Sunday, July 26, 2009

Obama as Charity Scam Artist

One of the sneaky acts President Obama likes to pull when he is confronted on raising taxes to help the poor is to claim that what he is doing is the "community" thing to do. Sometimes he calls it the "neighborly" thing to do.

He pulled this off in an interview with Bill O'Reilly back in September 2008 and he just pulled it off last week with Meredith Vieira on NBC's Today Show. On the O'Reilly clip it is roughly 6:00 in, and he uses the word "neighborly". On the Vieira clip, it is roughly 6:30 in, and he uses the word "community." See for yourself.

Now if I was doing the interview, this how I would handle Obama if he tried to drop the neighborly/community bomb on me.
What you don't think I am doing enough for my community?

Do you know what I do for my community?

I would like an apology from you for even suggesting that I need to do this for my community.

Sir, I don't object to neighborliness or being a part of the community. I object to your charcterization that I have to fall in line with your thinking to be part of the community. I object to politicians playing God and who want to get in the middle of neighborliness and community.
What Obama is doing is using one of the ugliest tricks in a politicians book. They use the good hearted nature of most Americans who don't object when the words, neighborliness, community and charity are used. But, the slimy hidden implication is that if you don't agree with them, you are not neighborly, part of the community or charitable. Don't let them get away with it. It is an outrage for them to assume anything about your neighborliness, community or charitable activities. It's the trick of a scam operator, with an out of control ego. Tell them to go back to their own communities to do their good works (Which I am guessing would be the community of politicians) and leave you alone.

Specifically with regard to health care, I hasten to add that there is another technical argument against the Obama health care program that can be made based on the fact that it will remove incentives to be creative and innovative at the same time increasing demand for services. Anyway you look at it, this plan was not put together by deep, clear thinkers. It was put together by those who want to get in on a power driven egomania.


  1. Yes, more "socialist speak". The "common good". As I explained to someone earlier today, socialism has lofty ideals but the ends do not justify the means. The means being taking away one's agency (freedom of choice) and taking away of one's property (redistribution)to give to another.

  2. Obama is not a scam, he is the Heartbeat of America.