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Pawlenty Says Obama Is ‘Champion Practitioner Of Class Warfare’

June 8, 2011 by  

Pawlenty Says Obama Is ‘Champion Practitioner Of Class Warfare’

In a Tuesday speech on economic policy, 2012 Presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty took President Barack Obama to task. The former Minnesota Governor chose Obama’s hometown, Chicago, for his first speech as an official candidate for the Republican nomination for the Presidency.

“Regrettably, President Obama is a champion practitioner of class warfare. Elected with a call for unity and hope, he has spent three years dividing our nation, fanning the flames of class envy and resentment to deflect attention from his own failures and the economic hardship they have visited on America,” Pawlenty said, according to speech excerpts made available on his campaign website.

Pawlenty suggested cutting spending by eliminating unnecessary government programs by using what he called “The Google Test.”

“If you can find a good or service on the Internet, then the Federal government probably doesn’t need to be doing it,” Pawlenty said. “The post office, the government printing office, Amtrak, Fannie and Freddie were all built for a time in our country when the private sector did not adequately provide those products. That’s no longer the case.”

Pawlenty also advocated sweeping tax reforms, for both individuals and businesses.

“On the individual rates we need a simpler, fairer, flatter tax system overall. I propose just two rates: 10 percent and 25 percent. Under my plan, those who currently pay no income tax would stay at a zero rate. After that, the first $50,000 of income — or $100,000 for married couples — would be taxed at 10 percent. Everything above that would be taxed at 25 percent. That’s it,” Pawlenty said.

Pawlenty also suggested that economic growth should be fueled by fewer restrictions on entrepreneurship.

“The United States is still home to the most dynamic and entrepreneurial people in the world. They’re all around us, ready to innovate, invest, compete and create new businesses and jobs. That will mean opportunities for everyone. They have been discouraged and weighed down by President Obama’s big government and heavy-handed regulations,” Pawlenty said.


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  • s c

    When Herr Obummer says ‘unity,’ he means “us (friends and fellow anti-Americans) vs. them (the rest of us).” He is a semanticist and a budding pc expert who has no use for clear English OR the truth.
    Pawlenty is extremely polite in his estimation of this prez.

  • Verus Langham

    You know what….. Pawlenty spoke volumes in his tax approach: just think IRS & tax laws (tomes that even many experts stumble over) that empower this illegal agency to entrap millions of honest taxpayers who cannot fathom the status quo’s demands upon their household’s earnings, further burdening many with additional fees/penalties/et al on top of the original debt…. exacerbating the entire matter that ultimately is turned over to an arbitrator (usually some law firm who acts in the behalf of resolution of the debt, for a fee – naturally). I seem to recall my parents’ struggles in the 1950/1960′s struggle to raise a family of seven children when the tax rate was just about what Pawlenty is calling for.. it was no great hardship for them to pay the required amount but it certainly curtailed their vision of the American Dream in their time. The next leap upward to 25% should not hurt anybody making those huge sums. As to his privatization of services now locked into governmental bureaucracy I think he has struck the chord that most reasonably exemplifies the Founders’ original intent about the function and role of a centralized government…. “as little as necessary” ….. What if say, all the services that the current bureaucracy were to become divested of several of those entities and the “contract” was let to a genuine American corporation that could perform with much greater efficiency the same as their one-time counterpart – with ZERO cost to the taxpayers as a collective group… but costing only those Americans who actually received services from that corporation.. hmm?

  • nelson

    great on tax idea, why not just everyone on 10%


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