What it’s saying is…that we’re not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you anymore. President Obama, September 20, 2009
Tell that to the top 1% of taxpayers who paid nearly 40% of all Federal Taxes in 2006 and the top 10% who paid more than 70% of all taxes.
Mr. President, the solution is not to impose a tax on everyone (yes, it is a tax, even state-controlled AP agrees). The solution is freedom. With each person having the freedom to buy the policy that they need or want, doing things such as removing the mandates using carrots for people to buy coverage.
We must give credit where credit it due, if the Obama administration really believed that “we’re not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you anymore” and implemented a policy based on liberty and individual rights and individual responsibility, they would go a long way to having a successful presidency. Going the opposite direction, towards authoritarian, statists, fascist, socialist systems is the way to fail. And not just fail in terms of a political agenda, but fail in terms of losing liberty and ensuring that the long slide towards collectivism accelerates, perhaps to the point where it is unrecoverable.