O’S ‘FIRESIDE CHAT’ PROMISES MORE OF THE SAME ‘OL SAME ‘OL
Let’s be honest. When O sits and looks “earnestly” into the camera – kind of a modern-day FDR fireside-chat format, if you will – he believes he can say anything - or nothing - and the world will not only fall victim to his faux sincerity – it will believe every word he says. Creepy.
Such is the case with O’s latest campaign ad – which apparently was put together to share “details” of O’s economic plan for the next four years – should he be reelected. The problem is, not only is the ad not specific – it’s full of the same old liberal code words and empty promises we’ve heard from the community organizer for nearly six years.
Let’s dissect this whole thing a bit:
“Now, Governor Romney believes that with that even bigger tax cuts for the wealthy and fewer regulations on Wall Street all of us will prosper. In other words he’d double down on the same trickle down policies that led to the crisis in the first place. So what’s my plan?”
First off, O, either lose the “bigger tax cuts for the wealthy” nonsense, or provide proof that this is what Mitt intends to do – because between you and me? He says exactly the opposite. And, while I know liberals love to lie about what you call “trickle-down” policies, the world has yet to see an economy where “trickle-up” policies have worked, hasn’t it?
“First, we create a million new manufacturing jobs and help businesses double their exports. Give tax breaks to companies that invest in America, not that ship jobs overseas.”
Um, sorry, O – we’ve heard that whole “million new manufacturing jobs” thing from you for nearly six years. How’s it worked out for you – and America – over the last four? And, the “ship jobs overseas” buzz phrase that you and your fellow Democrats are so fond of? You know it’s nonsense – and I know it’s nonsense. Truth be told? If products such as Nike shoes or Apple iPhones were not manufactured overseas – we both know they wouldn’t be able to compete in the marketplace, don’t we?
The truth is this: Americans being able to acquire goods more cheaply gives them more disposable income, which in turn allows them to spend more money – which in turn creates more jobs. I know, O, it’s hard for you to think outside the socialist-ideology box, huh? Poor guy.
“Second, we cut our oil imports in half and produce more American-made energy, oil, clean-coal, natural gas, and new resources like wind, solar and bio-fuels -all while doubling the fuel efficiencies of cars and trucks.”
On the surface, this sounds perfectly logical, O. However, let’s look at your statements - and behavior - over the last four years. Remember when you told us that under your policies, energy costs would “necessarily skyrocket”? You’ve railed against the oil and coal industries. You nixed the Keystone XL Pipeline project – not only costing America an estimated 30,000 jobs, but forcing Canada to abandon its longstanding policy of relying on the U.S. to buy its oil.
You’ve chased windmills, O – and you’ve flushed billions of taxpayer dollars down the solar drain. You’ve pushed electric car technology to the point where GM is losing more than $50,000 on every Chevy Volt it’s “fortunate” enough to sell. And that whole “fuel efficiency” thing? If you had your way, a tandem bicycle would be the limo of the future – who are you trying to kid?
“Third, we insure that we maintain the best work force in the world by preparing 100,000 additional math and science teachers. Training 2 million Americans with the job skills they need at our community colleges. Cutting the growth of tuition in half and expanding student aid so more Americans can afford it.”
Call me skeptical, O, but when I hear you say things like “preparing” or “training” or “cutting the growth of tuition in half” – I hear one word: “Stimulus.” Or, more accurately, two words: “More Stimulus.” According to the latest CBO estimate, your so-called “Stimulus Plan” cost to taxpayers was anywhere from $540,000 to $4.1 million per job created. Nope, O, I don’t think we can afford any more “Stimulus.”
It is nice to see that you’ve (at least temporarily) abandoned the whole “Invest” lie, though. You finally realized that we knew you meant “borrow and spend,” didn’t you?
“Fourth, a balanced plan to reduce our deficit by $4 trillion dollars over the next decade on top of the$1 trillion in spending we’ve already cut, I’d ask the wealthy to pay a little more. And as we end the war in Afghanistan let’s apply half the savings to pay down our debt and use the rest for some nation building right here at home.”
This is perhaps the most ridiculous – and disingenuous – part of your ad, O. We’re supposed to believe, after your annual trillion-dollar deficits, that you’re suddenly going to change your stripes? Seriously? Sorry, dude – you added more to the deficit in 3.2 years than George Bush did in 8 – I don’t believe you – and neither should America.
And that whole “ask the wealthy to pay a little more”? The top 1% of wage earners earn less than 20% of total income, yet pay nearly 40% of total taxes. The top 10% earns roughly 40% of all income and pays in excess of 70% of total taxes. How much is enough, O?
By the way, while the bottom 47% pay no federal income tax, a new poll indicates that 79% of Americans believe everyone should pay some amount of federal income tax. Kind of a “skin in the game,” thing, O – know what I mean?
“It’s time for a new economic patriotism. Rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong, thriving middle class. Read my plan. Compare it to Governor Romney’s and decide for yourself. Thanks for listening.”
A “new economic ‘patriotism,’” O? What the hell is that? Given your track record and ideology, you do know that this kind socialist jargon scares the hell out of freedom and liberty loving Americans, right? Let’s see…patriotism generally means giving more of one’s self for the good of the country. “Economic” patriotism? Somehow – on Planet Obama – I gotta think that translates as “economic redistribution.”
Oh, and that “middle class” thing? Recent polls put Romney up by anywhere from 10 to 14 points with middle class voters, O. I guess they haven’t “read your plan,” huh?
Actually, they have – and they’re scared to death of four more years of “economic patriotism.”