Round-up of news on Obama’s economic policies

Tax policies that destroy traditional families

New taxes on married couples with intact families to subsidize out-of-wedlock births. (This is basically an incentive to not marry, by the way)

Hans Bader at the CEI’s blog reports: (H/T ECM)

Not content with repealing welfare reform through the job-killing stimulus package, and proposing a massive marriage penalty in the tax code, Obama and his Congressional allies are now planning to make married and widowed taxpayers subsidize benefits for which they are not eligible, such as payments to households with out-of-wedlock births. For example, they are pushing a bill that will allow even households that receive tens of thousands of dollars a year in child support to demand food stamps.

…Intact families, and widows, usually have every dollar they make considered in whether they qualify for food stamps. But under the Obama-backed proposal, unwed mothers, and divorced mothers, would not, since the child-support dollars they receive would be arbitrarily excluded.

Stop and think about what sorts of incentives this creates. What kind of man would be stupid enough to consider getting married and being a father to his own children? This is how Democrats destroy the family with tax policies, so that women with children depend on the state, and the state can in turn influence the way children are raised by getting them into day care, pre-K and government-run schools.

The goal is to prevent parents from influencing their own children with benighted traditional beliefs about traditional religion and morality. According to Democrats, that is the job of qualified public school teachers using approved teaching materials designed by experts like Kevin Jennings. And besides, the more children are raised without fathers, the more government jobs are created to deal with the fallout.

And there’s more:

The Obama-backed bill also increases the federal matching funds states receive for maximizing their collection of child support payments, giving them an incentive to artificially jack up child support obligations in order to reap federal money (as many states did in the aftermath of the 1988 Family Support Act), even if that means forcing fathers who have never missed a payment to pay much more than the actual cost of raising a child. I have previously written about how court-ordered child support payments generally exceed the actual cost of raising a child under most existing state child-support guidelines.

Democrat women that I know (single/divorced women and single/divorced mothers) are so mystified as to why men are not lining up to marry them. Maybe they should be thinking about the policies that they actually voted in favor of – they are not husband-friendly or father-friendly.

Democrat women think that they can crush the last drop of liberty and autonomy out of a man, and still expect him to love, protect and provide for women and children. Inexplicable. They want the security of the state and they don’t realize how it decreases the number of men willing to make commitments.

Home sales will require government approval

The Democrats cap-and-trade bill will require you to fix your house up to be eco-friendly, before you will be allowed to sell it. What? Global warming isn’t going to solve itself, you know…. Oh, wait!

CNSNews reports on what we can expect. (H/T Gateway Pundit)

The 1,400-page cap-and-trade legislation pushed through by House Democrats contains a new federal policy that residential, commercial, and government buildings be retrofitted to increase energy efficiency, leaving it up to the states to figure out exactly how to do that.

This means that homeowners, for example, could be required to retrofit their homes to meet federal “green” guidelines in order to sell their homes, if the cap-and-trade bill becomes law.

This is the first time since these subprime mortgage bank bailouts started that I’ve ever been happy about renting.

New Republican cap-and-trade TV ad

Here’s the new ad put out by Republicans to educate the public about the cap-and-trade bill that just passed the house. (H/T ECM)

Now that’s a great ad.

Why Democrats voted for Obama

Because they don’t know anything about economics!

The second one is from Nice Deb.

2 thoughts on “Round-up of news on Obama’s economic policies”

  1. “elimination of racial disparities in health outcomes”

    Where do they get these ideas?

    The equality between all races comes inherent with the fact that we’re all human and created uniquely and wonderfully by the same holy God in His image.

    Looking to an outcome or result to derive the needed basis for equality invariably leads to a failure of that equality as soon as we realize how much difference there is and how much of that difference is demarcated racially.

    Indigenous American Indians suffer from greater likelihood of certain diseases that Blacks are relatively immune to. While Blacks suffer from conditions found not so often among Asians. And so on.

    And the differences are statistically significant.

    Anybody who sets as a requirement of nationalize/socialized medicine an elimination of racial inequalities in health outcome is attempting to dispute the very differences that lie at the heart of the variance in the many races that color this globe so beautifully.

    The only way I can think of to eliminate disparities rooted so deeply in the physiology of human races is to not count some.

    I guess that’s one way the Government can rationalize the ‘augmenting’ of their numbers to better reflect on what will be, without a doubt, a terrible tale of suffering and needless waste and woe. Just don’t count those who do fit into your handy little guide to how the entire works in your small mind.

    That poor lady is a perfect example of someone who ought to be kept far, far away from any position of responsibility, and yet, will, in all likelihood (working as she does for the AmeriKorp recruitment system ACORN) end up in government hurting, maiming, even killing, while feeling she is doing all for the greater good.

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