PinocchiObama is at it again, using his weekly address to the nation to spin tall tales, demonize and scapegoat Republicans, misidentify the nation's problems, and propose the exact wrong solutions.
He opened up this week's fiction with the umpteenth repetition of his empty claim that the nation's top priority "must be growing the economy, creating good jobs and rebuilding opportunity for the middle class."
How many times has Obama promised to "pivot" toward a "laserlike focus" on jobs? How interesting that he chose to repeat this very same claim just as the Government Accountability Institute released a report concluding that Obama has spent twice as much time on vacation and golf as he has in economic meetings throughout his entire term in office.
What prompted Obama's claim this time was the brouhaha over the sequester cuts, the irresponsible allocation of which has caused problems in the aviation industry. Congress passed a bill to allow the Federal Aviation Administration to reallocate these cuts to alleviate flight delays.
Obama agreed to sign the bill into law, but he did so grudgingly. He used his address to rail against the sequestration and against Republicans and Congress for allowing the cuts to be imposed. In fact, Obama used the word "reckless" in his remarks to describe not the federal government's unconscionably wasteful spending under his direction but the sequester cuts.
Obama also used the term "Band-Aid," but not to describe his phony proposed solutions to our spending and entitlement problems, which would have been a perfectly accurate description; he was describing Congress' "temporary fix" of the FAA problem. He spent three-fourths of his words to tell us how essential it is that we keep government spending at its current irresponsible levels because of the "vital services" government provides to people -- who just cannot get along without Big Brother.
Over and over again, Obama tells us what he thinks of the American free enterprise system. Over and over, he betrays his ideological allegiance to the wrongheaded notion that only government can cause economic growth.
Despite history -- particularly the past four-plus years, which has told us just the opposite -- Obama will not come off his destructive commitment to his continuing to grow the government at all costs.
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