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Obama’s policies are killing the middle class
Flopping Aces ^ | 01-10-12 | DrJohn

Posted on 01/10/2012 5:16:54 PM PST by Starman417

Barack Obama is entirely predisposed to claiming that he inherited a an economic mess, and it in truth, he did. He did assert that he could fix the economy in three years and implied that he perhaps ought to be limited to one term if he did not deliver.

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Back then he said he should be held accountable but today wants to be accountable for absolutely nothing save for killing Bin Laden.

As democrats controlled the entire Congress for the first two years of Obama's term and were able to shove pretty much anything they wanted down the throat of the country it seems appropriate to judge this administration by the effects of the policies put in place by Obama and the democrats from after the time they were enacted.

democrats labeled last year "the recovery summer" but it did not pan out that way. Obama's election campaign theme seems to be "It could be worse" but the fact is things are not getting better- especially not the the middle class.

Sentier Research has published data that show the middle class to be losing ground consequent to Obama's policies.

Between June 2009 and June 2011:

- Real median annual household income for family households with a male or female head and no spouse present (many with children in the household) declined by 7.3 percent (from $39,321 to $36,465) compared to a decline for married-couple households of 4.5 percent (from $76,783 to $73,324).

- Real median annual household income for households with a head under 25 years old declined by 9.5 percent (from $32,123 to $29,060) compared to a decline for households with a head 45 to 54 years old of 5.5 percent (from $65,911 to $62,315).

- Real median annual household income for households with a head looking for work or on layoff (unemployed) declined by 18.4 percent (from $41,037 to $33,487) compared to a decline for households with a head working full-time of 5.1 percent (from $72,104 to $68,454).

- Real median annual household income for households with a Black (not Hispanic) head declined by 9.4 percent (from $35,072 to $31,784) compared to a decline for households with a White (not Hispanic) head of 4.7 percent (from $59,111 to $56,320). The decline for households with a Hispanic head was 4.9 percent (from $41,945 to $39,901).

Michael Barone points out that Obama knows how to do nothing other than rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic:

(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: income; obama

1 posted on 01/10/2012 5:16:58 PM PST by Starman417
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To: Starman417

As I’ve been saying for three years, this is the desired goal of Obama.


2 posted on 01/10/2012 5:20:35 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Starman417

Anyone who doesn’t believe that headline just isn’t paying attention. I don’t know where the hell the morons in the state run “media” are getting all of their economic good news because down here where the rubber meets the road, things are looking pretty damn grim.


3 posted on 01/10/2012 5:21:11 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Zer0's train wreck rolls on (as planned).

obama-tank1

Countdown until Zer0 leaves Office: 376 days as of January 10, 2012.

4 posted on 01/10/2012 5:23:16 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Starman417
In fairness, the globalists did get the ball rolling in that direction; 0bama just came along and gave it a good, hard kick. Slow poison or fast, dead is dead.
6 posted on 01/10/2012 5:45:10 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Starman417
Obama’s policies are killing the middle class...it's laughable just on the face of it to hear Obama talk about wanting to help the middle class. Statists like him - at best a socialist - hate the middle class - they're viewed as parasites contributing nothing to society and feeding off of the sweat and labor of the noble working class - secretly "killing the middle class" is probably just what he wants......
7 posted on 01/10/2012 9:25:49 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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