[StBernard] What Joe knows and Barack doesn't

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Sun Nov 2 11:34:57 EST 2008

"The state cannot get a cent for any man without taking it from
some other man, and this latter must be a man who has produced
and saved it. This latter is the Forgotten Man."

-- William Graham Sumner

Dear Fellow American,

Almost 100 years ago, economist William Graham Sumner aptly described the
way a big government philosophy - the same philosophy Barack Obama espouses
today - treats the productive American worker, calling him the "Forgotten

Well, recently Americans learned about one of those Forgotten Men - Joe the
Plumber. And Joe the Plumber helped us all see what an Obama White House
will mean for working Americans.

When Joe confronted Senator Obama on the campaign trail with the question of
what would happen to his taxes under an Obama Administration should he
realize his dream of owning his own business, Joe cast the decision that
faces us in this election in stark relief.

Which is better for our economy: Politicians redistributing our wealth or
growing more wealth?

And Senator Obama gave us an equally stark answer: Under his leadership,
America will focus on "spreading around" the Forgotten Man's wealth, not
encouraging him to create more of it.

So while Obama claims he will cut taxes for 95% of working families, what he
really plans is to take more money from the Americans who already pay the
great majority of income taxes and "spread the wealth" to many who don't
even pay taxes to begin with in the form of a government check.

The Barack Obama Democrats may think it's their right to redistribute
wealth, but it surely isn't the view of the average American worker, and
it's clearly wrong.

We know that government should focus on creating the economic conditions
that will allow all Americans to prosper, not to try and redistribute wealth
more evenly among Americans. We also know that the way for America to
prosper is to leave Americans with more of their income, allowing them to do
what they do best -- create the businesses, jobs, and opportunities that
drive our vast economy.

Joe the Plumber has struck a chord because he reminds us (and should remind
politicians in Washington) that government, no matter how well intentioned,
has to be paid for, and that money comes from guys like Joe. Politicians
can either bleed him dry to fund their programs, or they can encourage
Americans to create more jobs and more wealth - and keep government limited
and effective.

That's the choice we face in this election.

If you agree with me that we cannot afford a Barack Obama White House --
sharing complete Democrat control of our government with the Nancy
Pelosi-Harry Reid Congress too -- then I'm asking for your help today.

Please make a secure online campaign contribution
<http://www.townhallmail.com/t.do?id=1785316:6072038> of $2,000, $1,000,
$500, $100, $50, or $35 to RNC Victory 2008 to help defeat the Obama
Democrats and elect John McCain and principled, conservative Republican
candidates who will cut our already too high taxes, rein in spending, and
return sound fiscal policy to Washington.

Barack Obama wants to drastically raise taxes on Americans who earn more
than $250,000 a year. He wants to help Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid "spread
the wealth around" to their allies and pay for more of their big government
programs. But you have an opportunity now to support our campaign for
Republican victory and lower taxes before he gets the chance.

Please give whatever you can afford today.

Your friend,

Newt Gingrich

P.S. John McCain and our Republican candidates are counting on you to get
the truth about Barack Obama's huge tax hike out to the American people.
Please help us by making a secure online campaign contribution
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