The most hilarious part of last night’s debate was when our Dear Reader pretended to profess his devotion to the free enterprise system. (Link to the debate transcript here.) In response to the following question, addressed to both candidates, “What do you believe is the biggest misperception that the American people have about you as a man and a candidate? Using specific examples, can you take this opportunity to debunk that misperception and set us straight?”
Barry, I think a lot of this campaign, maybe over the last four years, has been devoted to this nation that I think government creates jobs, that that somehow is the answer. That’s not what I believe. I believe that the free enterprise system is the greatest engine of prosperity the world’s ever known. I believe in self-reliance and individual initiative and risk takers being rewarded.
So far, so good, but there’s always a “but,” isn’t there?
But I also believe that everybody should have a fair shot and everybody should do their fair share and everybody should play by the same rules, because that’s how our economy’s grown. That’s how we built the world’s greatest middle class.
What would we expect from Mr. “You Didn’t Build That?” That “fair shot” and “fair share” garbage is code for Barack Obama’s wealth and income redistributionist religion. Let me repeat myself. He admitted to Charlie Gibson in 2008 that even if reducing tax rates would increase revenue to the treasury, he would oppose that policy because of “fairness.” He’s an ideologue who believes it’s the federal government’s role to redistribute wealth. Pure and simple. After expressing his love for the free enterprise system, he took the opportunity, missed during the last debate, to delight the gang at MS-NBC by bringing up Mitt Romney’s “infamous” and “devastating” caught on tape comment about “the 47%.” No doubt many tingles were felt up several pinko legs over there. I missed those “specific examples, too.”
Earlier in the debate, this man, so devoted to capitalism, said the following:
And Governor Romney’s says he’s got a five-point plan? Governor Romney doesn’t have a five-point plan. He has a one-point plan. And that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules. That’s been his philosophy in the private sector, that’s been his philosophy as governor, that’s been his philosophy as a presidential candidate. You can make a lot of money and pay lower tax rates than somebody who makes a lot less. You can ship jobs overseas and get tax breaks for it. You can invest in a company, bankrupt it, lay off the workers, strip away their pensions, and you still make money. That’s exactly the philosophy that we’ve seen in place for the last decade. That’s what’s been squeezing middle class families. And we have fought back for four years to get out of that mess. The last thing we need to do is to go back to the very same policies that got us there.
So much for the risk takers being rewarded. Another Obama laugh line occurred when he sidestepped a question about his energy secretary’s statement that he wanted high gas prices, a desire shared by the One himself. Now we know why. He explained that high gas prices equal economic recovery. That should make you feel better the next time you spend $100 to fill your tank so you can get to your part-time job.