Does Obama understand anything other than machine politics?
His Social Security “cure” not only won’t cure it but will return America to the historically high tax rates of Jimmy Carter. We all remember how well that turned out, right? Prime Interest rate of over 18%, Inflation over 20%.
“In fact, the more taxes his plan collects, the worse Social Security’s long-term situation gets.”
That sounds like someone who really lacks a grasp of the most fundamental parts of the issue, doesn’t it?
OK, what about the pandering he is doing to women? Again – a total lack of understanding of the issues. He still talks about women earning 77 cents for every dollar of their male counterparts. Not even The American Association of University Women supports this out-dated nonsense.
“[He] doesn’t take into account different occupations by gender. Nor does [he] account for differences in total hours worked (Department of Labor data shows that even full-time working women spend less time in the office each day than men). Nor does [he] factor in years of experience (women take more time out of the workforce than men) or myriad other factors that impact compensation.”
Evidently he doesn’t understand that equal pay is required by law – and has been since 1963, when he was 2 years old.
And how does he intend to “fix” this non-problem? By extending the time a lawsuit can be required.
Now we’re talking productivity! Women don’t get paid enough so let’s enrich the trial lawyers. Who said Special Interests were bad? (Oh – Obama did, didn’t he?)
We already know he doesn’t understand the Constitution – coming out against individual gun ownership.
And we know he doesn’t understand we’re at war, supporting more rights for the enemy than for our soldiers, and insisting we withdraw immediately from Iraq. I guess the lives of the tens of thousands who will be killed after we leave are just not important.
And we know he doesn’t understand defense. Wanting to cut our defense budget back to the skeletal days of the Worst President. Wanting to stop R&D into nuclear weapons and remove all fissile material from the planet. Earth to Barry: Is that a jobs program? Dig up and somehow remove all uranium from planet earth?
Yes, we know that he wants to take tens of billions from Defense (who will save the next Kosovars? The next Tsunami vicitims?) and give it to the poor. Did he not read about the Liberals’ Great Society in school anywhere? And the trillions spent? And its failure? A decrease in minorities moving into the Middle Class? More blacks in poverty? Fewer decent schools? More broken families and more kids born out of wedlock than before that marvelous program?
Is he just ignorant of history in the last half of the 20th Century?
Given the list above, return to the question: Does this man understand anything? Anything at all?