Rabu, 09 September 2009

What Obama should have told the students . . .

B. Hussein Obama's defenders dismiss criticism of Obama's speech to school students yesterday on the grounds that such speech had been cleaned up to be innocuous. The education materials accompanying the speech were removed, leaving little for the President to say outside of telling the students to wash their hands and work hard.

This was all quite pointless to the point of hypocrisy. The President pretended to be the students' friends while failing to tell them what he did in February that destroyed their future. The President failed to mention yesterday that the students he addressed will have to work for the rest of their lives to pay off the stimulus bill. The President failed to mention that even if they work all of their lives, the stimulus bill will be left to his audience's children and grandchildren to pay. He also did not tell them that this point is probably moot, because by the time these students enter the workforce, so much new debt will have been piled on top of the stimulus debt, the economy and the currency will collapse under the weight of such debt.

Instead, he tried to take credit for building schools for the children and pressuring their parents into accepting "responsibility." He could have set a tremendous example of accepting responsibility by accepting responsibility for the stimulus bill and the horrible consequences that will follow for the children in those classrooms.

Maybe he should have told the children what it is like to live in a country where the currency has been destroyed, like Argentina or Zimbabwe. Maybe he should have told them what it is like to live in a country without a manufacturing base. At least that information would help them prepare for the future. Maybe he should have told them what it will be like to watch their parents and grandparents die from otherwise curable illnesses once we endure rationing under his health plan.

But those messes will be for others to endure and for others to explain to the children.

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