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Posted on 08/30/2012 6:58:50 AM PDT by Aspenhuskerette
On Saturday, as Americans debated whether Lance Armstrong was a genuine hero after dropping his fight with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, another Armstrong an indisputable American hero died. Were Webster's to pair Neil Armstrong with hero in its dictionary, one needn't Think Again to fathom the bravery, achievement and nobility implied by the word.
By fulfilling President Kennedy's audacious goal to have an American walk on the moon within the decade, Neil Armstrong is remembered for the skill, courage, grace under pressure and innate humility necessary to achieve one giant leap for mankind while crediting legions of dedicated others for the one small step for man he took on July 20, 1969. Upon fulfilling his mission, he didn't spike the football or parlay fame into power or fortune. He receded into dignified private life to teach and inspire future generations.
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” - - - Even since the start of the recovery, economic trends have deteriorated: The ranks of the long-term unemployed grew by 800,000, those no longer in the labor force increased 8 million, and food-stamp spending doubled to $85 billion. New York Times economics columnist Catherine Rampell reported that median household incomes declined more (4.8 percent) during the recovery even among the continuously employed than they fell (2.8 percent) during the preceding 18-month recession. Consequently, 85 percent of the much-discussed American middle class reports that it’s now harder to maintain their standard of living, according to Pew Research. - - - “
This is the best, most concise definition of “The Obama Recovery” that I have seen in print. Thanks!
BTW, is “Obama’s Recovery” analogous to a hangover, or is it just more binge spending standing on the Banks of the DeNile River? Well, some call it the Potomac River.
Yeah, I know this should be discussed in a 12 Step meeting of Spendaholics Anonymous, but your opinion may help others to attend meetings at the DC Chapter.
Neil Armstrong nearly died more than once, both during the training for the mission - and during the landing itself. What a courageous American...!