Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

Mr. Obama: One in six Americans now depends on some kind of federal anti-poverty program; food pantries and soup kitchens are serving 46 percent more Americans than they were in 2006; there may be as many as 500,000 American children who are homeless in our country today. How do you explain the continuing collapse in America's economy as more of your legislative agenda has been made into law?

Mr. Obama: When you see that your prescription for what ails the economy is failing when will you change direction?

Instead of forcing Obama to give Americans answers, we have a media that focuses on destroying any Republican that has the potential to really challenge him. They report heavily on stories that empower Obama's biggest excuses. Excuses such as: this disaster was caused by George W. Bush don't blame me, Europe's problems have become our problems, this is global, don't blame me. And the classic, if only the wealthy paid their fair share we wouldn't have these problems, don't blame me.

The common message shared by Obama and his minions in the media is clear. Obama doesn't own this economic apocalypse. Collectively they shout, it is someone else's fault. In the meantime the economic collapse is morphing into a cataclysmic, systemic failure.

In the end we almost expect Obama to smile as he chants in unison with the Occupy crowd, "our failure is America's fault."

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown are both bestselling authors and speakers. In 1988, working from their kitchen table, they formed Citizens United.
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