Saturday, April 05, 2014

Instead of the Hard Job of Leading, Obama Goes for Another Low Blow in Attacks on Paul Ryan Budget Plan

This comes from the president who says he wants to work with both sides and hear all ideas? Come on!

So, despite Democrats who insist Republicans never present any alternative House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) did his job and came up with a proposed budget for the next fiscal year. He shouldn't have bothered. While Rep. Ryan was willing to take conservative fire from the likes of Sarah Palin and produce a budget with plenty of ideas that should appeal to both sides of the partisan aisle Obama just used it as a political football and attacked it with the same irresponsible, over the top rhetoric that he uses to denounce virtually every GOP idea.

In yet another taxpayer funded campaign appearance, this one at the University of Michigan, Obama demeaned Ryan's proposal as a "stinkburger" and a "meanwich." Here's the video clip:


OBAMA: [T]heir budget guts the rules we put in place to protect middle-class families from another financial crisis like the one that we’ve endured. So if this all sounds familiar, it should be familiar because it was their economic plan in the 2012 campaign, it was their economic plan in 2010. It’s like that movie Groundhog Day -- (laughter) -- except it’s not funny. If they tried to sell this sandwich at Zingerman’s, they’d have to call it the Stinkburger, or the Meanwich.

Look, here’s the truth. They’re not necessarily cold-hearted, they just sincerely believe that if we give more tax breaks to a fortunate few and we invest less in the middle class, and we reduce or eliminate the safety net for the poor and the sick, and we cut food stamps, and we cut Medicaid, and we let banks and polluters and credit card companies and insurers do only what’s best for their bottom line without the responsibility to the rest of us, then somehow the economy will boom, and jobs and prosperity will trickle down to everybody.
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And, look, it does create opportunity for a handful of people who are already doing really, really well. But we believe in opportunity for everybody. More good jobs for everybody. More workers to fill those jobs. (Applause.) A world-class education for everybody. Hard work that pays off with wages you can live on and savings you can retire on and health care you can count on. That’s what “opportunity for all” means. That’s what it means.
This is what Obama's policies have
done to the Middle Class.
Yeah, saying Republicans want to poison the air and water while kicking the "poor and the sick" under the bus is standard lingo for a man who can't seem to grasp that the essential characteristic of a good president is to bring the country together and work on common goals.

And as for Obama's "rules we put in place to protect middle-class families," we note that Obama's policies are destroying the Middle Class while making those who are already rich even richer.

Obama knows he can continue to smear GOP budgets and blast them as the party of the rich because a compliant media refuses to call him out on the lie.  But for him to suggest that he is interested in hearing GOP ideas is as laughable as his promise that "if you like your health plan, you can keep your plan. Period!" 

Obama, the best friend Wall Street Fat Cat Millionaires and Billionaires ever had!

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