, motivation, lack of goals, determination, drive, integrity, honor, honesty, dishonesty, or age have the same exact income, benefits, health care, car, house, and job as everyone else.”
Now that is called real fairness. After all–keeping money that you earned is unfair to those who simply do not earn it.
In fact Obama already got started on this in December 2007 when he and Sen. Hagel sponsored the Global Poverty Act. It would commit U.S. taxpayers to spend 0.7% of our gross domestic product (or over $800 billion) on foreign handouts, which is at least $30 billion over and above the exorbitant and wasted sums we already give away overseas. The purpose is to redistribute wealth to the areas of our world where people are living on less than $1 a day–places like Uganda for example–which is run by a mad dictator.
This is part of Obama’s hope to bring the US in line with the United Nation’s Millenium Development Goal. That declaration also calls for a “currency transfer tax,” a “tax on the rental value of land and natural resources,” a “royalty on worldwide fossil energy production – oil, natural gas, coal,” “fees for the commercial use of the oceans, fees for airplane use of the skies, fees for use of the electromagnetic spectrum, fees on foreign exchange transactions, and a tax on the carbon content of fuels.”
So see, Obama’s energy plan to help with gas prices and the oil crunch is to simply tax our own natural resources further and the carbon content which of course is causing all of the worldwide poverty. I wonder if this is why Delaware’s poverty is 10.2 percent? It must be global warming. Hmmmm…. In any event, it is certainly more fair than letting a bunch of poor people in undeveloped countries suffer while we here at home are actually living off what we earn–how ridiculous is that?
Well, I hope you now fully understand the new definition of fairness and Obama’s intentions–but don’t you DARE question him on it, after all–he is the One (at least that is what CNN keeps hinting at).
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