Working man

Another day, another Teleprompter.

Just a day after hectoring Wall Street, President Barack Obama was off to Pittsburgh to deliver yet another speech. This time, the audience was all bells and whistles -- an AFL-CIO convention.

The president paid gushing tribute to what has become perhaps the Democrat Party's biggest patron.

"One of the fundamental reasons I ran for president was to stand up for working families," the president said to applause.

It's curious how the term "working man" has become a euphemism for "union member." Don't most people -- blue collar or white collar, unionized or nonunion, black or white, tall or short -- "work" for a living?

That digression aside, how will spending this nation into oblivion, running up trillions in debt to be owed by our grandchildren and their grandchildren, benefit "working families"?

How will ignoring the ticking time bombs of Social Security and Medicare benefit "working families"?

How will penalizing and demonizing the individuals and entities that create jobs and drive economic growth be of benefit to "working families"?

How will drastically overhauling the U.S. economy in the name of "green energy" development and levying the largest new tax in generations under the guise of "cap and trade" help "working families"?

How will nationalizing medicine and the billions in higher taxes that will inevitably be needed to fund government-run health care benefit "working families"?

Indeed, it would behoove the rank and file members who listened to Mr. Obama's address to seriously ponder how his policies might actually play out for "working families."


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