Well, the Department of Labor released some more of their horrendous news on Friday which prompted some of the most unsuccessful political spin since the Obama White House invented the new unofficial government statistic of, “saved jobs.” Just for fun, here is a video of Debbie Wasserman Schultz from yesterday’s Sunday bloviating political spin meisters line up. Bear in mind, that by the time she laid this line of unadulterated bull spit upon us, we already knew that the number of people in this country faking disability in order to feed themselves and their families has outpaced private sector new hires by about 20%. That trend by the way stretches back for well over 2 years.
Thankfully, Reince Priebus was also around to counter this line of goofiness. The take-a-way quote for me was this. “I don’t know if Schultz was vacationing in New Hampshire or on Mars.”
Well, if there is one thing that our great producer of Presidential Kabuki Theater is really good at, it is producing Kabuki Theater. Obama decided this morning that it is high time that he return to his formerly successful roots. So, today he had himself another national address to his audience, which means us. Once again we get the double dose of class warfare mixed with economic fallacy, all of it contained within the Obama Snake Oil. Tax fairness you see, is convincing the middle class, who ever they are today, that Obama has lowered their tax burden by $3600, while excluding the increased taxes hidden within Obamacare, Dodd Frank, and the devaluation of our currency, which is a tax increase that nobody had the chance to vote for or against.
From day one of his Presidency, Barack Obama had announced that the economy was the first thing he thought about in the morning upon waking, and the last thing to cross his mind before sleep overtook him each and every night. Too freaking bad the economy seems to have failed to enter his thoughts any of the times in between those two points of the day. If it had, we may have gotten something more substantive than idiotic gimmicks, pandering to his cronies, bribes, payoffs, and sweeping legislation which will have no other effect than to destroy our economy. Today’s campaign presser, once again masquerading as a policy address to Americans, Barack Obama has proposed, one more time the very same proposal rejected during the Lame Duck Session of Congress. Then, in December of 2010, even with vast Congressional majorities, with the benefit of no longer having to worry about how a vote in favor of something stupid would affect their reelection chances, this same proposal went down in flames.
So, what is different today? Today is in a point in time when we are not in a Lame Duck Session of Congress, following an ass whooping of President Obama’s disastrous political agenda. Today represents a point in time when the President wishes to make class warfare the centerpiece of his reelection bid, and he has that very wealthy opponent to highlight as the embodiment of our nation’s wealthiest, “robber barons,” which he plans on using as the focal point of our disdain and hatred. Along with the Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) Mars, spin, we were also treated to Robert Gibbs and others on the same talking head shows on Sunday making some very non specific allegations of nefarious wrong doing by Romney for opening perfectly legal brokerage accounts to conduct business in foreign lands.
So, just so everyone’s clear, they have accused Romney of no crimes, not doing anything at all which is not completely above board, but have gone out of their way to make it sound as if he were as evil as the worst comic book super villains ever imagined. I was waiting for the hating of puppy dogs accusation, but they made that one months ago, and were forced to drop the claim after some one noticed that Barack himself bragged about eating puppies in one of his ghost written auto biographies.
Are we really this willing to set aside our ability to think critically in order to believe the pure unadulterated crap a politician is willing to sling in our direction. Barack Obama has been caught lying flat out so many times now that even Pinocchio and his famously long schnoz would be blushing were he a real boy. Yet, he continues to receive the benefit of all doubts so long as he continues to promise his bag of endless goodies simultaneously promising that they will never need to be paid for by anybody other than that elusive and despicable class known as the, “rich.” Never mind that the tiniest amount of mathematical scrutiny applied to the Obama tax proposal destroys this thinking, such that if we confiscated every single penny of every single American making over $250,000 per year, we would still have a deficit that tops $500 Billion. That assumes that people in that income bracket would not do anything at all to protect themselves, like for example, placing investable assets very legally in overseas accounts.
Once again, it is time to counter the imbecilic argument of solving our budgeting problems by inflicting, “tax fairness,” upon a deserving class of evil successful people. Never mind the fact that this argument fails to recognize that the top 1% of wage earners pay 39% of all taxes currently, or that nearly half of all Americans currently pay nothing in taxes at all. We will use my favorite example of sarcastic genius to follow this argument to its hyperbolic absurd conclusion.