Now that President Barack Obama has won re-election, it is becoming more and more apparent that his desire to actually work in the Oval Office is declining in direct correlation to his fetish for flying the incredibly expensive Air Force One entourage all over the nation and world.
However, there is another very important and practical reason for his elan.
The producers and ‘talking’ heads of the alphabet national news networks are able to portray President Obama’s simple motions as [real] statesmanship and accomplishment, while hiding his total lack of business acumen and executive management and leadership skills.
But, this type of propaganda reporting will only work on a mostly incurious and self-absorbed audience, such as ‘welfare-lifers’, those who have been rendered ignorant by the withholding of the germane facts involved, or pure Liberal ideologues.
And, the perfect example of this in action is President Obama’s adolescent approach to handling the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ that hangs over America’s future like the ‘Sword of Damocles.’
Instead of creating a much taunted ‘balanced-approach’ plan with Democrat Senate leaders to present and discuss with Republican leaders in the House, President Obama cast Republicans as “scrooges” against the middle class in a two-page open letter to Congress, saying that if they reject his offer to immediately sign an extension of the Bush-era tax rates–except for those making $250,000 per year–would essentially ruin Christmas for consumers and retailers, according to a November 26, 2012 FOXNews article.
The White House also plans to launch a familiar public relations assault using Twitter–promoting [hash tag] “My2K” on Twitter and other social media, in reference to the estimated $2,200 tax increase that a typical middle-class family of four would see if the Bush tax cuts expire.
Even though President Obama has no public plan for spending cuts or tax and entitlement reform, he held an event for hand-picked, middle-class voters at the White House today to take his pitch direct to the public.
And continuing in that vein, President Obama is also scheduled to host a rally in Philadelphia on Friday to ‘lay out his plan.’
Republican leaders admonished Obama on Tuesday, reminding him “the election is over” as he opts for a campaign-style strategy to sell his tax-hike proposal to middle-class America and small business owners – rather than deal face-to-face with Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill, according to a FOXNews article today.
Boehner spokesman Mike Steel declared:
The target of the president’s rallies should be the congressional Democrats who want to raise tax rates on small businesses rather than cut spending.
Boehner’s office also said House Republicans will take their own message directly to the people across the country over the next couple of weeks, with members holding events and visiting local small businesses to emphasize “the threat to jobs posed by Congressional Democrats’ small business tax hike.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had this to say on Monday, while speaking in session on the chamber floor:
It’s time for the president to present a plan that … goes beyond the talking points of the campaign trail.
Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn weighed in with a succinct editorial in the Dallas Morning News:
We cannot tax our way back to budget surpluses and economic prosperity. Without major spending cuts and entitlement reforms, we will continue running huge deficits, regardless of what we do on the revenue side.
We cannot keep postponing structural changes to our largest entitlement programs. And unless we are happy with a tax code that wastes economic resources, stifles job creation and promotes crony capitalism, we cannot keep delaying genuine tax reform.
Now, who do you think is truly trying to conduct an ‘adult’ conversation in the room?
Copyright 2012 by Jeffrey Klein
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