Sunday, July 28, 2013

Obama Frays the U.S. Social Fabric

The New York Times messed up its headline.

It's Obama who's fraying the social fabric. The most divisive president in American history, a class warrior who has set Americans against each.

But FWIW at the Times, "Obama Says Income Gap Is Fraying U.S. Social Fabric":
GALESBURG, Ill. — In a week when he tried to focus attention on the struggles of the middle class, President Obama said in an interview that he was worried that years of widening income inequality and the lingering effects of the financial crisis had frayed the country’s social fabric and undermined Americans’ belief in opportunity.

Upward mobility, Mr. Obama said in a 40-minute interview with The New York Times, “was part and parcel of who we were as Americans.”

“And that’s what’s been eroding over the last 20, 30 years, well before the financial crisis,” he added. “If we don’t do anything, then growth will be slower than it should

. Unemployment will not go down as fast as it should. Income inequality will continue to rise,” he said. “That’s not a future that we should accept.”
Only a fool (or an idiot leftist) would take serious anything this man has to say. He's had almost five years to try to reduce inequality, and he's not done jack but push for failed big government boondoggles and idiotic "green" energy scams. There's more at that top link, and the full interview is at Mememorandum.