There is an art to political calculations. A delicate touch is required in order to finely manipulate the specific destruction of an economy. There has been much debate in regard to how Obama is handling the economy. Many people have speculated that Obama has a very direct purpose in implementing Obamacare and his economic policies. I happen to agree. We have seen the fruits of the President’s labor roll out slowly over the last several years; but now that he has entered his second term, we are seeing an acceleration of destruction.
First, as a result of the fiscal cliff deal, the payroll tax break was allowed to lapse. This may not seem to be much of a problem, but when you do the math, it adds up to a lot. Prior to the fiscal cliff deal, the payroll tax stood at 4.2%; post fiscal cliff, it stands at 6.2%. This increase has begun to worry some retailers.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Wal-Mart is adjusting its sales forecasts for the near future based on the payroll tax increase. Because of the increase, the average American family will be losing $1000 to $1500 a year. This loss will lead to lesser spending on the part of American families, beginning with discretionary spending. The Christian Science Monitor says:
“…the expiration of the payroll tax cut will move $110 billion out of consumers’ pockets…The biggest impact is on lower-income households since the payroll tax is regressive, only applying to the first $113,000 of income. Wealthier households don’t feel the same pinch because the tax doesn’t hit all of their income.”
According to a National Retail Federation survey, 46% of consumers plan to spend less because of the payroll tax cut lapse.
In addition to the payroll tax issue, Florida is beginning to see the effects of the Affordable Care Act. Kathleen Haughney, of The Sun Sentinel–in an article written on February 22nd–claims that Florida is already beginning to experience a shortage of doctors and nurses. This European style failure of Obamacare was obviously coming; we could see it from a mile away.
Both of these economic failures were supremely easy to spot, and yet the President presided over both of them. Why would Barack Obama deliberately take a bat to the kneecaps of an already crippled economy? I can only speculate. But I believe it is because he has designs–as do many other Liberal minds–to reshape the country into a socialist; and eventually Marxist state.
Barack Obama has very particular ideologies, and he stands in the most powerful position in the world. He has every chance to change the nation into what he believes is what it should be. He is simply and closely following the Alinsky model of crushing a nation in order to rebuild it.
In Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals, he says this:
“A reformation means that masses of our people have reached the point of disillusionment with past ways and values. They don’t know what will work but they do know that the prevailing system is self-defeating, frustrating, and hopeless. They won’t act for change, but won’t strongly oppose those who do. The time is then ripe for revolution.”
President Obama–a fan of Alinsky–is trying very hard to make our economy weak. He is trying to make it appear as though it is the fault of a Capitalist system; a system that needs fixing. Unfortunately, our President is an expert manipulator; and by the looks of the country, it seems we may be falling right into an Alinsky-style reformation.