Obama and “Top Down Economics”… Or “How the media SUCKS!”
We don’t have a real media in this country.
If we had a real media, Obama wouldn’t have been re-elected in November. I’ve written about many glaring inconsistencies between Obama’s words and his actions. There are a few really major ones, like the frustratingly obvious “Policies of the Past” canard that no one in the media (or the Republican Party, for that matter) has ever bothered to challenge.
There’s another doozy Obama pulled out right around the time the Occupy Wall Street thing started. Today he brought it up again in a speech in Michigan. His campaign (which never ends) tweeted out the nugget:
“Our economic success has never come from the top down; it comes from the middle out.” —President Obama
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 10, 2012
This isn’t the first time Mr. Central Planner has made a comment like this. He’s done it a lot. And, to my knowledge, not one member of the professional stenographer pool – aka White House Press Corps – has bothered to challenge Obama on this. You may be asking, “Why would they?”
I’ll tell you.
You can’t get more “top down” than Obamanomics. In ObamaWorld, the government picks winners and losers – mainly losers, but you get the idea. In Obama’s view of the role of government, the government decides what should happen in the private sector. ObamaCare, EPA regulations, etc. In this brave new world of Obama, the government elite call the shots.
And yet he still gets away with talking about “top down” economics as if he’s talking about someone (or something) else. Why is that?
The crazy part about this is that he’s right! Our economic success doesn’t come from the top down! How much more “top” do you get than the government? A real media, focused on informing the public instead of pushing an agenda, would be all over this with story after story, op-ed after op-ed, explaining that government manipulated “top down” economics doesn’t work. A real media would be highlighting just how stupid Obama thinks the America people are.
But we don’t have a real media.