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Steyn: Obama’s Declaration Of Independence

By Wyatt Earp | July 4, 2011

On Independence Day, Mark Steyn reveals the president’s Declaration.

What’s left of that founding vision on this less than Glorious Fourth of July 2011 in the Brokest Nation in History? “You go talk to your constituents,” President Obama taunted Republicans on Wednesday, “and ask them, are they willing to compromise their kids’ safety so that some corporate-jet owner continues to get a tax break?”

As always, Steyn destroys this comment with his usual humor and aplomb.

To wit:

In the Republic of Brokistan, that’s the choice, is it? Give me safe kids or give me corporate jets! No corporate aviation without safe kiddification! In his bizarre press conference on Wednesday, Obama made no fewer than six references to corporate-jet owners. Just for the record, the tax break for corporate jets was part of the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” — i.e., the stimulus. The Obama stimulus. The Obama-Pelosi-Reid stimulus. The Obama-Pelosi-Reid-Democratic-party stimulus that every single Republican House member and all but three Republican senators voted against. The Obama–Corporate Jet stimulus that some guy called Obama ostentatiously signed into law in Denver after jetting in to host an “economic forum.”

Charles Krauthammer did the math. If you eliminate the Obama-Pelosi-Reid Corporate Jet Tax Break, you would save so much dough that, after 5,000 years, you would have clawed back enough money to cover one year of Obama’s debt. Five thousand years is the year 7011. Boy, our kids’ll really be safe by then.

Make sure to read the entire piece of the link. It’s worth your time.

Topics: Politics | 10 Comments »

10 Responses to “Steyn: Obama’s Declaration Of Independence”

  1. proof Says:
    July 4th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Steyn is one of the best “imports” to this country in years!

  2. bob (either orr) Says:
    July 4th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Mark Steyn… more American than the current occupant of the White House… and much funnier, too.

  3. Ingineer66 Says:
    July 4th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Freaking awesome. Steyn nails it.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 4th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Proof – He’s pretty good when he fills in for Rush, but he’s a tour de force when he puts pen to paper.

    Bob – No doubt about that. Steyn “gets it.”

    Ingineer66 – Yeah, he is chock full o’ talent.

  5. Rick Says:
    July 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Amen Mark

  6. Otis P. Driftwood Says:
    July 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Hot Damn!! Awesome post!!

  7. Jon Brooks Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 7:44 am

    I can hear that wonderfully nasal voice saying right now…”Yah yah thats right Mr. Obama, you can’t handle the truth!”

  8. Jon Brooks Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Opps! My mistake thinking of Mark Levine.

  9. Bob G. Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I’ve really come to like and respect Steyn…has a great take on our nation (all true, too)…not bad for our official “undocumented” commentator.
    Yes, he “gets it”.


    Good post and comments by all.

    Roll safe.

  10. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 5th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Jon – Although Levin is awesome, too.