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Do you hear a love song for Obama in AP 'guns and butter' article?

Just as ObamaCare costs have been underestimated, in the opinion of many conservatives, Medicare costs were grossly underestimated by big spender LBJ who promised Medicare would cost about $500 million. To date, there's a $74 TRILLION unfunded liability for Medicare. All caps intentional on that figure. (Photo: US Library of Congress, 1950-1960)The Associated Press featured a story titled ‘Romney on spending: Guns triumph over butter.’ In my opinion, the story amounts to a love song for President Barack Obama.

The AP said that if presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s budget plan comes to fruition, less funding would go to the “poor and disabled” and to services like “food inspection, border security and education.”

Obama, on the other hand, would make only small cuts to Medicare and Medicaid “while socking wealthier people with tax increases.”

 Nothing like a little class warfare in a virtual ode to the Democrat, is there?

The writer admits his math is “fuzzy” because of the lack of specifics, but the former Massachusetts governor is aiming at reducing the size of the government by about one-seventh compared ot the “size of the economy.”

The horror! Shrink government! To a Leftist, that’s like making tofu illegal.

The writer cites an Urban Institute study response to Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) budget—the one from last year that didn’t get anywhere. The AP writer doesn’t tag the institute as leaning left of center although that’s how most conservatives view it.

For starters, the Urban Institute was formed by big spender and Oval Office disaster President Lyndon B. Johnson. U.S. tax dollars helped create it.

The current president of the organization was part of President Bill Clinton’s economic team, the same team that touted historic financial deregulation (think derivatives) and accelerated the practices that would ultimately result in the Democrats’ eventual acknowledgement that yes, there were problems with the housing market. That occurred, as all will recall, just before the 2008 election.

Another Urban Institute luminary is Jamie Gorelick who earned millions from Fannie Mae and who played a part in creating a wall between intelligence and criminal investigative sectors in the U.S. Before 9/11, one FBI investigator made a prediction that came true:

“'Whatever has happened to this -- someday someone will die -- and wall or not -- the public will not understand why we were not more effective..."

The AP writer does not point out the slash and burn that will occur with Medicare Advantage if ObamaCare stands. Obama’s Health and Human Services agency has back-doored a fix—to get him through the November election which follows the October enrollment period when 12 million seniors would realize they have been thrown under the ObamaCare bus.

Romney wants to cut the federal employee rosters by 10 percent via attrition. As jobs are vacated by retirees or those who voluntarily leave, some positions would not be refilled.

What the AP doesn’t tell you is that Obama has expanded the federal workforce to record levels. What I will tell you is that every time a position is filled by a new bureaucrat, that’s one more person who will stick his nose into your business. Case in point—the thousands of health cops Obama is enabling IRS to hire in order to go after people who don’t buy an insurance policy in keeping with the ObamaCare diktat.

Senate Democrats haven’t passed a federal budget in 3 years. They are breaking the law. The AP writer didn’t bother mentioning that.

The guns-and-butter article is a love song to Obama. Bear that in mind when you read political content from the AP and other media that some of us describe as “government-allied.”

Romney has the creds in fiscal capability and Obama has no creds, one reason Democrats don’t have a budget and our interest payments on the money we’ve borrowed comes to just under 10 percent.

The U.S. taxpayer just spent almost a million bucks on junkets for federal employees at the General Services Administration but the AP writer is freaking over Romney’s aims to cut government? How crazy is that?

I'm a Republican and I want a Republican to win the White House and I want you to know that. After all, if you're advocating, it's only decent that you come right out and admit it.

(Commentary by Kay B. Day/April 23, 2012)

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Reader Comments (3)

Great article, Kay. I posted a link at Yahoo that said:

Here's a great rebuttal to the AP generated Obama Campaign material:

http://www.theusreport.com/the-us-report/2012/4/23/do-you-hear-a-love-song-for-obama-in-ap-guns-and-butter-arti.html

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJim Kress

Well, the idiots at Yahoo won't publish links so I just reposted your column. Hope that's OK.

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJim Kress

Jim, really appreciate your support. Without support from people like you, I'd have retired my politics shingle a long time ago. Best as always, KBD

April 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterKay B. Day, Editor
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