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In early January 2014, Bob Lonsberry, a Rochester talk radio personality on WHAM 1180 AM, said this in response to Obama's "income inequality speech":

Two Americas. The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works, and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t. It’s not the haves and the have nots, it’s the do's and the don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society, and others don’t.

That’s the divide in America. It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. It’sabout a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country. That’s not invective, that’s truth, and it’s about time someone said it.

The politics of envy was on proud display a couple weeks ago when President Obama pledged the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.” He noted that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that’s not just. That is the rationale of thievery. The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you. Vote Democrat. That is the philosophy that produced Detroit. It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America. It conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense because it ends up not benefiting the people who support it, but a betrayal.

The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of ability and hope. The president’s premise – that you reduce income inequality by debasing the successful – seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices. Because, by and large, income variations in society are a result of different choices leading to different consequences. Those who choose wisely and responsibility have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure.

Success and failure usually manifest themselves in personal and family income. You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college – and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on with purposeful education. You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take one course; you have them within a marriage and life is apt to take another course. Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take.

My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do. There is significant income inequality between us. Our lives have had an inequality of outcome, but, our lives also have had an in equality of effort. While my doctor went to college and then devoted his young adulthood to medical school and residency, I got a job in a restaurant. He made a choice, I made a choice, and our choices led us to different outcomes. His outcome pays a lot better than mine. Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth? No, it means we are both free men in a free society where free choices lead to different outcomes.

It is not inequality Barack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom. The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail. There is no true option for success if there is no true option for failure. The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy. Even if the other guy sat on his arse and did nothing. Even if the other guy made a lifetime’s worth of asinine and shortsighted decisions.

Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while completely ignoring inequality of effort. The simple Law of the Harvest – as ye sow, so shall ye reap – is sometimes applied as, “The harder you work, the more you get." Obama would turn that upside down. Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society.

Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American society if Barack Obama gets his way. He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and productive to foster equality through mediocrity. He and his party speak of two Americas, and their grip on power is based on using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other. America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our efforts.

It is a false philosophy to say one man’s success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man’s victimization.

What Obama offered was not a solution, but a separatism. He fomented division and strife, pitted one set of Americans against another for his own political benefit. That’s what socialists offer. Marxist class warfare wrapped up with a bow. Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln’s maxim that a house divided against itself cannot stand.

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rotorhead
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I don't watch MSNBC or FOX both are just as bad. I get my news from Comedy Central and read online a lot.

And yet you constantly degrade anyone who watches Fox and never mention MSNBC.

Is your bias showing?

BTW. I don't watch any news channels on TV except on very rare occasions. When I do watch Fox news, I never watch the opinion shows only the newsroom reporting. O'Reilly and Hannity are morons. I get my news from the Internet. foxnews.com, cnn.com, npr.org, news.bbc.co.uk, etc.

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And yet you constantly degrade anyone who watches Fox and never mention MSNBC.

Is your bias showing?

Yes I hope so, it is because of Fox backing the fairly nuts modern Republican party.

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rotorhead
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And yet you constantly degrade anyone who watches Fox and never mention MSNBC.

Is your bias showing?

Yes I hope so, it is because of Fox backing the fairly nuts modern Republican party.

As opposed to the fairly nuts modern Democratic party?

"We will have to pass the bill to find out what's in it?" Can't we find out before we pass it?

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Our president continues to rant about more gun control while ignoring other more pressing causes of death.
Gun deaths account for just over 30,000 deaths a year. Tobacco accounts for 480,000 deaths a year. Yet our president (a smoker) never complains about tobacco deaths. More people die from swimming pool related deaths than die from gun related deaths. Are swimming pools really necessary?

Cigarette smoking causes about one of every five deaths in the United States each year.Cigarette smoking is estimated to cause the following:
•More than 480,000 deaths annually (including deaths from secondhand smoke)
•278,544 deaths annually among men (including deaths from secondhand smoke)
•201,773 deaths annually among women (including deaths from secondhand smoke)
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/tobacco_related_mortality/

But before you say that smoking only hurts the smoker. The CDC estimates that 34,000 people annually die as a result of secondhand smoke. This exceeds the number of deaths due to firearms. Where is the liberal outrage?
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/secondhand_smoke/health_effects/

What’s more dangerous: a swimming pool or a gun? When it comes to children, there is no comparison: a swimming pool is 100 times more deadly.
http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/2001/07/27/levittpoolsvsguns/

Sounds hypocritical to me!

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Illegal immigrants or undocumented immigrants? Aren't they the same thing? If someone sneaks across our borders without going through immigration and customs aren't they breaking our laws. Why do they deserve special treatment. Is it because they usually become good little democrats?
http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/01/30/170677880/in-immigration-debate-undocumented-vs-illegal-is-more-than-just-semantics

Why should immigrants be allowed to sneak across the border bypassing all of the background checks and queues? Why do they deserve amnesty? Isn't this sending a bad message?

"Calderon's government is filing a lawsuit against Arizona over their new immigration enforcement law. Calderon himself during a visit to Washington, DC scolded the state of Arizona and its citizens and received a standing ovation from Democrat members of Congress."

"However, Calderon and his government appear to be unwilling to acknowledge their own hypocrisy in dealing with illegal immigrants who enter Mexico from Central American countries. Considered felons by the Mexican government, these immigrants fear detention, rape and robbery. Police and soldiers hunt them down at railroads, bus stations and fleabag hotels. Sometimes they are deported; more often officers beat them and simply take their money and possessions."

"They allow Calderon and his flunkies to denigrate and scold Americans who call for tougher border security and a sane immigration policy while the blood of Central Americans who've entered or attempted to enter Mexico across its southern border stains their own hands," says former military intelligence officer, and NYPD detective, Sid Franes.

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.6770/pub_detail.asp

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