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Posted By Mychal Massie On 12/31/2012 @ 7:57 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments
Obama is like a nasty, vengeful creature from Bizarro’s World, the cube-shaped fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. He could be “Bizar-Ro-Bama,” an effeminate villain who engages in double-speak, lies and misdirection.
Clothed in his public persona as president, his latest attempt at disguised villainy was to convince people he has a fiscal plan that would save America from insolvency and crushing tax hikes when in reality, his actions are pushing America into the financial abyss.
Sunday morning on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” he told the people of America: “I offered not only a trillion dollars – over a trillion dollars in spending cuts over the next 10 years, but these changes would result in even more savings in the next 10 years and would solve our deficit problem for a decade.” This coming from the president who has raised the national debt by nearly $6 trillion since taking office.
The problem with Obama’s claim is that it simply is not true. It is more lies from a pernicious person for whom no lie is too great if it results in him getting what he wants.
Perhaps we should remind Obama of the lie he told pursuant to his health-care plan making health-care premiums more affordable. As the liberal Los Angeles Times newspaper wrote: “In fact, the average employee share of an employer-provided health plan jumped from $3,515 to $4,316 in 2012, an increase of more than 22 percent, according to a survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust.” (“Top Five Obama Debate Lies,” Tony Lee, Oct. 4, 2012, breitbart.com)
But Paul Roderick Gregory, writing for Forbes Magazine, had a more damning bit of factuality that destroys the claims Obama made on “Meet the Press.” Gregory wrote: “Four of the five fiscal policies on Obama’s wish list raise the deficit. Only one – the vaunted tax on the rich on which he based his campaign – lowers the deficit, but only by a miniscule $300 billion ($60 billion per year). If Obama gets the tax and spending changes he wants, his 2017 successor will inherit a national debt in excess of $20 trillion.” (“President Obama’s Legacy: $20 Trillion in Debt for 2016 Victor,” Dec. 25, 2012, Forbes.com)
I strongly suggest reading Gregory’s article since space constraints prevent my providing his Congressional Budget Office data.
There is absolutely no way that Obama does not know he is lying. There is absolutely no way he is unaware of the numbers by Gregory and the Los Angeles Times referenced above. Obama sycophants can call names and deny, but the facts are the facts, and they are incontrovertible.
In his “Meet the Press” interview, Obama repeatedly blamed Republicans in Congress for the inaction on the fiscal crisis. But he was careful not to mention that the Senate he has controlled with a super majority since he took office in 2008 has not passed the constitutionally required annual budget in 1,342 days – that’s nearly four years.
As I stated, the facts are the facts, and they are incontrovertible. There should be no debate by Republicans. I submit that if the Republican leadership had even a modicum of leadership ability, they would call a press conference and clearly show there is no truth to the claims Obama makes and that there would be no negotiations or discussions until he presents himself as realistically ready to address the financial morass the country faces.
The problem is that the so-called Republican leadership is complicit in Obama’s deceit and fiscal maleficence. They conspired with Obama 16 months ago to kick the financial can down the road, knowing it would confront us today.
The incessant drone of doom and morbidity by the media and the nonstop parade of interviews and press conferences by politicians are nothing more than theater. It is pretense by the pols and the equivalent of a fiscal soap opera by the media.
Nothing is being accomplished, and at the end of the day John Boehner will capitulate to Obama while trying to convince us that he got the best deal possible. And, even more insulting, there will be those who believe him.
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