In only a hundred days and change, President Barack Obama has committed $6.5 trillion to waste, fraud, and abuse. That's $6,500,000,000,000.00, which is more than all the costs of World War I and World War II combined.
And you think it can't get worse? Believe me, IT CAN.
Things have gotten so bad, that even in my home state of California a Republican Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is urging support for a massive $16 billion tax hike which is deceptively masquerading as a measure to put a lid on out-of-control government spending.
You read that right: A massive tax-hike -- Proposition 1A -- is being peddled to the people as a measure to control spending.
But what else is new? After all, during the presidential campaign Barack Obama sold the people on wealth redistribution and the expansion of the welfare state by deceptively calling for tax cuts for 95 percent of all working Americans.
And he got away with it because, unfortunately, most people didn't realize that approximately 40 percent of the people in America already have a zero (or negative) tax liability, and it stands to reason that many more have a negligible tax liability. Isn't giving people a rebate on something they don't pay in the first place a hand-out. isn't that WELFARE?
But there's more. If approximately 35 percent (or more) of the working families in America are getting a check (or a bigger check) from the government, from where is that money coming? As a candidate, Obama told Joe the Plumber, in an unintentional moment of frankness, he's just going to "spread the wealth around."
So, if Obama could get away with that little bit of spin, then why not call a massive tax increase a measure to control government spending? And if politicians in California can get away with this little tax-and-spend subterfuge. then what does that mean for YOU?
Now you may not have heard about Proposition 1A, but rest assured, liberals in Washington like Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama and Harry Reid are watching Proposition 1A closely.
Speaker Pelosi, who is even stumping for the passage of Proposition 1A, recently said, "Proposition 1A is right on time."
The people of California will vote on Proposition 1A on May 19 -- just days from now -- and liberals in Congress, like Pelosi, are already getting a loud-and-clear message. If the people of California can be deceived into buying this obscene perversion of language, designed to fool trusting people into voting for a massive tax hike. YOU CAN TOO!
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