Unedited: Bill O'Reilly's EXCLUSIVE Interview with President Obama
Here's the part that some are claiming means Obama was equating the GI Bill with welfare:
I painted houses during the summer too. It still wasn’t enough. So, the, uh, so my point is is that that’s not a nanny state. That’s an investment in the future generation. G.I. Bill—is that a nanny state? My grandfather came back for World War II, you’re about to write a book on World War II. Smartest thing we ever did was make an investment in the American people. When those guys came back from war, that’s what created our middle class. We-we suddenly trained up and created skills for folks. We gave ‘em subsidies so they could go out and buy homes. Through the FHA, those things weren’t giveaways. We-we understood that what that would do would create a base middle class of folks who were able to, uh, work hard and get ahead.
Nope, sorry. He's not equating the GI Bill with welfare there. The closest argument you can make is that he's claiming that welfare is also an investment in people, which I will disagree with and agree that it's convoluted, but it's not equating the GI Bill with welfare. There's plenty with which we can disagree with President Obama on, legitimate policies that he has supported that are counter to the American way of life. This isn't one of them.
What I do find interesting, from this interview, is that Obama accuses O'Reilly of being "unfair" (first off, Mr. President, take off the mom jeans and put on your big boy pants, life is unfair), yet when pressed, all he can do is tick off a list of things that, rightfully, the media SHOULD be following up on: "health care not working, IRS where-where we, uh, wholly corrupt, Benghazi—" So, apparently, the President thinks that the gross debacle that was the ObamaCare rollout, the use of the IRS to target political enemies, and the deliberate abandoning of US personnel in an American embassy are things the media should not cover?
Well, for 99% of the media, he's right...
That is all.