He would have us believe that he obstructs the domestic production of oil and the Keystone XL pipeline -- despite the jobs and economic growth they promise -- because of his commitment to the environment. But according to his own false environmental theology, environmental assaults are a global phenomenon, yet he encourages oil production from other countries, such as Brazil. He obviously has little concern that blocking the Keystone XL pipeline will lead to alternative transportation routes that will cause worse environmental damage. More outrageously, he and his environmental zealots have never explained why they favor such punitive measures on the American economy when the most credible studies inform us that such measures will not appreciably reduce long-term global temperature -- even if that were a legitimate concern.
Have you read much from Obama's fawning liberal media about the incredible economic potential that fracking offers? More likely, you've seen the trumped-up environmental horrors attending this process. Here again, Obama and his ilk prefer to err on the side of damaging economic growth, because their perverse notion of fairness doesn't incorporate economic growth across the board. It only sees austerity and government-forced redistribution of finite economic resources.
Obama treated us to a bird's-eye view of his idea of "fairness" during the GM and Chrysler bailouts, when he unilaterally and lawlessly divested secured creditors of their rightful place in line to be paid, in favor of his unsecured union buddies, whom he bumped to the front of the line for preferential payment. Fairness? Maybe not according to Webster's -- and certainly not according to the U.S. Constitution -- but definitely in the view of his fellow travelers sweet on Marxist get-even-ism.
But the most egregious recent illustration of Obama's warped concept of "fairness" is the scandalous series of episodes involving the implementation of his signature piece of legislation -- Obamacare.
I guess you didn't realize that "fairness" in health care means not the access to care at affordable prices for the most people but compelling people, through punitive measures, to procure health insurance whether they want it or not, regardless of whether it will destroy their existing insurance plan, their relationship with their doctor and their access to quality of care and cause the overall degradation of the American health care system. Even then, this Obama-enforced "fairness" will leave millions uninsured.
When Obama was stumping for health care "fairness," did you know that he would give certain states special deals to buy their votes? That he would be overseeing the allocation of thousands of waivers to defer the pain of his supporters and purchase their silence?
That he and his white-collar bureaucratic thugs would delay imposition of the mandate for employers but not employees? That they are about to exempt members of Congress from the requirement that they participate with everyone else in the glorious Obamacare exchanges?
If Obama and his abusive ruling class keep it up (in the name of fairness), we'll be talking in terms of not the American Revolution but the French Revolution, and I think we all understand how that ended.
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