Yet again an Associated Press story is the muse of a Parsimony post. I don’t seek out AP stories, but it often seems like their reporting often shows the bias of the mainstream media. This article is just in time for the 2012 election cycle and puppets Obama’s misspeak (by misspeak I of course he blurted out what he really believes) regarding government’s role in funding private business. By the way this was a front page article in my local “conservative” newspaper.
First the headline (with a link to the original story)…
…Now the story with my bold comments:
Perhaps the liberal playbook has gotten a little too small. President Obama seemed to be channeling the socialist message of Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren…you owe your success to government. He seems to be content with fooling some of the people all of the time. We have to get out and vote. We have to get rid of this guy and his cronies!
In April of 2011 I posted a great video that totally debunks the tax the rich folks argument in my post Eat The Rich. Watch the video again especially from 2:50 on.
I have been forwarded secret documents from Massachusetts Senatorial candidate and former Obama advisor Elizabeth Warren’s plan for the “occupy” movement. You may recall she took credit for the movement,
“I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do. I support what they do.”
The documents that came into my possession show the process or “intellectual foundation” for how the Occupy Wall Street movement decided what to occupy.
Occupy Sesame Street
That didn’t work since Big Bird and Company are billionaires…
Occupy The Waltons
“You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did. Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea? God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”
In this series I choose a current news article and you decide via a multiple choice format which terms were used and whether others would have been more accurate…….
Sept. 17 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama named Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren a(n) __________ (adviser, czar, czarina, non-vetted adviser) to help __________ (control, shape, subvert, empower) the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, calling her __________ (“one of the country’s fiercest advocates for the lower class,” “one of the country’s fiercest advocates for the middle class,” “an elitist from academia with no business experience who will further my socialist agenda,” “an awesome sista and you’re a racist if you oppose her nomination…wait there was no nomination process as she is just another one of my extra-Constitutional appointees with unlimited power and answers only to me…snap!”)