“Maybe, just maybe, your lecturing would be better delivered to your own administration.”
Steve Watson | Infowars.com – MARCH 30, 2016 95 Comments
President Obama lectured the mainstream media Tuesday, charging that it is not holding presidential candidates accountable. Members of the media hit back, calling Obama a hypocrite for not allowing them to do so.
Obama made the remarks at a media awards dinner, saying that the job of a political reporter should constitute “more than just handing someone a microphone.”
Obama continued, “It’s to probe and to question and to dig deeper.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper didn’t take to kindly to Obama’s remarks, pointing out that Obama as “the messenger was a curious one.”
“Many believe that Obama’s call for us to probe and dig deeper and find out more has been made far more difficult by his administration than any in recent decades. A far cry from the assurances he offered when he first took office,” Tapper said, referring to the fact that transparency under Obama has been sorely lacking.
Recent reports suggest that the Obama administration has failed to respond to almost 130,000 public records requests under the Freedom of Information Act, a new record.
“The backlog of unanswered requests across the government had risen by 55 percent, to more than 200,000.” the report notes.
Tapper also pointed out that the Obama administration has set new standards for punishing whistleblowers, using the Espionage Act to prosecute more leakers than all other administrations in history COMBINED.
“Maybe, just maybe, your lecturing would be better delivered to your own administration,” Tapper said.
Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s Morning Joe also chimed in on Obama’s hypocrisy, noting “There’s a man lecturing the media on how to do their business. The man who has not sat down for an extended interview with The Washington Post in seven and a half years.”
“And yet, [Obama] gladly submits himself to being interviewed by YouTube stars who sit in bathtubs with milk and Fruit Loops.” Scarborough added, referring to an interview Obama did last year with GloZell Green.
“Fruit Loops, I say.” Scarborough continued.
“And also another podcast called “WTF” with a liberal, L.A. comedian. But hasn’t sat down with The Washington Post in seven and a half years! But we really should hold ourselves to a higher standard.” the host added.
Other reporters took to Twitter to vent their frustration at Obama’s hypocrisy:
By Chris Rossini
Presidential campaign seasons are a free-for-all. Candidates can say whatever they want to get votes. Nothing that is said is binding. Nothing promised ever has to be implemented. Candidates don’t know who votes for them. Voters can’t say: “But you promised…” Actually, they can say it, but it doesn’t matter. They’ll still vote the next time. Election campaigns are the ultimate swindle.
Here’s a quick 34 second YouTube clip of Hillary Clinton making a very common and deeply flawed statement. She tells a complete lie, but lies are just as valuable as the truth to politicians. They can both be used to get votes.
“There is no evidence that the minimum wage being raised costs jobs.”
Common statement. Totally untrue. Gets votes.
So if the minimum wage is $10/hr, it means that all individuals without the skills or productivity to earn $10/hr are forced into unemployment. They cannot get a job (by law) even if they are ready and willing to work for less.
If government raises the minimum to $15/hr, the squeeze is put on even more. Now, even if you really want to work, but only have the skills to earn $10, or $9, or $8/hr, you’re out of luck. Even if employers would have gladly paid you, government had different plans for you … unemployment.
That’s really all the minimum wage does – it creates unemployment for individuals of a certain skill and productivity level. The minimum wage doesn’t create anything. It only destroys.
If, as Hillary states, “there is no evidence” that raising the minimum wage costs jobs, why be so stingy? Why not raise the minimum wage to $50/hr? If it won’t cost jobs, what’s the holdup?
If the minimum wage was raised to $50/hr, a vast majority of the people reading this would be instantly thrown out of work. If your skills and productivity can only fetch $20 or $25/hr, why would someone pay you $50? Because the government says so?
Government has no problem throwing the lowest skilled people out of work, which is why they move so slowly in raising the minimum wage. They don’t care about the poor and low-skilled. Instead of working, those people can just go on the government dole. They can become loyal dependents who will then vote to keep the their welfare coming in the next election.
The minimum wage (any minimum wage) is strictly and exclusively a job killer.
The only determination is which jobs will be killed. If you’re poor, low-skilled, a teenager, or not very productive, Hillary is coming for you.
Get your unemployment forms ready.
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