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Obama’s Philosophy on Taxes Violates the 8th and 10th Commandments

Bryan Fischer

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You shall not steal. ~ Exodus 20:15

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house…or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s. ~ Exodus 20:17

President Obama’s entire approach to economics and class warfare is predicated on a blatant violation of both the 8th and 10th commandments.

The 10th commandment prohibits coveting anything that belongs to one’s neighbor. And yet the president’s greedy hands veritably tremble with anticipation of getting his hands on the money of the wealthy so he can redistribute it to the objects of his misguided affection. And, not coincidentally, buy their votes in the process.

So while the president blasts the wealthy for their greed, it turns out that he’s the greedy one, greedier by far than the targets of his vilification.

And the mechanism the president uses to redistribute the wealth he covets is not the compassion and charity Jesus taught but the raw use of government coercion through confiscatory taxes.

In every single one of his State of the Union speeches – including last night’s – the president has threatened to increase the burden on the most productive Americans we have, the Americans who are  already paying far more than their “fair share.” The top one percent of wage earners in America pay 40% of all taxes, the top 10% pay 70% of all taxes, the top 20% pay 93% of all taxes and the top 40% of wage earners pay 106% of all taxes, because the folks in the bottom 60% get money back they didn’t even pay in.

Now I’m all for everybody paying their “fair share.” Since the top one percent of wage earners control approximately 20% of the nation’s wealth, their fair share of the tax burden should be about 20%. Instead, it is twice that. I say we get the wealthy to pay their fair share by cutting their taxes in half. (I say this as a card-carrying member of the middle class.)

The use of government force to plunder wealth generators is a violation of the 8th commandment which prohibits taking something that does not rightfully belong to you. Just because it’s done under the color of law does not make it right. As the French economist Frederic Bastiat said more than 150 years ago, government-imposed wealth redistribution is nothing more than legalized plunder.

If I hold up a neighbor at gunpoint so I can give his money to somebody else, that’s armed robbery. When the government does it under threat of arrest and incarceration, it’s the same thing. Just because the government is doing it does not make it one whit less immoral and wrong.

Now to be sure, sincerely devoted followers of Jesus Christ believe in the redistribution of wealth just as much as Obama does. But we believe it is to be voluntary, as Jesus taught. His commands about being generous to the poor were not given to government, they were given to us.

When God imposed a tax on ancient Israel, it was a flat tax. Ten percent for everybody. Everybody paid their fair share. The wealthy paid more, because 10% of a lot is more than 10% of a little. But it was absolutely fair and equitable.

Maybe God knew what he was talking about. He certainly knows more about such things than President Obama.

Bryan Fischer is a senior columnist for Cowger Nation, and the radio host of Focal Point, where he provides expertise on a wide range of public policy topics.

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TRANSCRIPT: Trump’s remarks with tech executives.

Caiden Cowger

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On Wednesday, Donald Trump and his advisers met with 13 top tech executives to discuss policy and innovation.

Tim Cook, CEO, Apple Inc.:

“Tim Cook, very good to be here. And I look very forward to talking to the president-elect about the things that we can do to help you achieve some things you want.”

Donald Trump, President-elect:

“Great, Tim.”

Safra Catz, co-CEO, Oracle Corp.

“I’m Safra Catz, I’m CEO of Oracle. I’m actually privileged and honored to even be here, and we are looking forward to helping you, and your administration.”

Donald Trump:

“Thank you. Thank you, Safra.”

Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Inc.:

“Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, building rockets and cars and solar stuff in the U.S. I’m really excited about expanding our manufacturing footprint in the U.S.”

Gary Cohn:

“Gary Cohn, here as the delegate for NEC (National Economic Council), working with the president on driving his economic policy.”

Wilbur Ross, investor, appointed U.S. Commerce Secretary:

“Wilbur Ross, nominee for commerce secretary.”

Stephen Miller, appointed Senior Adviser to the President for Policy:

“Stephen Miller, senior adviser for policy, and everyone thank you for being here.”

Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft Corp.:

“Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.”

Ginni Rometty, CEO, International Business Machines Corp.:

Ginni Rometty, the CEO of IBM, and also great to be here to work on that [inaudible] agenda.”

Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco Corp.:

“Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco. Likewise, everything has been said, we’re happy to be here and happy to help and happy to work with you.”

Jared Kushner:

“Jared Kushner.”

Reince Priebus:

“Reince Priebus.”

Steve Bannon, senior counsel and chief strategist of the President-elect:

“Steve Bannon, chief strategist and senior counselor for the President-elect.”

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, Alphabet Inc.:

“Eric Schmidt, Alphabet/Google, and completely agree with what’s been said.”

Alex Karp, CEO, Palantir Technologies Inc.:

“Alex Karp, CEO of Palantir hoping to help bolster national security and [inaudible].”

Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel Corp.:

“Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel.”

Donald Trump, Jr., executive vice president, The Trump Organization:

“Donald Trump, Jr.”

Ivanka Trump, executive vice president, The Trump Organization:

“Ivanka Trump.”

Eric Trump, executive vice president, The Trump Organization:

“Eric Trump, and welcome.”

Brad Smith, president, Microsoft:

“Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, and like Satya [Nadella], please to be here.”

Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon.com Inc.:

“Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com. I’m super excited about the possibility that this could be the innovations administration.”

Larry Page, CEO, Alphabet:

“Larry Page, Alphabet and Google, probably the youngest company here.”

Donald Trump:

“Looks like the youngest person.” [Laughs]

Mr. Page:

“Really excited to be here.”

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer, Facebook Inc.:

“Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook. Excited to talk about jobs.”

Mike Pence, Vice President-elect:

“Mike Pence, governor of Indiana for a few more days, and Vice President-elect of the United States.”

Donald Trump:

“Well I just want to thank everybody. This is a truly amazing group of people. I won’t tell you the hundreds of calls we’ve had asking to come to this meeting, and I will say, and I will say Peter was sort of saying, ’No, that company’s too small.’ And these are monster companies. But I want to thank — I want to start by thanking Peter because he saw something very early, maybe before we saw it and of course he’s known for that in a different way. But he’s been so terrific and so outstanding and he got just about the biggest applause at the Republican National Convention. He’s ahead of the curve, and I want to thank you, man, you’re a very special guy.

So I want to add that I’m here to help you folks do well. And you’re doing well right now and I’m honored by the bounce. They’re all talking about the bounce, so right now everybody in this room has to like me at least a little bit, but we’re going to try and have that bounce continue and perhaps even more importantly we want you to keep going with the incredible innovation. There’s nobody like you in the world. In the world, there’s nobody like the people in this room.

And anything we can do to help this go along, and we’re going to be there for you and you’ll call my people, you’ll call me, it doesn’t make any difference, we have no formal chain of command around here. I’m honored to have Gary, the president of Goldman Sachs, left Goldman Sachs to do this, and Wilbur, everybody knows Wilbur, they never call him Wilbur Ross on Wall Street, they just say “Oh, it’s Wilbur.” There’s nobody like him.

And we’re gonna do fair trade deals. We’re going to make it a lot easier for you to trade across borders because of a lot of restrictions, a lot of problems that I think you’ll see. And if you have any ideas on that, that would be, that would be great because there are a lot of border restrictions and a lot of border problems, you probably have less of a problem than some companies, some companies have—you have some problems.”

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TRUMP MAKES DEAL: Carrier staying in the US, bringing 1k jobs to Indianapolis.

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Just two months prior to holding office, President-Election Donald J. Trump has made a deal with Carrier, bringing 1,000 jobs back to Indianapolis.

“We are pleased to have reached a deal with President-elect Trump & VP-elect Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indy,” Carrier announced on their official twitter account, “More details soon.”

According to The New York Times, Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, Indiana’s governor, will announce the deal at the Carrier company in Indianapolis on Thursday.

Carrier is a high-tech heating, air-conditioning & refrigeration solution company.

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SCROOGLED; MAINSTREAM MEDIA ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES WHO MANIPULATE THE GENERAL PUBLIC

George Lujack

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WRITTEN BY: GEORGE LUJACK

Google has recently been exposed for actively altering search recommendations in favor of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, as their search engine directs searchers to positive stories of Clinton, when negative stories about Clinton are queried.
Big businesses, such as Google and Facebook, have joined the mainstream media in subtle and overt manipulation of the American general public to manipulate them, screw them, and steer them in favor of liberal policies and liberal politicians.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFxFRqNmXKg

 

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