Just days ago Obama gave a speech at Georgetown University addressing Christian Faith leaders, that sparked a little controversy. Here’s what he said:
“The top 25 hedge-fund managers made more than all of the kindergarten teachers in the country. When I say that, I’m not saying that because I dislike hedge fund managers or I think they are evil, I’m saying that you’re paying a lower rate than a lot of folks who are making $300,000 every year. You pretty much have more than you’ll ever be able to use in your family will ever be able to use. There’s a fairness issue involved here and by the way, if we were able to close that loophole, I could not invest in early childhood education to make a difference. That’s where the rubber hits the road. That’s Arthur where the question of compassion and I’m my brother’s keeper comes into play. And if we can’t ask from society’s lottery winners to just make that modest investment, then really this conversation is for show. If we can’t ask that much— [ applause ].”
You can watch if you’d like:
Apparently if you are successful in this country, you are a “lottery winner.” This statement immediately reminded me of Obama’s statement back in 2012: “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
This contempt that Obama has for success blows my mind! Fyi: Small businesses represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms. Since 1993, small businesses have generated 64 percent of new jobs, and they have also paid 43 percent of the total United States private payroll” –SBA.
I find it fascinating that some believe the government should dictate when enough wealth is enough. Or that the government is to decide whether or not you have reached a point where you can’t spend all the money you’ve earned. To empower government to decipher who has enough and who doesn’t -is dangerous territory and this has been done throughout history by ruthless dictators. I also am amazed by those who think the government should be involved in making everything ‘fair.’ Life isn’t fair. If you want something, don’t go to the government to get it, go get it yourself! You see, Obama could have said: “being born in America IS winning the lottery,” but he didn’t- he went after the rich, the wealthy, the successful-all in the disguise of Biblical principles (“I’m my brother’s keeper”-Jesus was not saying “have the government look out for you and the poor” he commanded us to look out for each other, because that’s what Christianity is all about-there was no reference to government involvement!) Obama wants everyone on the same playing field….and this….this is Socialism, this is a Marxism ideology-essentially a Utopian society where everything is equal and fair and all needs are met.
Sounds splendid doesn’t it, we can debate the theology of Marxism but essentially you have to examine the countries and dictators that have implemented this ideology. According to Karl Marx there are steps that must be taken in order to make Marxism a reality:
1) Revolution,2) Dictatorship of the Proletariat, 3) Destruction of the Capitalist State, 4) Liquidation of the Bourgeoisie, 5) Creation of Socialism, 6) Creation of the New Socialist Man, 7) Withering Away of the State, and 8) Emergence of Communism
Marxism’s intent was to due away with human nature, but human nature is not something that can be done away with, it is human nature to acquire, conqueror, achieve and create. You can ignore and deny these characteristics all you want, but it’s innate. Marxism eliminates human nature, as well as the middle class: “You must, therefore, confess that by “individual” you mean no other person than the bourgeois (anyone obtaining property), than the middle-class owner of property. This person must indeed, be swept out of the way, and made impossible.” (The Schwarz Report). To ignore the fact that Communism kills, is ignorance as well as a complete denial of history. Let’s not forget that millions and millions were murdered under Marxism ideology -Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, and Pol Pot…..were just some who admired and adhered to Marxism.
You see the problem with Communism/Marxism/Socialism…..is it eliminates the individual. America is about the Individual and the individuals right to life, liberty and the pursuit (not guarantee) of happiness. America empowers the one, and that one empowers another……
Taking what someone else has rightfully earned and giving it to another is not empowering to any of those involved….what is accomplished in this? A leg up? Perhaps….but not a way of life. Living off of others is not freedom-it’s bondage. Creating a society for any individual to climb to the top is what America offers with the acknowledgment that some journeys are more challenging than others. One may detest Capitalism, but it is the only system that allows for someone to go from having nothing to having something all in the name of individual liberty.
Yes, there are some that got those 6 numbers and a power-ball right, but for most Americans who found success…..they dared to dream, but not just dream- they took action.