Why Obama’s Policies Hurt The Middle Class

The media is portraying Barack Obama as the savior of the world. In his latest commercial, he portrays himself as the champion of the middle class. Well, Mr. Obama, your policies would hurt the middle class more than help it.

  1. By choosing to increase taxes on corporations, you will put more middle class workers on the unemployment line. You talk about the person that worked in the factory for 20 years, only to see their job go overseas. Corporations are moving out of the US due to the high taxes that put them at a disadvantage in the global marketplace. Increasing the taxes on corporations will only drive more of them out of the country. Those that remain will be forced to trim back their workforce to compensate for the increase in taxes.
  2. You seem to forget that those people that earn over $250,000 a year employ those of us that don’t. By increasing their taxes, you give them less disposable income for them to hire lower and middle class workers. Once again, more of the lower and middle class will be on the unemployment line.
  3. The current financial crisis has your fingerprints all over it. You, Mr Biden and the rest of the Democrats had the opportunity to rain in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but you chose to do nothing about it. Rather, you chose to get rich from their tactics. People were given loans who should never have had them in the first place. Now you have your fellow Democrats have put our nation $700 billion more in debt.

If this is the change that you are wanting us to have, then we don’t want it. Your lack of action during your short term in the Senate has cost this country. You have had the opportunity to lead while in the Senate but you chose to do nothing. Why should we believe that putting you in the White House will be any different?

Also, you claim to be a Christian, but your entire platform is contrary to Biblical principals. You need to go back and read your Bible, Mr. Obama. Try starting with Exodus 20. Specifically, start with verse 17:

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house ; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

Your policies of taking from those who have and giving to those that do not have, is a direct violation of God’s Word. Go read I Kings and II Kings. Find out what happens to a nation when it turns away from God’s Word.

When you have been a middle class worker, then you can come and talk to us about how to solve our problems. You, sir, have had everything handed to you. You were given money for a Harvard education. You have been given money to run for political office. People have given you everything to groom you to run for President.

When you have to go to work every day wondering if it will be your last day of work. When you have to worry about how you’re going to feed your family and keep your home if you loose your job, then you can talk about being the champion of the middle class. However, you are as upper class as those that you are wanting to “stick it to.”

Instead of using other people’s money to help those in need, why don’t you and your wife give up your lobster, caviar and champagne snacks. Use that money to help those in need. Get off your high horse and give what you have to those in need. The best way to lead is to lead by example.

The Transcription Error

A young monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand.

He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies, not from the original manuscript. So, the new monk goes to the head abbot to question this, pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be picked up! In fact, that error would be continued in all of the subsequent copies.

The head monk, says, ‘We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son.’

He goes down into the dark caves underneath the monastery where the original manuscripts are held as archives in a locked vault that hasn’t been opened for hundreds of years.

Hours go by and nobody sees the old abbot . . �

So, the young monk gets worried and goes down to look for him. He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing.

‘We missed the R! We missed the R! We missed the R!’

His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is crying uncontrollably. The young monk asks the old abbot, ‘What’s wrong, father?’

With a choking voice, the old abbot replies, ‘The word was… ‘CELEBRATE’!!!

Fay

Once again, we have had to deal with a tropical system dealing us a direct hit. This time it was only a tropical storm and it came up from the south. There was a lot of rain and brief gusts that were close to, if not at, hurricane force.

Now comes the long process of cleaning up all the yard waste that was thrown around. But first, we have to wait for the water to go away. Mid-day numbers indicated over 7 inches of rain since the storm first started affecting us yesterday evening.

Fay managed to maintain its strength as it traveled up the state. Fourteen hours after making landfall at Cape Romano, Fay’s central pressure has dropped and the winds have increased. The forecasts call for it to exit Florida around Melbourne and re-enter the state around Jacksonville.

Keep an eye on this storm, it’s going to be around for a while.

Materialism

Wherever you turn, you cannot escape the religion of materialism. People are more interested in material possessions than anything else. Our marketing agencies have capitalized this in every commercial that we see on television. The message that they are sending us is that we will be happier if we buy the product they are advertising.

Not only is this seen in our commercials, but it is also evident in our corporate environments. In the workplace, employees place more emphasis on their title, the corner window office and the reserved parking spot than they do on the work that they do. They are more concerned with their status in the workplace than they are with the quality of work that they perform.

The more material items that we get, we do not get happier. All we need to do is watch shows like “Clean Sweep” and “Clean House” to see that this is the case. The more material items that we get, the more disorganized our lives become and the less happy we are.

Not only does materialism detrimental to our lives here on earth, it is also detrimental to our eternal lives. As we focus more on our possessions, we focus less on what matters: Jesus Christ.

“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?”
— Matthew 16:26

The Blonde

A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan Officer. She says she’s going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000.

The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for The loan, so the blonde hands over the keys to a new Mercedes Benz SL 500. The car is parked on the street in front of the bank. She has the Title and everything checks out. The bank agrees to accept the car collateral for the loan.

The bank’s president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at the blonde for using a $110,000 Benz as collateral against a $5,000 Loan. An employee of the bank then proceeds to drive the Benz into the bank’s underground garage and parks it there.

Two weeks later, the blonde returns. She repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.41.

The loan officer says, ‘Miss, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that you are a multi-millionaire. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?’

The blonde replies, ‘Where else in New York City can I park my car for two weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return?’

Finally, a smart blonde joke!

The Laws of Ultimate Reality

  • Law of Mechanical Repair– After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you’ll have to pee.
  • Law of Gravity – Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.
  • Law of Probability – The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.
  • Law of Random Numbers – If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers.
  • Law of the Alibi – If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.
  • Variation Law – If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).
  • Law of the Bath – When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.
  • Law of Close Encounters – The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don’t want to be seen with.
  • Law of the Result – When you try to prove to someone that a machine won’t work, it will.
  • Law of Bio Mechanics – The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
  • Law of the Theater – At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.
  • The Starbucks Law – As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.
  • Murphy’s Law of Lockers – If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.
  • Law of Physical Surfaces – The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly related to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.
  • Law of Logical Argument – Anything is possible if you don’t know what you are talking about.
  • Brown’s Law of Physical Appearance – If the shoe fits, it’s ugly.
  • Oliver’s Law of Public Speaking – A closed mouth gathers no feet.
  • Wilson’s Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy – As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.
  • Doctors’ Law – If you don’t feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you’ll feel better. Don’t make an appointment and you’ll stay sick.

Psalm 64

1. Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint ; Preserve my life from dread of the enemy.
2. Hide me from the secret counsel of evildoers, From the tumult of those who do iniquity,
3. Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword. They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,
4. To shoot from concealment at the blameless ; Suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear.
5. They hold fast to themselves an evil purpose ; They talk of laying snares secretly ; They say, “Who can see them?”
6. They devise injustices, saying, “We are ready with a well-conceived plot “; For the inward thought and the heart of a man are deep.
7. But God will shoot at them with an arrow ; Suddenly they will be wounded.
8. So they will make him stumble ; Their own tongue is against them; All who see them will shake the head.
9. Then all men will fear, And they will declare the work of God, And will consider what He has done.
10. The righteous man will be glad in the LORD and will take refuge in Him; And all the upright in heart will glory.

Happy Birthday

Today is my “little” girl’s birthday. We had a special father-daughter moment this morning. As I usually do, I went in and kissed her goodbye. This morning I did something different. After kissing her, I softly sang Happy Birthday to her. She slowly woke up, rolled over and gave her “Dattie” a hug.

1…2…3…Aaaaawwwwwww!!!!

I know, she has me wrapped right around her little finger and I LOVE IT!!