Mitt Romney hit the bull's-eye with his comments regarding the 47 percent of Americans who do not have any skin in the game as it pertains to paying federal income tax. Facts are facts.
Mr. Romney is not backing down. Good. The truth is the truth and it's long past time someone said it.
As I've written before, for at least the past 50 years the Democratic Party has intentionally engineered a class of political "victims" who have been bamboozled into being dependent on the federal government for their subsistence, including food, housing and now health care. They get this without paying any federal income taxes, and that's wrong. Something for nothing is always a scam. This is how you buy votes, plain and simple.
Alternatively, the majority of federal income taxes are paid by the top wage earners, the very group of individuals the Democrats and President Obama constantly demonize and want to punish by raising their taxes even higher.
This is what's called "fair" in this bizzarro world. Those who pay nothing can continue to pay nothing, and those who pay all will pay more.
If you truly seek "fair," then everyone should have some federal income tax skin in the game.
More than likely, the Democrats will fight this proposal, as their political platform is based on taking from one group of people (taxpayers) and giving to another who pay no federal income tax (Democratic supporters).
The Democratic Party exists because it promotes the creation of dependence on Fedzilla. They have intentionally created the real political victims, many of whom have been victimized by the Democrats for decades.
Through the creation of the Nanny State, the Democrats have destroyed lives, families and entire communities, and convinced some Americans that they can't achieve anything without Fedzilla's help. They have their own soulless Declaration of Dependence. That's downright pathetic.
While creating this voting bloc of handcrafted victims, the Democrats have also waged an artful campaign to paint Republicans as a group of arrogant, greedy rich people.
Some Democrats like Vice President Joseph R. Biden take their venom-filled lies about the GOP even a step lower. It was "Say It Ain't So" Joe who recently stated that electing Republicans would put black people "back in chains." He's a race-baiting yarn-spinner. He should be made to wear a dunce hat and stand in the corner for the remainder of the campaign.
Through the years, the GOP response has been anemic -- pathetic, actually. They have been unable or unwilling to go on a bold offensive of championing independence, rugged individualism and the free market out of some strange concern about alienating the victims the Democratic Party has created. For too long the GOP went along to get along. That was a bad move rising.
It's time to hit back.
Regardless of income, all Americans should pay some federal income taxes. While the successful will continue to do most of the heavy lifting, every American should have to fork over something to Uncle Sam.
No able-bodied American should get anything for free while doing nothing to earn it. Put a rake, shovel, paint brush or broom in their hands. That will instill some pride back in their lives that the Democrats have worked double-time to make extinct.
Americans should be told over and over that less government is best government and that the president's plan is to continue to shovel slop down the throat of Fedzilla, thereby making it even more unresponsive, more bloated, more expensive, less effective and more controlling.
Americans should be reminded that the free market, opportunity and hard work are what have made America strong and prosperous, and that voting for Democrats is analogous to driving a nail into your knee and then complaining that it hurts to walk.
Americans should be told over and over again that since Mr. Obama was elected, more than 15 million additional Americans have started receiving food stamps, the price of gas has more than doubled, the national debt has ballooned by $5 trillion, unemployment has remained above 8 percent for the past 43 months, millions of Americans have given up looking for work and Obamacare will cost trillions more. Hammer this home, GOP, and do it in the key battleground states.
What Fedzilla has done to individuals and businesses is not a victimless crime. It's killing America.
Ted Nugent is an American rock 'n' roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is the author of "Ted, White, and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto" and "God, Guns & Rock 'N' Roll" (Regnery Publishing).
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