Obama – His Economic Recovery — His Solution — And His Unfathomable Ignorance!

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So president Zero is out and about at some idiot Georgetown gabfest, talking about poverty and the poor.  Now, this is odd because we’re told over and over again our economy has recovered. 

Let’s look at our recovery in terms of Food Stamp recipients.  Remember, the recession started in 2009.

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Weird!!!  Our “recovery” seems to have put about 15 million more people on food stamps.  Some people would think a recovery would mean less people on food stamps now, then when in the depths of the recession.

So, let’s establish the fact that the only thing Zero knows about the poor is how to create more poverty stricken people.  But, he still manages to go off the rails even further during his gabfest with a bunch of rich people, talking about the poor.  Indeed, he seems to blame Fox News for this…..

From Breitbart …..

Here is the full transcript:

I think that the effort to suggest that the poor are sponges, leeches, don’t want to work, are lazy, are undeserving, got traction. And look, it’s still being propagated. I have to say that if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant venue. They will find folks who make me mad. I don’t know where they find them. They’re all like, “I don’t want to work. I just want a free Obama Phone, or whatever.” And that becomes an entire narrative that gets worked up. And very rarely do you hear an interview of a waitress, which is much more typical — who is raising a couple of kids and doing everything right but still can’t pay the bills.

And so, if we’re going to change how Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)think, we’re going to have to change how our body politic thinks, which means we’re going to have to change how the media reports on these issues, and how people’s impressions of what it’s like to struggle in this economy looks like. And how budgets connect to that. And that’s a hard process because that requires a much broader conversation than typically we have on the nightly news.

Interesting.  First of all, I highly doubt Zero watches Fox News with any regularity.  I don’t watch it at all, any more.  I read Fox News online, daily.  And, I don’t see that narrative which exists in Zero’s mind.  And, I didn’t see that narrative on TV when I used to watch Fox News.  They would, on occasion, find the sponges, leeches, and lazy, and expose them, as they should. 

But, that’s Zero’s solution …. change the way Fox News reports on the poor.  F’n idoit!

You know, I’ve some loved ones who live in poverty.  There are a variety of reasons for their poverty and they’re different for each one.  But, none of them blame Fox News for their condition. 

But, Zero, then outdoes himself in the abject stupidity and ignorance demonstrated above.  Apparently, his efforts against Fox News is because he was thwarted by an earlier effort …..

From the NY Times ……

The president said his unsuccessful effort to raise taxes on hedge fund managers was an example of the refusal by conservatives to compromise for the benefit of the poor. He noted that the top 25 hedge fund managers make more than all of the nation’s kindergarten teachers combined. He said that hedge fund managers were not evil, but that Republicans should be willing to tax their incomes at the same level as they do kindergarten teachers’.

“If we can’t ask from society’s lottery winners to just make that modest investment, then really, this conversation is for show,” Mr. Obama said. He added later, “If we can’t bridge that gap, I suspect we are not going to make as much progress as we need to.”

Well, yes, clearly, taxing hedge fund managers is a solution to poverty.  This is because taxing the rich has successfully ended poverty …… never. 

But, the start of the second paragraph is telling.  To be sure, some people make it rich by chance and luck, rather than skill and effort.  A great example of this would be the post-turtle babbling this stupidity.  The overwhelming majority of wealthy people are wealthy because they’re driven, skilled, and shrewd. 

Apparently, Zero believes the wealthy are wealthy for no other reason than chance.  They won a lottery of sorts.  While this is typical of a leftard, it indicates there can be no progress made in lowering the amount of people in poverty as long as people like Zero make decisions for the poor. 

Here’s what we know by empirical historical data.  There will always be some people in poverty, in that how people deem poverty is subjective, and constantly moving.  Always will there be some poorer than others, except in a communist state, in which case, all would be equally poor, except for those in high government work.  They’re always less poor than the people.  We also know taxing the rich doesn’t help the poor in any manner, in any instance.  In the same sense, we know that throwing the taxed money at the poor doesn’t alleviate poverty, either.  Look at the graph above.  Today, we have more programs than ever, supposedly assisting the poor.  Yet, we have more than double the Food Stamp recipients than we had in 1990. 

Now, as I’ve stated, we’ll always have the poor with us.  Mind you, that didn’t come from me, I believe that thought was first expressed by Jesus Christ.  But, there are some things we can do to help the poor in this country.  We surely could have many meaningful and thought provoking discussions on this subject, but, I think anyone with an operating synapse would agree that the first step to easing the amount of people in poverty in the US should start with stopping the import of poverty stricken people!!!!!!

This isn’t rocket science, this isn’t brain surgery, and this isn’t hard economic theory. 

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16 Responses to Obama – His Economic Recovery — His Solution — And His Unfathomable Ignorance!

  1. DirkH says:

    “We surely could have many meaningful and thought provoking discussions on this subject, but, I think anyone with an operating synapse would agree that the first step to easing the amount of people in poverty in the US should start with stopping the import of poverty stricken people!!!!!!
    This isn’t rocket science, this isn’t brain surgery, and this isn’t hard economic theory. ”

    Our perspective is not the perspective of the ruling caste. Democrats / SPD want poor immigrants as Ersatzvolk voters; Reps / CDU want them as cheap workers. It makes perfect sense from their point of view.

    It also shows that the rift between populace and ruling class in the West is deeper than ever. This lost confidence will not be regained absent a big shakeup but will grow deeper until the shakeup happens. Full blown police state tactics will be (or are already) a sign of the nearing end (of the current arrangement, not the world).

    The change is not so noticeable over here but then we generally are more of a police state even on a good day.

  2. Latitude says:

    Obama just said he doesn’t even know any poor people……

    ” I mean, there’s some communities where I don’t know — not only do I not know poor people, I don’t even know people who have trouble paying the bills at the end of the month. I just don’t know those people.”

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/05/12/remarks-president-conversation-poverty-georgetown-university

  3. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Since we’re talking Obama here is some nice Dem on Dem fun:

    Obama accused of making ‘disrespectful’ and ‘sexist’ comments toward Warren

    Meanwhile the other Obama gave the commencement address at Tuskegee University:

    Obama’s resurrected bitter half inspired the graduates by complaining about people complaining about her. She complained about the “sting” of “daily slights” throughout her life and her poor, beleaguered husband’s. And then she complained. And complained. And complained some more.

    The Return of Obama’s Hoax-Spreading Bitter Half

    They’re a very sensitive family.

  4. cdquarles says:

    There should not be a debate about when human life begins. It begins at conception. ALWAYS has and always will. Every living human, born of a woman, had life given to him by God through the combination of the head of a sperm cell with an egg cell. The issue has, is and will be about when the third party known as the child has legal standing as a person and thus protection under the law to life, liberty and all that follows from that. Only life of mother strictly follows from justifiable homicide, for an abortion IS HOMICIDE, by definition. Letting the pro-aborts get away with ‘euphemisms’ that dehumanized babies is part of the problem (and yes there are parallels between the pro-aborts and the pro-chattel slavery & eugenics ‘progressives’). Rape/incest is shaky ground, but allowances there are going to be made. It is not the child’s fault that one parent raped another or that two people too closely related engaged in procreative activities. How many Einsteins or Edisons have we aborted among the some 50 million Americans (replaced by illegals, in a way) over the years? (Are there any Einsteins or Edisons among the illegals? /rhetorical)

    • suyts says:

      Fantastic!!! Some days, things/events fall into place where I’m able to write a few posts which are connected, but, not easily seen as connected. Today was such a day …. poverty, abortion, and food!

      At first, I thought you were commenting on the wrong thread. But, I see you’ve made the connection!

      When I say there should be a debate, it is in the context of the fact that there are millions of Americans who fervently believe life doesn’t start at conception. I believe we need to talk to these people. I believe getting these people to understand the babies can feel pain is a huge step forward.

      • cdquarles says:

        In a way, I did comment in the wrong thread, but they all did gel when I wrote it.

      • cdquarles says:

        That reminds me. What *are* they teaching in “sex ed”, which used to be known as health class back in the ‘old days’? Then again, I did have access to medical texts from the 40s/50s growing up that others didn’t due to having been fathered by a physician whose father may have been as well (family history isn’t too clear on that point). Am I the only boomer who remembers black and white microscopy plates of human sperm cells and egg cells? I may be conflating the health book from school with my dad’s books.

    • Mark Luhman says:

      The left has always believed in slavery, they are more that will to enslave anyone if it will push their agenda forward, the same is for killing. The left has no morals, they are truly evil history tell us that if only more people would look at the true history of the left, not the one the left has papered over.

    • Jim Masterson says:

      >>
      There should not be a debate about when human life begins.
      <<

      With my years of scientific training, I could never get around the fact that life starts at conception. And when two human gametes combine to form a human zygote, we’re dealing with a fully realized human being–just with one cell. When I supported abortion my legal stance was always from the point of view of justifiable homicide–never from the viewpoint of killing a non-human. If we’re trying to pass the idea that the child (fetus is somewhat dehumanizing) in the womb is a non-human, then it’s a non-starter to me. This is why I have a great deal of trouble with aborting a child after the first trimester. Twenty weeks is a step in the right direction.

      Of course, it will be tough to get it passed all the liberals/leftists in government.

      Jim

  5. gator69 says:

    There has been no recovery.

    re·cov·er·y rəˈkəv(ə)rē/ noun 1. a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.

    There is nothing “normal” about our economy. It has been artificially propped up with imaginary wealth.

    The unemployment figures are complete BS. In my old department at the bank, I watched top performers in my department retire early, or go on disability, rather than put up with the nonsense that resulted from Dodd-Frank. And those workers were not replaced. Banks have had to eliminate profitable positions in order to make room for auditors, and compensate for losses caused by Dodd-Frank. In 2008, we had about one auditor for every 50 actual workers, and when I left we had close to a one to one ratio.

    I still have friends in the industry, and it is still getting worse. Banks and credit unions are hiring part time workers whenever possible. Jobs that used to be performed by fully vested full time workers are now going to part time, and they are being counted as “jobs created”.

    Our economy may have gone from a nose dive to a belly flop, but it has not recovered, and will not recover without a severe correction.

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