Obama’s idea of restoring America= record deficits, record debt, record long-term unemployment, record poverty and record food stamp usage. He accomplished all that in 3 years. Imagine the records he’ll set in 8.
From The Hill:
President Obama told a small but well-heeled gathering at an Atlanta fundraiser Friday night that restoring the U.S. economy and America’s status in the world is an eight-year project, not a three-year project, and that he needs their help to win the White House again this November.
“This is not a three-year project, this is an eight-year project,” he said Friday night. “So I need you one more time. And we’re confident we can get there, but we’re going to need your help.”
What about Obama’s “one-term proposition?” As with anything Obama says, it should have an expiration date attached to it.
Obama gave credit to his administration for helping to bring about new job growth and stabilize the banking system. But he said he ran for the White House not just to restore the status quo, but to improve upon it.
Job growth? Unemployment has been up every month he’s been in office. Long-term unemployment is a Depression-era levels and unemployment has been above 8% for 37 consecutive months (9% plus for 30 out of 37 months). Also, the banking system was stabilized before he took office.
“I ran because the status quo pre-crisis wasn’t good enough,” he said. “But it was for too many people a betrayal of the American Dream — the idea that if you work hard, you can make it, regardless of what you look like, where you come from, what your name is; that as a consequence of hard work you could support a family, buy a home, send your kids to college, retire with dignity and respect.
And those who believe in Obama believe all these things should be free. Notice Obama’s use of the race card?
“That core American Dream had been fraying for too many people,” he said.
It has really frayed under Obama. Record poverty, record childhood poverty, record food stamp usage, lower median household income and a housing market that is worse off now than the day he took office.
Obama praised his signature healthcare law for ensuring healthcare coverage for millions of people, as well as improvements to education, but said more efforts are needed to ensure the country has “the best roads and bridges and the best Internet service.”
Praising an unpopular health care law that the majority is against, and that a liberal appeals court ruled unconstitutional, shouldn’t be celebrated. As for education, issuing waivers for schools to avoid the No Child Left Behind Law is not an accomplishment, its a smokescreen used to hide the fact that 82% of public schools are failing. Obama’s been preaching about building roads, bridges and internet services for 3 years. Anyone remember all that “infrastructure” spending in the stimulus?
Obama also said his administration has strengthened international alliances and respect for the country by ending one war and beginning to transition out of another in Iraq. “And Osama bin Laden is not around,” he said.
Look at Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, Iran, Russia and China for that “respect” we’re getting. Obama didn’t end the war, an agreement was signed between Iraq and the Bush administration before he entered office. As far as Osama, all Obama did was say YES. Remember, this is the same guy who was against Guantanamo Bay Prison and interrogation techniques. Both were used in obtaining intelligence that led to Osama’s courier.
Speaking in the lavish home of TV and movie director Tyler Perry, Obama acknowledged that it is “not as trendy to be an Obama supporter, because it’s not as fresh.”
Probably because most realize Obama is a lying political hack who is in over his head. Here’s the stats for the “warrior of the middle class”…
…Obama spoke to 40 people who paid $35,800 to attend the event at Perry’s house, raising $1.4 million in the process. Earlier in the day, he spoke at another private residence to 75 people who paid $10,000 to attend.
Obama sure does love those “evil” 1%ers.