"Even before the crisis hit, we were living through a decade where a few at
the top were doing better and better, while most families were working harder
and harder just to get by."This is fundamentally false. The
truth is that the middle class was doing much better BEFORE Barack came to
office especially small business owners. Barack considers small business owners
to be part of the evil rich and so the idea is to punish them as much as
possible and that is exactly what Obamacare is doing. The Obama idea is to
redistribute wealth to the LOWEST class of people ...those on generational
welfare or fraudulent disability and thus 'buy' the votes of all the
dead beats at the expense of the real worker bees. With Barack you
have to ALWAYS think the opposite from what he says to even be close to the
truth. The man is as dishonest a man as has ever lived in the White House.
The white non-Asian minority leader has spoken and the liberal lemmings will
enthusiastically follow him over the fiscal cliff. After the policy fails, the
increasingly poor liberal voters will then blame the conservatives for suicidal
bullying and request monetary reparations.
Oh, gloom and doom, the end is near, these predictions continue on and on.Wonder if there is ANYTHING President Obama can talk about that does not bring
the whining and moaning to a fever pitch.
Please quit complaining so much. At least he showed up to work for once. After
the weeks of golfing and vacationing, I thought we'd never hear from him
again. Give him some credit.
@patriotYou are as completely uniformed as you are biased. A couple of observations:- President Obama was correct in
his statement that wealth distribution and the benefit of the economy has skewed
toward the wealthy over the past decade. In 1983 the top 20% of income earners
owned 81.3% of the private wealth, by 2007 this number had increased to 85%.
The bottom 80% of income earners saw their share of private wealth drop from
18.7% to 15% in the same period. By 2010, the top 20% of income earners owned
88.9% of all wealth. So, tell me again how President Obama lied about this
fact?- Conservatives love to call Obama the most dishonest President
of all time. What a crock. Richard Nixon attempted to fix a national election
and was on the verge of impeachment when he resigned. He is among the many
Republicans who are much more dishonest than Barak Obama will ever be. (GW Bush
and Ronald Regan being members of this club as well. Iran-Contra anyone?)
@UTCProgressWhen did you start believing that facts were any part of
this conversation?I'm pretty sure that patriot, calculus and jp
don't find themselves encumbered by facts.Or, if they had
facts, maybe they post them here.Nah, that won't happen.
This article seems to be about the unfortunately favorite subject "What can
we write today to distort President Obama into a socialist fool?"The
fact is that he inherited a recession, partly caused by extremely foolish wars
that seemed motivated by gaining profits for certain corporations.Even the
photo is unflattering.It is FINE to be conservative, but conservatism
should not be about lying, spite, or looking down on groups of Americans
Thanks @BobkI enjoy reading all of the comments mainly for the
sensational slander of our own "Barry O." but I do find it tiresome
sometimes how far it is taken. Let's completely destroy all faith in the
President should not be the stand of anyone who seeks to really help the nation
grow together and make progress. We should hold fast to our values,
while at the same time attempt to help our President with prayers and with our
VALID and REASONABLE opinions.
Distractions? Distractions don't come home in body bags Libs!
When chief justice Roberts and his liberal colleagues considered the mandate a
tax, they seem to mean only the penalty a person must pay for not having health
insurance. However, the mandate has two parts: the requirement to have coverage
and the penalty — er, tax — for not getting it. Why aren’t
both considered a tax?When George Stephanopoulos directly challenged
the president on the mandate-as-tax question, he said, “Under this
mandate, the government is forcing people to spend money, fining you if you
don’t. How is that not a tax?”And if both the premium
and the penalty are considered a tax, the mandate becomes the largest tax
increase in U.S. history. And that doesn’t include all of the other taxes
imposed by the legislation.And because the cost of the coverage will
be similar even though incomes vary significantly, the lower the income the
higher the effective tax rate — in essence, the most regressive tax in
U.S. history, too.If the President is so concerned about the middle
income group, why do his actions say otherwise?
There is a very verifiable and simple truth that says a lot about president
Obama. He knows next to nothing, or at least very little about macro-economics.
When he came into office, our national debt was about $10 trillion.
And since then, his spend and spend more policies have driven the national debt
to $17 trillion (a 70% increase) and still raising it at over a trillion more
per year. The interest on this staggering debt is in process of consuming our
federal budget. By choosing to ignore his self-created problem, he is
essentially kicking the can down the road for some future administration to deal
with and that liberals will be anxious to blame when this house of cards finally
collapses. And collapse it will! Economic laws can't be ignored
any more than other laws. Because he doesn't seem to understand this, nor
what additional government interference does to private business in our society
of capitalism (which made us the predominant country on earth) is one of the
primary reasons he shouldn't have been re-elected. But he was, and now the
price must be paid... by all of us.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I am much worse off under this
president than I was under any other president, including the
philanderer-in-chief Clinton. So, that being said, I keep going down further
the "wealth distribution" hole under BHO. I cannot see what he has done
to help me out. He has actually made it harder for me to pull myself up by my
bootstraps. I am pretty sure that he won't be providing me with any
opportunities either unlike some previous presidents.
@UTCProgressThose irrelevant numbers when comes it how well the
economy is doing. It assumes a set sized pie. But under capitalism the pie is
always growing. So its is not percentage of wealth but how are the poor and
middle class doing.And your point only serves to distract from
truly relevent points, like that the economy under Obama is growing at a rate
far worse than any president in history except maybe carter, FDR, and Wilson.
@UTCProgress Thanks for the data, though I suspect it will sail over the heads
of the Obama haters. These data are facts which the Tea Party crowd will not
face. We all to a certain degree look only at information which supports are
own view. I am not immune. But in this case the facts are facts. Deal with it
if you dare.
UTCprogress,Nixon was not aware of the break-in until AFTER it
happened. he did NOT, as you say, try to fix a national election. Please do
not fabricate "facts" to fit you agenda.the "Gap"
has increased more under BO than anyone else. how's BO's trickle-up
poverty working for you?BO has been a more consistent in his telling
of untruths than any president in our history.larceny,BO's words and action have done more to destroy faith in the president
than anything his distractors have said. Where were your protests when bush was
lambasted daily?BobKBO is doing more to show himself a fool
than anything we can say. Where were your protests when bush was lambasted
bungalow,After presenting those numbers, it is sad to realize that
Obama is even worse, isn't it?
All of these posts written by our Liberal friends are truly Hilarious!
It’s so plain as day, you can spiel numbers all day long and it still
won’t fix the National Budget, Federal Spending, Loss of Personal
Freedoms, Loss of Jobs, and etc… Liberals love to focus on the past
especially on G.W. Bush. But BO has done more to destroy this country than any
other president, and that is a FACT!!!!!!