A brand new 32,000 square foot administrative office for the Department of Parks and Recreation is made possible by Americans through our tax dollars. A beautiful picture of it can be found HERE, cleverly called a “Community Center,” offering some recreational space.
New four-story building, which includes recreational space and administrative offices for the Washington, DC Department of Parks and Recreation.
Sustainable elements include a reflective roof, permanent planters on the rooftop that reduce storm-water runoff and limit the need for potable water, proximity to public transportation, secure bike racks, changing facilities, and the use of low-VOC materials and dormered skylights. The exterior of the building includes a combination of curtainwall, storefront, and masonry.
Architect: Leo A. Daly
Size: 32,000 SF
Schedule: 14 months
While Obama drives our nation further into debt, it’s great to know projects like this will comfortably house the behemoth government he’s amassing.
When Obama talks about increasing “revenue,” he means increasing taxes on Americans so that he can take more of our money to pay for the things he wants.
Is Obama really helping working families and the poor? Of course not! He’s helping himself by garnishing more power and control through an ever-increasing government. You didn’t think the massive army of government bureaucrats he’s been hiring and housing with our tax dollars would just sit around without creating and enforcing more oppressive regulations for us, did you?
Calling out “Millionaires and Billionaires” is a purposeful misnomer. Obama actually says he intends to increase taxes for a family or business making just $250,000 or more per year, right? $250,000 is not $1,000,000 now is it?
What Obama’s really doing is hurting working families, the poor and small businesses. His intent is to further destroy the middle class; no doubt about that whatsoever.
Here’s an example to show you what he’s doing… Obama wants small businesses with about $250,000 in gross sales per year to pay more in taxes. Let’s say the cost of what small businesses sell and pay to their employees total about $175,000 (including operating expenses and taxes they currently have to pay). This leaves the business owner with a paltry profit (i.e. income) of only $75,000 to live on and reinvest in the business.
$75,000 is a far cry from a million dollars and the small business owner would be classified as “middle class” yet will be subjected to a tax increase if Obama gets his way. So it’s easy to see how Obama intends to hurt small businesses, not his millionaire and billionaire friends. In this example you can clearly see that Obama will leave this owner with less than $75,000 a year for his family and business by taking more of it from him through a tax increase.
Increasing taxes to raise government “revenue” gives Obama more of our money to spend… and D.C. is booming as he spends our money growing government, not helping working families or the poor.
“Millionaires and Billionaires” is a cool phrase when you’re looking to play the Marxist class warfare card to rile your base of useful idiots and uneducated liberals.
So the next time a misguided Democrat tells you that Obama is helping the people, show them what he’s really doing.
Here are a few more government construction projects undertaken since Obama’s reign:
This program includes the construction of 4 Public Libraries for Washington, D.C. Public Libraries. The new branch libraries are intended to set a new level of excellence for District libraries and will provide library users with easy access to the desired material and technology, while also focusing on sustainability. D.C. Public Libraries hopes these new libraries will symbolically celebrate the important values of knowledge, learning, community, diversity, and sustainability.
Each of the libraries will be approximately 20,000 square feet in size, and each must be certified as LEED Silver.
While Americans suffer with high gas prices, rising food prices, high unemployment and further deterioration of the housing market, D.C. is booming as Obama grows government through massive spending – and expands his oppressive reach into every aspect of our lives.
Should Obama stop spending, or should we continue to feed the beast until our freedoms are extinguished through Obama’s fundamental transformation of America?
“More people are on food stamps. The middle class is quickly being destroyed. America is turning into a 3rd world country. Famine will come and the jobless rate will rise to 1 million/month by mid 2009.”
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Please note that on the example in this article, I’m assuming that when Obama says $250K in gross income, he means – for businesses – Schedule C, part II, line 1. But we just don’t know for sure because he won’t put his plan in writing.
The reason I’m assuming he’ll do this is because of his track record. For example, his administration is floating the possibility of eliminating the home mortgage interest deduction on our Schedule A. Again, his plan isn’t in writing, so we don’t know for sure but they’re talking about this openly.
Many of us are seeing the havoc he’s wreaked on us through Obamacare… raising premiums on families/employers since the bill was passed. The bill also reduces the amount of medical expenses you can claim on your Schedule A and, when fully implemented, premiums will no longer be tax exempt.
His track record is to squeeze as much out of taxpaying citizens as possible. We’ve seen it with things that are in writing… but until he puts the “$250K” tax plan in writing, we just don’t know for sure but I fear that when he says “gross income”, he might actually mean gross business income too (i.e. gross receipts).