President Obama speaks frequently of “fairness”, and will beat that drum constantly during the upcoming election.  This article appeared in today”s Wall Street Journal, and it is an absolute must read.  In fact, print it out and use it when discussing the President’s view of fairness with your friends.

To get you started, here are a few excerpts.

Is it fair that the richest 1% of Americans pay nearly 40% of all federal income taxes, and the richest 10% pay two-thirds of the tax…

Is it fair that President Obama sends his two daughters to elite private schools that are safer, better-run, and produce higher test scores than public schools in Washington, D.C.—but millions of other families across America are denied that free choice and forced to send their kids to rotten schools…

Is it fair that after the first three years of Obamanomics, the poor are poorer, the poverty rate is rising, the middle class is losing income, and some 5.5 million fewer Americans have jobs today than in 2007…

Is it fair that those who took out responsible mortgages and pay them each month have to see their tax dollars used to subsidize those who acted recklessly, greedily and sometimes deceitfully in taking out mortgages they now can’t afford to repay…

Is it fair that some of Mr. Obama’s largest campaign contributors received federal loan guarantees on their investments in renewable energy projects that went bust…

Is it fair that federal employees receive benefits that are nearly 50% higher than those of private-sector workers whose taxes pay their salaries, according to the Congressional Budget Office…

Is it fair that in 27 states workers can be compelled to join a union in order to keep their jobs…

Is it fair that nearly four out of 10 American households now pay no federal income tax at all—a number that has risen every year under Mr. Obama…

Is it fair that Boeing, a private company, was threatened by a federal agency when it sought to add jobs in a right-to-work state rather than in a forced-union state?

And finally,

Is it fair that our kids and grandkids and great-grandkids—who never voted for Mr. Obama—will have to pay off the $5 trillion of debt accumulated over the past four years, without any benefits to them?

Please read the full article and remember it the next time you hear the President speak of fairness.


7 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Conservatives (well most, anyway) believe that fair, like truth, right, wrong, good, evil, are moral absolutes, while liberals believe in a “fairness relativism”, if you will.? For them, it becomes a huge gray area to be manipulated for their gain.? This is very much like their misrepresentation of the Constitution as a “living, breathing document”, which translates to “it is subject to interpretation, OUR interpretation” instead of law.? So the definition of fairness (and all the aforementioned) changes as the situation, group or person changes, much like “the end justifying the means”, and ?bama’s friends etc. get treated preferentially, while others do not, in defiance of the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment.
    As someone in the comments section of the WSJ article said “fairness is for suckers”, and that is what the way liberal/socialist/statists see the American people: suckers for whom the “fairness” argument is used to buy votes, divide the nation and promote their liberal agenda.

  2. RoBrDona
    RoBrDona says:

    Is it fair that while we suffer the worst economic situation since the Great Depression, The O has played 92 rounds of golf during his presidency? That’s 19 24-hour days. Or how about 57 8-hour work days? And the greatest irony of all – he’s terrible; his estimated (because it is a national secret) handicap is around an 18.

    • GdavidH
      GdavidH says:

      Practice makes perfect you know. I’m sure he thinks he’s improving at golf also as he continues to play (like his presidency).
      Maybe Nero thought the practice on his fiddle could get him a better gig.

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