Investors.com posted an article yesterday which clearly shows a basic difference in philosophy between Governor Romney and President Obama. The article deals with the current debate over extending the tax rates put into place by President Bush about ten years ago. The Democrats are still fighting the battle to raise those taxes.
The article reports:
What they are talking about is the House Republicans’ opposition to legislation approved in the Senate that would raise taxes on those earning more than $250,000 a year, a sum less than the president makes yet is somehow considered to be the mark of wealth.
ABC’s Jake Tapper wanted to know what he would “say to a small-business owner who says that’s not a giveaway, that’s my money, and by the way, I’m going to need some of that money in order to help pay the health care of individuals that I’m now mandated to do?”
Tapper further said, “It’s not giving anything away; it’s allowing me to keep my money.”
Needless to say, Jay Carney never directly answered the question.
The article concludes:
Americans should be deeply offended that anyone would categorize the act of keeping one’s own money as a giveaway. And they should be profoundly alarmed when policymakers and their aides hold that view because they can turn their beliefs into oppressive law.
Remember, government creates neither wealth nor jobs. It has to take everything that it owns, and that requires force — real or implied.
Obama was elected in 2008 on a platform of hope and change. The promises sounded good to many even if they were not defined.
Now those terms have taken shape — unmistakably and unsettlingly.
If a government that owns all is the change Obama promised in 2008, and it becomes the dominant governing philosophy of this country, then there’s not much hope left.
That pretty much says it all.