Black and Free…

2 Nov

This is not an endorsement of this video,  however when a person of color has a dissenting position it is proof that he is free and has escaped mental slavery that demands that to keep his “blackness” he must agree with the prevailing position of the national black leadership of the moment.


8 Responses to “Black and Free…”

  1. Meade November 2, 2008 at 8:30 pm #

    I don’t think the charge of socialism sticks with Obama. Some liberals for certain though. From what I understand in Obama’s tax plan the proposal is to move the tax rate from 35% to 39% so it’s an increase of 4%. But, it’s only 4% on whatever portion you make above $250,000. So say you make $300,000 you’d only pay the additional 4% on $50,000. That’s not at all unreasonable and shouldn’t be considered punishing the rich or socialism. In fact it’s exactly what existed back during the Clinton era at the exact time our country had the largest economic boom of all time.

    What’s more, from what I understand, this will add more incentives to push employee wages up. Say you own a small business and make $250,000. Making more will increase your taxes so instead of putting it in your own paycheck you do what benefits your business more – you pass it on to your employees. This raises wages and increases worker loyalty and company stability.

    Economically I’m generally pretty conservative but I’m convinced Bush’s economic policies have VERY much harmed the poor and need to be undone.

    Anyone’s welcome to correct my #’s if you find an error.

  2. Meade November 2, 2008 at 8:39 pm #

    I also get that there’s tons of other good stuff in this video.

  3. poopemerges November 2, 2008 at 8:47 pm #

    I am voting on 2 issues: The economy for the poor and abortion. I sincerely believe that Obama is a reincarnation of Jennifer Granholm the governor here in Michigan and people are suffering. I believe that fiscal conservativism is usually better for the poor than liberal economics…so on those issues I agree with him.

    I do agree that Bush 2 economic policies sucked though.


  4. Joel Shaffer November 2, 2008 at 9:15 pm #

    “In fact it’s exactly what existed back during the Clinton era at the exact time our country had the largest economic boom of all time.”

    The large, long economic boom largely resulted because of the free trade of NAFTA and the technological boom of companies such as Microsoft (not because Clinton was somehow economically saavy-although he did for political purposes go along with the NAFTA that the Republicans were pushing). At that time we could more afford some of the tax hikes, not now at a time where we are in a recession. What if the government actually did what sensible people do when times are hard? They don’t spend as much.

    Whenever any of our presidents (even when Jimmy Carter was president this happened!!!) wants to cut spending or even freeze it, or only increase spending by 1% instead of the normal 5%, the rest of congress (especially democrats) go ballistic and accuse the President or other members of congress of being cruel and lacking compassion. If I used those arguments to my board of directors for UTM that actually the 1% increase was actually a cut and then accused my board of lacking compassion, they’d fire me!!!!

    Sorry, but I got on a political soapbox here. Good video. This brother understands basic economics….

  5. poopemerges November 2, 2008 at 10:16 pm #

    Also important to remember is that Clinton was a fiscal conservative for the most part….a Regan democrat if you will…

  6. amybaker November 3, 2008 at 12:45 am #

    While I obviously don’t know details about michigan, I am wondering how much of the economic losses and job losses have to do with increases in globalization and trends affecting all markets that are similar to your state. I don’t think there is much a governor can do to help car makers for instance, keep up with demand for smaller lighter cars, keep plants open, keep GM from going under, and keep companies from moving production overseas.
    Michigan seems to have been really poor for a long time… well before your governor would have been in office. I could be wrong, you obviously are living it, and I am not, but it begs the question of global economic trends.

  7. poopemerges November 3, 2008 at 12:59 am #

    No Michigan started going south under Granholm, who is in her second term. you are right about globalization to an extent, but the reality is that many of our jobs went not to Mexico or China but to Kentucky and North Carolina. I believe there is much a savvier governor could have done for GM. But as it is the 55 acre plant a block from my house will close at the end of the year. Beyond that the tax structure here makes it the 50th worst state for small business in the country.

    I go back to what the Wall Street Journal said “If you like Michigan’s Economy, you Will Love Obama…”

    I believe that Obama is going to win. I will be proud that we have a African American president, something I have been talking to my children about for a couple of weeks now. But I believe that most who vote for him will live to regret it….

    But really and I know this is cliche…but God is sovereign…and I don’t suppose they are getting worked up as believers in places like China over their political system… and this is what I keep reminding myself.

  8. Meade November 3, 2008 at 1:18 pm #

    Joel: For sure the economic boom wasn’t caused by the increase in taxes. I’m just saying they didn’t stop the economic boom. I’m barely in the middle class economically so when I get a tax cut I spend 100% of it (actually like 110% of it) which keeps that $ in the economy. The rich tend to spend less of it up to a certain point. I get that we need small businesses etc. Just that tax cuts for the middle class are very good ways to get the economy moving.

    Poop: did you watch the Vote Reaper video? BRILLIANT! They must have had a budget for that thing.

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