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Spendaholics Meet The Naive

Updated on January 7, 2013

How Does It Feel To Be Duped?

Having watched politics for over four (4) decades I have to ask the question above. Then to compound the stupidity of being duped one a segment of the ill-informed, what's in it for me, electorate let the same snake oil salesman dupe them the second time. To make it even worse he had you believing that his tax hikes were only going to effect those "evil rich" people who make our society and job markets what they are today after a couple of hundred years of endeavor.

The average American, who has been paying any attention, knows the nation's politicians are suffering from a disease and are spendaholics. They do that nifty little trick to get people to vote for them so they can continue to warm those cushy seats in Washington DC at the tax payer's expense. Those they catch on the hook with that smoke and mirrors trick we'll know as the naive. For those of you who pay no income taxes I urge you to keep reading.

Fred Sanford was fond of saying, "You Big Dummy!" For those who thought Obama had any such notion as to only tax the "rich" that label fits you to a "T." He racked up $6 trillion in national debt in less than 4 years you Big Dummies. How did you think he planned on paying for it? Or is it that he has no such intention in the first place? If that is the case, which I suspect myself, you may be even more stupid than we thought you were.

He set up, along with Harry Reid, that whole "sequester over the cliff scenario" when we hit the top of the national debt back when. Did you miss that move? If you missed it let me clue you in now that you just saw the ultimate outcome of the Democratic Party's strategy. Don't you have the slightest clue as to why that political party is known as the "tax and spend" party? Well DUH! The first thing we saw was extreme excessive spending at a time where the nation was plunging into a deeper economic crisis.

It seems many Obama supporters are now a bit upset, if not down right angry, now that the cliif has been avoided and those nasty "rich" people were hit with the class warfare tax that Obama advocated in order to wage his envy campaign. These are politicians you're dealing with so you should have had at least a clue, especially with the guy who promised you the world and gave you a heap of horse turds.

If you've ever watched a Democratic voter learn something then watch this trick that was just pulled on them. They were like the little sheep heading toward the cliff. Oh yeah! We can believe Barack Hussein Obama. Since when? I ask again, "Who did you think was going to pay for the first 4 years of Obama's excessive spending?" Do you also know that Obama doesn't feel our nation has a spending problem? He sure didn't say that out there on the campaign trail now, did he? What he promised was more free cell phones, food stamps and a wrecked economy that he helped put on the garbage pile. We're broke folks whether you like it or not.

You Even Close To Getting It Yet?

Oh the disgruntlement is all over the internet. Want some examples? These comments were gleaned from "middle class" tax payers.

“I know to expect between $93 and $94 less in my paycheck on the 15th,” wrote the ironically named “RomneyLies.”

“My boyfriend has had a lot of expenses and is feeling squeezed right now, and having his paycheck shrink really didn’t help,” wrote “DemocratToTheEnd.”

“BlueIndyBlue” added: “Many of my friends didn’t realize it, either. Our payroll department didn’t do a good job of explaining the coming changes.”

Yeah Boy - You Big Dummies! So lets explain to the Democratic revelers some factual information that Obama seemed to omit while waging his class warfare gig. In 2009, this wasn't Bush's fault, Obama enacted a glorious "tax holiday" where the rate went from 6.2% to 4.2%. Well on New Year's Day guess what happened? The holiday was over andf Obama didn't extend it for the middle class. What? He lied to you? Yes, he did mainly by omission because you weren't paying attention to reality.

Wake Up To The Way They Really Work...

Lets take a final look at some Obama zombies who are waking up:

“Bake” chimed in with this observation, “My paycheck just went down. So did my wife’s. This hurts us. But everybody says it’s a good thing, so I guess we just suck it up and get used to it. I call it a tax increase on the middle class. I wonder what they call it. Somebody on this thread called it a ‘premium.’ Nope. It’s a tax, and it just went up.”

Others argued on the same thread that the new tax — or the end of the “holiday— wouldn’t really amount to much.“ The figure quoted was $86 a month. What would that buy? Maybe groceries for a week or fill up the gas tanlk at least once? You could probably make a wish list of your own of things you won't be able to buy now.

For the Tweeters among us we got:

“Really, how am I ever supposed to pay off my student loans if my already small paycheck keeps getting smaller? Help a sister out, Obama,” wrote “Meet Virginia.”

“Nancy Thongkham” was absolutely furious. She got a case of potty mouth, “F***ing Obama! F*** you! This taking out more taxes s*** better f***ing help me out!! Very upset to see my paycheck less today."

You believed it then and you still believe it now?

Some are even today trying to blame George Bush for something Obama enacted in 2009. No folks it's definitely time to blame Obama. He owns all this now and doesn't have any idea what to do about any of it.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: " Life is hard. It's even harder when you're stupid." John Wayne

"Like"It, "Tweet" It, "Pin " It, "Share It" With Your Followers. Time to let em read it.

As Always,

The Frog Prince


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    • Pollyannalana profile image

      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      Are you aware Obama's Hawaiian vacation cost us around $7 million? Now this is tax free of course (to him) and wonder how many vacations he will take the next four years? So this is just in addition to what he wants to do with blank checks and democrats better be waking up and making some noise before it is too late. Surely they are starting to get a clue. All the polititions around him surprise me being sooo blind!

      He is going to be showing his bad side more and more now so he better get stopped PDQ! He is one scary man. God only knows his true plans.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      What else can we expect, Jim, from a leadership elected by dunderheads like the welfare woman who was arrested the other day for trying to use her voluminous amount of food stamps to buy several iPads.

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      Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA

      Amen Pamela99...all the people that kissed O's butt thinking he has and is doing a great job...well, they are the ones to blame for the sad state of this country. If as liar, cheat, and who knows what else can get elected by blinding the citizens to his true agenda, well, then anything is possible...Impeachment anyone? LOL All of O's promises...just lies and BS.

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      It has all just begun. I like the mop photo because that is Obama. Of course people are unhappy when they are bringing home less money, but the idiots voted for him. The spending is so out of control and it isn't likely to get better. There has not been a budget for 3 years. What a way to run a country! Excellent hub.

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      Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA

      I just love that photo with the birds...what is the saying...poop comes down from the top! Too bad we can't flip that over and have the people on top dumping on the that would be sweet! LOL Anyway, until the people of this country really listen and realize what is happening with the government doing whatever it damn well pleases and put a stop to it, well, just more of the same. Of course, the people that got our wonderful LEADERS, and I use that term loosely, re-elected, were many illegal aliens, well another topic for another day. And now Illinois wants to give illegals driver's dumb!

      The DC crowd does not have a IS the disease...time for a major medical operation...castration of the DC crowd! Government is out of control and is running this nation into the ground/destruction. God help us all!

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      Ed Fidecaro 5 years ago

      FP - The DC crowd has a disease all right but I wouldn't call them spendacholics. What they suffer from is delusions of grandeur - they think they're nobility and beyond reproach so on this and every other issue they disrespect the taxpayer and call us ignorant and legislate according to some fantasy reality that only exists inside the beltway. Another good write.

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      Stu 5 years ago

      Sadly, we are headed down the road Greece and Ireland have taken. Severely excess debt always leads to default or monetization, the latter being a substantive variant of the former. What is so sad here is that we really don't need a tax increase to address this crisis, but are imposing one anyway. The federal government already takes in about 15% of GNP in total taxes (over $2 trillion). But it spends about $3 trillion per year (out of $3.8 trillion of total spending) on enforcing powers and operating programs that are not enumerated powers. Thus, by doing nothing more than obeying the law devolving usurped powers back to the states), we could run a $1 trillion annual surplus, pay off the entire $16 trillion of investor owned debt in 15-20 years, and vacate over 2/3 of the off balance sheet liabilities. The rest of the off balance sheet liabilities could be eliminated via Congressional action (ending general fund bailout promises for federal agency securities). Higher taxes won't even help resolve the debt crisis - the new revenues will simply go to new spending.

      The political problem associated with devolution is that the federal "welfare-state" would end, and Congress would have far less influence to sell. That means getting campaign cash and votes will require more sophistication than just borrowing from future generations and printing excess fiat money to "buy campaign cash and votes." But the great early statesmen of our country, including Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and others, certainly were up to the task. They imposed a tax rate of only 2%, and ran balanced budgets. I appreciate that we have a sophisticated military that is underfunded, and operating the Judiciary and Congress does cost money, so a 2% tax rate is no longer realistic. But a federal government genuinely limited to enumerated powers, even with a $200 billion per year increase to military spending (about 30% more), could easily be paid for with an overall tax rate of 6-7% of income or consumption, about half of what we are paying now, once the official debt is paid off, and the off balance sheet liabilities are largely abrogated.

      Our federal Congress has come to conflate virtue and the "right" to be in office with how much money today's voters got from their childrens' future as a result of their so-called "national policies." Whatever happened to "ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country?" Since voting is a Democratic process, the fault ultimately lies not in Congress, but in ourselves. This is why so many Founder quotes expressed the viewpoint that a free society is appropriate only for a moral, well informed, and couragious people. Absent these traits, we will simply elect snake oil salesmen holding up a shield in front, but bearing a sword behind them. A free society with a weak-kneed, selfish, and ill-informed populace, in the end, simply chooses its own dictators rather than having them thrust upon them. Such a society ultimately cannot remain free. Freedom entails a certain degree of risk in the present, to avoid later being tied in the economic and political chains of those offering "protection" (the central government). A great man (you probably know who) once said "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" Another of his maxim's offers the resolution: "Government is not the solution to our problem; government IS the problem."

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      Stupid is as stupid does. None of this should be surprised to the voter who paid attention and thought his vote mattered. Obama lovers had better get ready for more taxes coming to greet them real soon. Up all the way and shared.

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      @ tsad - when you cross a narcissist with a pathological liar you get an Obama.

      @ Sis - I am reckoning that more than a few of the Obamazoids are going to have the sucker ripped out their mouths within a short amount of time. Obama seems to think now that people elected him to be King George III. He better get over himself is my thought.

      thegroundsquirrel - old friend you do have a way with words and it's good to have you participate in this discusssion :) He does have ample room behind that big left ear for sure.

      OP - From what I've been reading, not sticking to left wing rags you see, the tax and spend crowd see themselves as just warming up on both fronts. "No new taxes on the middle class" sure sucked in some suckers.

      Fred - Hang in there with what you're doing. I'm sure in time you'll explain your passion for "Pushing 2."

      The Frog

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      Ghost32 5 years ago

      " Life is hard. It's even harder when you're stupid."

      Thanks, Jim. I'd forgotten that quote came from John Wayne.

      I heard that truism, that the Democrats were the "tax and spend" party, from the time I could sit a saddle. The real meaning of that, the intensity and nuclear-level danger of such a thing, took a while to sink into my admittedly then-dense consciousness. But at least it DID sink in; how could ANYONE fail to get it after a few decades of living through the s**t storm(s) and paying even a LITTLE attention?

      Unfortunately (as most of us posting here know all too well), far too many of our nation's voters do NOT pay "even a little" attention to what's happening...until their own personal ox is getting gored from stem to stern and it's way, way too late.

      Keep up the good sword work. I'm taking time off, possibly this entire year as it's looking now, to get a handle on the Spanish language--but I AM paying attention and WILL be back sooner or later, hopefully with a few more arrows in my quiver.

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      Old Poolman 5 years ago

      How about happy birthday to the next three generations? It will take at least that long to pay off the debt if we got spending under control tomorrow.

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      TSAD 5 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Old Poolman...[hope] that all who voted for Obama now know...and [change] their vote next time - there it is "hope and change" :-)

      When you borrow 40% of every dollar you spend -itisa tax - where do they think the money to pay off that 40% will comefrom - eventually taxes will be raised on everyone to pay it - it won't go away...happy birthday children of the next generation from Barack Obama.

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      Old Poolman 5 years ago

      Lets just hope that all who voted for Obama now know "The rest of the story." But then they did get free birth control so I guess that makes up for it. And he still cares for them so I guess this is all OK that the one they worship lied to them? I wonder how many decided that just maybe they made a mistake at the voting booth when they saw their first paychecks this year?

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      TheGroundsquirrel 5 years ago

      I had this for my facehood status after getting my paycheck. I can't think of anything else to say so I'll say it again here. "Uhhhh ... yeah. Thanks O-man for not taxing the middle class by taking another 15 bucks right off the top of my check. You know what? I want you to take that money and shove it so far up your a** that you can hear the bills rubbing against each other behind your left ear."

      that is all

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      Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

      I hear you, Frog -- as do all the folks who saw this coming! I'm sure it's a shock for all the "ain't Obama grand" crowd -- guess they thought they wouldn't pay through the nose like the rest of us -- particularly the youngsters led down the primrose path by this jerk that are left with large school loans to pay off and a disappearing paycheck (if they've been able to find work at all)! I've been particularly agitated by Obama's "I'm not going to put up with that" -- which sounds dictatorial as hell to me -- makes one wonder just how self-centered and egotistical this president is -- like if he don't like it -- it ain't gonna happen. The other side of that coin is so far he's gotten what he wants behind closed doors, by presidential "orders" and has a huge army all his own -- reckon where that leaves the general populace? Best/Sis

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      TSAD 5 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      But didn't BO run for re-election on his"character"? Wait a minute - character means moral or ethical quality...I must have been mistaken - they had to mean that he is quite a bad character.