After repeatedly and dishonestly accusing Mitt Romney of offering no specifics about his plans to turn around our nation's economy, Barack Obama has finally released his own specific proposals for a second term...now that the debates are safely over. And his timing is excellent, because even the normally voracious Candy Crowley would find the president's "new ideas" hard to swallow.
Mr. Obama has released his agenda as an expensive, colorful 20-page pamphlet with the thoroughly insulting title: "The New Economic Patriotism."
As in, you're not a patriot if you don't support redistribution of wealth, metastasizing growth of government, and quite possibly a new film ratings board controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood. (Just kidding about that last one. We hope.)
Unsurprisingly, the heart of Mr. Obama's "new economic patriotism" is raising taxes on small business owners in a way guaranteed to kill jobs for yet another four years. The booklet also explains that the president has made Medicare more secure by cutting $716 billion in payments to doctors and hospitals, created 5 million jobs (give or take 5 million), and how he intends to bolster our economy by making more "green" investments in companies like Solyndra.
In other words, Obama's plan is to repeat every failed policy of the past four years but with higher taxes - because damn it, if "patriotism" isn't coerced labor and job-killing tax rates, then what is it?!
Seriously, if Karl Marx had a slicker, better-funded Public Relations team, this is exactly what he would have been passing out decades ago.
We've already seen the devastating results of "The Audacity of Hope." We want no part of Barack Hussein Obama's new, unimproved "Audacity of Crap."
|To paraphrase Nancy Pelosi, we have to pass on it, because we've seen what's in it.|