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“If we eliminate all those regulations, and combine them with the tax cuts, then wealthy investors, companies, will do very well and the benefits will spread to everybody else. Now, you know, that’s the idea.
Get rid of pointless and burdensome regulations that squelch investment, lower the tax burden on job creators? Get out of people’s hair and let them thrive in a free America? That’s Republican crazy talk.
“That’s their vision. Their basic idea is: ‘If everybody’s just on their own, doing what they do, everything’s gonna’ turn out just fine’. Now, it’s a theory. But I think it’s wrong. (Watch video at link.)
You know who else talks that way? Van Jones.
According to Van Jones, the American dream isn’t about working hard, being able to afford a nice house in a nice suburb and having nice things. Working hard and playing by the rules won’t get you anywhere, the self-avowed Communist sneers. That’s killing the American dream:
Not the American dream they talk about on TV. There are two American dreams. One of them I call the ‘American fantasy.’ You know that one? Everyone is going to be rich. Everybody. And we’re all going to be able to ride out to the great white suburbs, get a McMansion, get flat-screened TV to cover up the holes in our lives. That is the American fantasy, which is turning out to be the American nightmare. It is dying out on its own accord – it deserves no defense and it will get no defense. I am glad that is going away. That was not serving anybody.
The new improved American dream, according to Jones, means being guaranteed a good job, and a nice place to live.
Obama obviously agrees.
So while Obama is running around the country blaming Republicans for the bad economy and lying about Mitt Romney’s time at Bain, what is Romney doing to fight back? “He’s a nice guy, but he’s in over his head” ?
Charles Krauthammer says, if he can’t convince voters economy is Obama’s fault he doesn’t deserve to win.
Take the gloves off team Romney.
Hot Air: WaPo: It’s looking like Obama has nothing new to offer on jobs, economy:
How much damage did Friday’s jobs report — the third disappointment in a row — do to Barack Obama’s re-election effort? It might take some time for the answer to be fully known, but one measure might be the reaction in the media. The Washington Post news report of Obama’s response to the worst jobs quarter in two years explicitly wonders whether Obama can maintain the position that his policies are doing anything to help, and whether he has any new ideas to break the country out of this stagnation:
Obama’s message on his two-day bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania has been twofold. First, he pointed to modest signs of progress in rebuilding the economy–the health of the auto industry is his principal case study across Ohio’s northern tier. At the same time, he warned that the medicine offered by Romney and the Republicans is exactly the wrong prescription.
One way for Team SCOAMF to deal with the dismal job situation is to go into deep denial:
Shark Tank: Wasserman Schultz ‘Happy’ With Dismal New Jobs Report:
The June jobs numbers were as many expected to be, disappointing. The unemployment rate stayed at 8.2 %, and now Democratic National Committee Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz has just said that she is ‘happy’ with the jobs numbers.
I’m pretty happy with twenty-eight straight months of job growth in the private sector-DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
John Hayward, Human Events: More people going on disability than getting jobs under Obama:
Investor’s Business Daily offers an amazing snapshot of the Obama malaise: “More workers joined the federal government’s disability program in June than got new jobs, according to two new government reports, a clear indicator of how bleak the nation’s jobs picture is after three full years of economic recovery. The economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But that same month, 85,000 workers left the workforce entirely to enroll in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, according to the Social Security Administration.”
That’s the Obama/Jones “American Dream” in a nutshell. More people becoming dependent on government, than actually working for themselves.
Obama’s Marxism peeking out in other ways, too:
Buzzfeed: The New Obama Typeface: Revolution Gothic:
A reader points out that President Barack Obama’s new typeface is Revolution Gothic, a style inspired by retro Cuban propaganda posters. Who vets the fonts?
They right in our face with it…..but maintain plausible deniability while ridiculing anyone who notices.
(Obama press secretary Ben LaBolt emails: “Your GOP operative should have had the courtesy to stay sober before noon, and BuzzFeed should go back to labeling cat slideshows.”)