Obama's English Teacher Fiction

President Obama gave yet another speech on Thursday trying to peddle AJA to the American people -- the American Jobs Act, as opposed to the 1977 Steely Dan album.  Obama cited the experience of a Boston English teacher named Robert Baroz to urge passage of the bill.  Unfortunately, the president used a little creative writing to make the story more effective. Baroz was used by the president as an example of one of the perennial Democrat victims of Republican cost-cutting: "Hundreds of thousands of teachers and firefighters and police officers have been laid off because of state budget cuts."  The president continued: I had a chance to meet a young man named Robert Baroz. He's an English teacher in Boston[.] ... In the last few years, he's received three pink slips because of budget cuts. Why wouldn't we want to pass a bill that puts somebody like Robert back in the classroom teaching our kids? This last question was expressed in tones of earnest sincere...(Read Full Article)