Obama is the epitome of what often happens to a politician after he or she gets elected.  Historically, Americans have been disappointed by politicians in both Parties who have campaigned to right past wrongs; and then, after getting to Washington, forget their promises and become concerned, primarily, with retaining the money (a Senator earns $193,400 for part-time work), power and perks which they quickly become accustomed to.  As Gary Mauser, professor emeritus at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, says in NRA's December's America’s First Freedom magazine, “Politics is about promises, not the delivery of those promises.” 

On Sunday, October 12, 2008, Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, was throwing a football around with his son in his front yard when then presidential candidate Barack 0bama and his campaign entourage came by and stopped near his house.  Mr. Wurzelbacher, an employee of a small plumbing company, asked Obama about the impact his tax proposals would have on small businesses for ‘Redistribution’ of wealth?  Obama responded to his request by saying, “I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.”

What he should have said, It's  good for millions, many of whom are too dumb, too lazy, or dysfunctional to produce;  and for self-serving politicians like my-self. – that is, we who can use the wealth of others to buy the 'votes' of those on the receiving end which enables us to get elected and reelected.  And, the one who comes up on the short-end of the stick is the paycheck earner who is being forced to distribute his resources which in my opinion is unconstitutional and legalized stealing.  According to Mr. Bob Dill, the redistribution of one's wealth was unconstitutional until 1936 when an activist Supreme Court distorted the 'general welfare' clause and made it legal.   Finally, instead of Obama's spreading around the wealth of those who work, how about instead spreading around their work ethic? – that is, those who believe in pulling their own weight.

Unfortunately, as  Pat Buchanan recently wrote, we lemmings have once more voted into power a power-hungry politician with an out-of-touch regime that is seizing control of private wealth and private lives as it fails in its duty to win wars, balance our budgets and secure our borders. As a result, we now have a president, Obama, who is blatantly ignoring his constituency and using their resources to sue Arizona who is trying to protect its citizens from an invasion of illegal aliens from Mexico because he sees them as unregistered Democrats which he will need in 2012 for votes.

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