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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Aug 8, 2012 / 20 Menachem-Av, 5772

'You didn't build that' Speech Justifies Obama's Confiscation of Our Money

By Ron Hart




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have."
            —  Gerald R. Ford

It is always with trepidation that Obama's handlers let him go off teleprompter and speak his mind. Such was the case of the now infamous "You didn't build that" speech. Encouraged by adoring believers, Obama got into his tent preacher revival voice and said what he really believes: Any success you may have is attributable to Him.

A precursor to that speech occurred during the 2008 campaign when he told "Joe the Plumber" that he needed to "spread the wealth around."

Some call this "class warfare." These people are also known as correct.

Class envy and hostility toward another class, such as the "rich," however ambiguously defined, are an empty piņata on which the shallow can take out their frustrations with society's producers.

Aside from insulting anyone who has worked hard to provide for his or her family and paid taxes to fund the seemingly unending excesses of government along the way, the "You didn't build that" speech was used to justify raising taxes.

The implication is that anyone with money, except the government, does not deserve it. This rare glimpse into the real Obama should unnerve everyone, whether you pay taxes or not. He is saying that government can confiscate what you have, because you did not earn it anyway. Obama is the very definition of runaway government.

Never mind that 20% of taxpayers already pay a record 94% of income taxes. Since he has no record of accomplishment, Obama is running on one diversion from his economic mess: making even more people pay what he deems their "fair share."

He constantly cites one instance when Bill Clinton balanced the budget for one year in the late 1990s.

So I have a deal for you all who tout the Clinton balanced budget. We will return to Clinton-era tax rates if you will return to the Gingrich/Clinton spending levels. The last Gingrich budget had expenditures of $1.7 trillion; adjusted for inflation, that would be $2.2 trillion today. Even under Bush's tax rates, you will confiscate $2.5 trillion in tax receipts this year. You would then have a $300 billion surplus. In reality, you guys in Washington are spending $3.8 trillion—and this is a "lack of tax revenue" problem?

The hypocrisy of Obama's "You did not earn that" philosophy continues. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps won 22 medals and now has more gold around his neck than the stars of "The Jersey Shore." Pretending to American voters that he is pro-accomplishment, the President tweeted congratulations to Michael Phelps for breaking the all-time Olympic medal record. "You've made your country proud."

What Obama meant to say is that Phelps did not build the pool he swam in, nor did he invent the water. The government did. Phelps worked out and swam 7 hours a day for countless years to make his dream come true. He achieved personal financial success in the form of AT&T and Subway sandwich shop endorsements. However, BP decided to sponsor only women swimmers because the ratings were huge when their commercials showed volunteers scrubbing oil off the ladies after they swam.

All across America, small- and big-business people are working 14- hour days, six and seven days a week, to provide a product consumers will buy — not because they have to, but because it represents value and because people are willing to pay for it. These wealth creators hire others, pay taxes, rent buildings—in short, they make the economy work for all of us. These are the real heroes Obama's administration wants us to hate, stoking envy in some of us so we will vote for Him. It is the lowest form of politics and the only weapon Obama has in his Axelrod Arsenal. To legally plunder in the name of "social fairness" from those who work hard, who create jobs and value in this economy, is immoral.

Liberal Democrats are elected by a purported "victim" class and by government labor unions. When presented with the choice between doing what is ultimately best for the citizens or what is best for special interest unions, it is an article of faith within the Democrat machine that you break your word to the voters. Why? Because unions keep tabs and don't forget.

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JWR contributor Ron Hart grew up in Tennessee and began writing a column for his hometown paper in 2002. He attended The University of Memphis and the Institute for Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected student government president. Upon getting his MBA, he went to work for Goldman Sachs. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by then Governor Lamar Alexander and is now a private investor. He appears on CNN and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal.

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Previously:

Anthony Weiner Reinserts Himself --- Into Politics

The 'Food Stamp President' Loves the Dependent, Mostly for Their Votes

The Fourth and Family

Fatherhood: Blame starts early if you allow it

Toothless Law Sets Doofus Free: The John Edwards Hung Jury

The Dangers of Government's Creeping Incrementalism

Affable dolt, highly excitable and eager to please, Biden does Obama's Bidding

First Person Forward

The Secret Service: Not that Secret about getting Serviced

Who are Really the Heroes?

GSA Vegas excesses? Bush's fault

Temptation of the Tebow

ObamaCare---Once They Get their Commerce Claws in Us, What's the Limit?

Obama's Campaign Theme: Taxation and Demonization

DNA and Me: Family Facts not Genome for Years

College for Everyone? Some Children Need to be Left Behind

Hope for the Hip-Hop-ocrisy at the Grammys

The Bain of Our Existence

Confusing Obama and 'Go Bama'

E-conning the Public, Washington Spending, and Other Shell Games

Looking Back at 2011

Kim Jong Il: North Koreans Love You Long Time --- it's Mandatory

What the MF-- Global?

The GOP Primaries: The Adultery of Hope

No Thankfulness at Thanksgiving for the OWS Crowd

Cain Mutiny, or a ‘High-tech Lynching?’

Slipping into an Envy-ocracy

An honest, if unconventional, assessment of those vying to wipe that smirk off Obama's smug mug

The Unwashed Masses Descend on New York City

Obama ‘pivots to jobs’ --- his

Washington: Blame No One. Do Something!

Our Debt Problems: Politicians Extend and Pretend

No Child Left --- To the Left

Dems' debt ceiling demagoguery

Golf Summit --- I Like Spike(s)

Nancy Pelosi Finally Demands a Weiner Probe

The porkulus political payback project

Schwarzenegger, please!

An ILL Wind for Business --- Boeing, Boeing Gone?

Osama's 72 Virgins --- and Obama's 72 Versions

Bin Laden was taken out by seals and now sleeps with the fishes

Trump: Got 99 problems, but rich ain't one

Why you should see the ‘Atlas Shrugged’ movie

Why The Donald trumps the Bamster

O-Bomb-A

Mid-East Megalomaniacal Despots on the Run

Truther or Dare

Facebook ‘Un-friends’ Our Increasingly Regulation-burdened Capital Markets

Egyptians Unfriend Mubarak

Hold 'em liable --- the colleges, that is

Follow your Hart in a look back at 2010

GOP wins in showdown

WikiLeaks --- Danger or Disinfectant?

The Angle of the Rangel

Where We Let Terrorists Really Hurt Us

Time to starve the spending beast

The TSA: We Do Chicken Right!

A Red Wave

No Juan Left Behind at NPR

Capitalism in Time Saves Mine

The Broader Picture of What These Elections Mean

Dem-moralized: ‘Dead Fish’ taken to the trash cant

Ships Passing in the Night

Obamanomics continue to add up . . . for Republicans

She had Tiger by the tail: If Elin did not get Tiger's money, Obama would have


© 2010 Ron Hart

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