Will he EVER get serious and provide honest leadership on key issues?
|Another crisis, another photo op, more political posturing!|
And to prove the point, Obama used some of the worst scaremongering he could muster. The man has no shame:
OBAMA: Emergency responders like the ones who are here today -- their ability to help communities respond to and recover from disasters will be degraded. Border Patrol agents will see their hours reduced. FBI agents will be furloughed. Federal prosecutors will have to close cases and let criminals go. Air traffic controllers and airport security will see cutbacks, which means more delays at airports across the country. Thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off. Tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find childcare for their kids. Hundreds of thousands of Americans will lose access to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings.In short, you will either lose your job or your kids will die if you don't do what I want right away. And what is it that he wants? Another "balanced approach" like all the other balanced approaches, namely another whopping big tax increase with more spending on wasteful big government programs that only serve the interest of promoting Obama's liberal agenda.
And as with every Obama campaign-style speech there's a dig at Republicans:
I know that Republicans have proposed some ideas, too. I have to say, though, that so far at least the ideas that the Republicans have proposed ask nothing of the wealthiest Americans or biggest corporations[.]Considering how much effort Obama has put into preserving and creating tax loopholes that benefit HIS big corporate friends that last bit is just pure malarkey!
So now Republicans in Congress face a simple choice: Are they willing to compromise to protect vital investments in education and health care and national security and all the jobs that depend on them? Or would they rather put hundreds of thousands of jobs and our entire economy at risk just to protect a few special interest tax loopholes that benefit only the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations? That's the choice.
It's OBAMA's Plan to Recklessly Slash Spending!
While Obama knows most Americans haven't been paying attention, some have. In a rare moment of honesty this gem of truth appeared on CNN of all places:
WOLF BLITZER: Explain why, if this is such a horrible idea – these forced spending cuts – why did the White House come up with this plan in 2011 to begin with?
GLORIA BORGER: The President kept calling this a manufactured crisis. Well, “in fact, was manufactured right here in Washington by the President of the United States
House Speaker Boehner responds: “Today the president advanced an argument Republicans have been making for a year: his sequester is the wrong way to cut spending. That’s why the House has twice passed legislation to replace it with common sense cuts and reforms that won’t threaten public safety, national security, or our economy. But once again, the president offered no credible plan that can pass Congress – only more calls for higher taxes. Just last month, the president got his higher taxes on the wealthy, and he’s already back for more. The American people understand that the revenue debate is now closed. We should close loopholes and carve-outs in the tax code, but that revenue should be used to lower rates across the board. Tax reform is a once-in-a generation opportunity to boost job creation in America. It should not be squandered to enable more Washington spending. Spending is the problem, spending must be the focus.Obama continues his campaign of scares, partisanship, class warfare and disinformation. Meanwhile, the Middle Class he repeatedly claims to care about continues to suffer more and more due to his policies. High gas prices, higher health care costs. Fewer jobs. All are the bitter fruit of the first four years of Obama! What does he care? One photo op after a million dollar golfing weekend isn't enough to hide his indifference and incompetence!