Okay, that’s it! Really, your president is ridiculous. How is he not a lying sack?
Look, you can hate George W. all you want, you could have hated all of his policies, that’s fine. Whether you agreed or disagreed with W’s actions and policies is simply a personal decision. However, at least he didn’t look you in the eye and spew utter nonsense just to get you to go along with him. He simply made decisions that many subsequently found to be unpopular. It’s possible in some cases that he may well have been simply wrong. That’s not prevaricating, but rather, at worst, the result of arrogance or overconfidence. Oh well.
Similarly, whether you agree or disagree with Obama’s beliefs and direction is also an individual choice. Conversely, though, this man goes on national television (i.e. – a marketing blitz; five news shows in one day?!), spouting false statements as fact, all in an effort to garner support for his health care agenda! Please, I dare to you rationalize how Obama is being remotely truthful, when even George Stephanopoulos calls him out.
“Obama Denies That Individual Mandate Is A Tax Increase” – Wall Street Journal
“Obama: Requiring Health Insurance Is Not A Tax Increase” – CNN
You can listen to the interview or read the whole story, but let’s cut right to the chase.
Mr. Stephanopoulos: “But you reject that it’s a tax increase?”
Mr. Obama: “I absolutely reject that notion.”
You can witness this blasphemy for yourself here (feel free to start the video clip at about 3:02).
Yet, despite this extraordinary pomposity, Obama continues to maintain that his proposals are not tax increases, even though “the language of Democratic bills to revamp the nation’s health care system doesn’t quibble. In fact, “[B]oth the House bill and the Senate Finance Committee proposal clearly state that the fines would be a tax.” Feel free to read this AP “fact check” article for yourself.
Here’s the best part, though; enforcement! “‘If you put something in the Internal Revenue Code, and you tell the IRS to collect it, I think that’s a tax,’ said Clint Stretch, head of the tax policy group for Deloitte, a major accounting firm. If you don’t pay, the person who’s going to come and get it is going to be from the IRS.”
So…somehow we are being told to believe that an IRS-enforced provision in the federal tax code would not be a tax! Really? Is this behavior by the CEO of the United States any different than the reprehensible behavior of Wall Street CEOs who fabricated tales that mislead the American people, costing the public billions?
Seriously, what is with this guy? Stephanopoulos hit the nail right on the head when he seemed to agree with the President that Obama’s ideas “may be fair, it may be good public policy,” but if it walks like a duck. Well, you know how it goes.
Again, as I said above, you can agree or you can disagree with any President’s policies. That’s your prerogative, I would never dare to think otherwise. What I do find disgraceful is a chief executive that would even attempt to deceive the citizens of this nation, much less maintain a condescending position that could only succeed with the most ignorant populous. If you blindly go along with everything this man says, then you’re exactly the kind of gullible ninny that Obama craves. Go have another glass of Kool-Aid with the man…