In order to make his political points, Obama has trotted out one sob story after another, many of which turned out to be untrue. He talks about redistribution and more justice in the tax code but I have a poster child of my own to display. This is a person who represents everything that this country is supposed to be about and I ask you to make your own determination of whether Obama's policies are fair to her.
Let's call her Jane.
Jane is 29 years old and has worked hard her entire life. She recently completed 2 different masters degrees at 2 different colleges in 2 different states simultaneously. She did all this while holding down a job AND serving in the National Guard. Nobody handed her the education, she worked her butt off for it for years after making the decision to improve her life. Compare her to John who partied all the way through high school, has no ambition beyond his minimum wage job at which he does just enough to get by. Instead of working to improve his situation he spends his free time out partying with friends or playing Nintendo.
Each of these two made their own decisions about what their life would be as each was free to do. Now I ask you this, is it fair for Jane to have to pay taxes while John does not? Is it fair that Jane now has to subsidize John's medical insurance? Is it fair that Jane has to subsideze John's grocery bill through food stamps? Is it fair that Jane's hard work will now fund John's apathy?
Is this really what we call justice in this country?
And yes, Jane actually exists.
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