Thursday, February 14, 2008

Patriot Corporations

Barack Hussein Obama is co-sponsoring a terrible idea- Patriot Corporations. And I use his given middle-name because it seems to upset so many people. Is pointing out his name a bad thing?

Anyway, his grand scheme is to give special govt approved status to companies who do things his way.

The Patriot Corporation Act has not gotten the attention that I would hope it would. But, basically it says that if you play by the rules, if you pay decent wages, health benefits, pension; do your production here; don’t resist unionization on neutral card check, then you will be designated a “Patriot Corporation” and you will get tax advantages and some [preference] on government contracts.

Here's the text of the Act:

Patriot Employers Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a taxpayer certified as a Patriot employer by the Secretary of the Treasury a tax credit for one percent of such employer's taxable income.

So the Democrats want to give big businesses a tax break- I thought they were against that sort of thing? And to call Democrat-approved companies "patriots"- clever choice of language for such a dumb idea.

It occurs to me that these firms, which will receive preferential status concerning government contracts, will result in one thing- higher costs for the US taxpayer. They are, after all, going to have to pay those fat union pay-checks to their workers and that surely will mean that they won't be as competitive as the supposed "non-patriot" firms? What a grand Democrat plan to guarantee they get some completely voluntary donations from some big firms.

And in Hot Air-style here's an exit question(s)- why is it that Barack Hussein Obama is always called black? He is actually half-black because his mother was white, wasn't she? Given that, why is it that we don't hear people saying that they're going to vote for him because he's a white man? Does his father's colour somehow completely cancel out his mother's race? I genuinely don't get it- in the past few weeks I've heard people talking about him being a black Senator or possibly the first black President as if his white parent never existed.

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