Thursday, October 16, 2008

On The Good Ship Lollipop

Obama's 95% Illusion

It's a clever pitch, because it lets him pose as a middle-class tax cutter while disguising that he's also proposing one of the largest tax increases ever on the other 5%. But how does he conjure this miracle, especially since more than a third of all Americans already pay no income taxes at all? There are several sleights of hand, but the most creative is to redefine the meaning of "tax cut."

Obama voters don't much care about the "illusion," so pointing it out will not sway their votes. They don't care about the top 5% of Americans, they see no connection between what "the rich" do and their own lives. They don't understand economics and job creation - and they don't care.

They want the candy Obama is offering them. That's it. Anyone who tries to keep them from getting the candy is evil. Perverts can lure kids into their car with candy and politicians can lure voters into their political traps with voter candy (money).

That's what you are up against trying to defeat Obama. How do you convince a kid not to fall for the candy trick? I'm not sure you can. There is only the hope that enough of us are mature enough to understand.

On the good ship lollipop
Its a clever pitch, they will never stop
Taking your dreams away
On the good ship lollipop

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