By Martin O’Sullivan, host of The Marty O Radio Show
“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” – Margaret Thatcher
Hindsight is so revealing. We are a country that is being changed, and initially we were not lied to about it. We were told by The President “Hope and Change”. That word ‘change’ was not symbolic of making things better. That word ‘change’ was the direct meaning of Socialism. However, who would have voted for Obama with the campaign slogan “Hope and Socialism”. What has been done in the past 5 years, and what is on the drawing board for the next three cannot be described as anything other than the deliberate reforming of America to Socialism. Oh, and by the way, that means the Constitution, freedom, privacy, religion, gun rights, retirement funds, where people live, and basically YOU, must be reformed too.
This could never happen under a Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Abraham Lincoln or Ronald Reagan’s type of America. That America must go, and do it chip by chip so the ill-informed don’t even know it is happening. Even worse, do it in a way the people want it.
The first test was “Cars for Clunkers”. Take tax payer money to the amount of 4 thousand dollars and provide those to turn in their “Clunkers” and receive that money in the form of a rebate for a new car. That was the first test of redistribution of wealth. Would the people go for it? They did. You paid to help others buy a car that normally may not have been able to afford one. It didn’t matter that the paperwork involved cost additional tax payer money by the thousands per car. It worked! (That is to say it worked on the social engineering side, financially it was a disaster). [read it here]
We saw during the GM bailout another Socialism test. The ill-informed bought the tag line: GM is too big to fail. Yet bankruptcy laws would have protected GM while they restructured the business. The government closed many dealerships that were in families for decades and decades. Congressman Jim Renacci suspects many of those 2000 dealerships were owned by conservatives and has asked for the documents that decided which dealerships were to be closed [read it here]. Thus, another test to punish those not liberal, much in the way the IRS scandal did to conservatives… Oh, sorry, I forgot, the President said it wasn’t a scandal, so it must not be one regardless that he had IRS supervisors to the White House over 100 times before it was exposed. (side note: The new IRS chief just apologized for the targeting of conservatives. If they did no wrong? Why apologize? [read it here]
The GM bailout also saw the government deciding who would be replaced in the main offices, mandate to GM to create electric cars and batteries which failed horribly, and the Ma and Pa investors getting pennies back on the dollar. All in a test of: Can we take over a company, and to what extent. An amazing article by Daniel J. Ikenson from the Cato Institute that delves into things you may not know about the takeover can be read here. Argentina did this most recently with an electronics company claiming they were charging too much for their products. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) let it slip out that the government wants to take over the oil industry and caught herself in mid sentence when saying “Socialize” (by the way, the new term is “Nationalizing”. [whatch her here].
I have written so much about the Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare), if I fully go into it here this article would just bigger than the Bible! However, I need to mention it in the context of socialism. At the base of it, it is just another government takeover to the tune of a sixth of the entire economy of America. The redistribution of wealth by one person paying little, to another paying more than double, for the exact same plan. Imagine you and a stranger are buying a laptop computer in a store. He is told it is 300 dollars for him, and you are told the same computer is 900 dollars for you. All based on his and your income. Obamacare we are told is a product. A product sold needs to be the same price for all if the same product is being offered. That would fall under consumer protection laws.
Arming the populous with truth and facts is a dangerous thing to the Liberal politician. As news comes out daily about the pitfalls of Obamacare you have the media and politicians diverting the populous from the truths. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson (D-TX), said recently the cancelations of insurance policies are lies. The media and other politicians tell us not to focus on the negatives of Obamacare, but the positives. This was never about health care. It is only another doorway to Socialism. Vladimir Lenin said “Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state.”
A sly way to enact government takeovers do not even make the news. People are unaware of them totally. The massive amounts of government regulations by people we did not elect do the President’s bidding. The EPA regulating 80% of wood burning stoves are to be banned [read it here], and most likely if you have a fireplace, you will have to pay a fireplace tax or get rid of it (it’s coming). This, all in the name of clean air. Yet, what it is really about is fining and taxing you (new revenue). So now you have these little regulations that are by the thousands like this. They are nothing more than a government takeover of your personal property or pay! Remember this, the goal of Socialism is to take as much of your money as it can while depleting your liberties. The EPA issued a regulation that if you collect rain water on your property? TAX IT! Those we know of, but thousands we never will.
Banks and loan organizations are also on the list. The Dodd – Frank bill is an un-constitutional disaster [read why here]. It is really nothing more than takeover of the banking financial industry. Oh sure, the feds don’t run it. That is to say the people kept their jobs, but when the government dictates how it is run, and how they can do loans, it is the government as big brother. Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac are truly a government entity and that same man Barney Frank mentioned above oversaw it. Bush tried 11 times to reform it, but good ‘ole Barney said no, it is fine, and Congress refused to meet with Bush about it. It was the beginning of the financial crisis in America. What about Obama taking over student loans? That is pure socialism. Result? When the government takes over anything it does worse. Tuition costs have skyrocketed, and more young people are in debt than ever before. [read about it here]. Truth is the government can’t even run our country, let alone taking over businesses and do well. The private sector is the economic engine of America, it succeeds, yet, it is under attack.
Socialism cannot succeed with a duel party system as we have it. Congress is being made obsolete. A past article of mine was about this, entitled “Goodbye Congress, It Was Nice To Know Ya” [read it here]. Since that recent article Sheila Jackson (Yet again), said her staff is drawing up many executive orders for the President to sign [read it here]. What she said amounts to the total nullification of Congress. No longer any issue debated, voted on, or passed (or not). Now? Draw up an Executive order and just have the President sign it. This is too much power by the executive branch (Obama) via the misuse of the legislative branch (Shelia Jackson).
Like a little whining child that doesn’t get his way, Obama declared “I have a pen and know how to use it” and “Where Congress will not act, I will”. Are we in the midst of Tyranny? Dictatorship? Or are we still a government that follows our Constitutional structure of government. If Obama succeeds, as well as Sheila Jackson, America has jumped the shark so to speak. The legislative branch is moot to passing all laws. Just sign an executive order and there ya go! Remember that Socialism cannot thrive with a party opposing you. So negate them, don’t negotiate with them, demonize them, call them extremists. My words? No, they are Saul Alinsky’s words from the social engineering book for organizers called ‘Rules for Radicals’, which Obama and Michelle have quoted from in the past.
Over a year ago I did a story about left wing liberal economic professors from California visiting Democrats in the Senate to explain to them how to take over private retirement funds. It seems they are that much closer to making it a reality, and are now working quietly behind the scenes to implement this Socialistic takeover of your IRA [read it here] Socialism wants your money. As Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told a gathering of Democrats, “The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it.” He was referring to YOUR MONEY!
Socialism needs serfs. Most of you are familiar with the term. For those that are not: It is not unlike a slave. In medieval times a serf may work on the Lord of the manner property all of his life without ever stepping off the grounds. The Lord would protect them, and feed them. That’s it. With this administration the increase in the amount of people on unemployment, welfare, foodstamps, disability, has all skyrocketed. From 28 percent of America when Bush left office to over 47% under Obama. The poverty level is higher than ever considering we have spent 15 trillion dollars on fighting poverty since the late 50’s early 60’s. The amount of people that have left the work force is the highest since the 70s. All over the country workers hours are being cut to 29 hours or under and then being promised by Obama a minimum wage increase. Fine, cause the problem, then try and fix it by throwing more money at it. Result? The worker will either lose his job due to more labor cut backs, or prices will rise even more that his increase is negated. Truth is: Steal the people’s money, then throw them a bone and they will love you for it.
By creating an entitlement society Socialism will thrive. Not as in a success of the people, but by the success of the politician creating a socialistic state. The private sector shrinks, Capitalism shrinks, and the Government is the one that thrives. The middle class must be made to suffer, although Obama calls this “Sacrifices”. Harry Reid celebrated the report from the CBO that 2 million people will lose their jobs over Obamacare. The report also stated that Obamacare creates a disincentive for people to work [read it here] Nancy Pelosi said “The more people on food stamps the bigger bang you get for your buck for the economy”. Hilary Clinton said “We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.” Someone a long, long time ago had this way of thinking pegged “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” – Thomas Jefferson.
Socialism must rid itself of the opposition. As I stated above it is being done by making Congress moot, the IRS targeting conservative groups, the media demonizing conservatives, and in my opinion the NSA gathering information not to stop terrorism, but to use information it gathers against the conservatives… YOU! The military that was overwhelmingly conservative, this the only thing in government that worked as it should is also being dismantled. Replacing of 197 top brass in favor for Obama appointees, the feminization of men wearing women’s military caps, replacing Christian Chaplains with secular and Muslim chaplains, to banning Christian conversation, and the use of the word Christmas, and to have on every base a politically correct advisor. The approval of beards in the military to allow a higher rate of Muslim soldiers. Why all of this? What does this have to do with Socialism? The military must be dismantled and rebuilt to offset the possibility of a coup? To have in place a military that would carry out orders against it’s own people? A conservative military would do no such thing against the people. However, a liberal military might.
This article doesn’t scratch the surface of the past 5 years of how this administration has been Socializing the country right under our noses. Immigration, Liberal infiltration into the Republican party, changing our way of thinking “You didn’t build that, someone else built that for you”, Common Core education, social engineering to relocate all races evenly in all communities regardless of income. In short the list goes on and on, and Freedom? Well, according to Jay Carney that is just a buzzword.
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