President Obama is surely the worst demagogue we have had as a President. Ever.
He seems incapable of normal speech and reasoning. Everything out of his mouth is warped and twisted to the point of being the opposite of the truth.
Via Beltway Confidential:
Obama said that Republicans have “one message and that is, we’re going to make sure that we cut people’s taxes even more — so that by every objective measure our deficit is worse and we will slash government investments that have made this country great,” he argued, “not because it’s going to balance the budget, but because it’s driven by our ideological vision about how government should be. That’s their agenda, pure and simple.”
Government investments have made this country great?
Silly me. All along I thought it was Freedom and Capitalism that made this country great.
But before we discuss that, let's look at his other points:
"one message and that is, we’re going to make sure that we cut people’s taxes even more"
The Ryan budget includes tax cuts. But it also includes spending cuts. Not enough spending cuts, mind you, but they are there. To claim that Republicans have one message is a lie.
"so that by every objective measure our deficit is worse"
The Reagan tax cuts produced record receipts to the Federal Treasury. The Clinton tax cuts produce a surplus. Tax revenues are at historical averages. 20% of GDP or so. It is spending that has risen out of control at 27% of GDP. To claim that tax cuts increase the deficit 'by every objective measure' is a lie.
"will slash government investments that have made this country great"
The only 'investments' the government has made that can be argued as increasing our greatness are roads, bridges, and dams. These actually do add value, even if they are not exactly Constitutional. The Republicans have not proposed cuts to the highway program. Even if they did, the highway bill is such a small fraction of the budget that it would not make our deficit materially worse. To claim that Republicans will "slash government investments that have made this country great" is a double lie.
Obama has proposed a budget that was such a farce it was voted down 414 to 0. That's right. Not a singly Representative voted in favor of his budget. Not ONE. Not even the looniest Democrat in the House would go on record as supporting Obama's budget.
The Democrat controlled Senate has not proposed or passed a budget in over three years.
So Republicans produce a plan while the Democrats do not. Ryan proposes budget that gains support from his own party at least. Obama proposes such a ridiculous budget that NO ONE votes for it.
Who are the ideologues, Mr. Obama? Who is agenda driven, pure and simple?
Worst. President. Ever.