April 25, 2013
We call last week “astounding.” How else to describe a run of seven days in which the President of the United States:
- Proposed to limit the amount of the earnings Americans are permitted to save in an IRA or 401k, lest too many end up with “substantially more than is needed to fund reasonable levels of retirement saving.”
- Responded in his familiar why-must-I-be-bothered-by-this manner to the massacre of innocent Americans—in Boston!—and 48 hours later,
- Revealed what he does care about in an angry rant accusing his allies of political cowardice for rejecting his gun control bill and its real purpose: the political exploitation of crime-victim families.
- Workers at the lower rungs of the entertainment industry saw Obamacare slash their incomes.
- Obamacare’s chief Senate architect, Max Baucus (D) Montana, lectured Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius—that he sees a “huge train wreck” coming as the abominable health insurance takeover is implemented.
- And political hit man David Axelrod test-drove Obama’s reflexive slander that the Boston murders might have been the work of presumably right-wing tax protesters.
Despite having amassed a sizeable re-election war chest, Monday Montana Senator Max Baucus joined a growing list of incumbent Democrat Senators to announce that they will not seek re-election next year. It makes you wonder what they’re anticipating a repeat of 2010.