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5 Ways Barack Obama Is Making War On The Middle Class
Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2013 | John Hawkins

Posted on 07/02/2013 7:19:35 AM PDT by Kaslin

While Barack Obama is enjoying extravagant parties with Hollywood celebrities and taking opulent vacations, America's middle class is being decimated by his policies. Certainly Obama deserves to be condemned for the Nixonian corruption and Carteresque incompetence of his administration, but what Obama is doing to middle class Americans is just as despicable. He's slowly, but surely squeezing them into oblivion. Sadly, many Democrats are fine with this because they've calculated that a poor voter or better yet in their eyes, a voter dependent on welfare and food stamps, is more likely to support them than a voter in the middle class. Whatever happened to having a government that tries to make it easier for people in the middle class as opposed to putting policies like these in place?

1) Higher Energy Costs: When Barack Obama was running for office, he said, "Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” Obama seems to have few qualms about lying to the American people when it benefits him, but that is one campaign promise he's working very hard to fulfill. He blocked drilling in ANWR, dramatically slowed offshore drilling and he's blocked the keystone pipeline, which would bring cheap Canadian oil to America. So, when your eyes get big because of how much you have to pay to fill up your car, make sure to say, "Thank you, Obama."

Of course, Obama's also working around Congress to put new regulations on coal and emissions in place that may raise the cost of your energy bills by as much as 60%. So, if your energy bill seems higher this summer, make sure to thank Obama because he's helping to make that happen.

2) Killing The Job Market: Barack Obama has imposed 70 billion dollars in new regulations on American businesses so far, America has the highest corporate tax rate in the world, and Obamacare has caused businesses to freeze hiring and move workers from full to part-time. As a result, even though there are 31 million more Americans now than there were in 2000, there are FEWER Americans working. If you don't have a job today, feel free to thank Barack Obama for helping to make that happen.

3) Higher Student Loan Costs: One of the great aspirations of middle class Americans is sending their kids to college. That takes a lot of money that sometimes needs to be borrowed. Many young Americans who hope to work their way into the middle class have taken out college loans as well. Because of Barack Obama, those college loans cost considerably more. After Obama seized the student loan industry, he talked a lot about making college more affordable. However, what he did was charge higher rates for the student loans so he could take the money and funnel it into Obamacare. The government borrows money at 2.8 percent and loans it out to students at 6.8%. Incidentally, those mean old Republicans? They want to cut the rate to 5.3%, but Obama is fighting to make students pay more. So, if you think you're paying too much interest on student loans, make sure to thank Obama for that.

4) Amnesty For Illegal Aliens: Granted, about a third of the Republicans in the Senate backed amnesty, but Barack Obama and the Democrats backed it overwhelmingly. When so many middle class Americans are struggling to find work and can't make ends meet, it's unconscionable to allow 11 million foreigners who are here illegally to take jobs that would otherwise go to Americans. Worse yet, after the chain migration provisions of the bill go into effect, the numbers would zoom up to 25-30 million foreigners competing with Americans for jobs -- and that's before the new guest worker programs. It's bad enough that people who aren't supposed to be here in the first place are taking jobs that should be held by American citizens, but many people don't realize that they drive down wages for Americans who are already employed. You're only worth as much to a business as it costs to replace you and when there's an army of Obama-approved foreigners ready to take your job, it simply doesn't make sense to pay you as much money. Sadly, this hurts poor Americans even worse than the middle class, but with all the Americans out of work, it's hard to see how any politicians who mean well could want to take away the jobs they need to feed their families. You can be sure that if illegals were primarily taking jobs as reporters, college professors, and lawyers, Democrats like Barack Obama would ferociously oppose illegal immigration. However, since that's not the case, if you're out of a job or making less because of illegal immigration, you can thank Barack Obama for it.

5) Higher Health Care Costs: At this point, almost everyone who pays attention realizes that Obamacare was sold almost entirely with lies. One of the biggest lies was that Obamacare would reduce the cost of care. Barack Obama actually claimed it would cut premiums by 15-20%.

Of course, that was always a ludicrous assertion. As opponents of Obamacare incessantly reminded everyone before it was passed, the government doesn't do ANYTHING cheaper than the free market. Now, we're finally starting to get some data on what the numbers are going to look like and tragically for the middle class, it looks like the cost increases are going to be EVEN BIGGER than the skeptics thought.

In California, costs will be going up 64-146%. On the other hand, others are predicting health care insurance costs may even DOUBLE for many Americans in 2014. The House Energy and Commerce Committee is saying rates for some Americans may go up as much as 400%. This is not a small matter because health care isn't exactly cheap in the first place. Worse yet, despite the massive cost increases, the quality of your health care is going to decrease, the IRS will be handling the billing, and the government will actually FINE YOU if you choose not to get health care. When you're hurting financially because of those big bills you have to pay, make sure to say, "Thank you, Barack Obama," because he's responsible for it.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: agenda21; amnesty; energycost; healthcate; middleclass; obama; studentloans; waroncoal

1 posted on 07/02/2013 7:19:35 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
The most recent five breaths he took.

OBAMA IS A MARXIST IDEOLOG

2 posted on 07/02/2013 7:21:20 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Kaslin

He has sown nothing but DESTRUCTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 07/02/2013 7:23:36 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Kaslin
It's not just him. He's just the one they elected to speak and do for them.

You can't reason with them and they have enough to intimidate and even control those like minded politicians we send to counter them.

That leaves only two choices for his opposition. One is to continue to surrender, quit and submit, rino-style.

4 posted on 07/02/2013 7:28:41 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Animal Farm meets 1984 in A Brave New World. Crony capitalism, chaos and control.)
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To: Kaslin
It's a Jihad on America.

Also included IRS harassment, NSA snooping, out of control BATFE trying to incite law breaking, etc.

5 posted on 07/02/2013 7:29:19 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Kaslin; All

When will anyone understand no matter what happens, they (Obama voters) will never admit they were wrong.

People will starve with their egos in check.


6 posted on 07/02/2013 7:35:53 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Kaslin

Just five? He has been at war with Americans since Day One. We are now Acirema - where all is backwards. Criminals are rewarded; law-abiders are punished; Mohammedans are praised; Christians are attacked.

And for the NSA trolls, FU.


7 posted on 07/02/2013 7:40:44 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Kaslin; All
As we celebrate the anniversary of a "People's" Declaration of Independence from coercive government rule over their lives, we might remember our founding generation's warnings about the dangers of electing leaders because of their "popularity" and not their commitment to liberty.

In the Year 1802, Noah Webster's Address in celebration of the Declaration of Independence contained these words:

"The man who only flatters and cringes to gain applause, is a saint, compared with the man who tramples on law and constitution to secure the popularity his arts have obtained, and to retain the confidence of a party. There is something extremely contemptible in the factitious character of a popularity-seeker, or mere man of the people.

--------- "The natural consequence of too much popularity is, that it enables the possessor to violate the laws and constitution of his country, and sacrifice its interests with impunity . . ." - Noah Webster, 1802, Address on Anniversary of Declaration of Independence


8 posted on 07/02/2013 7:40:49 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Jeff Head
OBAMA IS A MARXIST IDEOLOG

Marxist he is not. He is a communists black Muslim and a wanna be dictator. Shades of Nazi Germany.

9 posted on 07/02/2013 7:53:26 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Kaslin

Through some sort of weird electoral spasm the American demographic elected a representative of the Third World as America’s chief adminstrator. He also does not belong to American Society and represents those who do not: i.e. the Mexican invader, the Asian, the Sodomite and others of the criminal element, the Non-Christian, the black, all who formed a coalition. The former outcasts are now being placed in positions of authority and govern us. This is why it seems like all our former values have been turned upside down-they have been!


10 posted on 07/02/2013 7:57:14 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Kaslin

Through some sort of weird electoral spasm the American demographic elected a representative of the Third World as America’s chief adminstrator. He also does not belong to American Society and represents those who do not: i.e. the Mexican invader, the Asian, the Sodomite and others of the criminal element, the Non-Christian, the black, all who formed a coalition. The former outcasts are now being placed in positions of authority and govern us. This is why it seems like all our former values have been turned upside down-they have been!


11 posted on 07/02/2013 7:57:14 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
The former outcasts are now being placed in positions of authority, and govern us united by the opportunity to loot and enslave the hardworking, productive citizens of the most prosperous nation in history. Conquest remains a lucrative enterprise, nothing has changed.
12 posted on 07/02/2013 8:03:37 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Very good post!


13 posted on 07/02/2013 8:32:13 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Kaslin
While Barack Obama is enjoying extravagant parties with Hollywood celebrities and taking opulent vacations, America's middle class is being decimated by his policies.

Hopefully nobody is surprised by this. nobama is just doing what he promised in the 2008 election.

14 posted on 07/02/2013 8:37:00 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Logical me
His experiences from his own father and seeking to emulate him (which is what his book "dfreams from my Father," is all about), through Frank Davis, through many of his mentors (including Aires) all had a marxist/communist slant to them, which is reflected in the intiatives that he seeks to implement.

The class envy, class warfare, socialization, and government regulation and control all have that flavor to them.

He has added a very serious Black Liberation and fundamental Islamic bent to them...but plenty of those people adopt and practice Marxist and Communictic flavors to their "rule" whihc is exactly what Obama does.

AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY

15 posted on 07/02/2013 9:40:59 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Kaslin
America's middle class is being decimated by his policies.

Government interventionism leads to lower general standard of living, decline and decay by several pathways. When it decreases saving and investment it lowers productive expenditure.

Lower productive expenditure reduces capital accumulation which leads to decline and decay.

Lower productive expenditure also leads to decline in the demand for labor, which leads to declining money wage rates, which leads to lower real wage rates, which leads to declining standard of living for the average wage earner.

Lower productive expenditure also leads to lower demand for capital goods, which leads to lower production of capital goods, which leads to lower supply of capital goods, which leads to lower total productive ability, which leads to lower production, which leads to lower supply, which leads to both lower supply of capital goods and higher prices, which leads to lower real wage rates.

The assault on saving by government interventionism that reduces profits includes all of the above, but also leads to decreased incentive to innovate, which leads to decreased efficiency, which leads to decreased productivity of labor, which leads to both decreased real wage rates, and decreased total productive ability.

The most destructive forms of government interventionism, that leads to lower standard of living, decline and decay are:

1) higher taxes
2) increased government spending
3) government regulations
4) government subsidies
5) anti-trust laws
6) pro-union and pro-labor legislation
7) environmental legislation
8) large budget deficits
9) government borrowing
10) inflation
11) egalitarianism
12) redistributionism

By destroying the middle class these policies are destroying America and turning it into a hellhole.But until libtards abandon their envy and resentment filled mentality on which these policies are based, and abandon their hero worship and deification of their libtard heroes,America will continue on its path of decline.

16 posted on 07/02/2013 9:41:05 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: mjp

Bump! Excellent post.


17 posted on 07/02/2013 10:01:43 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: NTHockey
We are now Acirema

Can you define that for me please? I've done some Internet searches and found a few references but no definition. Thanks.

18 posted on 07/02/2013 10:04:00 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: upchuck
We are now Acirema

Can you define that for me please? I've done some Internet searches and found a few references but no definition. Thanks.

It's all backwards.

19 posted on 07/02/2013 10:07:46 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: meadsjn
It's all backwards.

Oh, you mean like nobama? Now I understand. Thanks so much.

20 posted on 07/02/2013 10:22:34 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: upchuck

Read my entire post.

We are now Acirema - where all is backwards. Criminals are rewarded; law-abiders are punished; Mohammedans are praised; Christians are attacked.

And to all the NSA trolls, FU.


21 posted on 07/02/2013 11:38:56 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Kaslin

You have to wonder why the media is hell bent on making people submit to this guy.


22 posted on 07/02/2013 12:56:31 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: mjp

bttt!


23 posted on 07/02/2013 5:20:38 PM PDT by Pagey (HELL is The 2nd Term of a POTUS who uses the terms “social justice” and “fair distribution".)
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To: Kaslin
what Obama is doing to middle class Americans is just as despicable. ....Sadly, many Democrats are fine with this because they've calculated that a poor voter or better yet in their eyes, a voter dependent on welfare and food stamps, is more likely to support them than a voter in the middle class.

The five-dollar word is "reproletarization". It's the cure for success and Republicanism. You can't have a Dictatorship of the Proletariat if all the People have climbed out of proletarism (but see Paul Fussell, in Class) and become middle-class. So ..... screw them, screw them hard, screw them until all the juice runs out and their pips make popcorn noises.

Simple, really.

The hard part is getting the Media to help you dissemble what you are actually doing.

Argentina did it in 2001-2008 (when they confiscated what was left of retirement accounts and distributed restrictive IOU's instead), search on "Ferfal Aguirre" and read his blog. Caution: It's very depressing, and Ferfal himself now lives in Northern Ireland ..... because of the better security!

24 posted on 07/02/2013 6:39:51 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Baynative
You have to wonder why the media is hell bent on making people submit to this guy.

Because they're all neo-Stalinists like Barky's gang (whose core -- Barky, Michelle, Valerie Jarrett -- are all scions of Chicago CPUSA types of the 1940's; I personally think Barky's grandparents were KGB on his mother's side; and his daddy's people were Mau-Mau's).

It's the flowering of success for the Communist conspiracy against the U.S.A., the hated "Main Enemy".

25 posted on 07/02/2013 6:42:54 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Kaslin
While Barack Obama is enjoying extravagant parties with Hollywood celebrities and taking opulent vacations, America's middle class is being decimated by his policies. Certainly Obama deserves to be condemned for the Nixonian corruption and Carteresque incompetence of his administration, but what Obama is doing to middle class Americans is just as despicable. He's slowly, but surely squeezing them into oblivion. Sadly, many Democrats are fine with this because they've calculated that a poor voter or better yet in their eyes, a voter dependent on welfare and food stamps, is more likely to support them than a voter in the middle class. Whatever happened to having a government that tries to make it easier for people in the middle class as opposed to putting policies like these in place?

For socialism to succeed, the bourgeoisie (middle class) must first be destroyed.

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

26 posted on 07/02/2013 6:56:38 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Kaslin

If anyone wants to be on or off the Agenda 21 ping list, please notify me by Freepmail. It is a relatively low volume list in which we have been exploring the UN Agenda21 and related topics. We have collected our studies with threads, links, and discussions on the Agenda 21 thread which can be found here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2738418/posts

NEW ACTION THREAD:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2863065/posts

Post 128 of the Action Thread is a summary of the history of Agenda 21, “what they are doing”, “what to do about it” and a good bibliography for further reading.


27 posted on 07/17/2013 12:50:33 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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