In his December 8 Washington Times column titled, "Being anyone but Barack: President has more in common with Vladimir than Teddy," Jeffrey Kuhner compared President Obama to Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution, and wrote that if Obama "truly cared for working Americans, he would end his experiment in European-style socialism." From the Times:
In addition, [Obama's] administration's anti-business regulations -- discouraging offshore oil drilling, sanctioning Boeing for building a big plant in South Carolina, onerous labor and environmental mandates -- and virulent class warfare have undermined economic growth. His cynical decision to delay the Keystone XL pipeline has cost more than 20,000 jobs. The private sector -- the engine of prosperity and upward mobility -- has been savaged by bureaucratic sadism. If Mr. Obama truly cared for working Americans, he would end his experiment in European-style socialism.
Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, rightly said that debauching the currency was one of "the surest means to destroy capitalism." Nothing destroys middle-class savings and consumer purchasing power better than inflation. It is the silent thief. Mr. Obama's spending-and-borrowing orgy has led to the massive printing of money. The Federal Reserve, under his direct encouragement, has systematically reduced the value of the dollar. The result is growing inflation and the steady erosion of America's standard of living. For Mr. Obama to claim he is a populist -- a tribune of the 99 percent against the hated 1 percent -- is akin to Madonna declaring she is the defender of chastity.