by Cal Thomas
June 29, 2012
When is a tax not a tax? When President Obama says it isn't, or when the Supreme Court says it is?
Obamacare was sold on several fraudulent lines. The president knows the country doesn't want to pay higher taxes, given the deplorable way their government spends the money. And so the administration packaged it as something different.
That's called bait and switch, which is defined as "an illegal tactic in which a seller advertises a product with the intention of persuading customers to purchase a more expensive product." And Obamacare, if it is not repealed, is guaranteed to be more expensive, not to mention more bureaucratic, delivering lower-quality care and eventually rationing to save money.
Does it matter what this president promises since so many have turned up empty?
This ruling will impose a massive tax increase during a lingering recession. Twenty-one new taxes are associated with Obamacare, according to the House Ways and Means Committee. That doesn't include the scheduled year-end expiration of the Bush tax cuts. President Obama has said taxes shouldn't be raised during a recession.
Simply put, if government is going to take more money from the people who earn it -- mostly small businesses -- it will result in those businesses hiring fewer people, or laying off more employees, or both, thus increasing already high unemployment. People who have never run a business, or made a payroll, like most in this administration, have no sense of that.
The list of lies and deceptions by this administration is long and growing. When campaigning for president in 2008, candidate Obama made "a firm pledge" not to raise taxes: "Not your income taxes, not your payroll taxes, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes." In 2009, he vigorously denied to George Stephanopoulos of ABC that the individual mandate is a tax. Now Chief Justice John Roberts says it is. If money leaves your pocket and goes to government, it's a tax, no matter the label.
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How Liberals Become Cover Girls in the Capitalist System They Oppose
by Janine Turner
June 29, 2012
A 2011 Gallup poll found that 40% of Americans consider themselves conservative and only 21% consider themselves liberal. So why does the advertising community — a.k.a Madison Avenue — and their clients continue to hire outspoken liberals for their advertising campaigns?
I recently lost two very big advertising campaigns (add those to the many others) because I am a conservative. The advertisers actually stated this. Ironically, the more I speak out about the non-partisan values of our United States Constitution and the necessities of a free-market system to keep businesses thriving, the more ad campaigns (whose goal it is to promote their businesses) I lose.
While I was waiting outside an office the other day, I picked up a magazine. On the back was an outspoken liberal actress in an ad for a cosmetic cream. It happened to be the same company that was contemplating hiring me until it discovered I was a conservative. I sighed. As I continued to flip through the magazine I saw another liberal activist actress who was recently spotted leading chants at Occupy Wall Street events. She was in an ad for a wholesome drink. Are Occupy Wall Street events wholesome (defecation, urination, public acts of sex, rape, drugs, violence)?
As I returned home and turned on the television, it was more of the same. I was barraged with liberal thought and actions in the sitcoms, dramas, and reality shows. I received no reprieve during commercial breaks. I saw hair flipping around in a hair color ad by an actress who recently held a fundraiser for Obama in her home and did a pro-Obama PSA. Would an actress who was pro-Bush or is pro-Romney get this same opportunity?
Before I could blink, the next commercial flashed more outspoken liberal actors. Liberals are the ones who rant against Wall Street, big business, and banks. Yet liberals are the ones doing ads for — you guessed it — Wall Street, big business, and banks — those money-making entities that liberals say are so evil.
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