Sen. Barrasso: Obama’s Idea of Fairness Equals Unfairness

Monday, 27 Aug 2012 10:41 AM

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President Barack Obama is emphasizing the theme of fairness during this election campaign, but his policies are anything but, says Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee.

“For more than 3 1/2 years, the president has governed by his politically motivated idea of fairness,” Barrasso writes on Politico. “His record demonstrates that ‘fair’ for him doesn’t mean equal opportunity for all Americans. It means equal outcome regardless of efforts.”

This shows in Obama’s approach to welfare, Medicare, Medicaid, and student healthcare, for example, the senator says. “On policy after policy, Obama’s partisan definition of fairness does not match the American people’s.”

The president’s lack of commitment to equal opportunity for everyone has left the economy with “more debt, fewer jobs, and less innovation, Barrasso says. “His bad policies have not helped Americans succeed and improve their quality of life.”

The economy’s recovery from the 2007-09 recession has been the weakest in the country’s history, the senator notes. “Government bureaucracy has grown, while confidence among our citizens has declined. It’s time to change direction.”

Fairness must be restored, which means electing Republicans, Barrasso writes. “Republicans believe that real fairness means no more favoritism,” he says. “Fairness means the playing field is level — without Washington picking who wins and who loses. Give the American people a fair shot for

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