Barack Obama has finally seen the light. Upset with Congress, the president is taking his demands to the people, doing everything he can to drive a wedge between his 2012 campaign and legislators he blames for stalling vital fixes for our economy.
If we’re serious about helping our economy this month, we need to stop the tax hikes and we need to cut spending. Let’s cut spending back to 2008 levels – back before the bailouts, and the ‘stimulus,’ and all the nonsense.
The president and his party made a profound, even tragic miscalculation when they placed health care reform in front of job creation on their list of priorities. Self-indulgence proved ineffective in fighting double-digit unemployment. The nation will suffer the consequences of delay for years to come.
1...GIVEAWAYS TO LABOR UNIONS
Organized labor has benefited hugely from Washington’s attentiveness. To Barack Obama’s credit, he has never tried to hide his preference for union labor:
And nearly 30 years later, Bob bought the company. Today, it is in its 70th year of operation, it is employee-owned, it continues to grow.
Early 2009 was a heady time in Washington. Big plans were hatched. Optimism ran high. The future looked bright, even while recession ravaged the country. Our new president’s inaugural addressed promised great things. The word “Republican” was not used once in that speech, and Mr.
And just as we condemn intolerance and extremism abroad, so will we stay true to our traditions here at home as a diverse and tolerant nation.
President Barack Obama, September 11, 2010 
We have been subjected to a hell broth of sanctimony occasioned by an opportunistic New York imam and a publicity-grabbing Florida preacher who lost a gamble and found himself waiting for an audience on his target’s home turf.
For 6 in 10 seniors, Social Security provides the majority of their income. Yet, the benefits are modest. The average Social Security benefit for a retiree is just $14,000 a year.
Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Early Pomeroy, July 15, 2010 
You should have the peace of mind of knowing that after meeting your responsibilities and paying into the system all your lives, you’ll get the benefits you deserve.