The Great Recession ….. or Not

Let me warn you about a catch-phrase that will soon become very popular among the major media outlets that support the Obama Administration.

The Great Recession

The phrase, first tossed out as a headline in early 2009, is sure to become the phrase of the year.

Catch-phrases have always been political tools, some for a good cause, but most have been used to divert attention away from the real issue. They are very popular tools of Liberal store-fronts like the moveon.org, and President Obama is quick to use them to his advantage.

This catch-phrase is beginning to garner the full backing of EPI.org.  No surprise there since;

EPI is a 501(c)(3) corporation.

In 2005 through 2007, a majority of its funding (about 53%) was in the form of foundation grants, while another 29% came from labor unions.

It comes just in time to try to create sympathy for the failed economic policies of this Administration by creating a diversionary tactic.

The dismal monthly jobs reports, dismissed by the Obama administration with ‘but the economy is growing,’ reflect that the economy is not growing.

You can only white-wash failure for so long then you have to change tactics. The arrogance of this Administration has gone from “I don’t mind cleaning up the mess, but get out of the way” to the whimper of “we didn’t get here overnight, and there’s no silver bullet.”

As a quick review:

The Stimulus Bill was a flop.  We were told it would keep unemployment below 8%, and if it wasn’t passed the world would end.

Then after the Stimulus funding began to run out it was month after month of; “the unemployment numbers were unexpectedly high.”

Skipping over some of the other looser programs, and fast forward to the admission that “shovel ready wasn’t as shovel ready as we thought, admitted in a manner that reflects such a flippant disregard for responsibility that it’s sickening, we come to “we didn’t get here overnight, and it won’t be solved overnight.”

The Liberals, on the brink of an undeniable economic policy failure, need a diversion. Maybe a new catch-phrase will do the trick; how about “The Great Recession.” Let’s harken back to the days of the “New Deal” and the “Great Depression” highlighting what a long, slow, tough fight it will be to get back to prosperity.

The good old days when we relied on the government to solve our economic woes by give-away after give-away hoping to spend our way out of debt. And our faith in government finally delivered us the promissed prosperity. It didn’t work then, and won’t work now. But the public believed it then, and they will believe it now. Why? Because of a great catch-phrase.

The debt ceiling talks create the perfect opportunity to introduce this phrase.

The comparison to “The Great Depression” serves the left well. Since they hope to use the outcome of negotiations to blame the Conservatives for any social program cuts just like Roosevelt did when he blamed the ‘double-dip’ recession on Conservatives.

Of course there is going to be a double dip. The $900 billion giveaway (known as the Stimulus) is running out of funds. It was a prop to the economy, just like every failed policy of this Administration. The Stimulus only postponed the inevitable.

 The debt ceiling must be lifted by August 2 to avoid an

unprecedented default by the U.S. government, according

to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

 Nothing could be further from the truth. We will not default on anything. Discretionary spending will take a huge hit, which it should.

Even in the face of this two-and-a-half year economic disaster, the left and its economic advisors still insist Obama is doing the right thing. They insist to get out of this hole we need to

“provide fiscal relief to states; expanding the safety net (which, by getting money into the hands of people who will spend it, stimulates demand and generates jobs); approving additional spending on infrastructure; implementing direct job creation programs in particularly hard-hit communities.”

In other words; give taxpayer funds away to people who will spend it and create more government jobs at someone else’s expense, and it’s not working.

The liberals are wondering – How are we going to get the public to go along with this continual economic failure?

They need a catch-phrase that will rally the public to their side and form a partnership in the struggle to overcome our common enemy; The Great Recession.

The phrase reflects great timing and a deflection from the issue at hand. Look for the Obama Administration and his supporting media to start using this catch-phrase ad nauseam.


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