Strawman: Will the President Save The Day?
2 months, 2 weeks ago
In the age of “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me” President Obama again is running the clock on the crisis of the moment; sequestration. The long and short of this issue, as I understand it is, the “big cuts” that those on the left are championing, amount to about 85 billion. Over one half of that comes out of the defense department budget and the other half—and pay close attention here—is at the discretion of the President. Simply put; Mr. Obama, who was leading the sequestration parade in 2011, will be the person who will make the decisions on what and who gets cut. Only you’ll never hear anything resembling the truth—as the press won’t let that happen.
You see, America’s golden boy, until now, has pretty much been protected by the press on all matters that would have involved actually governing the nation. Instead, Obama has been positioned by the press to look like the guy who fights for truth, justice and the American way. That couldn’t be farther from the truth.
And what has been left on the cutting room floor is that, in addition to using the sequestration issue to scare those on fixed incomes, the indigent, and those who totally rely on Uncle Obamasavior for their existence, a new word has been introduced; revenue.
Revenue, to those of us in the private sector, is generated by selling goods and services. Revenue to those like Harry Reid, Charles Schumer and Mr. Obama, is another word for taxes. A new tax is easy for them. Just tack something on to a bill and voila! It’s another new tax. And there’s the real rub. The left, while doing their best Chicken Little, wants to raise your taxes—again. How many times is that now--three? And we’re still in February? Meanwhile; the right wants to reduce spending—cut the budget—get the entitlements under control and stop raising taxes. God, those guys are mean spirited!!
And I guess this is the best part; while Obama’s minions paint those on the right as the big issue (and they are to a some extent), our leader (yours maybe), while speaking at a ship building plant in Newport News, Virginia, earlier this week had the gall to spew this stuff;
“I’ve laid out a plan that details how we can pay down our deficit in a way that’s balanced and responsible. We have the plan right on a website, the White House website. Everybody can go see it. It details exactly how we can cut programs that don't work, how we can raise money by closing loopholes that are only serving a few, as opposed to the average American.
We detailed $930 billion in sensible spending cuts that we’re willing to make and $580 billion in wasteful tax loopholes and deductions that we’re willing to eliminate through tax reform.
And what I've said is if the Republicans in Congress don’t like every detail of my proposal, which I don't expect them to, I’ve told them my door is open. I am more than willing to negotiate. I want to compromise. There's no reason why we can't come together and find a sensible way to reduce the deficit over the long term without affecting vital services, without hurting families, without impacting outstanding facilities like this one and our national defense. There's a way of doing this.”
This coming from a guy who has seen the budget (when there actually was one) go from 1.9 trillion to 3.6 trillion per year during his administration. This is the same guy whose budget was voted down 97-0 and 99-0 in back-to-back years by the Senate (you know, the governing body that’s controlled by Democrats?).
People; there’s no interest on the part of Barack Obama to reduce spending. Why would he? There’s nothing in it for him. And there’s certainly nothing it for the likes of those around him. As long as the press allow him to chastise, demean and tear down the job creators while celebrating and supporting those sucking from the public teat, we can expect more of the same conduct from our leaders in Washington.
I don’t know who’s more disgusting; Obama and those on the left—or the do nothing cowards who comprise the Republican party. Never mind, most days even the trained eye can’t discern one from the other.