Basically, Obama wants to raise 320 billion dollars through increased corporate taxes to fund the further destruction of American motivation and self-sufficiency with government wealth transfers to obviate such personal responsibilities as college tuition, sick leave, and (one of Hitler's favorites) child care, i. e. "youth indoctrination."
This is an incentive-killing, job-killing, deficit-inflating assassination attempt against the United States economy. We already have the highest corporate taxes in the world, and Obama wants to punish American success even more?
The American automobile industry, once the proud mainstay of American industrialism, has fled to Canada and Mexico, leaving what was once the boisterous and thriving city of Detroit a rotting ghost town and a ghetto of Muslim freeloaders and Great Satan-hating jihad tutors. And other industries, from electronics to hamburgers, are scrambling to follow Ford and GM to more healthful climates. Surely, no one could seriously believe that higher corporate taxes would not exacerbate this hemorrhage.
But of course, in a Republican controlled Congress and in a recession, this asinine proposal has roughly the same chance of survival as an ice cube in a hot toddy. Now, while I would not be surprised at President Obama's inability to recognize futility, his handlers surely must know that proposing higher taxes to a Congress that has recently been chastised and chastened by the Washington-weary voters is an invitation to ridicule.
Why then is Obama exposing himself to certain Republican derision and probable popular wrath? Does he think he knows better than his advisors what the American people want, or does he think that only he knows what's best for the American people, and that it's his responsibility to force them to conform to his will in spite of themselves?
While I strongly suspect the latter to be at least a contibuting factor, there may be – and there have been advanced over the last few days – other possible methods to his seeming madness. It has been suggested that the President is attacking corporations in order to provoke Republican recalcitrance so he can paint the Republicans with the tired old brush of "friends of the rich."
It has also been proposed that, in stealing from the "rich" to give to the "poor," Obama is trying to cement his legacy as the friend of the mythical middle class. And a perhaps more likely possibility that's been suggested is that the President is simply putting into practice the old football maxim that the best defense is a strong offense.
But there is another, more sinister explanation. For more than 25 years, George Soros has been grooming Hillary Rodham Clinton to be his next Presidential puppet. If – as has been widely intimated and suggested by recent non-events – Hilary's declining health precludes her filling that position, Mr. Soros would be desperately searching for a replacement puppet.
Could this anti-business populism emanating from the current George Soros' Presidential puppet be a curtsy to the far left wing of the Democrat party and a nod to its standard bearer, Elizabeth Warren, for a 2016 Presidential run? Has anyone heard anything from Hillary Clinton lately?