In an academy award winning performance, President Obama removes himself from any responsibility from his 5 years of crisis-driven nation-dividing identity politics in his Weekly Address to the nation.
He repeats the goal that everyone wants. More jobs. Who doesn’t want more jobs? To that goal, while continuing the deceptive language about reducing the deficit (he never suggests eliminating it) without mentioning the enormous debt he has piled up, and the fact that his budget plan never reaches an “in-balance” condition, he continues to demagogue his justification for raising taxes AGAIN (further depressing a stagnant economy) by repeating the worn-out and dishonest (but effective to the low-information audience) mantra about millionaires and billionaires paying less taxes than their secretaries.
Then comes the magic act, the sleight-of-hand. Standing above all that he has done during his entire administration, in the context of Medicare reform, President Obama says . . .
While it’s not my ideal plan to further reduce the deficit, it’s a compromise I’m willing to accept in order to move beyond a cycle of short-term, crisis-driven decision-making, and focus on growing our economy and our middle class for the long run.
His method of short-term, crisis-driven decision-making is why we haven’t had a budget passed and instead, have been expanding the size and breadth of government via Continuing Resolutions for the last four years. It is why we are where we are now.