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Milton Friedman’s rebuttal to Obama’s Kansas speech.

The fledgling Obama campaign in search of some way to right their sinking ship has latched on to the Occupy Wall Street mentality that but for the unfair capitalist free market system, we all would be enjoying tremendous prosperity. In his speech in Kansas yesterday the president  referred to fairness 14 or 15 times. Charles Krauthammer pointed out that the campaign cannot run on it’s record; are you better off than you were 4 years ago? The blame George Bush tactic has lost steam and attempts to blame our current dismal economy on the world, (Arab Spring, European debt crisis, The tsunami in Japan) have not gained any traction so Obama is left with what he knows best from his community organizing days, blaming the rich and playing the class warfare card insisting that Obama defined and government mandated fairness will cure all that ails this nation.

This of course is non-sense. Decades ago, the great Milton Friedman explained the value of unfairness.

h/t Mark R. Levin

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2011 in Barack Obama, Bush's Fault

 

Obama’s Decision To Keep Guantanamo Open is Bush’s Fault

In yet another display of the Obama bias of MSNBC, the gang at morning Joe has out done themselves. They started out by claiming that Obama’s decision to keep Guantanamo open and resume the military tribunals is an example the difference between campaigning and governing. Then Savannah Guthrie quickly explained that “these are incredibly difficult problems and everybody agrees that, in fact I believe that toward the end the Bush administration also expressed the desire to close Guantanamo, but when the rubber meets the road these problems are very difficult. I’m sure the Obama administrations lawyers would point out it is made all the more difficult by some of the treatment that these detainees received from the Bush administration” 

There you have it, President Obama wanted to close Guantanamo but due to the actions of President George W. Bush he is forced to keep it open. Let me also correct Ms. Guthrie misreporting that Bush, toward the end, wanted to close Guantanamo. This is from the New York Times on October 20, 2008.

Mr. Bush’s top advisers held a series of meetings at the White House this summer after a Supreme Court ruling in June cast doubt on the future of the American detention center. But Mr. Bush adopted the view of his most hawkish advisers that closing Guantánamo would involve too many legal and political risks to be acceptable, now or any time soon, the officials said.

 
 
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