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During Wednesday’s big speech, just as President Obama laid into Rep. Ryan’s Medicare reform proposal, Vice President Joe Biden skirmished with the Sandman. Zzzzz.

Obama wasn’t boring, though. He had a theme.

As he saw it, the Republicans’ “pessimistic” vision is of an “America [that] can’t afford to keep the promise we’ve made for our seniors” or “invest in education or clean energy” or fix “our roads” or afford to do all the cool things done by South Korea, Brazil, and China.

He didn’t explain how it might have come to pass that our government became disabled. He barely mentioned previous budgets’ waste — on goofy projects, overpayments, duplicated efforts, and undeclared, never-ending wars. Or how government regulation and subsidy might be the reason many people cannot afford medical insurance.

Or that if the government doesn’t invest in something, it doesn’t mean that private investors aren’t investing.

But he did mention his opposition to “more than $1 trillion in new tax breaks for the wealthy.”

And then came the corker: “In the last decade, the average income of the bottom 90 percent of all working Americans actually declined. The top 1 percent saw their income rise by an average of more than a quarter of a million dollars each.  And that’s who needs to pay less taxes?”

Wow. America’s wealthiest merely “saw their incomes rise”? They didn’t actually do something for their gains?

Maybe Obama was napping while others were working.

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

By: Redactor

8 Comments

  1. Dagney says:

    No, Obama doesn’t think people do anything for their money. He thinks they can only get richer by “redistribution”. After all, nothing good happened in this country before he became president, right? Such is the dillusion of a Marxist.

  2. bruce stark says:

    Isn’t it strange that in its cost cutting zeal congress never mentions cutting our greatest expense – an endless war in the middle east.

  3. Drik says:

    $1.2 trillion on wars since 2001.
    Our biggest expense has been entitlements. Second bigest is unfunded state and federal pensions. Add in state and federal debt not being carried on the books as federal debt and the total is around $130 trillion. Starts coming due around 2018. No way to pay it all back. Even Bernanke doesn’t have a plan and said so.
    So might as well party harder, since the current plan is to crash the system, and even the most conservative cost cutting isn’t going to fix the problem.
    And they are wailing over a 2% cut in the rate of increase.

  4. Jay says:

    AND AS I SAID IN A PREVIOUS COMMENT–NO MENTION IS MADE OF CUTTING THE PERKS, PENSIONS AND PAY OF THE “HONORABLE” MEMEBRS OF CONGRESS- A TRUE OXYMORON.

    IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT ONE TERM IN CONGRESS ENABLES ONE TO RECEIVE A LIFETIME PENSION, MEDICAL INSURANCE, ETC.

    EVEN, WHEN SOMEONE LIKE DAN ROKENSKY ( D-ILL; CHICAGO TO BE EXACT) (POSSIBLY SPELLED NAME WRONG)- WHO WENT TO PRISON, AND RECEIVED HIS PENSION WHILE INCARCERATED.

  5. Drik says:

    Obama-do’s got what progressives crave____electrolytes!!!!

  6. Tom B. says:

    When Obama talks about “what makes America great” he talks about the various social programs and entitlements he likes. He doesn’t talk about constitutional government or liberty. Interesting.

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  8. Linda says:

    Isn’t he gone yet?

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