Obama's policy is in contempt of American way

Aug. 3, 2012 at 3:03 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

Recently, an Obama speech exposed his socialist beliefs. He said, "If you've got a business, you didn't build it. Somebody else made that happen." Of course, that someone else is a big government. He states that since the government has provided the basic necessities required in an organized society, i.e. streets, highways, police, fire protection, mail delivery, infrastructure, public education, etc., no one could have built a business without this help.

What Obama is not telling you is that everyone pays taxes to provide government provided necessities. Everyone has the same opportunity to use these government services; therefore, no one has a competitive advantage. What defines success are individuals with the following traits: They have the ability, genius, drive, ambition, intelligence, willingness to work long hours, and they are risk takers.

The real reason for Obama's speech was to promote his tax plan to increase the taxes on the rich. In Obama's socialist world, the rich owe their success to government assistance. What he is not telling you is that due to tax deductions, credits, exemptions, etc., about 50 percent of the taxpayers pay no income tax. The playing field is not level, and the rich are being demonized. The rich should pay taxes at a "reasonably" higher rate, but Obama chooses to ignore reason, the economy, and jobs provided by the rich. A quote from Albert Einstein sums up this discussion: "The difference between stupidity and genius is genius has its limits."

Another of Obama's viewpoints involves job outsourcing. He criticizes Romney because of his association with Bain Capital which outsourced some jobs to save some companies from bankruptcy. Obama's outsourcing record and objections to the same is much worse. He spent "tax" money on companies building wind turbines where 50 percent of parts were made in foreign countries. He appointed General Electric's CEO, Jeffrey Immetl, to be chairman of his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness even though GE has sent thousands of jobs overseas while closing factories in America. There are many other examples of Obama's negative involvement in outsourcing, both directly and indirectly.

Allen J. Novosad, Edna



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