Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Obama's boasts and other familiar themes

The president was out today, once again trying to put the best spin possible on his failed policies. Speaking at Knox College, Mr. Obama bragged on job creation:
So you add it all up, and over the past 40 months, our businesses have created 7.2 million new jobs.  This year, we’re off to our strongest private sector job growth since 1999. 
Gotta ask: How many of those new jobs are the result of chopping a former full-time position into two or more part-time ones?

Mr. Obama also took time to invoke class envy themes so familiar during last year's campaign.
Social tensions will rise, as various groups fight to hold on to what they have, or start blaming somebody else for why their position isn’t improving.  And the fundamental optimism that’s always propelled us forward will give way to cynicism or nostalgia.
Was he not the candidate who engineered various group portals on his campaign website, pandering to special interests of targeted constituencies rather than build a campaign with emphasis on a national unity?

Something else he said today gave me a chuckle:
The days when the wages for a worker with a high school degree could keep pace with the earnings of somebody who got some sort of higher education -- those days are over.
You'd think a Harvard educated man like the president would know high schools have never conferred degrees, high school grads get diplomas.

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