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Obama’s War on Family Business

RHSimard Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 1:07 AM
I'm glad you mentioned the so-called Buffet rule. Did you know that an early advocate of that idea was none other than Ronald Reagan? No, neither did I. But Obama does. Take a look: "In a June 28, 1985 speech Reagan called for a fairer tax code, one where a multi-millionaire did not have a lower tax rate than his secretary. Today, President Obama is calling for the same with the Buffett Rule." Love it? Don't take my word for it; it's not taken out of context. It's copied and pasted, verbatim, from nothing less than the official website of the White House, in Reagan's biography. http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/ronaldreagan
RHSimard Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 1:14 AM
I forgot to mention that this is but one of a raft of similar struts, not only on Reagan's page but on all the other presidential biographies since Coolidge but one (Gerald Ford, I think). Is there no end to this guy's hubris?

One of the aspects of President Obama’s worldview that has drawn consistent fire is his evident hostility toward business. His comments in Roanoke, Virginia three weeks ago (“If you have a business, you didn’t build that”) are just the most recent in a long history of shameful displays of ignorance about the way a business is launched, how it is grown, and what makes it successful.

In his speeches, Obama tends to praise businesses only as a lead-in to calling for higher taxes on them. The President likes to attach a taint to the word “business,” as if every enterprise...