Wednesday at Concord Community High School in Elkhart, IN while speaking about jobs and the economy, President Barack Obama attacked “right-wing radio” for broadcasting an untruthful version of American economics.
Obama said, “By telling hard-working middle-class families that the reason they are getting squeezed is because some moochers at the bottom of the income ladder, because of minorities and because of immigrants or because of employees or because of feminists, because of poor folks who aren’t willing to work, they have been able to promote policies and protect special interests and those at the very top of the economic pyramid. That’s just the truth. I hope you don’t mind me being blunt about this, but I have been listening to the stuff for a while. And I’m concerned when I watch the direction of our politics. We have been hearing this story for decades, tales about welfare queens, talking about the takers, talking about the 47 percent. It is the story that is broadcast every day on some cable news stations, on right wing radio. It is pumped into cars and bars and VFW halls all across America and right here in Elkhart. If you are hearing that story all the time, you start believing it. It is no wonder people think state government is the problem.”