Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

Like a PacMan gobbling up everything in sight, going after folks making more than $250,000 a year is not enough to satisfy Obama's insatiable appetite for money and power. He wants more. Although it means breaking a campaign promise to only tax the "rich," Obama's mad rush for revenue to fund his social engineering has transformed his agenda into a war against the middle class.

While Obama rides his luxury 747 around the globe, glad-handing with other world leaders discussing "healing the planet" and other grandiose plans, the average American is struggling to find work. As Michelle Obama totes around a $6,000 Italian alligator-skin clutch, the only thing most Americans are "clutching" is their wallets, trying to figure out how to get by this month. Obama is out of touch with Middle America. However, even worse than his overt elitism, is the damaging effect his agenda is having on middle-class taxpayers.

Obama came to office promising an economic stimulus to help get people back to work and ward off an impending economic disaster. Instead, he pushed through Congress a grab bag of pork projects for his cronies. Obama is using government largesse to try and win votes by making people dependent on his generosity. A recent USA Today analysis revealed counties voting for Obama received two times the stimulus money per capita as those voting for McCain. This suspiciously looks like payback, not an economic stimulus program.

Meanwhile, unemployment climbed above 10 percent. One analyst says the real unemployment numbers are hovering near 16.5 percent. Obama promised the $787 billion stimulus bill would save or create 3 million jobs. But 1 million jobs have been lost since his promise.

Now, some in the administration are calling for a second stimulus. Obama's wild spending spree has increased the deficit to over a trillion dollars for the first time in history. The bottom line is he only gives lip service to helping the middle class. Instead, Obama is interested in growing the federal government and increasing dependency. His administration's agenda is hurting America's true job-growth engines, the private sector and small businesses. In addition, these are both suffering from two additional misconceived power grabs.


Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown are both bestselling authors and speakers. In 1988, working from their kitchen table, they formed Citizens United.
 
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