The abject failures of the Obama administration remind me of Scooby-Doo. Every episode, a man committing some crime–usually embezzlement or fraud–would pretend to be a ghost or monster to disguise his crimes. And every episode, they would get caught. Every time the Obama administration lies, they point to Republicans and scream “monster!” We’ve all caught on to this trick, and we catch Obama in his lies every time. Yet the very next day, the same lies are told. It’s like a redux. I feel like I’m watching reruns.
On Wednesday, reporter Christi Parsons of the Chicago Tribune, asked the president about issues regarding the fiscal cliff. In response, he said this:
“If despite the election, if despite the dangers of going over the fiscal cliff and what that means for our economy that there’s too much stubbornness in Congress that we can’t even agree on giving middle-class families a tax cut, then middle-class families end up having a big tax hike, and that’s a pretty rude shock for them, and I suspect we’ll have a big impact on the holiday shopping season, which in turn will have an impact on business planning and hiring and we can go back in to a recession.”
Let’s break this down. Obama is continuing to blame Congress for his failures. He is claiming that it is Congress that is blocking essential tax cuts for the middle class, when it is Obama himself who has already raised middle class taxes through Obamacare.
In addition to raising premiums for average families by about $2400, according to a Kaiser survey, Obamacare is having disastrous effects on businesses and their employees. The regulations and costs of Obamacare have forced Wal-Mart to raise the price of their health insurance premiums.
According to Reuters: “Wal-Mart Stores Inc’s U.S. employees will pay between 8 and 36 percent more in premiums for its medical coverage in 2013, prompting some of the 1.4 million workers at the nation’s largest private employer to say they will forego coverage altogether.”
This is the same blame game the Obama administration has been pulling since 2008. Obama blames George Bush for the bad economy, and he calls Congressional Republicans “obstructionists,” all in order to distract us from his own political failures.
Barack Obama is the one raising taxes on the middle class. He can point his finger in any direction he chooses, but it cannot change the numbers. Just as Mitt Romney said: “When it comes to pinning blame, pin the tail on the donkeys.”