I may not watch any of the Presidential debates. Listening to President Obama is aggravating. First he just repeats the same failed ideas he has tried and pushed over and over since being elected. Second what he says ranges from outright lies, to just being deceptive. So thought I would write about some translation of Obama speak.
On the Economy he will repeat the oft repeated lie that he saved us from a great depression and that things are moving in the right direction. Translation this is as good as it gets under Obama. The truth is he prevented a better recovery and most indicators show we have seen the peak of the Obama Economy, so much so the Federal Reserve announced QE3 because of what they see coming in the labor market.
Whenever he talks of making investments, he means spending to benefit key contributors. The perfect example is “Investing in Education” means try to patch holes in state budgets to keep them from responsibly dealing with their challenges like Scott Walker has done. We already know Democrats don’t really care about improving education, every time they will chose benefiting the union over what is best for children.
He will again make the claim he is for an “all of the above energy policy”. Translation we need to waste more money on green energy scams and use the EPA to effectively implement Cap & Trade so our Energy prices will “Necessarily Skyrocket”. Reality is we all know he plans to use the EPA to shut down as much coal use as he can, and limit any expansion of drilling for oil on public lands.
He will claim Romney wants to lower taxes for “Millionaires and Billionaires” and raise taxes on the middle class. The later is just a lie based on faulty analysis by a think tank. As for President Obama's push to increase the top tax bracket, about 43% taxes from the top bracket come from small business, in healthy economy it would be close 50%. Obama will deflect this with the usual meaningless statement that 97% of small businesses are not affected by the top bracket. This ignores that most of the ones that create jobs are in the top tax bracket. Also when deciding to launch a venture what matters is what is the possible return if successful which would mean calculating based on the top rate.
He might even make the claim Republicans want to “End Medicare as we know it”. Reality is Obamacare already ends Medicare as we know it by creating a panel to determine what services to deny seniors. The GOP plan is restoring Medicare as we know it for people 55 and over and then responsibly reforming Medicare for people under 55.
President Obama will likely at some point complain that congress won’t work with him. The truth is it has been his strategy since April 2011, when he quit governing and launched his re-election campaign, to not work with GOP to blame them for his failures. Besides when it comes to the economy he has no ideas other than repeating mistakes from the stimulus package that did little but add to the debt.
I doubt President Obama will go as far as he has with his supporters and claim he has been frugal. Translation he thinks voters are stupid. This claim uses Fiscal 2009 as the base including TARP spending then saying he did not increase much from there. This is like buying a car one year and then wasting that much money every year after that and claiming your being frugal.
Listening to President Obama speaking is like listening to someone scratching a chalkboard. Since I know what both parties want to do and the GOP is better on every issue, I do not need to listen to the debates.