Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Media Coverage of President Obama’s Tax Plan and Other Stupid Ideas Shows the Bloom Is off His Rose

As I mentioned yesterday, President Obama’s latest jobs plan involves $1.5 trillion of “deficit reduction,” the vast majority of which is comprised of additional taxes.

In other words, we the hardworking people have to pay for all of the spending we told him not to do in the first place. Then again, we the people (not all of us hardworking) elected him, and there are consequences to such unbelievable foolishness.

Obama says that only the rich will have to pay more, that it’s those big businesses and wealthy elite that need to take responsibility (as if he even knows what that word means).

Naturally, Republicans take issue with this plan. Representative Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, pointed out that “Class warfare… may make for really good politics, but it makes for rotten economics,” and accused the President of playing off of Americans’ baser side through “fear, envy and anxiety.”

Ryan makes some very good points there, as usual. But the truth is that Obama has fallen far enough in even the liberal polls and stirred up so many hornets nets that even the mainstream media isn’t bothering to cover for him nearly as much as it used to.

The AP itself STARTS OUT an article like this: “It’s not just millionaires who’d pay more under President Barack Obama’s latest plan to combat the deficit.

“Air travelers, federal workers, military retirees, wealthier Medicare beneficiaries and people taking out new mortgages are among those who would pay more than $130 billion in government revenues raised through new or increased fees.”

Back in the day, when Obama worship was flat-out expected, the Associated Press would have buried those lines far, far at the bottom of the article, if they ran it at all!

But with the Solyndra and Fast and Furious scandals still playing out, accusations that the White House tried to manipulate testimony concerning government spending, separate charges that Obama invested in businesses backed by some of his biggest donors, his general willingness to say one things and do another or say one thing at one time and say exactly the opposite a few months later… etc., etc., etc….

Well, how can a drama-hungry media ignore all of that?

It all goes to show that the bloom is most definitely off the rose.

It certainly took long enough.

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