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The Rise And Fall Of A Great Nation

A description of America, past and present, was heard a few months ago: In the original America, where wealth was being grown and the middle class was expanding, you were free to act, economically and personally, with few restrictions from government. In present-day America you will find the reverse to be true: the restrictions on your actions are great and come from all levels of government, and you are free to do little without first considering taxes or permits to keep you legal and out of trouble with the government.

The need to seek approval and the increasing restrictions on any action you want to take is causing a drain on America with entrepreneurs no longer willing to start new businesses, or they are leaving the country to establish a business in a nation with a more favorable tax environment in which to operate. This is causing the jobless rate to be larger than it was previously and is causing an income drain on the middle class, which is rapidly becoming the underclass.

The government needs more and more of our tax money to pay for its “progressive” policies, the wealthy are taxed heavily in a supposedly capitalist country, great wealth is being concentrated in fewer families (mainly families having government ties) the EPA issues restrictive regulations by the dozen, and Obamacare creates such headaches for small businesses that they are unable to expand their operations fearing that growth may be punishable by the IRS, or they may just go out of business because they can’t afford the lawyers that large corporations hire by the gross to manipulate the laws and the tax codes to find loopholes that will keep them legal.

The government encourages poor people to accept welfare, which causes the jobless rate to increase, further augmenting the welfare roles and the government’s need for more tax-payer money. Since there are fewer tax-payers in this increasingly socialist state of affairs, the suckers who are still working will now have to pay higher taxes to pay for the increased welfare roles, Obamaphones, government giveaways, etc. Then the government allows unlimited numbers of illegal aliens into the country, and these people either take jobs that the working poor need (causing more people to need welfare) or the illegals just go directly on welfare, meaning that the welfare roles grow even more, with the result that more money is needed to support them.

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Possibly the only thing one can do in today’s America that doesn’t need government permission or doesn’t require tax advice, is to volunteer for a hospital or a charity, and Obama is probably working on restricting this conduct as well because, after all, you have to drive your car to the hospital or soup kitchen don’t you; and this pollutes the air doesn’t it; and pollution of the air increases the impact of the lie of global warming doesn’t it;  and we are told by Obama (the same guy who said you could keep your doctor and your preferred coverage under Obamacare) how hot the earth has become recently; and we have all seen news reports of the ocean rising and spilling down Wall Street in New York City or Ocean Avenue in Miami, and on the PCH in California.  The fact that none of these environmentally catastrophic predictions from the radical left have happened, after years of hearing these lies from Paul Ehrlich, Ted Danson, Al Gore and now Obama (who promised to halt the rise of the oceans when he became president. Well the oceans have not risen but it’s not due to any effort from Obama. The ice bergs are not melting and flooding the earth’s coastal areas because warming is not occurring as the scare-mongering liberals have predicted) just again proves that we are being manipulated by a radical left that wants to bury our liberties and America’s prosperity in order to make them dominant over our entire population.

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About Dave King

Retired AT&T supervisor and Verisign manager, 72 years old, living in the Kansas City area.