The Washington Times - September 7, 2012, 12:57PM

Ever buy one of those “As Seen on TV” products on a whim at your local drug store, because the spokesman makes it look so incredible on television?

Your pasta will be made in a minute in your microwave. Messes around the house and on your clothes can be picked up easily by using a re-usable rubber rolling pin. Spraying some black aerosol liquid on to cracks, breaks, or a screen door —used as a bottom of a row boat— will create an unbreakable seal. How about that head set that turns any regular cell phone into a hands-free device in seconds?


It’s easy to chuckle at the budgeted info-commericials, but many people give these kinds of products a chance at least once and discover what was told to them in the commercial is nothing like what was presented.

Similarly, President Barack Obama’s pitches to the American people sound like these kinds TV ads. His convention speech, if condensed, and brought down to one particular issue, could have sounded like this:

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Hey it’s Barack Obama with a new idea here called fair share.  Eight years ago you first saw me offering the “hope” product to this convention as a Senate candidate from Illinois.  People loved the hope so much, I campaigned for president four years later and added “change” to the deal. 

Today, I have something even better to beat the tough economic crisis we’re in. I can clean up the mess the guy before me left by making the super rich pay their fair share. 

Now here’s the deal. A fair share will make your kids smarter, brighter, happier. See all those math and science teachers? A little fair share will get those teachers  making America’s children little Einsteins. 

 And don’t worry if you, the kids, grandma, or grandpa get sick. Fair share will be there to take care of all of you, so don’t fall for the other guys who’ll slash grannie’s lifeline. 

The amazing fair share can build roads and bridges. And workers, I haven’t forgotten about you. Fair share can also build big factories and grow business so hundreds of thousands of jobs will be there for you.  The other guys will just ship your jobs to China. 

Didn’t go to college yourself? Fair share fixes that too. It slices and dices tuition costs at college and universities.  Two million of you can go to college, thanks to fair share. But wait…there’s more. 

Fair share is great with the deficit too. Watch it cut that nasty deficit by four trillion dollars without slamming the middle class. Without fair share, the other guys will just let the super rich ride off the backs of the middle class.

You can order fair share for another $5 trillion, and if you act now I’ll throw in “tolerance” and “cultural diversity” for only a $3 donation to my re-election campaign. Order today.

Four years ago voters saw a similar ad for the product called “hope and change.” They gave it a chance, and the product failed. Unemployment is higher. The deficit is higher and on January 1, 2013, the country will be hit with the largest tax increase in American history. According to the Heritage Foundation

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported recently that if Congress and the President do not act before the end of the year to prevent Taxmageddon, America will have another recession on its hands in the coming year. With 12.5 million Americans already out of work, imagine a fresh recession. Taxmageddon, scheduled to hit on January 1, 2013, will be the largest tax increase in American history. It’s a one-year, nearly $500 billion tax hike that will hit businesses, families, young people—its impact will be devastating. Heritage has calculated that a middle-class family of four will see their taxes go up by more than $4,100 just next year. [See how Taxmageddon will impact you.]

Why should Americans buy the same failed product twice?