A friend of mine who is an avid democrat sent me an article written by Oren Jacobson who describes himself in the article as a student at DePaul seeking a masters in economics. I’ve made the point to this friend and all democrats that the author or source of the article contributes to the independence and authenticity of the content of any article or paper sent to me for comment or consideration. It turns out Oren; the independent thinking student from De Paul has in fact formed an exploratory committee to run for the democrat office in the third district of the state of Illinois that includes part of Chicago. Suffice to say that Oren’s motivations are much clearer in writing this article when you recognize his political objectives.
Skepticism of the independent content of the article aside I would like to respond to some of the comments and observations he did make in the article titled “Fiction can be Fun.”
Oren hits it on the head with an opening statement that “Republicans claim to be the party of fiscal responsibility even though they increased spending more than democrats.” This is why so many conservatives are looking at non-political candidates for President of the U.S. in 2016.
Oren’s shot at Reagan on federal debt ignores the fact that the net results of all of Reagan’s economical and political moves were greater gross revenues, solid jobs and satisfied citizens. Oren also used the term “worshipping at the “alter of St. Reagan” indicating he is less than unbiased in his approach to writing this article.
Oren goes on to chastise “The Donald” and Doctor Carson by dismissing their respective tax plans but since neither plan has been tried it is a little early for dismissing them…unless you happen to be an supporter of the democrat party.
Oren blasts Senators Cruz and Paul and says “our government borrowing costs which despite our challenges, remains low.” Oren then says, “compared to the rest of world we are still having “relatively” good economic conditions and a “somewhat” functional government. The key words he highlighted mask a world of financial problems for the current administration to say nothing of administrative management mistakes.
Oren says the administration’s polices keep-borrowing costs down, Hog Wash! The borrowing-cost are low because of the Fed and printing money by millions each month, circumstances that could crash our economy in days!
The balance of the article went on to criticize the republican candidates for president. One attack in particular was on Carly Fiorina. In the last “debate” Carly claimed that 92% of the jobs lost in the first four years of the Obama administration were women’s jobs. This weekend she corrected that saying the fact checkers were correct and that the 92% only applied to the first three and a half years of the Obama administration and that in the last six months there had been a growth in women’s jobs. Oren claims there were 416,000 jobs but then many of his claims are suspect so I would look for verification from an independent source. Interestingly the headline from MSNBC was that Carly admits her claims were false. No mention of the fact that her numbers and claims were correct for three and a half years of the administrations first term in office. In an effort to be honest with the public it is too bad Hillary couldn’t have admitted that her claim to the public that the attack in Benghazi was caused by a “video” was not true while she told her family and the President of Egypt the truth it was an organized attack by an Al Qaeda subset. It was better in her mind that the public didn’t know the truth with the next presidential election coming up in a few weeks when Obama had claimed the war against Al Qaeda was won and the terrorist were on the run.
Oren also uses the “8 million new jobs” claim while ignoring the 16 million that have lost their jobs and given up even trying to look for a job in a market without jobs. [Read my blog firefoxe.me #205 “No end in sight”] Jobs are just not there; we don’t have good job opportunities in today’s marketplace.
The net of Oren’s article is that his title is right on. Fiction can be fun and he certainly has explored a lot of that fiction in this hit piece on Republicans.