The Obama philosophy that the successful must be punished, wealth must be re-distributed and government bureaucrats must instruct the private sector how to run a business has resulted in policies giving us our current malaise and poverty level.
The authors cite two individuals as experts on the subject: Love INC Tri-Cities Ministry Director Leah Rust; and Peter Edelman of the ultra-liberal Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy.
Quoting Rust, with her knowledge of local cases, provides context; but devoting five paragraphs to the views of Edelman belies the liberal spin of the article. Harvard law grad, federal bureaucrat, law school professor (Georgetown) and non-economist, Edelman is perhaps best known for resigning his post in protest of President Clinton signing welfare reform, the bipartisan effort to reduce poverty by encouraging work over welfare that was wildly successful from 1996 to the day earlier this month when President Obama unilaterally gutted it by executive order. What can be the excuse for citing this professional political hack as an expert except to slant the article?
This article has all objective readers scratching their heads.
— Chuck Tyler, Grand Haven