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  • US median income lowest since 1995

    09/13/2012 8:48:56 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 12 replies
    FT Com ^ | 09-12-2012 | James Politi
    The median income of American households dropped to its lowest level since 1995 last year, extending its decline during President Barack Obama’s tenure and highlighting the depth of the damage to the middle class inflicted by the recession and weak recovery. According to annual data from the Census Bureau, median income adjusted for inflation – a closely watched measure of the financial health of average Americans – fell to $50,054 in 2011, or 1.5 per cent below its 2010 level and 4.1 per cent below its score when Mr Obama took office in 2009.
  • Obama loses 40% of the vote in two Democratic primaries (Even with no primary challenger!)

    05/23/2012 7:20:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama had no national primary challengers in his second nomination race in most states, including Kentucky. Who knew it would still be a tough choice for voters? Kentucky voters in the Democratic primary preferred the empty slot to the empty suit, apparently: About two out of every five Democratic voters in Tuesday's presidential primary in Kentucky chose "uncommitted" instead of voting for President Barack Obama. "I'm at a victory celebration for 'uncommitted' who performed admirably" said [state GOP chair Steve] Robertson. "I've never met the guy but know that he highly embarrassed Obama."Robertson contended that the Democrats who vote...
  • Obama’s failed popularity strategy

    06/21/2010 4:49:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/20/2010 | BARRY RUBIN
    In a cost-benefit analysis of the administration’s apologetic foreign policy posture, the costs to the US far outweigh the expected benefits. Talkbacks (5) In critiquing the Obama administration, I don’t mean to suggest that it has no reason for wanting to please Arabs and Muslims. It is, after all, one of its highest (sometimes seemingly the highest) priorities. Unfortunately, in practice, this approach has often meant flattering the more extremist forces in those groups and giving short shrift to the more moderate among them. This strategy isn’t a conspiracy; it just doesn’t correspond with the realities of the region. The...