September 14, 2011
Barack Obama is on the campaign trail pitching yet another labor union stimulus package aimed at creating union jobs to benefit Democrats in the 2012 re-election effort. He says his plan is paid for by raising taxes on private sector job creators and it amounts to yet another doomed attempt to redistribute wealth from the private sector to the public sector and create busy-work jobs from thin air.
It appears that at least some Republicans on the hill have seen this trick before, and are prepared to block the effort to stimulate DCN campaign coffers via increased employment for union workers, whose union dues end up in Democrat political campaigns at a rate of 99.4% to Democrats and .6% to left-leaning Republicans.
Every government created job is an expense to all American taxpayers. It takes about twenty-five average taxpayers to pay for one government job. That’s the good news…
The bad news is that Obama and his leftist redistributors of wealth in congress have tried this numerous times over the years with horrific results. In short, it doesn’t work and even when it does, it is unsustainable, driving the overall economy deeper and deeper into bankruptcy with every government job created.
Despite more than $5 Trillion in stimulus spending since Obama seized the Oval Office in 2009, unemployment is still on the rise. Poverty in America is at an all-time high, the likes of which have not been seen since the Clinton administration in 1993. Our energy crisis is also on the rise, with record prices at the pump and rolling blackouts in some of our most populated sections of the country. Even Jimmy Carter had a better economic performance than Barack Obama.
The people who elected Obama have been hurt the worst by Obamanomics, of course. When the water runs dry in the public trough, it is government dependents that die of thirst first.
Government can create jobs, but only from thin air and at increasing taxpayer expense.
You cannot pay for government through corporate taxation, as there is no such thing as corporate taxes. Every penny in corporate tax, plus the cost of collecting, reporting, remitting and defending against I.R.S. audits, is passed directly on to employees, shareholders and consumers, driving employment, wages and return on investment down, and prices for goods and services through the roof.
You cannot pay for government expansion by over taxing the rich more than they are already taxed. The rich didn’t become rich by accident. If they know how to become rich, they know how to remain rich, protecting their hard earned assets from government assault, even as the balance of the nation bellies up.
You cannot regulate the nation to prosperity. You can only over-regulate it into poverty. Leftists should have learned these fundamental financial principles long ago. Every penny in business tax could have and should have been used to grow the company, which would result in new private sector jobs.
When the federal government tries to force private sector employers to hire who they want, when they want and how they want, employers simply move those jobs off shore, where they do not have to contend with overbearing government intrusions into the private affairs of a private enterprise.
Nations all over the globe have tried socialism or communism and failed at it repeatedly. Today, there are plenty of nations around the world that are embracing the free-market principles that once made America the global economic super-power. There is no shortage of safe havens for American or international investors to invest in free-market capitalism for profit. They do not have to invest in Obama’s Democratic Socialism and they won’t, as the record so indicates for almost three years now.
No matter how much taxpayer money Obama wastes on trying to create union jobs from thin air, he cannot turn the American economy around doing it. He can only drive the nation deeper into a depression and eventually, third world status.
Still, Democrats will continue on their current path and they will do so for one reason only… Without labor unions, there will be no Democrat Party in America. For decades now, the vast majority of Democrat campaign funding comes from only two economic sectors – the International Labor Movement and Trial Lawyers.
Take a look at the Top Ten biggest political donors in America today…
Am. Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees ...... $45,792,853
AT&T Inc. ...... $41,660,104
National Assn of Realtors ...... $40,020,510
Service Employees International Union ...... $37,130,289
National Education Assn ...... $36,433,425
American Assn for Justice ...... $34,094,421
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers ...... $33,824,355
Laborers Union ...... $31,415,067
American Federation of Teachers ...... $31,342,403
(Based on data released by the FEC on April 25, 2011.)
Two, AT&T and Realtors - split donations pretty evenly between Democrats and Republicans. The other eight on the top ten list are hard left, giving almost 100% to Democrats in every election cycle. With the exception of Justice (the union of leftist trial lawyers), they are all labor unions.
Eliminate labor unions and you have eliminated eight of the top ten political donors in American politics, and the Democrat Party along with them.
This is why Obama & Co. will continue to use every resource they have to prop up the failing labor unions with taxpayer money. Without the labor unions, there is no Democrat Party today.
Yet labor unions only represent about 12% of American workers, more than 60% of those workers in government jobs. The other 82% of American workers are supposed to accept ever increasing taxes needed to prop up the labor unions, which props up the Democrat Party.
Over 70% of Americans oppose the current socialist direction of the country. That direction is coming from the international labor movement which owns today’s Democrat Party.
It’s not hard to figure out where the socialism is coming from or how to get rid of it. Get rid of the labor unions and you will get rid of the socialism. Let the international labor movement continue to run America into the ground through the Democrat Party, and there is no way to turn the American economy around, let alone live in freedom.
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Ending the current march to Marxism is easy, if you know where the Marxism is coming from and have the guts to end the charade.
Our current economic condition is a no-brainer to figure out. Stop the socialism. Free-market investors don’t invest in socialism and the policies that place their investments at increased risk with no potential for return.
End the socialism and you can begin to grow the private sector economy again. Don’t expect Democrats to do it. They are dependents of international socialist campaign funding.
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JB Williams is a business man, a husband, a father, and a writer. A no nonsense commentator on American politics, American history, and American philosophy. He is published nationwide and in many countries around the world. He is also a Founder of Freedom Force USA and a staunch conservative actively engaged in returning the power to the right people in America.
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