It’s hard not to snicker at the outrage over the latest in a string of broken Obama promises. Anyone capable of learning English should have known the president would not be able to sprinkle his magic amnesty dust in a way that would give everyone what they expected.
The Obama propaganda machine has given us a new social class, a conglomeration of middle and working class families said to be suffering from low pay and meager job benefits. This group doesn’t have a name. It was created out of sheer political opportunism and the need to confuse voters about what they are supporting.
How do you sell a middle class bailout when the recession is over and you have taken credit for the economy coming back, when Washington is wallowing in debt, and when you have to promise more spending for votes? You fall back on catchy political slogans that don’t sound like slogans and repeat them until people believe them.
Is America still in a recession, or is the problem that we have not dedicated enough funding to poor people with the flimsy excuse that we are helping the middle class recover?
No one likes to admit it, but poor people are not good for rousing sympathy from taxpayers, especially when calls for more spending are politically motivated.
Rallying the troops before campaign season in support of collectivism and class warfare, Barack Obama spoke to the DNC last Friday about opportunity:
It’s what this country was built on. And it is the idea that this party is built on.
Can you imagine anything more anti-American than guaranteeing economic equality? The Obama presidency is working overtime to replace equality of opportunity with a new, anti-American substitute: government-funded income equality. Our country was founded on the belief that all Americans are created equal, but the Founding Fathers’ words are a far cry from the notion of using government to fund economic mobility (see: Being Poor is the Fix for Income Inequality).
Being thankful is wearing thin. So is being reminded of how thankful we should be, a hard thing to avoid this time of year. Our tradition is to be grateful for what we have, no matter what. Is that why so many Americans still support the policies of a president who keeps telling us how much we have lost without doing anything to get it back?