Report after report has told us how housing is picking up, the economy is growing and things are finally getting on track, and yet Obama is forced to extend unemployment benefits. Why? The number of people on welfare programs and disability are at an all-time national high. Why?
All around us, anecdotally, we continue to see the result of a bad economy, but the unemployment is magically down to 6.7%!
No, these people were not lost, Obama simply had no more use for them politically and it was expedient to airbrush them out of the official statistics.
A Brilliant Prophecy From 93 Years Ago
H. L. Mencken (born 1880 - died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic, and Democrat . He wrote this editorial while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26, 1920 edition.
As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.
- - - H. L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
So it was written and so it has come to pass.