Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"Allowed To Keep"...

President Obama had a press conference yesterday and instead of railing constantly on 'corporate jet owners', he added to them by railing on 'best-selling authors', which apparently, includes himself*.  Aside from the tired worn class-warfare speak, there was something else that bothered me about what he said about all the 'extra money' that he 'didn't need' that he would be 'allowed to keep'.

'Allowed to keep'.

The last time I checked, it was not the business of government to determine how much money we are to make. Unfortunately, President Obama and his ideological chums seem to think that's the role of the state. Government's role is to collect taxes so that it can function, not be a overbearing nanny who tell us how much we can and can't have, financially speaking.  Of course, President Obama also came off as a stern mother warning Congress to 'eat [their] peas'.  

Not very presidential, I have to say.

*If he wants to pay more taxes, i.e., his 'fair share' (whatever THAT means), he can go here and make a donation to the U.S. Treasury.  Funny how I never see anyone who agitates for higher taxes mention this particular method of giving even more money to the United States Government. 

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