Obama’s Latest Lie Makes Him A True Demagogue





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

His strategy? Lie. (Surprise, surprise.)

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…

“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.

 

This commentary originally appeared at CapitolHillDaily.com and is reprinted here with permission. 





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Comments

  1. I really feel sorry for the democrats. They are having to stand up for this scumbag or lose face. If I was a democrat (which i am not) I would not show my face in public.

    • You think the democrats would have had enough and would turn there backs on him to at least save face!
      I mean the Republicans turned on Christie!

      • That Democrats haven't turned their backs on Obama but Republicans turned their backs on Christie should tell you something about one of the bid differences between Democrats and Republicans — Democrats put themselves/their party ahead of county and Republicans put country ahead of themselves/party.

      • Vote fraud is now down to an electronic science, people vote numerous times which is why they don’t want voter ID. Then there are the ballot stuffers and don’t forget the dead people and the uncounted military votes. The democrats have no shame or honor. They no longer care what the voter thinks as they know they have it sowed up. It is over. The freaks are permanently in charge.

    • Democrats have no face to lose. If they did they wouldn't be standing up for the ineligible, anti-America, racist dictator.

  2. When NINETY FIVE percent of ALL liberals have an education of less than GED and make LESS than 8.15/hr its simple to see why they are so easily duped by morons like this

    • louisianagirl says:

      You are so right and they are so uninformed. If only half of them would keep up with current affairs and watch Fox News, the only conservative news channel, then maybe this country would stand a chance to undo the atrocities that this demagogue has inflicted on OUR America!!!!!

  3. Get him out the White House now

  4. Will this guy ever stop lying? Doesn't he realize how foolish he sounds and looks? Someone ought to clue him in – most of us aren't buying it, most people don't even listen anymore, most of us tune him out…..

  5. Seeks_the_truth says:

    Really want to open eyes?
    Give everyone you know this challenge.
    If you think you are poor or middle class add up every time you pay sales tax. When you go to the store, add the sales tax. You purchase gas, add that sales tax. Your paycheck, add the tax. Utilities, cell phone, add sales tax.
    Do this for one month.
    Sit back and watch their eyes bug out.
    After the month, check back with them. Let them know that's what a big government does.
    (here's a secret for you too. Did you know you can use sales tax payments when filing taxes?)

  6. I got news for You.They all lie.Demoncrats and Retardians.I am kinda like Gerald Celente a political Atheist.They are all very out of touch with Americans.Sad but true.

  7. When,oh, when will this "Punch and Judy" idiot disappear from our once normal lives???? This dolt is a purveyor of HELL ON EARTH. The devil rest his soul.

  8. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    Onig and democraps will never admit that the public sector doesn’t make jobs to produce anything but regulations that stifle the private sector from making profit and more jobs. The public sector needs to steal from the private sector to create inequality in the name of equality, thus wages have decreased, income inequality has increased, but the unemployment is 6.7, go figure.

  9. Edwardkoziol says:

    All I can say is I never voted for this scumbag president who does nothing but lie and if he doesn't get his way he throws a tantrum and turns that other muslim Holder on those who are brave enough to buck him.

    • MuslimLuvChrist says:

      If he doesn't get his way, he acts like a cry baby niglet sand monkey.

    • I would like to know who did vote for him. During the Elections I met about 20 to 1 people against Obama, but yet he sweeps the election? Has anyone else noticed that?

      • Edwardkoziol says:

        your right I remember when my father ran for Alderman and he got beat.People would tell him how they voted for him and he'd tell my mother he couldn't understand how hw lost when everybody voted for him.

      • That's because others voted more than once for the idiot and now that people are waking up they are going to say I didn't vote for him well to late now it goes to show how dumb America really is and people still believe in this change and hope story like little kids

  10. carpkiller says:

    minimum wage is for all those illegals amnesty will bring in.

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  12. It's funny Obama thinks his ratings are low because of race he thinks the white people are racist now lol it's funny I thought the dum ass was half white it's funny how the race card comes out when things go wrong for this clown people don't like the guy because he is a liar I think this guy should be remove cuz I don't trust a word that comes out his mouth

  13. All Obama does is lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie and when you let America people die and don't care and lie some more well that's why your ratings are low mr dumb dumb and the person who try's to play the race card is the one racist so don't play the card cuz when you do that means you have nothing left to stand on you dumb dumb

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