Stimulus Redux: Obama Wants New Tax To Put America Back To Work Building Roads

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Weasel Zippers

A Stimulus a year since Obama took office. On deck the summer of recovery.

Via Washington Examiner

President Obama is expected to reveal a plan to tax offshore profits to fix the U.S.’s infrastructure.

Obama will propose a mandatory 15 percent tax on corporate profits kept abroad in order to fix roads, bridges and other infrastructure around the nation, according to a White House document obtained by Politico.

The proposal will impose taxes on the $2 trillion in profits kept outside the U.S. to “make critical new investments in our roads, bridges, transit systems and freight networks as part of a $478 billion, six-year surface transportation reauthorization,” according the plan’s summary.

Hiking taxes on capital gains as well as ending a loophole that benefits wealthy when their heirs inherit there assets will also be proposed.[…]

This year’s proposal will also include a $176 billion increase in spending on federal highway and transit programs.

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Why Blame Obama?

American Thinker

Let  me count the ways.

Before  inauguration.  Senator Obama voted for the budgets he would later  blame on Bush, and for the TARP bailout.  After just two months of TARP,  the Bush administration said it was done — crisis averted.

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Not Hiring Until Obama Is Gone

Moonbattery

The entire private sector has been forced to adopt this de facto policy to some extent, but U.S. Cranes, LLC has made it official:

A west Georgia business owner is stirring up controversy with signs he posted on his company’s trucks, for all to see as the trucks roll up and down roads, highways and interstates:

“New Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone.”

“Can’t afford it,” explained the employer, Bill Looman, Tuesday evening. “I’ve got people that I want to hire now, but I just can’t afford it. And I don’t foresee that I’ll be able to afford it unless some things change in D.C.”

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Obama Announces Public New Measures to Bypass Congress and Use Dictator-like Decrees

CFP

The Christian Science Monitor published a Staff Writer Linda Feldmann article titled “Obama looks to bypass Congress with help for homeowners, students” on October 24, 2011.  The article details the beginnings of a new pseudo dictator-like approach to getting action on bills that the United States Congress refuses, for the public good, not to act into law.  In other words, Obama is violating our laws by finding ways to bypass the United States Constitution the supreme law of our land.

 

Violating our Constitution in not new to this charlatan, who through slick con-man talk, convinces people that he is more knowledgeable about government affairs than he really is.  He also convinced 70 million voters that he was qualified under constitutional law to be eligible to run for the office of the President of the United States.  And to this day, three years later he has kept every official document that could prove his actual status as legitimate or a usurper in secret hiding places refusing to let even judges to view those documents.

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This is Not Leadership

CFP

As the United States of America continues to drift, many Americans still seem perplexed that after two-and-a-half years, Barack Obama is a walking contradiction. He cannot seem to lead; he can only follow and dictate. He has no policies, only vague concepts and Marxist ideology. He starts wars and calls them something else. He simultaneously makes Congress responsible and yet irrelevant. He refuses to be held accountable for anything. It’s all still Bush’s fault, you know.

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Signs of a Failed Stimulus

Red State

Two years ago, signs promoting Barack Obama were everywhere: on buildings, billboards and bumper stickers.  Not much has changed, except now you are paying for this propaganda to promote the President and his floundering “stimulus” spending plan.  Reports indicate these signs can cost taxpayers as much as $10,000 each, with my home state of Illinois spending more than $650,000 on them.  Worse, the stimulus ads tout a program that has failed – as the signs promise – in “putting America back to work.”

It is our job as federal watchdogs to investigate why the White House has wasted potentially hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars advertising a spending splurge that hasn’t met any of the President’s own sales pitches: that the $862 billion would keep unemployment below 8% (today it’s 9.6%) and generate, by the end of this year, more than 4 million private sector jobs (we’ve lost 2.51 million).  No amount of propaganda, some of which promotes President Obama personally, could convince taxpayers the stimulus is working.

These cold, hard facts haven’t stopped the Obama Administration from trying.  Working with independent government watchdogs, our investigation has found that the White House strongly encourages, if not requires, stimulus grant recipients to post pro-stimulus signs as part of the funding package.  This unwelcome spending transparency has already shamed one agency into relaxing its propaganda requirements, but we need your help both tracking down these signs and holding the Administration accountable for its broken job creation promises.

If you see a sign, take a picture and send it to us with the location at stimulussigns@mail.house.gov.  We will add your pictures to an interactive, sharable map [link to map page here] showing that, even as the stimulus fails to create jobs, the Obama Administration continues to use your own money to try to convince you otherwise.

The American people have already taken a stand against this wasteful Washington spending that doesn’t create jobs.  Thousands of taxpayers voted through House Republican Whip Eric Cantor’s YouCut website to cut funding for any more stimulus signs, force the federal bureaucracy to report how much has been wasted on them and take that money back from agency budgets.  We listened to you and forced these cuts to a vote before the full House of Representatives.  Even though the Democrat majority defeated us, we will continue working to deliver you a federal government that allows the private sector to create jobs, doesn’t hide behind propaganda and saves more than it spends.

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