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Wednesday Quotable

With Senator Barack Obama’s response to “Joe the Plumber” revealing his position on hyper progressive taxes as a means of spreading the wealth, we no longer have to parse words. Obama’s plan is a form of socialism.

Senator Obama said,

“My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody. I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”

I’ve said all along that I do not dislike Senator Obama. He seems like a decent guy. He’s likable, has a beautiful family, and he has ascended to positions of power in a relatively short time. But his policies are not pro-America, and they are certainly not just or fair. They are punitive to those who want to move from their current place or class to a higher position. They seek to “spread the wealth” and he actually said it out loud. Today’s quotable comes from one of our nation’s greatest presidents and an icon of labor, civil rights, and American patriots. Here is what President Abraham Lincoln would have to say in response to Senator Barack Obama:

“Property is the fruit of labor…property is desirable…is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.”

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Puppy Dog Thoughts

-Guys like dogs. But we usually like rough and ready dogs like the Doberman, German Shepherd, hounds, and bullies.
-Marcela has been set on getting a puppy for a while. Yesterday she won.
-She picked out a soft little white Maltese boy and named him Maximus. Maximus could have been named Minimus since he is supposed to grow to about 6-9 pounds.
-He’s a very sweet little fella, but he doesn’t look very tough. He’s not going to be able to protect Marcela from much more than a mouse.
-This breed is supposed to be the ultimate companion dog and they supposedly do not shed. And according to all that I have read, they are not prone to excessive barking, digging, chewing, or health issues.
-We have got to get rid of all the other critters in the house. We have little parrots, a turtle with fish, and two hermit crabs.
-In the debate last night, as I was watching I was thinking that McCain won. At the end of the debate, the commentators explained that Obama won. I just don’t understand the criteria of a debate. I thought it was based on issues, but apparently it’s based on personality and the ability to talk smoothly.
-Why does the mainstream news ignore other big domestic issues like immigration, gun control, and judicial restraint? McCain has not pushed the point either, even though his views line up with the majority of America.
-The election is less than three weeks away and the McCain campaign has shown a lack of discipline on message and theme. Who nominated him? He’s the better of the two choices by far, but he is too liberal for my preference.
-One of the major issues facing this nation is the entitlement mentality. Under a President Obama, entitlement programs will grow. The cuts proposed by Obama will not address welfare or entitlements. You can be sure the military will be cut and taxes will be increased if he is elected.
-Maybe next time around, the conservatives will come out and ensure we are afforded a true conservative choice.
-“Joe the Plumber” is America’s most popular guy. Too bad he is rich and will have to pay more taxes. He is going to have to spread his wealth to the poor.

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