The soulful stylings of Doctor Zero, on the President’s September 20, 2010 Townhall Meeting in Washington D.C.
Responding to a question about the perception of business leaders that his policies are hostile toward them, Obama field tested a new meme about how the recession has really been over for a year:
Well, first of all, even though economists may say that the recession officially ended last year, obviously for the millions of people who are still out of work, people who have seen their home values decline, people who are struggling to pay the bills day to day, it’s still very real for them.
And I think we have to go back to what was happening when I was first sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. We went through the worst recession since the Great Depression. Nothing has come close. In fact, if you look at the consequences of the recession in the ‘80s, the recession in the ‘90s, and the recession in 2001, and you combine all three of those, it still wasn’t as bad as this recession that we went through.
Translation: Experts say we’re all being irrational. The recession’s been over for a year! We should stop being such ingrates to the dazzling heroes who saved us from the Bush Great Depression, and get back to our assigned duties of creating jobs and pumping out tax revenue. By next week, this meme will go swirling down the memory hole, since it will dawn on Obama that he’s insisting the recession ended before he and his Congressional accomplices swindled us out of that trillion-dollar “stimulus.”
The President has a problem with allowing people to keep what they have earned. The President’s considered position is that it is all well and good to spend $800 billion dollars, that our children will have to pay back, on a stimulus package whose effectiveness is clearly in doubt, but it is criminal to allow citizens to keep $700 billion dollars of their own wealth. Got it!
“Future generations?” You mean the kids who will be born into bankruptcy because of your irresponsible spending, Mr. President? The truth is that Obama’s policies are entirely based on the concept of robbing future generations blind, to pay off current constituencies and expand government power. There are intravenous tubes reaching into the future to suck blood from the next generation for the nourishment of ObamaCare. Cap-and-trade energy policies will transform the mobility we take for granted into bedtime stories, which the children of 2020 will be told by candle light. No President has cared less about the freedom and prosperity of future generations than Barack Obama.
Doc Zero gives me the vapors.