Obama's Death and Taxes Economy

It's an iron law of nature as certain as the one about an angel getting its wings every time a bell rings or a snowstorm blanketing the area every time Al Gore comes to town to remind the carbon puffing infidels about Global Warming; every time Obama gives a speech; a thousand businesses go out of business. On July 24th, to celebrate Venezuela's Simon Bolivar Day, Obama delivered yet another economic speech in which he castigated Republicans in Congress for the sequester that he proposed, promised big economic benefits for the entire country from Green Energy and Illegal Immigration and promised to spend every one of his remaining days trying to help working people; at least those days when he isn't on the golf course, on vacation at Martha’s Vineyard or delivering useless speeches. An Obama speech is a familiar quality that even the scribblers whose limbs once tingled at the touch of the teleprompter have developed a callous contempt for its reflexively dishonest "Let me be clears" and the infinite "I's" that roll off its assembly line speechmakers.

An economics speech, a creature that Barack Obama has been unleashing from his political zoo on the taxpayers, lawmakers and layabouts since his post-election days in 2008 of pretending to be president complete with an imaginary seal with the motto "Vero Possumus”, (which can be translated very loosely as "God Help Us All"), is an entirely familiar breed.

It's an FDR-on-crack assemblage of crackpot social plans masquerading as economic plans and homey testaments to American exceptionalism wrapped around bankrupt Euro ideas about how to run a country into the ground. And in the year 2013, the whole thing smells like last year's leftovers.

There are the warnings about all the old bridges threatening to fall down and kill the trolls living under them. Despite a second term in office, a stimulus plan, a plan to stimulate the stimulus plan and years of assorted pork, there are apparently now more Damocles bridges in the land than there ever were before. 

In 2009, Obama promised to fix all the crumbling roads and bridges with a $787 billion stimulus plan full of "shovel-ready jobs". Two years later he joked to the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, led by GE CEO Jeff Immelt, whose company is the 15th biggest government contractor, that the shovel-ready jobs were not shovel-ready. It would have been nice to know that before we spent the $787 billion, but maybe that's why all the old bridges keep threatening to fall down.

And then there are the promises that we can fix all our problems with a Green Energy revolution that drives up electricity rates for everyone in order to buy windmills and solar panels from China. The Green Energy revolution has done a lot for Red China's middle class while further eviscerating the standard of living for American middle class families who are just trying to keep the lights on.

Naturally no Obama speech on the economy would be complete without urging us to invest more in education in order to get our hands on tomorrow's jobs. "If you think education is expensive," Obama said, borrowing his line from a bumper sticker, "wait until you see how much ignorance costs in the 21st century."

But we don't have to choose. As Detroit shows us, we can have both. Detroit has 5,000 teachers to 88,000 students. Its biggest challenge has been trying to win back another 5,000 students who escaped to charter schools to justify not laying off all the extra teachers. Its billion dollar school budget is all the more shocking in a city that is deep in debt and suffers from a 47 percent illiteracy rate.

The education system fosters incredibly expensive ignorance. And that ignorance can not only be found in public schools in Detroit's ghettos, but in the Ivy League alma maters of Obama and his financial advisers.

Obama's 6 trillion dollar debt is a testament to the high price of ignorance. As are all of his economic speeches calling for more Green Energy, more education and more taxes to solve all of our ills. In his latest speech, he vowed that making "preschool available to every four year-old in America" would make America competitive in the "ocean of tomorrows" and "a sky of tomorrows".

A thinking man must wonder how this backward, racist, soda-swilling country of ours ever got anything done without shoving every four-year-old in America into a "high quality preschool" presided over by the fired public school teachers of Detroit. Incredibly enough we managed to get to the moon, which was a lot closer to tomorrow than we have ever gotten from an Obama speech.

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commented 2013-08-05 09:47:01 -0400 · Flag
B.P. writes:

When this regime is history there will be revelations that will blow people’s minds…what this regime has done (and what the Media and Entertainment complex has accepted and enabled and glorified) will provide a massive amount of material for historians. I believe in retrospect it will be seen as a catastrophic period in U.S. history and precisely the moment when the mainstream media lost its credibility and was exposed in its role as merely a propaganda and communication organ of the Democrat Party. The disservice done to civil debate and honest journalism (and public information) is near-treasonous and a contributing factor to the descent of the country into unavoidable calamity.
commented 2013-08-05 09:45:50 -0400 · Flag
Delroi writes: NSA surveiling all of us in wholesale 4th amendment violation.

IRS targeting libertarian/conservative citizen groups for repression.

White house hacking the press and directing editorial sackings.

White house issuing unconstitutional executive edicts and appointments in the dead of night on holiday eves.

The magic o inveighing publicly on judicial proceedings, denying defendants their right to impartial jury of their peers.

White house obliterating constitutional property rights by inverting bankruptcy law in favor of constituent unions.

Administration exempting government groups and constituent unions from constitutionally fraudulent edicts it foists upon citizens.

The administration erasing the very meaning of the words ‘sovereignty’ and ‘citizen’ by the immigration magnet/amnesty programs being instituted. Innumerable administration officials committing perjury before congressional panels.

An administration in which every geopolitical adversary has sized it up as impotent and comically misinformed.

A treasury run by a unapologetic, shameless, mediocrity of a corporate climber not even capable of imagination in his serial tax cheating.

A slack-jawed, lumpen electorate to illiterate, ahistorical, apathetic and co-opted to care.

A 4th estate in which the daily debate is only about what to commit upon the imbecilified population — treason or sedition.
commented 2013-08-05 09:39:00 -0400 · Flag
Alex writes:

The key to “renewing” Democracy (and I am speaking specifically of the U.S. but it is applicable and necessary worldwide) will be to rid the public sector from “career” politicians and force term-limits. This small but crucial change will limit a lot of damage and transform everything.
commented 2013-08-05 09:14:52 -0400 · Flag
Ed writes:

Term limits for all Congress is a must to break the cycle of pandering lifelong manipulators and self serving morons like Pelosi, Reid, Boehner, Hatch.

Jefferson was right, Congress should have no more than a generation to serve in order for those that rule to go back into the private society they either wrecked or help prosper. Presidential term limits at least limit the losses of bad leaders. No more career congressmen. That may be the single most important change to get the federal government headlock off this country. Over one in three Detroit residents are on Medicaid and Foodstamps and that will only rise. How can you grow with so many clinging to the government teet?
commented 2013-08-05 09:11:52 -0400 · Flag
Marty writes:

One term only in each position. That separates leaders from politicians. Washington (his two terms as Pres aside, he handed back his commission soon after the conclusion of the war)… Cincinnatus. You work the entire time, no campaigning. One shot deal, no party politics…just principles.
commented 2013-08-05 09:09:58 -0400 · Flag
Chris writes:

wonderful statement… but i have one quite important cavil…“innovation”, “the private sector”, these are invoked, but i don’t seem to find ANY congressman willing to admit that although obamacare is a heinous unconstitutional abomination, the healthcare system that pre-dated obamacare was a fast train to fiscal ruination as well, just not as fast as obamacare and not as brazenly statist.

the legislators who agree with us (obamacare must be killed, defunded, defeated with all measures possible) would go a long way to winning this debate, even among the lumpen zombie imbeciles that make up 90% of the voting public today, if they would apply equal zeal against the pharma companies, insurance companies and lawyers (who wrote obamacare) and force a new healthcare system to take root that established malpractice lawsuit limits and truly compelled the pharma/insurance firms to compete, specify their costs and generally solicit clients with service/price like most other businesses(that haven’t captured all the politicians and regulators) must.
commented 2013-08-05 09:04:54 -0400 · Flag
Marty writes:

I would love to hear the brainless liberal/progressive/democrat retort to that simple but brilliant distillation.