Is disguising white guilt as a plea for America’s future what the Obama presidency is all about? The recession is not a useful scare tactic any longer, since it admits failure. It looks like the second term will come down to manipulating white guilt to make everyone with a few dollars to spare feel bad about not doing their part.
White guilt used to be about race. The new white guilt sets its sights on money and opportunity and embraces everyone who could benefit from a little more federal spending. Here are five things President Obama and the Democratic Party want you to feel guilty about. By separating you from your income, maybe they can help soothe your conscience.
Being an employer.
If you think you are valued by this president because you create jobs, you have no right to run a business. It defies credulity to think that job creators could be asked to pay yet another fee as part of the White House plan to help foreign students get degrees (see: Stupid Americans Still Better Educated Than Foreign-Born). They already face a litany of taxes, fees, fines, and penalties, and will help foot the bill for Obamacare. Business owners who create jobs are cash cows for a White House that believes the private sector is doing just fine and can afford the extra burden.
Not doing enough for children.
Did you think that regulating what kids eat in school was enough? Our government can never do enough for kids and neither can you. From the children of migrant workers to working class Americans, when all else fails spending for our children’s future is the fallback. Maybe if their parents had jobs Washington wouldn’t have to worry so much.
Not paying enough taxes.
This is a favorite for a Democrat working a crowd of idiots. The only thing more abusive than placing higher earners in sky-high tax brackets is telling them they are still not doing their part or, as the president prefers, paying their fair share.
Wealthy liberals assuage their white guilt by agreeing that it is a good idea to hand Washington more money. Let them. If they paid better attention, they would have noticed that Congress is already pulling in more revenue after raising tax rates on the middle class (see: Great Reasons to Hit Middle Income America With Tax Increases).
Not doing enough for teachers.
This goes back to not paying enough taxes. How are we going to pay teachers bigger salaries and fund their retirements with what we are paying now? States don’t have enough money to foot the bill. Illinois is destitute because its taxpayers are too selfish to offer to pay up and fund billions in underfunded pensions granted by legislators in the grip of unions.
Teachers will ensure America’s success in the 21st century, so taxpayers in Chicago can add the tentative contract that came from last fall’s teachers’ strike to their list of things to feel bad about. How can teachers get by with a sick day bank of only 40 days and a paltry six months of severance instead of one year?
Not doing enough to secure America’s future.
Stop laughing. It’s not over yet.