President Obama Uses His “Economic” Plan to Divert Attention Away from IRS and Benghazi Scandals
When you think about what President Obama has done – and will continue to do to our economy – you have to laugh. If you don’t laugh, you will cry really, really hard.
Here’s why. Heritage breaks it down in great detail.
When President Obama’s progressive ideology is translated into budget numbers, the result is trillions of dollars of excess spending. His 2014 budget alone totals $3.78 trillion. From health care, to education, to entitlements, to energy, his economic agenda is a disaster. His philosophy entails anti-free-market subsidies, central planning, big government control of the most mundane aspects of life, and putting bureaucrats in charge.
As for taxes, there will never be enough to satiate his appetite for taxpayer dollars. Indeed, tax revenue rises from 17.8 percent of GDP in 2014 to a near-record 20 percent in 2023!
A portion of those tax dollars will tragically go to Planned Parenthood. We recently saw a stunning display of hypocrisy as in one breath, Mr. Obama decried violence, and in the next gave his wholehearted support for an organization that murders 3,500 American babies each day, Planned Parenthood.
But for SOME reason, beyond comprehension, President Obama thinks it’s a good idea to take a jaunt around the country talking about his economic plans. This, he thinks, will be more pleasant for us to think about than the IRS and Benghazi scandals. As deplorable as it is that the IRS targeted conservative groups for their beliefs and that we are JUST NOW beginning to get answers about Benghazi, talk of Mr. Obama’s economic vision for the country is equally disturbing. It is certainly not a consolation to hear of his economic vision for the country, which is just that we continue to decline.
The only ones who really don’t seem too concerned about the scandals or our failing economy are Mr. Obama and his liberal cronies:
Despite the wave of bad news for the White House, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, who traveled to Baltimore with Obama on Friday, said the president was “at ease.”
It takes a special kind of person to be “at ease” at a time like this.
Heritage’s Patrick Knudsen explains:
Despite White House claims of a “centrist” drift, President Barack Obama’s FY 2014 budget clings to the same progressive ideology that has swollen the federal government over the past four years. President Obama continues to seek more government, higher spending, and higher taxes. Because the budget never balances—there is not even an attempt—debt remains at dangerously elevated levels. He emulates a European-inspired welfare state in which the federal government increasingly imposes on and smothers Americans’ lives and America’s economy.
It takes a person like Mr. Obama to keep grinning as the American people are crushed by his policies.