Line 40 on the 1040 Form is where one decides whether to take the standard deduction or the itemized deduction. Despite repeatedly claiming that high income people like himself get “unfair” tax breaks, President Obama passes on the standard deduction.
President Obama leads by example.
In all truth, I was expecting the President’s SOTU speech to be much worse. The most irritating aspects were where the President portrayed failures such as job creation that doesn’t keep pace with population growth and reductions in energy demand due to economic decline as successes. The majority of his proposals were only mildly offensive such as his many proposals to create new special agencies to duplicate existing functions.
Of course, the most offensive aspect of the SOTU, is the media’s uninformed coverage.
As the 2012 campaign gets underway, the news media is spending time examining the personal lives of the Republican candidates. The average voter probably can not describe any of Newt Gingrich’s positions, but almost certainly, that voter knows that Newt has been married three times.
What about President Obama? His campaign has represented that he has only been married once, but there are photos of the President from 1980 wearing a ring on the ring finger of left hand where he now wears his wedding band. I’m not aware of any official published explanation of that ring.
Perhaps, like his father, he has a “traditional” wife in Kenya. Who knows, the news media won’t ask.
The President’s first Oval Office Address was criticized from all sides. Most critics agreed that his performance (if not his substance) improved towards the end where he spoke about his plans to transition to clean energy. Unfortunately, he used the “if we can send a man to the Moon…” trope. Now I can’t stop thinking about President Obama sending a man to the Moon to find Green Energy. Except of course, he killed the return to the Moon project at NASA. Maybe Nobel Award Winning Physicist Secretary Chu has worked out a plan?
This is a series of posts to catalog the President’s hypocrisy.
An easy one: Pledging to fund his campaign with only public funding then abandoning the pledge as soon as it became less financially lucrative.
President Obama’s approval rating dropped below 50% on Real Clear Politics meta-survey. If President Obama was a Republican, the press would be full editorial comment on how this is an indication that the President needs to adjust his policies to be more in step with the American public. However, President Obama is the Media’s candidate, so the historic drop in approval ratings is mentioned rarely if at all.
Every so often someone asks me if or what I like about Sarah Palin. I usually answer that I don’t know very much about her, which is true, ignoring that I do like her. At least it’s true in the sense of what she thinks about various issues or what her views are, other than in the broadest sense. I can finally explain exactly what I find appealing.
Sarah Palin’s mere existence exposes the hypocrisy of the Left and it’s self proclaim Liberals and Progressives. I love that about her. From the earliest days of being rumored to be selected as McCain’s VP, her biography stood as counterpoint to President Obama’s. The substance’s of Palin’s biography mocking Obama’s evanescence .
That is what I like about Sarah Palin