Monday, September 10, 2012
Less than 24 hours after Barack Obama's big convention speech in which he assured us that the American economy has come roaring back and his plans are working perfectly, a new jobs report came out which suggests, ever so subtly, that the president is having Shinola recognition difficulties.
Not only was job creation pathetic, but another 368,000 workers gave up even looking for work - which in the magical statistical world of Obama means that they've ceased to exist. That's approximately enough people to have filled Obama's "unfillable" stadium in Charlotte five times.
So with jobs, jobs, jobs being the issue on everyone's minds, Barack Obama is hitting the campaign trail to say what must be urgently said: that Medicare might be more expensive in the year 2030, when neither he nor Romney will be president.
Specifically, the president is citing a brand new, totally impartial study by the chief medical advisor for Obama's 2008 campaign, stating that in the year 2030, senior citizens would pay an additional $124,600 in Medicare costs under the Romney plan. (The study does not mention, however, that under Obama's policy of inflating our money, $124,600 will also be the cost of a Grande Capuccino at Starbucks in 2030...or that Obamacare has already raised the average cost of health insurance $2500 for people unfortunate enough to be living in the present).
While the president's numbers may not be entirely accurate, it is true that if people are going to have Medicare in the future, they're going to have to pay something for it. Because under Barack Obama's current plan to do nothing whatsoever to preserve the program, the Medicare trust funds run out in 2024.
And yet, he's using this bass-ackward position as an actual bragging point on the campaign trail because he knows A) his supporters don't want to pay for anything ever, B) they can't do math, C) the media won't challenge him on it, and D) if Romney won't show his tax returns, how do we know he isn't giving big donations to NAMBLA and the Ku Klux Klan?! Hey! Look over there!!!
Frankly, despite his new "Barack to the Future" theme, we think the president should pay a little less attention to 2030, and a lot more attention to the 368,000 who, just last month, lost all hope in any future whatsoever.