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2014 Flash Back from the Abyss

Updated on May 13, 2010

It’s 2014 and the Patriot sits in his sunroom reflecting back on what could have been. Just 4 short years ago the country appeared on the verge of reversing the dangerous path it was placed upon on January 20 of that year. With the apparent mood of the country as reflected through the various April 15 Tea Party Rallies there appeared to be no way Barrack Hussein Obama and his Socialist Oligarchy would remain in power.

Sure they had just passed their government takeover of healthcare but hope was high that this horrible bill could be reversed with the 2012 presidential election and the Republicans had campaigned on cutting off funding for the bill until that could be accomplished. Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh were enthusiastically proclaiming the end to Obama Socialism was near.

April came and went and slowly but methodically the leftist thugs were infiltrating the tea party rallies and the main stream media was loving it. Suddenly every rally was chronicled with the same type of individuals; guns strapped to their sides; swastikas waved overhead; racist remarks shouted at the ever present microphones and even anti gay and lesbian signs displayed everywhere. The left had indeed hijacked the tea party rallies and their willing accomplishes in the State Controlled Media was more than willing to focus on them as if they were the true essence of the party.

Suddenly Obama’s, Pelosi and Reid’s popularity began to steadily creep up in the polls. The media had effectively painted those that opposed the president’s agenda as racists. One by one the Republican Senators began to split with the conservative movement. The House Republicans stood firm but as always was the case the problem was in the senate. The first to cave was of course Lindsey Graham. He agreed to work hand in hand with Senator Dianne Feinstein on and Amnesty bill for what they referred to as Justice for the Undocumented Citizens Bill. This was actually accomplished before the November elections which added millions of new voters to the Democratic slate.

Because the tea party had split the vote in Nevada and ran a third party candidate Harry Reid was re-elected by a slight majority. Good old John McCain won again in Arizona and he quickly partnered with Democrat Barbara Boxer to pass Cap and Trade while Susan Collins worked with Allan Specter to pass Card Check.

Armed with these three new pieces of legislation President Re-elect Barrack Hussein Obama charged full speed ahead with his liberal agenda to reshape; refocus and redistribute America. With no voices of dissent left; Fox News and Talk Radio had all been wiped out with the passage of the Fairness Doctrine so there was nothing standing in the way of the indoctrination of the populace by the administration.

Now the Patriot sits and reflects on what was and what will be. In 2010, just 4 short years ago he was secure in the fact that having worked 37 years in the railroad industry he was finally able to enjoy some of the fruits of all those years of hard work and sacrifice. Twenty four hour days were not uncommon; sometimes even 36 hours along with weekends and holidays. Whatever was necessary to keep the division going was what was expected. But finally it had all ended with a nice pension and secure 401K.

On April 18, 2010 the Patriot was able to provide comfortably for himself and Mrs. Patriot with a pension in which he brought home after taxes a little over $8,000 per month. But then his standard of living began to erode First came healthcare which was passed in order to keep spiraling healthcare cost from bankrupting all us citizens our beloved Federal Government under the tutelage of Barrack Hussein Obama was desperately trying to protect. Let’s examine how these cost directly related to the Patriot:

A. 40% Cadillac Tax was added to the Patriot’s Insurance Plan which was partially provided by his former employee. His pre Healthcare cost to himself was $350 per month; it now increased to $490 for a $140 increase which comes out of his take home pay!

B. Medicare surtaxes increased to 3.8% which raised this tax from $216 to $342 per month another increase of $136.00 MORE REDISTRIBUTED DOLLARS.

There is much more out there that will effect Patriot’s as well as your take home pay but because of the manner in which these confiscatory policies are applied to all areas of your life I.E. investments, possible real estate sale, payroll tax surcharge etc. the effects are too convoluted to chronicle in this exercise. So as a direct result of Obama Care the Patriot’s retirement income has been reduced at least $276 per month because of Obama Care.

Next lets’ examine the effect of Cap and Trade on the Patriot’s take home pay.

Newt Gingrich’s American Solutions reported with the passage of Cap and Trade an average American family would see their yearly utility bill increase by at least $1,500; that’s an average monthly increase of $125 per month!

A. This same report indicates their gasoline cost will increase by $596 per year for an average monthly increase of $49.60!

B. As was the above stated case for increased cost associated with Health Care there is much more out there that will effect Patriot’s as well as your take home pay but because of the manner in which these confiscatory policies are applied to all areas of your life I.E. additional cost associated with future sale of real estate along with other associated cost too convoluted to chronicle in this exercise. So as a direct result of Cap and Trade Patriot’s retirement income has been reduced at least by an additional $175.60 per month.

C. Given the combined known effects of the Passage of Healthcare coupled with the passage of Cap and Trade the Patriot’s take home pay each month has been reduced by at least $451.00!

Third out, emboldened with the ease with which they were able to pass the Illegal Immigration Amnesty Bill or as they phrased it the Justice for the Undocumented Citizens Bill, they charged straightforward from Cap and Trade into Card Check. After all, without the help of their allies in the SEIU coupled with the United Auto Workers none of their success would have been possible and most likely we would be looking at a Republican controlled House and Senate coupled with a Republican President so they had to pass Card Check Next. The first victim of Card Check was that most heinous of all Companies; Wal-Mart! Like all good Americans the Patriot and Mrs. Patriot shop at Wal-Mart. The average American family saves $3,100 per year shopping at Wal-Mart according to a 2005 Wal-Mart commissioned study in which the research firm Global Insight produced a report measuring the impact of Wal-Mart on the overall American economy.

A. $3,100 divided by 12 months averages out to a saving of $258/month

B. So now add the Wal-Mart increase to the Cap and Trade related increase plus the                Increased monthly cost associated with Obama Care the the Patriot’s take home pay each month has been reduced by at least $709.00!

Next, remember that bipartisan panel Obama appointed to tackle exploding US budget deficits? Those same exploding deficits his administration created as they went about redistributing the wealth through giveaway program after giveaway program. Well former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles, a Democrat, and former Senator Alan Simpson, a Republican, and their 18-member commission as expected came back with a multitude of new tax proposals the most destructive of all being the VAT tax. As expected the recommended 5% VAT tax had grown to the European average 25% in just 4 short years.

A. Now the Patriot’s average monthly expenditures for groceries, gasoline, eating out, clothing and etc. have increased by 25% over their 2010 rate.

B. In 2010 these expenses averaged around $5,000 per month.

C. In 2014 with the addition of the VAT tax these expenses have increased by $1,250/month.

D. So now add the VAT Tax increase to the Wal-Mart increase to the Cap and Trade related increase plus the increased monthly cost associated with Obama Care the Patriot’s take home pay each month has been reduced by at least $1,959.00!

Finally remember those much maligned Bush Tax cuts for the rich that the Obama Oligarchy pledged to roll back; well as of January 1, 2011 they did just that. They allowed these tax cuts to sunset. Remember the rate you were taxed under Bill Clinton as compared to what you were taxed after the Bush tax cuts went into effect. Well my friends those much maligned tax cuts for the rich were actually a tax cut for all Americans; at least those Americans that pay taxes.

A. In the Patriots case they amounted to a $7,500 per year savings.

B. Average that amount out on a per month basis you arrive at $625/month

E. So now add the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts along with the VAT Tax increase to the Wal-Mart increase to the Cap and Trade related increase plus the increased monthly cost associated with Obama Care the the Patriot’s take home pay each month has been reduced by at least $2,584.00!

What you have just been through is not an exercise in futility, it is a real and present danger of what can happen to each of us in just 4 short years if we do not stay energized and engaged. I have detailed for you with real dollar examples how my take home income can be reduced by 32% or $2,584. This is but a fraction of all the cost that are associated with Obama and his destructive legislation but rest assured his goal is REDISTRIBUTION. From each according to their ability to each according to their need!


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      partisan patriot 

      8 years ago

      Thanks again for the comment James

      I couldn't agree more with you about Newt; I would vote for him in a New York Min. but I'm afraid he's unelectable so he'll never make it throught the nominating process!

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Well done, my patriotic friend. This is indeed a nightmare. Half of all young people are so stupid they think Socialism a good ideology. Lord help us. I'll tell you who is triple sharp: Newt Gingrich.

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      partisan patriot 

      8 years ago

      Thanks Pop

      We gotta stay focused through November and keep our friends and neighbors energized!

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      8 years ago

      Patriot well done. You really made your point and quite frankly I am scared to death. We really need to stay focused and keep the pressure on.

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      Partisan Patriot 

      8 years ago


      Remember God helps those that help themselves so we absolutely must help ourselves this November!

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      8 years ago from West Virginia

      Too scary and much too truthful to be funny. God help us all!!!

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      Partisan Patriot 

      8 years ago

      Thanks Pamela

      If we all don't stay engaged and keep those around us engaged through November and beyond we will indeed be living the nightmare I described!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Patriot, I feel like I just had a nightmare! I agree that the danger is there and at least some of this will happen for sure. The future looks bleak and I just hope the tea party crowd continues its campaign. It has not been infiltrated everywhere but of course, those are the instances that are broadcast by out lovely media. Good hub!


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