John Ransom

Because, while the “rich” may be someone across town in the US, the “rich” in Obama’s global sense, is you. This is a tax that will fall most heavily on the poor and middle income earners.   

Liberals can’t understand that the country is losing jobs because the governments in the US- federal and municipal- aren’t competitive anymore. Instead of doing something about the fundamental problem we face, they find it more convenient to rearrange the game pieces to suit their desired outcome.

That’s because they suck at the game of government and public service, liberals do. If Obama was a first round NFL draft choice he’d be Ryan Leaf, a different type of talent bust who, not coincidentally also happens to be an addict.    

I’d love to be a GOP challenger in 2016 asking a Democrats to explain to constituents why raising taxes on everyone and shipping even administrative jobs overseas mades sense.  

Because you, the ordinary reader, will pay for the liberal addiction to spending not just through higher taxes on everything via  Obama’s Global Tax, but through the loss of jobs too. Corporations will stop shipping jobs overseas and just ship the entire company rather than pay another onerous tax.

When you add in the fact that the wall separating Washington and Wall Street has been destroyed over the last decade- but never worse than under Obama- you can see why moving to the Philippines might make sense for say, Caterpillar.   

So now, we can confidently look into an Obama-inspired future when baseball, hot dogs and apple pie are only imports. Forget Chevrolet. They already killed that bit of Americana.

You want to see what America used to look like? Shortly you’ll have to travel overseas to catch a glimpse.     

That’s because this administration has serious issues when it comes to boundaries. I don’t know if Obama was held too much as a child or not held enough, but when it comes to taxes, healthcare, regulatory orders, race issues, food choices,  Obama’s got a Super-Freudian case of separation anxiety.

In everything that he does, he clumsily overreaches, asserting authority that not only he doesn’t have, but probably can‘t enforce without coersion.

Energy? Immigration? Cap and Trade? Gun-Walking? Healthcare? Jobs? Stimulus? Anyone? Bueller?

It would be hard for me to name any success Obama has had on any policy front, even if I qualified and tempered those successes on a Jimmy Carter curve. But anyone can rattle off the unqualified disasters of the administration.

And no disaster would hit the US harder than Obama’s Global Tax.   

Still, you know how bad ideas circulate amongst progressives.

It was only ten years ago we went to sleep confidently thinking we won the Cold War and consigned Communism to the trash bin of history.

Or did we?  

Now we face a fiscal cliff of worldwide proportions, because we've been enjoying the so-called "peace dividend" raising taxes and spending on healthcare, regulatory orders, race issues and food choices

If our ruling elite won't respond to our chants of "jump, jump, jump," I say we push them.


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John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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