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January 2014, Bob Lonsberry, a Rochester talk radio personality on WHAM 1180 AM said this in response to Obama's "income inequality speech" .



Two Americas

The Democrats are right, there are two Americas .

The America that works, and the America that doesn't.

The America that contributes, and the America that doesn't.

It's not the haves and the haven'ts, it's the dos and the don'ts.

Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society, and others don't.

That's the divide in America .

It's not about income inequality, it's about civic irresponsibility.

It's about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office.

It's about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country.

It's not invective, it's truth, and it's about time someone said it.

The politics of envy was on proud display a couple weeks ago when president Obama pledged the rest of his term to fighting "income inequality."

He noted that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that's not just.

That is the rationale of thievery.

The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you.

Vote Democrat.

That is the philosophy that produced Detroit .

It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America .

It conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense because it ends up not benefiting the people who support it, but a betrayal.

The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victimhood and anger instead of ability and hope.

The president's premise - that you reduce income inequality by debasing the successful - seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices.

By and large, income variation in society is a result of different choices leading to different consequences.

Those who choose wisely and responsibly have far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure.

Success and failure frequently manifest themselves in personal and family income.

You choose to drop out of high school and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on with purposeful education.

You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take one course, you have them within a marriage and life is apt to take another course.

My doctor makes far more than I do.

There is significant income inequality between us.

Our lives have had an inequality of outcome, but, our lives also have had an inequality of effort.

While my doctor went to college and then devoted his young adulthood to medical school and residency, I got a job in a restaurant.

He made a choice, I made a choice, and our choices led us to different outcomes.

His outcome pays a lot better than mine.

Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth?

No, it means we are both free men in a free society where free choices lead to different outcomes.

It is not inequality Barack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom.

The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail.

There is no true option for success if there is no true option for failure.

The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy.

Even if the other guy sat on his a... and did nothing.

Even if the other guy made a lifetime's worth of asinine and shortsighted decisions.

Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while completely ignoring equality of effort.

The simple Law of the Harvest - as ye sow, so shall ye reap - is sometimes applied as,

"The harder you work, the more you get."

Obama would turn that upside down.

Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society.

Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American society if Barack Obama gets his way.

He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and productive to foster equality through mediocrity.

He and his party speak of two Americas and their grip on power is based on using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other.

America is not divided by the differences in outcomes, it is divided by the differences in efforts.

It is a false philosophy to say one man's success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man's victimization.

What Obama offered was not a solution, but a separatism.

He has fomented division and strife, pitted one set of Americans against another for his own political benefit.

That's what socialists offer.

Marxist class warfare wrapped up with a bow.

Two Americas , coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln 's maxim that a house divided against itself cannot stand.






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sebekm commented on Sunday, Mar 09, 2014 at 15:07 PM

You said the magic words: income inequality. A report titled "“The Irony of Obamacare: Making Inequality Worse” was just released from one of the traditional, solid Democratic constituencies - the labor unions. This report demonstrates that even the UNIONS now see the light on ObamaCare.

The union that issued the report is Unite Here, which represents more than 300,000 low-wage hospitality workers. An article on the report which was just posted online a few hours ago at WashingtonExaminer.com says in part:

"A national union that represents 300,000 low-wage hospitality workers charges in a new report that Obamacare will slam wages, cut hours, limit access to health insurance and worsen the very “income equality” President Obama says he is campaigning to fix.

Unite Here warned that due to Obamacare's much higher costs for health insurance than what union workers currently pay, the result will be a pay cut of up to $5 an hour. "If employers follow the incentives in the law, they will push families onto the exchanges to buy coverage. This will force low-wage service industry employees to spend $2.00, $3.00 or even $5.00 an hour of their pay to buy similar coverage," said the union in a new report.

“Only in Washington could asking the bottom of the middle class to finance health care for the poorest families be seen as reducing inequality,” said the report from Unite Here. “Without smart fixes, the ACA threatens the middle class with higher premiums, loss of hours, and a shift to part-time work and less comprehensive coverage,” said the report, titled, “The Irony of Obamacare: Making Inequality Worse.”"

and

"Unite Here's document charges that the administration is putting union health care into a "death spiral." It endorsed criticism that employers will move workers to part-time status to avoid the requirement that those working 30 hours or more a week be provided health insurance -- or else the company pays a penalty. And it says the Affordable Care Act will shift workers from union insurance to the more expensive Obamacare health exchanges, costing them up to half of their pay to cover premiums.

“The information addresses the very unfortunate irony of Obamacare,” (union head Donald "D.") Taylor said in his letter about the report. “Namely, that it will inevitably lead to the destruction of the health care plans we were promised we could keep. And, as a result, it will lead to greater income inequality for the very segment of the population Obamacare should want to help most.”

For the entire article, see: http://washingtonexaminer.com/union-o...

If the Democrats lose the unions, they have lost EVERYTHING.

sebekm commented on Sunday, Mar 09, 2014 at 15:14 PM

...and do you wonder why the President and the Democrats REALLY want to raise the minimum wage? It's because they know that the Unite Here report is absolutely CORRECT: that a huge chunk of low-income workers pay will have to go to health care if they want to maintain any. So they want to jack up the minimum wage, which will effectively have BUSINESSES making up the difference and shoveling more of their revenues to the insurance companies. What will result from this?

BUSINESSES WILL HAVE LESS MONEY TO HIRE WORKERS AND EXPAND THEIR BUSINESSES.

They'll be forced to cut back, which will further depress the economy and limit/reduce jobs. THIS IS INSANITY.

And it was all predicted by the Republicans five years ago.

timeontarget commented on Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 06:34 AM

sebekm, Thank you for a very useful and informative comment.

JimmyMack commented on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 15:30 PM

Where should I put my CD's?

JimmyMack commented on Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 15:32 PM

Certificates of Deposits!!! I know where the other type go.

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 05:49 AM

OK... evil doers. I am going to ask my CPA Karp Ronning and Tindal. Course it will cost me a nickel. But hey, I got nuttin here did I?

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 14:28 PM

"Course it will cost me a nickel. But hey, I got nuttin here did I?"

Walking Eagle I will answer your question.

Stuff your CD's.

You call somebody ignorant and shortly thereafter ask them for advise.

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Ho Hum,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

timeontarget commented on Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 14:35 PM

Stuff your CD's.

AS IN WHERE THE SUN DON'T SHINE

Now you Walking Eeagle go and have yourself a nice day

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 16:37 PM

"Where should I put my CD's?"

Convert them to thumb drives.

JimmyMack commented on Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 17:39 PM

@Tot. I set that one up for you a while back as to telling me where I could put 'em.

Where does Walking Eagle come from?

You need to learn tot, to give and take here...


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