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Obama’s Latest Lie Makes Him a True Demagogue
Published Wed, Jan 15th, 2014 Floyd Brown, Chief Political Analyst

As a worsening jobs picture appeared last week, Barack Obama sought to hit the reset button.

His strategy? Lie. (Surprise, surprise.)

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You’re probably familiar with the little lies that the president has spewed in the past:

“If you like your plan, you can keep it.”

“You can keep your doctor, period.”

“The Affordable Care Act will reduce the deficit and save money for the economy.”

“The Benghazi attack was a result of an anti-Muslim video.”

“Al Qaeda has been decimated.”

“Republicans don’t care about people.”

But this time, it’s different.

Instead of a little lie, the president jumped right to a demagogue-level fabrication. (I guess Obama has become more comfortable in office during his second term.)

The lie was captured during a speech on income inequality…

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“We’ve also seen how government action, time and again, can make an enormous difference in increasing opportunity and bolstering ladders into the middle class. Investments in education, laws establishing collective bargaining and a minimum wage – these all contributed to rising standards of living for massive numbers of Americans.”

But the problem is that this isn’t true.

The Lies Never End

More welfare, more federal regulations, more government intervention, more socialism… All of it has resulted in growing, not lessening, income inequality.

In fact, Obama’s central argument is so weak that the facts in his own speech show him to be dead wrong.

Obama said, “I’ll just give you a few statistics. Since 1979, when I graduated from high school, our productivity is up by more than 90%, but the income of the typical family has increased by less than 8%. Since 1979, our economy has more than doubled in size, but most of that growth has flowed to a fortunate few.”

But what the president doesn’t explain is that during the 1970s, the role of government in the economy was vastly expanded. In fact, the ’70s were the high-water mark of socialism until Obama’s own administration.

And ever since the passage of gigantic, welfare-state spending, income inequality has dramatically increased.

The reason is simple. People are poorer when they are young, and they’re richer as they get older. But most of the government’s income redistribution has taken from the young (the poor) and given to the older (the richer).

Only a seasoned demagogue could say otherwise, as the argument has no basis in fact or reality.

A more honest argument would say that as government spending has increased, income inequality has increased. As the public sector has robbed the private sector of vital capital needed to grow and expand private opportunity, wages have stagnated and income equality has become a growing problem.

Consider that government spending at the turn of the 20th century was less than 7% of GDP. In the 1930s, spending more than doubled (as part of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal) to 20% of GDP. And in the ’60s and ’70s, spending grew further as part of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society social programs. In fact, it increased to about 36% of GDP.

In the ’90s and 2000s, government spending stayed in the range of 33% to 35% of GDP until Obama was elected. Today, spending has rocketed up to 40% of GDP.

Meanwhile, income inequality has steadily worsened. Therefore, giving the government more money (and more power) isn’t the answer. As it turns out, the fight for income equality is really a fight for freedom from the government.

Your eyes on the Hill,
Floyd Brown boasts a lifetime of political involvement, ranging from political appointee in the Reagan campaigns and consultant to the Bush, Dole and Forbes presidential campaigns – to his current role as the President of the Western Center for Journalism, a nonprofit dedicated to informing and equipping Americans who love freedom. Learn More >>

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AUSTIN, Texas (CBS Houston/AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has told a conservative conference that President Barack Obama is lawless, providing the right wing rhetoric that makes him so popular in his home state. The conservative Republican laid out his reasoning for why he thinks the president is “dangerous and terrifying.” According to the Statesman, Cruz also slammed Obama for what he referred to as a pattern of “lawlessness on a breathtaking scale.” “We are a nation of laws and not men,” Cruz was additionally quoted as saying by the website. “If we had a system where a president can pick and choose what laws to follow at utter whim … that is seriously dangerous.” The public policy conference at which he spoke was sponsored by the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation. Minutes before his address, the organization posted a photograph of Cruz on their official Facebook page. His address comes just one day after he released a statement on his official website that took aim at Obama’s “promise zone.” “It’s altogether fitting that President Obama is … talking about income inequality because income inequality has increased dramatically as a direct result of his economic policies,” the statement reads. “Unfortunately, rather than stop Washington’s job-killing policies, President Obama proposes yet more government spending and debt.” CONTINUE THIS STORY HERE http://houston.cbslocal.com/2014/01/10/cruz-calls-president-dangerous-and-terrifying/

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If you were like me and the rest of the clear thinking world then your jaw must have also hit the floor when you first heard that the Supreme Court of the United States of America had decided that Obamacare passed constitutional muster …as a tax? Then when you found out that it was Chief Justice Roberts who was the deciding vote you scratched your head and wondered how they got to him…did they threaten to kill him …or his wife …or his children? What did they have on Roberts? Well now we know…they threatened to take his adopted kids away because the adoption included some ‘extra-legal’ actions taken by Mr. Roberts… How does it make you feel to know that there is no one in the world who isn’t for sale? Roberts rode to Obamacares rescue again this week by refusing to hear a case that should have been a slam dunk for the anti obamacare crowd….Here is the Western Journalism story that tells us all about it.

JUSTICE FOR SALE…Why John Roberts (Likely) Is Protecting Obamacare…

On Monday, without comment (because he could not make a coherent one), Chief Justice John Roberts denied a request by the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons and the Alliance for Natural Health USA for a stay in the implementation of Obamacare. The groups had made their application last Friday, arguing that since the bill had been declared a tax by the Supreme Court (with Justice Roberts himself the deciding vote), and it had originated in the Senate (the Constitution says revenue bills may not originate), the law was therefore unconstitutional; and implementation of Obamacare should at least be stayed pending further examination.

While there are other minor issues attached to the application that were also not addressed, the truth of the matter is clear: John Roberts will never do anything to derail Obamacare, no matter what arguments against it are brought before him.

STORY CONTINUES HERE

http://www.westernjournalism.com/john-roberts-likely-protecting-obamacare/#!

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