Van Jones turns on Obama: ‘Mr. President, this is not change we can believe in’

A former Obama administration czar blasted the president’s proposed budget in a CNN commentary last thursday, claiming that it’s “not change we can believe in.”

Photo credit
“Bad ideas from a great president are still bad ideas,” Van Jones, former “Green Jobs Czar” wrote, “Everyone who pulled the lever for Obama in November should call the White House today, and say simply, ‘Mr. President, this is not change we can believe in.’”

Jones left his position with the White House after claims surfaced that he was a 9/11 truther.

CNS NEWS’ Penny Starr wrote:

The “bad idea” Jones is referring to is changing the way inflation is calculated from the Standard Price Index to the Chained Price Index, which would translate into a slower rate of increase in Social Security payments.

“Democrats spend so much time defending President Obama, it is easy to forget that even the most beloved presidents make mistakes and missteps,” Jones wrote. “His new budget, which proposes a method of calculating inflation that will reduce increases in Social Security payments is a doozy.”

“Switching to the chained CPI, which will reduce deficits and improve Social Security solvency, has been proposed in almost every major bipartisan deficit reduction plan put forward over the past several years, including the Bowles-Simpson Fiscal Commission plan, the Bipartisan ‘Gang of Six’ plan, and the Domenici-Rivlin Bipartisan Policy Center plan,” the president’s budget states.

Congress knows just how Jones feels. They’ve been rejecting the president’s budgets also — although for totally different reasons.

Read more at CNSNews.


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles