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Monday, July 9, 2012

Obama & The Bush Tax Cuts: It Shows Obama’s An Amateur, Naïve, Or A Deceiver


Here’s the Nonsense:  President Obama is a leader whose motives are to do what’s best for the American people.  

Here’s the Horse Sense:  President Obama has shown his true colors.  Some say he’s an amateur, some say he’s naïve, but his actions show him to be neither.  He is a deceiver.

President Obama is pushing to keep the Bush tax cuts through 2013 for those making under $250,000 a year.  For years the president has told us how awful President Bush’s tax policy was, but this move sure looks like President Obama is compromising his stand on taxes.  Is he such an amateur that he can’t hold his ground on any issue?  Or is he so naïve that he doesn’t know what to do and is wishy-washy?  Or maybe he’s simply a deceiver who changes positions to match the circumstances much like a chameleon changes its color to match its surroundings.

Now that we’re down to 4 months before the election and President Obama isn’t doing as well as he’d hoped, he has decided to compromise his beliefs and embrace some of the Bush tax cuts…but only until he’s reelected.  That’s called hypocrisy. 

Amateurs aren’t hypocrites.  Hypocrisy comes from intentional choices that are made with foreknowledge.  Amateurs are just incapable because of a lack of learning and often because they think they know more than they do.  They often get over-confident or so egotistical that they can’t hear anything but their own voice for advice.

Those who are naive aren’t hypocrites.  Like amateurs they make decisions from a lack of knowledge but the naïve are in that position because they have simply never learned.  It’s actually a position of innocence, much like a child.

But a deceiver tells people what he thinks they want to hear.  The deceiver’s goal is not to do the right thing, but rather to do the thing they think will best achieve their goals.

In my new book, No Tomorrows:  How To Halt America’s Imminent Collapse And Return To The American Dream – And Why It Must Start With The 2012 Elections, I define the 3 core problems facing America and driving us to an imminent collapse.  These are not symptoms of problems like so many authors address, but rather are the deep underlying core issues that are destroying America.  But there is hope.  I also introduce the way to fix America and return to our glory days. 

One of the core problems facing our nation is that we do not know how to choose true leaders.  We have very few anywhere in our government.  Yet these are the people who will lead the way for us to save America.  In No Tomorrows I discuss the characteristics of true leaders.  One of those is that a true leader will do what is right regardless of the cost, even if that cost is losing their elected office.

But we don’t have a true leader in the White House.  We have a man whose only value system is one of situation ethics.  Attaining his goal is all that matters and it doesn’t matter what has to be done to achieve it.  In other words, he believes that the end justifies the means.  He is a progressive who believes that things like dishonesty are okay if it helps attain his goal.  So now that he sees himself struggling with an economy that is devastated and getting worse, not better, he knows that his policies have not worked.  In an effort to win reelection he does not admit he was wrong and change course.  Instead he tries to come across as a savior who decides to extend the Bush tax cuts for those making under $250,000 a year (even though his plan is only to do it temporarily).  As CNSNEWS.COM reminded us in a report today:

This tax proposal differs from the one Obama called for six months ago in his 2013 budget. In that document, Obama said that the lower Bush tax rates for Americans making less than $250,000 per year should be made permanent.
His proposal today does not make the current lower tax rates permanent--it gives those making under $250,000 only one more year at those rates before they would automatically snap up to the higher rates that prevailed before Bush cut them.

This is not integrity.  This is greed for the money that the taxpayers have worked hard to earn.  He thinks he knows what’s best for your money and he can’t stand it when you get to keep too much of it.  And he believes that he knows best what “too much” is.

Another example wasn’t too many years ago when then-Senator Obama said that President Bush increasing the national debt by $5 trillion in 8 years was unpatriotic.  Yet President Obama increased it by $5 trillion in less than 4 years.  Maybe Mr. Obama meant that it was unpatriotic for Bush not to have increased the debt faster!  This is not a true leader.

This president changes his opinions as he thinks they will serve his purposes.  No stability, no knowledge or wisdom, no character.  This is anything but character traits of a true leader.  This is the trait of a deceiver.

Voters in November do not have the choice of reelecting a leader.  With this president they must decide whether they want to reelect a deceiver.  It’s that simple.