Posted by: rotenochsen | April 17, 2008


Thursday, April 17, 2008

When obama gave his elitist speech before a wealthy liberal audience in San Francisco at the Getty Mansion. He referred to rural Pennsylvanians He showed his elitism and lack of understanding of the people and issues that present themselves during this election cycle.
His statement that “it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations”. A perfect example of a man who has a chameleon character that adapts to the audience to whom he is speaking. This is quite common in politicians at all levels. They say what their audience and potential voters want to hear.
But Obama revealed an apparent disdain for rural people in Pennsylvania, and possibly all rural people in general. He blames the people in rural communities for following the religious principles that this Country has been known for since it’s inception. He blames them for using a right granted by the Constitution(to bear arms), and worse of all he blames them for not wanting illegal hordes to come across our borders . All this blame is because they don’t buy his message of change!
It would be a good thing for a man or woman who claims to be ready to lead this Country to understand the issues that he is using to attack a particular segment of the USA.
The obvious oxymoron and incongruity of his message is the reference to “anti-immigrants”. He conveniently left out the word illegal! Of course he was speaking in a city known for it’s illegal sanctuary stance. But the fact still remains the wrong is not the rural peoples anti-immigrant attitude, it is the sin of the cost to hard working tax payers that have to bear the freight for those who break our immigration laws as this excerpt from an article in The Center for Immigration Studies.
The average illegal immigrant family receives an average of $30,000 in governmental benefits! Yet they pay only about $9,000 in taxes per year. That creates a $21,000 shortfall that the American taxpayer has to make up. That’s like buying each of the illegal immigrant families a brand new Mustang convertible — each and every year!”
The Center for Immigration Studies, a vocal opponent of illegal immigration, looked at ” the high cost of cheap labor”, and discovered that
in 2004 illegal immigrant families tended to receive fewer welfare and Medicaid benefits than other households — but even then, didn’t pay enough in taxes to cover the cost.
Based on Census Bureau data, this study finds that, when all taxes paid (direct and indirect) and all costs are considered, illegal households created a net fiscal deficit at the federal level of more than $10 billion in 2002. We also estimate that, if there was an amnesty for illegal aliens, the net fiscal deficit would grow to nearly $29 billion.In terms of welfare use, receipt of cash assistance programs tends to be very low, while Medicaid use, though significant, is still less than for other households. Only use of food assistance programs is significantly higher than that of the rest of the population. Also, contrary to the perceptions that illegal aliens don’t pay payroll taxes, we estimate that more than half of illegals work “on the books.” On average, illegal households pay more than $4,200 a year in all forms of federal taxes. Unfortunately, they impose costs of $6,950 per household.
I believe that Obama has the “Ox before the Cart” on this and many other important issues. not to belabor the point but his idea of talking to Iran bout stopping their nuclear program makes as much sense as most of his left wing platform!

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