We’re going bankrupt, due to Obama
December 26, 2012 12:00 AM | 1245 views | 8 8 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

There is an egregious disease presently epidemic in America, and incredibly, our government and public education system are responsible for spawning the disease and spreading its germs throughout our nation. Although not life-threatening, the disease is debilitating and if left untreated will eventually lead to America’s demise as a great nation. Incredibly, our president and a majority in Congress want the infection to spread across the country because the illness furthers their political agenda. The disease referred to goes by the name of Stupidity and those infected are easily recognized, by their blind support for a president who is leading America down the road to financial collapse.

The “Fiscal Cliff” issue is a poignant example. President Obama is hell-bent on increasing taxes for everyone earning more than $250,000 per year. Millions of Americans, infected with the disease of stupidity, are cheering Obama on. Why? Obama has promised to not raise taxes on anyone earning less than $250,000 and that those earning less than $250,000 will not be affected.

I spoke with four small business owners, each grossing over $250,000 per year, and each told me that out of necessity, any tax increases will be passed on to the consumer. Now, as it is reasonable to believe those affected with stupidity do not know the meaning of “consumer,” I would point out it is them. Everyone in America will be affected by tax increases on the wealthy and every one will pay more for goods and services.

I would also submit that taxation is not going to solve the problem of out-of-control spending by government leaders who spend like drunken sailors to buy the votes that will keep them in office.

Our federal government needs leadership that wields an ax and eliminates thousands of bureaus and agencies that are totally unneeded and must be eliminated if government is going to operate under a balanced budget.

Sadly, as the disease of stupidity is endemic and the Obama led government feeds and spreads the disease, there is little chance that this dreaded disease will be eradicated and about a decade from now, America will be bankrupt.

Wayne E. Beyea

Mableton
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Kevin Foley
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December 31, 2012
@ Middleton - And you seem to be wrong all the time.

@ Cobb Co Guy - "I spoke with four small business owners, each grossing over $250,000 per year..."

If the threshold is indeed $250,000, the four small business owners he allegedly spoke to will pay the lower rate on the first $250,000 they make. They'll be taxed at a higher rate - perhaps 4%, although we don't know yet - on anything over $250,000.

This guy is clearly consuming far right misinformation and not taking the time to become a well-informed voter. I'm guessing he will greatly benefit if a deal is struck.

BTW, at your suggestion, I will write about why I support Obama as a small business owner sometime in the near future.

CobbCoGuy
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January 02, 2013
Thanks, Mr. Foley.

Fair point; however, I was focusing on the other part of that sentence: "...any tax increases will be passed on to the consumer..." I should have been more specific.

Looking forward to your future article.
Kevin Foley
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December 27, 2012
Mr. Beyea, I am a small business owner. You don't know what you're talking about. Why don't you become a high information voter and learn more before you start spouting off about stupidity?
George Middleton
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December 27, 2012
Very classy response Mr. Foley. Do you have any friends? You seem to be angry all the time.
CobbCoGuy
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December 27, 2012
Specifics, please.

What did he say that was false?
Decoyed
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December 26, 2012
Keep on blaming Obama. That is exactly what the Democrats in Congress want you to do.
Stupid is...
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December 26, 2012
The stupidity appears to be all yours. Business owners don't pay taxes on their gross revenue.

And, the president of the U.S. does not have the ability to raise or lower taxes, Congress does.

MAY-RETTA SURVIVOR
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December 26, 2012
I agree. Sadly, our president is a product of his time; angry, and sporting a HUGE chip on his shoulder.
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