My article as originally published in American Thinker:
Our egregiously gaffe-prone Vice President recently stated that if elected, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would “put y’all back in chains,” while speaking before a largely black audience in Danville, VA. With these continued blunders, one can’t help but wonder if Biden’s refrigerator is cluttered with cans of whipped cream that are mysteriously devoid of a certain type of gas propellant.
Ironically, President Obama’s policies are increasingly placing the economy and as a result; the poor, the middle class and the job creators of all races in virtual “chains.”
President Obama continues to claim that we tried the free-market “top down” approach of supply-side economics and it “didn’t work.” Obama also said during a speech in Oakland, CA that “we tried our plan — and it worked”. Much of America is still waiting for the punch lines to these jokes.
Recent history clearly shows that when free-enterprise is un-chained from big government via low taxes and regulations, people decide that it is worth taking the risk to “build that” and economic prosperity follows, bringing with it profits for the risk takers, jobs for those who choose to participate and increased revenue for government (which shows why government spending is an entirely separate issue) at all levels.
Most Americans would agree that any policy that brings about prosperity such as described above “works” just fine.
Given what is now known about the President’s ideology, he is actually being truthful when he claims that the free-market “didn’t work” because according to his belief system — it didn’t. The free-market provides equal opportunity but fails to produce equal outcomes, which is why Obama and the Left claim that it “doesn’t work.” President Obama’s vision of “fairness” requires the “chains” of big government central planning to “spread the wealth” around, while it lasts.
When Rush Limbaugh told the world that he wanted President Obama to “fail,” the media went nuts and claimed that he was actually willing to see the nation harmed in order to see Obama fail. But just as Obama doesn’t want the economy to “work” in the way most of us would want it to, Rush didn’t want Obama to “fail” in the way that the media implied. Rush simply understood who Obama was and wanted Obama to “fail” at implementing policy that would “work” as Obama wanted it to and bring us ever closer to societal ruin.
Unfortunately, Obama has been fairly successful in getting his policies to “work,” which is why a second term would be a disaster for those who want the economy to “work” in the traditional sense.
Will Romney/Ryan be able to un-chain the economic engine of this nation, allowing for a return to prosperity? Perhaps, but it will be short lived if something isn’t done about the heavy chains of overspending and debt that are currently binding our children’s future.
Did I say the economy was in chains? Like Biden, what I really meant to say was that it’s in shackles.