It would be shocking to me, at this point, if Barack Obama is not elected as our next President. It reminds me of the phrase … “be careful what you ask for … you might just get it.”
Consider what Obama and a certain large majority of Democrats in both parties will surely do:
- They will raise taxes for BOTH income and Social Security taxes for those earning over $250,000 while providing tax cuts for those earning less. But what he doesn’t tell you is those who pay little or no federal income tax, will receive a check from the government. As he told “Joe the Plumber” in his own words … “Its good to spread the wealth.” It is estimated that 50% of those having their taxes increased own their own small business. So, 50% of those credited with providing 90+ percent of all new jobs in the US, are going to have less money because Obama feels that we need to spread the wealth; he knows who it should go to and in what amount. What he also doesn’t tell you is that some of those getting a check from the government are much more likely to lose their jobs due to the anti-growth effect of a tax increase on the most successful. This is blatant socialism. It is awful the resurgence of the Welfare State … I call this Obama’s “Surge.”
- He wants to spend trillions of dollars over the next 10 years to create jobs like public works jobs, green jobs, alternative energy and what will ultimately amount to a complete takeover of the health care system by the government. These are all government initiatives that will drastically increase the percentage of our GDP coming from government programs.
- He will pass the “Fairness Doctrine” that will force the media, particularly talk radio, to offer equal time to liberal subjects and opinions … regardless of what the market actually wants to listen to. A blatant attempt to control the media.
There is no incentive to compete and grow wealth. The government will take care of all of our worries.
Let’s hope he doesn’t get his hands on Google and Yahoo. Can you imagine what he would do? Those not “as fortunate” as those on page 1 for their keywords would have to give up their backlinks, their traffic et al to spread the wealth and provide those hard-earned backlinks to those less fortunate websites that are disadvantaged. Since there are so many more websites not on page 1, Obama would surely get the majority of support for this. After all, he is doing it for our good because he knows what we need and what is best for the online community.
Fortunately, even Obama, Pelosi and Reid won’t get their socialist hands on the meritocracy of Search Engines, Internet Marketing and SEO. At least, we who actually work to provide great results for our clients on the Search Engines don’t have to worry about having our clients’ rankings taxed. Unfortunately, they will interfere with our ability to grow by taxing the hell out of our success and impeding new hiring. I have already started to seriously scale back my forecast for growth specifically due to this very consequential and unfortunate set of circumstances.
The good news is that this absolutely will fail and Obama will be a one-term failed President. The country will be sorely in need to return to free market capitalism so that incentives are returned to those desiring to succeed and grow personally and in business alike. Kind of like Google and SEO.