Skip to comments.Obama Measure Up To President Obama?
Posted on 07/08/2014 8:47:07 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
He has failed by his own standards in almost every meaningful respect.
You might recall candidate Obama pledging to reduce health insurance premiums by as much as $2,500 per family.
Well, guess what? The average annual cost of employer-sponsored family health insurance was $12,680 in 2008, and rose to over $16,000 by 2014. That means that the average family is $5,500 per year worse off than what candidate Obama promised. While the Affordable Care Act is just now being fully implemented, studies indicate that most Americans can expect to pay even higher premiums in the future.
2008 Promise: Annual health insurance premiums will fall $2,500.
2014 Reality: Annual health insurance premiums rose by $3,300.
You might also recall candidate Obama saying that, if you make under $250,000, you will not see your taxes increase by a single dime not your income taxes, not your payroll taxes, not your capital gains taxes. Nothing.
Well, guess what? In 2007, middle-income Americans paid an average effective tax rate of 14 percent for all federal taxes combined. The lower middle class paid 10.3 percent, and poor Americans paid 5.1 percent. Upper middle class Americans paid 17.5 percent. By 2010, each of these numbers fell. But on Jan. 1, 2013, they all rose again by 2 percentage points due to the expiration of the payroll tax cut. Of course, accountants and politicians will argue that an expiring tax cut is not the same as a tax increase.
They can call it whatever they want. The fact is that your tax bill rose by 2 percentage points. The net result is that households earning $100,000 or more less than half the $250,000 limit the president promised saw their total tax bill rise.
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How to measure 0bama against 0bama?
I refer you to the 1984 movie version of “Dune”. Why?
There is the subplot of the Baron Harkonnen sending his nephew Raban, to be governor/royal representative of Arrakis, in his own crude way. Raban could not quell the insurrection on the planet, nor could he discover who was behind it all, no matter how merciless his rule of hand. The Baron miscalculated the ineptness of the nephew, bringing to ruin the Harkonnen dynasty.
0bama, in his narcissitic ways, cannot see how the American populace is getting the picture, but slowly.
I will classify him as one of those brutes that declare:
“if I can’t have her, no one will!”
So, since he cannot fully do all that his insanity has devised, he would gladly destroy all that America has been, before him, so no one can have it, nor leave it in a salvagable condition.
He hasn't failed in his promise to "fundamentally transform the United States". ie, to progressively destroy it. I guess that is what the left means by the word "progressive".