Harvard Professor Refuses to Support Obama; Left-Wing Academics Call for Him to be Fired
In a Newsweek cover story, Harvard History Professor Niall Ferguson offers a litany of reasons that President Obama should not be re-elected, noting some really bad economic numbers
The total number of private-sector jobs is still 4.3 million below the January 2008 peak. Meanwhile, since 2008, a staggering 3.6 million Americans have been added to Social Security’s disability insurance program. This is one of many ways unemployment is being concealed.
In his fiscal year 2010 budget—the first he presented—the president envisaged growth of 3.2 percent in 2010, 4.0 percent in 2011, 4.6 percent in 2012. The actual numbers were 2.4 percent in 2010 and 1.8 percent in 2011; few forecasters now expect it to be much above 2.3 percent this year.
Unemployment was supposed to be 6 percent by now. It has averaged 8.2 percent this year so far. Meanwhile real median annual household income has dropped more than 5 percent since June 2009. Nearly 110 million individuals received a welfare benefit in 2011, mostly Medicaid or food stamps.
Welcome to Obama’s America: nearly half the population is not represented on a taxable return—almost exactly the same proportion that lives in a household where at least one member receives some type of government benefit. We are becoming the 50–50 nation—half of us paying the taxes, the other half receiving the benefits.
To which the ever-liberal, broad minded, diversity loving education machine responds with
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Paul Krugman To Newsweek: Correct Niall Ferguson’s Barack Obama Story (UPDATE: Ferguson Replies, Is Promptly Condemned)
The usual suspects in the Media join in
Niall Ferguson’s ridiculous defense
A Full Fact-Check of Niall Ferguson’s Very Bad Argument Against Obama
and the Nation claims some sort of homosexual attraction between Prof. Ferguson and Gov. Romney
‘Newsweek’ Cover: Niall Ferguson Hates Obama, Has Man-Crush on Ryan
That should teach Niall Ferguson to never, never, never step out of line again.
Tell us again, what is the separation between the Obama Campaign, Academia, and Big Media (and kudos to Newsweek for bucking the trend)?