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Obama’s War on Businessmen: Part 4

Obama is playing right out of the Soviet Politburo playbook with his incendiary remarks. “Think you’re being over-taxed and over-regulated, you ungrateful knaves? Why, you should hang your heads down in shame. We provide you with roads, schools, cops, and fire squads, and you dare complain about oppression, about being treated like dirt, about burdensome edicts and rules and laws? You’re supposed to give us your undying obedience. You’re supposed to show your benevolent overlords the respect they deserve. After all, you owe it to them after all the favors they do for you!” As one Reason columnist puts it, cell phone companies don’t ask their clients to, ahem – kiss the rear-ends of the company heads just because our mobiles work everyday. Forget the bridges to nowhere, the over-construction, the excessive stoplights, and the cost overruns, citizen. If it wasn’t for us, you’d be living like primitive savages in tiny little grass huts on the hill – with no contact with the outside world, and no way to get places. Obama wants us to view the State as the benign, divinely ordained, indispensable creator of all that is good in this world. And, like the dyed-in-the-wool Marxists surrounding him, he believes that the fruits of a business owner’s production collectively belong to the masses, and that the government has unlimited power – legitimately assumed in his view – to seize, confiscate, and expropriate whatever these wealth-generators manage to churn out, whether monetarily or in terms of their combined physical assets – plant, equipment, and the rest.

Is it any wonder that businessowners are so afraid to invest under this “Hope and Change,” semi-fascist nightmare of an administration? Obama is taking over private industries, and ceding control to “proletariat” trade unions over the wishes of senior creditors. He is piling employers with stacks of mandates under the new health care law, with expensive, comprehensive coverage plans that will bankrupt their respective operations. He is bailing out politically connected campaign donors, while leaving others to financially implode – a completely unpredictable policy that leaves investors in the dark. He is making it more expensive to hire people, barring banks from foreclosing on irresponsible mortgage-holders, shackling us with insurmountable levels of debt, and destroying our credit rating with his drunken-sailor spending policies. Every move we make in the banking and financial sector will be monitored and second-guessed by nosy, busy body “consumer protection bureaucrats.” Private lenders are borrowing billions to the federal government, leaving businesses with that much less capital to draw from to fund their building renovations, construction projects, drilling expeditions, research, and productive investments. And now he plans to punish profiteering and money-making with his capital gains, dividends, and income tax bombs.

Our Commander in Chief is purposely dividing this country along class lines just to win the election. I’m no Romney supporter, but I almost feel like voting for the man in protest. Romney may have some screwed up ideas on foreign policy, and doesn’t always follow free market ideas to their logical conclusion, but I believe – at the very least – he doesn’t begrudge an honest capitalist for enriching our lives and raking in a fortune for it.

Yes, Mr. President, those entrepreneurs did build their businesses. And shame on you for saying otherwise.

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About Phil Van Gheem

I’m a 19-year-old boy who, after escaping the public school system, came to realize how truly brainwashed I was. For over twelve excruciating years, my educators conditioned and programmed me to worship the State and all of its “wonderful” programs and initiatives. I was truly convinced it took a big, compassionate government to take care of the poor and needy, and that we’d all die instantly if any of the State’s regulations, taxes, or programs were abolished tomorrow. Now, after discovering the wisdom of the American Founders, I realize that a government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take away everything you have. Increased State control in the name of “security” comes at the expense of personal freedom. And the State, more often than not, is an enemy rather than a friend. It siphons off resources from the wealth-producing private sector, constantly infringes on the rights of private property owners, divides us into pressure groups who constantly loot each other for our own self-serving interests, holds back the living standards and prosperity we would otherwise enjoy, and worsens the problems it purports to solve. As government grows, liberty contracts. And I’m no longer willing to stick my head in the sand and ignore the State for the monstrous and diabolical institution it is.

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