Thursday, October 20, 2011

Barack Obama - #3344 - THE PRESIDENT AND HIS MEN: A Long Steep Drop for Americans' Standard of Living - Christian Science Monitor (2) Obama: "All The Choices We've Made Have Been the Right Ones" (3) VIDEO:' Don't Screw Around With Me' - Biden Defends 'Rape' Comments, Gets Into Heated Exchange With Reporter - The Blaze (4) Reid: Private Sector Employment Doing Just Groovy, So We Need to Hire Government Workers - Hot Air

Think life is not as good as it used to be, at least in terms of your wallet? You'd be right about that. The standard of living for Americans has fallen longer and more steeply over the past three years than at any time since the US government began recording it five decades ago. Bottom line: The average individual now has $1,315 less in disposable income than he or she did three years ago at the onset of the Great Recession – even though the recession ended, technically speaking, in mid-2009. That means less money to spend at the spa or the movies, less for vacations, new carpeting for the house, or dinner at a restaurant. In short, it means a less vibrant economy, with more Americans spending primarily on necessities. The diminished standard of living, moreover, is squeezing the middle class, whose restlessness and discontent are evident in grass-roots movements such as the tea party and "Occupy Wall Street" and who may take out their frustrations on incumbent politicians in next year's election.  Read more.........  AW:  Americans are suffering because of the three men below and their economic policies.  These articles point out just why we need to made sure Obama is not reelected, I can't even imagine the state of the economy if Obama had four more years to complete his planned economic havoc on our society.

Obama: "All the Choices We've Made Have Been the Right Ones"- Hot Air - After despairing a bit earlier today about whether the GOP candidates have what it takes to beat President Barack Obama in November 2012 — and after censuring Mitt Romney and Rick Perry for revealing fantastic egos last night by their knee-jerk defensiveness, I think it only fair that I also call out Not The One for his persistent arrogance.  In an exclusive interview with ABC’s Jake Tapper, Obama essentially said that, if he could redo the first few years of his presidency, he wouldn’t have made a single decision differently.  “I guarantee it’s going to be a close election [in 2012] because the economy is not where it wants to be and, even though I believe all the choices we’ve made have been the right ones, we’re still going through difficult circumstances,” the president said.  Sheesh. More power to a person for confidence and conviction, but no doubts? No second guesses? No mistakes to regret or amend? Must be nice.  Let’s focus on just one of the major messes Obama has made. I’ll pick Obamacare, because, in his interview with Tapper, O explicitly doubled down on his support for it, a cumbersome and over-reaching piece of legislation if ever there was one.  Read more.......


'Don't Screw Around With Me' - Biden Defends 'Rape' Comments, Gets Into Heated Exchange With Reporter - The Blaze - Vice President Joe Biden defended and repeated assertions he made last week that rape and murder rates will continue to rise if President Barack Obama’s jobs bill is not passed, and had a testy moment with a reporter who questioned the appropriateness of his comments.  Speaking at a Capitol Hill rally Wednesday to promote the jobs bill, Biden repeated his earlier remarks that police layoffs in cities like Flint, Mich. have resulted in higher crime rates.  “In many cities, the result has been, and it’s not unique, murder rates are up, robberies are up, rapes are up,” Biden said.  Read more.........

Reid: Private Sector Employment Doing Just Groovy, So We Need to Hire Government Workers - Hot Air - Sometimes, one marvels at the shamelessness of the spin and outright lies politicians tell to deflect criticism of their failed policies. In Harry Reid’s case, one has to marvel also at the unbridled cluelessness of attempting to use easily-checkable claims — such as the notion that the real problem in unemployment is a lack of government workers, which is all the fault of George W. Bush. No, really:  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday indicated Congress needs to worry about government jobs more than private-sector jobs, and that this is why Senate Democrats are pushing a bill aimed at shoring up teachers and first-responders.  It’s very clear that private-sector jobs have been doing just fine; it’s the public-sector jobs where we’ve lost huge numbers, and that’s what this legislation is all about,” Reid said on the Senate floor.  Read more.......  

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