Do you want to know who had a way with words? Patrick Swayze’s character, Bodhi, in the movie Point Break—but at at the end of the day he was a thief who hid his true identity behind Ronald Reagan’s visage.
Do you know who else has a way with words? Barack Obama—but at the end of the day he wants the government to take your money, while hiding behind Reagan’s visage.
It’s actually rather perverse, what the president does. Just like his attempt to get Americans to believe a definition of judicial activism that only exists in a bizarro universe, his comparisons to Ronald Reagan only ring true if the space-time continuum surreptitiously shifted under our feet and we now exist in a negative dimension.
Have you ever heard a conservative try and pass off Woodrow Wilson’s Progressivism as a textbook case for the benefits of limited government? Have you ever heard a conservative try and own FDR’s New Deal by proposing “The New ‘New Deal’”? Have you ever heard a conservative make the case for Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society as the ultimate program in stealth-conservatism? The answer is no.
How anyone with half a brain can listen to Barack Obama compare himself to Ronald Reagan and not laugh is amazing. Obama’s “Buffett Rule” is class warfare at its worst. Confiscate 100% of the wealth of all the millionaires in the United States tomorrow (never mind the impact on Sub-chapter s corporations, angel investors, etc.), and it still wouldn’t register a blip on the national debt radar. It’s a move designed to divide and conquer, only it’s sick and twisted because it’s dividing Americans.
Regardless, here’s the truth about Reagan and taxes, for those who need the proper historical context.
Reagan’s push for tax reform helped lead to landmark reform legislation the following year that broadened the tax base, consolidated the nation’s 14 brackets into just two and lowered the top marginal income tax rate from 50 percent to 28 percent. This is actually pretty close to the framework that Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., outlined in the House GOP budget and couldn’t be more far off from Obama’s Buffett Rule gimmick.
Paul Ryan seems like the real deal. I’m looking forward to his run for the presidency, particularly because…he’ll win. Barack Obama, on the other hand, is so fake and desperate that he must hide his liberalism behind the accomplishments of better men.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to watch Barack…errr, Patrick Swayze, steal money from hard-working Americans.