Skip to comments.Obama Agenda Promotes Unfairness
Posted on 12/09/2013 4:23:32 AM PST by Kaslin
When presidents give speeches, the affair is choreographed like a Broadway production. The message is not just the words of the speech, but where it is given and who happens to be the chosen audience.
So it was not by accident that President Obama chose a theater in a poor black neighborhood in Washington, DC, where the average income is barely half the national average, to speak this week about economic opportunity and fairness.
What exactly was the President trying to achieve by sharing with a low-income black audience that todays CEO now makes 273 times more than the average worker?
Did he want to inspire hope that one day they can earn money like this? I dont think so. The point was to create despair and convey that America is not fair.
Even though the president doesnt deny there are many American success stories (he knows - he raises lots of money from them), he implies that somehow they are the exceptions to the rule. His core message is that average Americans are not getting ahead, and the reason is that America is not fair.
I cant find a word in the Presidents remarks that would do anything but reinforce the sense of helplessness, meaninglessness, and disenfranchisement that already exists in generous doses in low-income neighborhoods.
Is this leadership?
Is this the message those trying to get their lives together really need to hear?
Maybe they do need to hear it if it is true. But its not.
There are indeed unhealthy trends in America today that undermine opportunity and the chances of many to get ahead.
But they are not the things the president talked about. In fact, the trends that are reducing opportunity are the things that President Obama and his liberal friends love to promote. And the things that increase the likelihood of improving ones life are the very things the President and his liberal friends fight.
There is today reams of data, piles of studies that show that more economically free nations grow faster and create more wealth.
What is economic freedom? It means citizens can run their lives and do their business with minimal government interference. It means keeping taxes, government spending and regulation low. It means more powerful citizens and less powerful politicians.
In 2000, the United States was number 2 in the world as measured by the Economic Freedom of the World Index. By 2011 it dropped to number 19.
This dramatic drop in economic freedom in America helps explain todays sluggish economy and slow job creation.
But liberals, like our president, insist that government is the solution rather than the problem. We need more of it, according to them, not less. Then when jobs disappear, they said its not fair.
What about individual realities?
According to Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution, Kids in single-parent families are about five times more likely to be poor as children in married-couple families. Yet the share of children in single-parent homes families has been rising for decades.
And liberal government policies have been contributing for decades to marriage breakdown.
Now Obamacare gives Americans a new reason not to get married.
Kaiser Health News reports that two low-income earners, say one earning $30,000 and one earning $40,000, would each qualify for health insurance subsidies. But if they married, their combined $70,000 would disqualify them.
The president told his black audience in Southeast Washington, DC that we need to set aside the belief that government cannot do anything about reducing inequality.
Youre right, Mr. President, it can.
Government can start protecting rather than violating our freedoms.
And our leaders can start promoting policies consistent with rather than in violation of traditional biblical values, like marriage and personal responsibility, so that our citizens will be in good shape to take advantage of their freedom, if we can ever get it back from our government.
There is nothing less fair than the fairness promoted by a communist.
I guess “Reverend” Wright never taught him...
“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.”
The president is merely reinforcing the poverty culture that is instilled into every child who is born into poverty.
I have had arguments with liberals who have been steeped so thoroughly in the poverty culture that they are unable to recognize it for what it is. I say that anyone can learn a profession and earn a decent living if they work hard at it, and the liberal indoctrinees argue that "not everyone is smart enough to go to college", etc. They do not even realize it is their indoctrination speaking, not reality. When I see high functioning mentally retarded people coming in to perform janitorial functions at work--where they are paid and develop a sense of self-worth--then I know that *almost anyone* can be successful. The exceptions are the lower functioning mentally retarded, the severely mentally ill, and so forth; able-bodied people have no excuses.
The White Man be holding you down and ain’t nothing you can do about it. He is, in part, justifying the attitude that affluent people possess rightfully belongs to poor folks and maybe they should just take it and/or deal out street punishment to the those thieving white folks.
There can be nothing more Unconstitutional than forcing anyone in this country to buy something they don’t want. When the Government tells me I must buy a product or pay a fine for not buying it that is fascism, Communism, all of the ism’s that we Americans should stand against,.
For the Supreme Court and the Congress of the United States not recognize that fact it is proof that we are no longer a free country.
Why doesn’t he talk about the actors, professionl athletes, and rap “artists” that mke even mote than those CEO’s? Oh yeah they vote for him, chum around with him and do TV spots for him...
Has he conidered that those guys might be at the top of the heap because of their own hard work / efforts?
BINGO!. . .Arthurus nails it. . ..except it's not just in part, I think that is FULLY his intention. He is preparing them for when the gubment runs out of money by revealing to them who it is that "unfairly" hordes the money they once received by way of the gubment. Expect armed "toll collectors" appearing at various intersections and roaming various neighborhoods; and. . .if people think the police will be able to handle it. . .think again people. . .because once the money runs out. .there will be none to pay for police, fire and rescue. . ..which is also why the need to unarm the "rich" is high on his agenda.
They never mention that inequality of effort is what promotes inequality of wealth.