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Comrade Obama’s Big Day Off

By November 3, 2008No Comments
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So Barack Obama denies he's a Socialist or Marxist? Really?

I sat in amazement as I heard the news earlier this week from the Obama campaign- Barack Obama is telling his supporters, at least those who work for a living, to take the day off from work, and his younger supporters to take the day off from school, in order to vote for him. Comrade Obama has decided to declare a national holiday so everyone can praise him- we'll call it “Obama Day.�

The man who has vowed to punish success and redistribute wealth, but claims he is not a Socialist or Marxist, now wants to reward workers (at least those that support him) with a paid day off from work or school so they can perform the incredibly difficult task of voting. If Obama is trying to prove he's not a Marxist, he's doing a very poor job.

Funny, but I've already voted and believe it or not- I didn't need to take the day off. I own my business. I work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I always have. I earn my success EVERY day. Now, during the worst economy of my lifetime, I must find ways to work even harder if I am going to keep my business alive. Like virtually all small business owners, I have no time to take the day off for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, protest marches, and certainly not for voting. Like all small business owners, I have no doubt that if people who spend their time complaining about their lack of success or the “unfairness� of our capitalist society, instead spent more time working and less time complaining and protesting- they'd have nothing to protest about.

Now this group of malcontents has found a hero in Barack Obama. And why is Comrade Obama their hero? Because he is going to take even more of the money that business owners, taxpayers and job creators earn by working harder, smarter, and more creatively than others, and redistribute that wealth to others who don't- so they can enjoy even more paid holidays.

Sadly, like all socialists, Obama can give away the bribes without having to pay the bill. He just needs to fool enough voters into electing him, so he can force the taxpayers, business owners, and job creators of America to pay for his generosity. And Obama gets the credit. It's a story we've all heard before: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.�

Here we have the most extreme leftist politician in the history of American Presidential politics telling his voters- the very ones complaining they have no assets, no money, no piece of the American Dream- to take the day off from work (something they can ill afford to do), or to take the day off from school (something no child, let alone minority children so often failing or dropping out of our public schools, should EVER do). The last thing our children need is one less day of school, one less day of learning. But Comrade Obama has spoken- so the orders must be followed.

Here we have the most anti-business politician of my lifetime telling employees to play hooky from their jobs. What if their boss needs them? What if the customers depend on them? If every employee heeds Obama's advice, should businesses across America go dark on Tuesday? Should every restaurant close because Obama has given the cooks and waitresses permission to take the day off? Should all of America be closed for business because Obama thinks voting requires a holiday for his voters?

Is Obama now advocating another paid national holiday for millions of state and federal union employees? You mean postal workers, school teachers, and federal employees don't already get enough paid days off? When he recommends that public employees take the day off, guess who pays the bill? Taxpayers- anyone unlucky enough to own a business, or work in the private sector, while Obama's “priviledged class� of union employees take yet another paid holiday.

This is the kind of suggestion that only a lawyer and career politician like Obama could make- someone who has never owned a business, never risked his own money to invest in America, never made a payroll, never paid anyone's health insurance, never created a job. The first job that Obama creates as President, will be the first job he has ever created.

Who is supposed to pay for this new paid holiday? If Obama is such a fan of “fairness� perhaps he should take some of the $600 Million dollars he's raised for his Presidential campaign and pay for this new national “Obama Day� holiday. Perhaps he should spread his own wealth around. But, of course, that isn't what socialists do. No, they choose to spread someone else´s wealth around (yours and mine).

Here are a few questions I have for Comrade Obama:

Should the business owners who created these millions of jobs (by risking billions of dollars of their own money) take the day off too? Of course not. Obama and his voters need these owners and job creators and taxpayers to keep working, so their earnings can be confiscated to finance “Obama Day� and the trillions of dollars of new government entitlement programs planned by Comrade Obama. Haven't you seen the amazing video interview of an Obama supporter at an Obama campaign event saying (with tears in her eyes), “This is the greatest moment of my life. With Obama as President, I won't have to worry about paying for gas anymore, I won't have to worry about paying my mortgage.� Just sit back and reflect on those words for a moment.

Read my lips: Comrade Obama is going to raise federal income taxes dramatically, and not just for the “greedy rich.� Everyone, at least everyone that already pays taxes, is going to pay more taxes. Rate hikes are only the tip of the iceberg. Most of the increases will be done subtly and under the table: tax deductions will be phased out; Social Security taxes will increase dramatically and receiving them will become means tested (turning Social Security into an out and out welfare program); capital gains and dividend taxes will be increased dramatically (thereby reducing the earnings of everyone with a 401K, pension, college savings or similar plan); and “Death Taxes� will be resurrected (meaning you'll be “double taxed� after you die on the monies you managed to save after 50 years of paying taxes).

Barack will also raise taxes on the sale of your home from zero (on the first $500,000 of any sale) to 28% minimum capital gains tax. That tax applies to anyone who owns a home. Since almost 70% of Americans own a home, 70% of us face a huge tax increase on the day we sell our home.

Then there's the “game-changer�- the huge tax that will hit all Americans. Obama and his cronies in Congress (Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barney Frank) will implement policies under the guise of “global warming� (you know- that phenomenon that causes snowstorms in the Northeast USA in October) that will result in dramatic increases in the cost of electric, gas, water and all utility bills. And let's not forget the Democrat proposal in Congress right now for a special tax surcharge on any home over 2500 square feet in size- all in the name of “global warming.� Or is this all simply an excuse to increase the size, scope and power of the federal government, as well as increase tax revenues so that Comrade Obama can bribe more of his voters with giveaways and entitlements?

I haven't even discussed the new taxes necessary to pay for Obama's universal health care scheme. NOTE: Hawaii is the only state in America that has instituted universal health care for all children. Not adults, only children. They just cancelled the program days ago, because it was too expensive and threatened to bankrupt their state. Can you even imagine what universal healthcare for everyone will cost the country?

Comrade Obama has promised he will cut taxes on 95% of all Americans- yet he conveniently forgets to tell you that 40% of Americans pay no federal income taxes. Interesting math. So 40% of our fellow citizens will get a welfare check under Comrade Obama- disguised as a “tax cut.� That's certainly a creative way to guarantee that 40% of all Americans vote Democrat and support bigger government. But, don't worry- Obama's not a Socialist or Marxist. How do we know? Well, he told us so.

Obama is using exactly the same sales pitch Castro used on the Cuban people. It didn´t take long before thousands of successful business owners were swimming across the Atlantic in shark infested water to escape to Florida. Those that remained in Cuba (and more recently, Venezuela under Hugo Chavez) found out what happens when you “spread the wealth around.� The people who create jobs LEAVE. That leaves everyone else unemployed, living on government handouts, living in shacks, and driving wooden carts led by donkeys. It's quite a brilliant success scheme, don't you think? It worked out well for Castro, but for the Cuban people- not so well.

Comrade Obama only wants what's “fair.� Have you ever met anyone who would not describe their ideas as “fair�? Unfortunately “fairness is in the eye of the beholder. Obama´s definition of fair is to “spread the wealth around� from those that pay all the taxes, to those that don't- aka his voters.

But “spreading the wealth around´' is just the start. How about this trick? Just like in old time Soviet Russia, Comrade Obama wants to eliminate secret ballots for union elections. Once the employees of America has to announce their vote publicly in front of union goons with baseball bats, our entire nation will be soon unionized. Then we can all look forward to higher bills on everything we buy, to pay for these “fair wages.� We can spread the wealth around just like they do so successfully in Cuba and Venezuela. Everything you buy at Wal*Mart will double. But it will be “fair.� Lucky us. Why is Obama so friendly to unions? They are, of course, among his biggest contributors.

Obama will also increase the minimum wage dramatically even though the vast huge majority of minimum wage workers are students, illegal immigrants, or part-time workers. Business owners will then pass the cost to consumers. We can all look forward to higher prices for every product we buy in order to “spread the wealth around.�

He will also give 12 million (or more) illegal immigrants drivers licenses, followed by citizenship, so they can get some of that wealth being spread around by legally receiving welfare, Social Security, and government entitlements of all kinds. Oh, and of course they can then legally vote Democrat, without getting any help from ACORN.

Sadly, there´s still more damage we can expect under Comrade Obama- lawsuits. Lots of them. Under attorney Obama and attorney Joe Biden, American business will be intimidated and damaged beyond repair under a barrage of frivolous lawsuits all in the name of “fairness,� “justice� and of course Obama's favorite cause- affirmative action. Why is Obama so friendly to lawyers? They are, of course, among his biggest contributors.

But I digress. Back to the idea of a paid holiday so that Obama's supporters can manage the difficult job of voting. After all, we can't possibly expect Democratic voters to work two jobs in the same day, can we? Voting is such a tough job, we need to give Obama's voters the day off to rest after such a harrowing assignment. Especially for the few hundred thousand Obama voters who registered through ACORN under multiple fake names. They've got a long day ahead of them on Tuesday. They will each have to travel to a dozen different voting precincts to cast all their votes. They'll not only need a full paid holiday on November 4th to vote a dozen times, but a full paid day off on November 5th to recover from such a stressful day.

Somehow, someway, silly me, I managed to vote just the other day without taking an entire day off from work. Amazingly, it wasn't too difficult. I simply filled out my absentee ballot in about 10 minutes from the privacy and comfort of my home. And can you believe this- I did it after work. I didn't have to miss any time on the job. Is this absentee voting some new-fangled new thing? No, it's been available for decades. Is it something only “the rich� can do? No, actually any voter in America can vote by absentee ballot. It took me about 3 minutes to make a phone call, request a ballot, and voila- it arrived at my home. Magic!

Voting seems pretty quick and easy to me. But, of course, I´m only voting once.

If absentee ballots are too tough for Obama's voters to figure out, almost every voter in America could have gone down to their local mall at lunchtime or dinnertime (after work) and participated in “early voting� on computer screens. Last I checked, this makes it possible for virtually anyone to vote without actually missing a day at work.

If you feel angry that some people feel they deserve a day off- a paid holiday- in order to exercise the great America privilege of voting…if you feel angry that politicians like Obama (and McCain too) only want to make government bigger…only want to punish success…and
create new giveaway and bailout programs to those who never earned it (both Obama and McCain voted for the bailout)…and want to pay for those big government programs on your back…if you're angry that Obama thinks your money belongs to government…if you're angry because government believes they know better than you, what to do with your own hard-earned money…it's time to vote for the Libertarian Presidential ticket of Bob Barr and
Wayne Allyn Root.

It's time to vote for real change- to give the power back to America's citizens and the taxpayers. The people who work day-in and day-out to pay all these taxes. Just as the Founding Fathers intended. Just as the constitution is written. Only one party cares about the small business owners, taxpayers and job creators- vote Libertarian on November 4th.

But don't take the day off.

Wayne Allyn Root is the Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee on the Libertarian Presidential ticket of Bob Barr/Wayne Root. His web site is: