It's not been a good couple of weeks for Pres. Obama. Not only has it been exposed that he gave over half a billion (that's right, half a billion) dollars to the failed company, Solyndra (which gave over half a million dollars to his campaign), and this during a very bad recession, but, as Yahoo.com reports, the latest Census shows that the U.S. poverty rate increased to nearly 1 in 6 people, reaching a new high.
And, if that isn't bad enough for a president looking to be re-elected, his allies, such as Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post is calling for him to be honest about his failed policies...
"We don't know yet what the overarching theme of President Obama's reelection campaign will be, but the word "change" is likely to once again play at least a co-starring role. But this time it's different. We've now seen the ways in which the president went about trying to effect that change over the last three years. So while his ideas about the changes the system needs in his second term are welcome and necessary, there is another kind of change he needs to talk about if the change he proposes is to be believed. He needs to make clear the changes he intends to make in himself, in the way he governs, and in the way he approaches the big, systemic changes he claims to want to see. In order for voters to believe that things will be different in the president's second term, there has to be some recognition of what didn't work in the first."
I would say...don't hold your breath Arianna. Pres. Obama is fixing to announce his latest plan which -- another $1.5 trillion (trillion) in new taxes, yes, aimed predominantly at wealthy Americans, but for the 14 million unemployed, this offers no relief, only more worry about getting a job. As everyone knows taxing the job creators does not create jobs.
This kind of policy has NEVER worked in creating jobs.
Not only that, but his remedy (raising taxes) includes capping deductions on families and businesses earning more than $250,000 a year...and this includes charitable deductions.
So, no unemployment relief...and now less dollars for charities.
He just doesn't get it.
To my friends on the Left, I would say that this is an indication that he is not going to be honest about his failed policies, either with himself or with us, at least not any time soon, if ever.
I'm just saying...
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