Pres. Obama “Truther-in-Chief”
Yesterday, we mentioned that President Obama acknowledged in a speech at Scranton High School that “we’re not fully out of the recession yet,” and how his attempts to raise taxes on job creators now contradicts with his statement two years ago that “we shouldn’t raise taxes on anyone in a recession.” While this was probably the best takeaway of the speech, we simply can’t ignore the President’s other gems.
“This is a town where [Vice President Joe Biden] and so many of you grew up with a faith in an America where hard work matters. Where responsibility matters. Where if you stay true to those things, you can get ahead. Where no matter who you are, no matter what you look like -– whether you own a factory or you work on the factory floor –- America is a place where you can make it if you try.”
So according to President Obama, “hard work matters,” but in President Obama’s America, hard work is punished with tax hikes, failed work is rewarded with government bailouts and no work is rewarded with two years worth of unemployment. If responsibility matters, why do irresponsible companies get bailouts? He even talked about factory workers and owners, as if they’re equal; yet in his eyes, they are not.
“More of our prosperity was built on risky financial deals and homes that a lot of folks couldn’t afford.”
Risky financial deals like the green loan (think Solyndra) guarantees? And who made it possible for people who couldn’t afford a home to get a home? Why, we believe it was liberals like Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA).
“And even though our economic problems weren’t caused overnight and so they’re not going to be solved overnight”
It is refreshing to hear the President now saying that our problems won’t be solved overnight, because in 2008, he certainly spoke as though he could turn it around overnight…or at the very most, three years.
“We want an America where hard work is valued and responsibility is rewarded.”
You’ve got to read between the lines: what he’s really saying is “I want an America where hard work is taxed and irresponsibility is rewarded.”
“It’s paid for by asking our wealthiest citizens to pay their fair share.”
Our lungs are giving out repeating that the wealthiest 1% of Americans pay nearly 40% of all federal taxes. So what exactly is their “fair share?” When will this President stop his class warfare argument and stop pitting one American against another? He campaigned on uniting the country, but it’s clear he has no intention of doing that.
“We said, we can’t wait. We just went ahead and started taking some steps on our own to give working Americans a leg up in a tough economy.”
He also single-handedly delayed thousands of Americans from getting a job by delaying the Keystone pipeline until after the election, which seems purely political. Apparently the jobs we can’t wait for must be of the type approved by the President. The only jobs that are allowed to be created right now are temporary jobs funded by the taxpayers.
“Now, there’s a lot more to do, though, if we’re going to get every American back to work who wants to work, and to rebuild an economy that works for every American,”
An economy that works for every American, except those actually creating private sector jobs.
“Last year, both parties came together to cut payroll taxes for the typical household by $1,000. Now, that’s been showing up in your paychecks each week. You may not be aware of it, because times are tight. “
We may not be aware of it? Did he really just imply his signature job creating proposal was so small, and the economy is so dismal, that it didn’t do anything for hard working Americans?
“We have cut taxes for small businesses not once, not twice, but 17 times.”
This claim was debunked months ago. In order to receive most of the “tax cuts,” a business has to spend additional money. Some of the claimed “tax cuts” were an extension of previous tax cuts, and a large percentage of the “tax cuts” applied to a very small percentage of businesses. It’s a stretch to claim that he even helped small businesses with these supposed “tax cuts.”
“Republicans say they’re the party of tax cuts. That’s what they say. A lot of them have sworn an oath to never raise taxes on anybody as long as they live. That doesn’t square with their vote against these tax cuts. I mean, how is it that they can break their oath when it comes to raising your taxes, but not break their oath when it comes to raising taxes for wealthy people? That doesn’t make any sense.”
Conservatives don’t want to raise taxes on anyone. What part of that does the President not get? The President and his liberal allies are using this as a political tool, attempting to frame the 2012 election. Conservatives want real reforms!
The President goes on to say in his speech:
“This cannot be about who wins and loses in Washington.”
Given his attacks against conservatives, it sure sounds like he believes it is about winning and losing and not the American people. The American people deserve better.