He seeks for a means to create leverage; get people to do his bidding.
His 'cattle prod' is tax exemptions. Do as he says, support his insanity, and join his cult. You will be financially rewarded with tax exemptions.
Fail to follow his lead and be punished with taxes while your competitors are exempt.
A case in point is the Hobby Lobby retail chain. Having secured a place on Obama's naughty list, the company is being punished for ostensibly failing to offer morally repugnant health care coverage. The company could be forced to fork over as much as $1.3 million per day to the federal government if it doesn't comply. Though technically a fine, the punishment is a de facto tax.
Businesses are placed in a position where they must beg the man in the Oval Office for a tax break. "Do as I say," he effectively responds, "and I'll see what I can do."
800 medical companies, for example, are begging Obama to repeal the medical device tax. "Do as I say," he effectively responds, "and I'll see what I can do."
The strategy is not new.
Once Muslims would conquer a nation, they would exempt followers of Islam from the jizya tax. As more and more citizens converted to avoid taxes, those who stubbornly resisted faced exponentially higher tax liabilities. Eventually infidels were starved into submission, or died. Muslims would then proceed with the zakāt tax on believers.
In America, Hobby Lobby is an infidel who will be starved out of business.
The zakat system assures poor Muslims have an income that meets their basic needs. It is similar to the Marxist concept of wealth redistribution and is not unlike the punitive policies employed by Obama.
It was first instituted by the caliph Abū Bakr (c. 573 CE – 23 August 634 CE). It "ensured that each man, woman and child had a minimum standard income of 10 dirhams annually, later increased to 20 dirhams."
Recall the jubilation expressed by recipients of Obama's zakat benefits during the election and compare that to the anguish expressed by Hobby Lobby CEO David Green and 800 medical device companies. Likewise, the Muslim system of taxation rewards followers and punishes infidels.
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