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The unprecedented increase in unemployment has no doubt effected every U.S. citizen in one way shape or form. If you have not been laid off, then chances are you are close to someone who has been. You probably even have one or more within your family that has been let go in the past year. It touches the heart to hear of loved ones losing so much and then struggling month after month to find a way to replace the lost income. But who has been hurt the most throughout this financial recession? Believe it or not, it is the majority of those who voted Barack Obama into the Presidency, it is the Democrats and Independents.
Back in January of this year, when the unemployment rate was at 7.6%, many blamed President Bush for the unemployment disaster. And while he did play his own part in allowing the first stimulus package and the buy out of many banks, it was made dramatically worse by President Obama. Obama did not allow the economy to simply heal on its own, he pushed to further the national debt, crippling the U.S. dollar, and all the while convincing many Americans that it was the proper course of action to stimulate the economy.
President Obama and the mainstream media has since then lied numerous times telling the public the economy is growing, that unemployment rates are improving, and that we are going in the “right” direction. This could not be further than from the truth. And yet, his loyal followers, who are taking the brunt of the economic crisis, still listen and believe with unemployment now at a staggering 10.2%.
Why is it that those who are suffering the most from this situation continue unfailing support of the Obama administration? Is it that so many have grown so dependent on the government that they are still encouraged by the empty promises of Obama? Perhaps it’s the vainess of sticking beside one’s own race without question? Or maybe it is like rooting for your favorite football team, no matter what you will go with your political party for better or for worse. Many Americans regardless of social standing do not like to admit when they have made a mistake. What ever the case is, I think it can be all of the above. Sadly, according to Rasmussen Reports it is Obama’s supporters, the Democrats and the minority population, that are being hit the hardest by unemployment.
The data collected by the Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey states:
“Data from Rasmussen Reports national telephone surveys shows that 15.0% of Democrats in the workforce are currently unemployed and looking for a job. Among adults not affiliated with either major party, that number is 15.6% while just 9.9% of Republicans are in the same situation.”
How do I know who supported Obama the most? As reported by BBC News on exit polls in their article Who Voted For Obama, he had the most support from first time voters, young voters, Democrats, and minority groups. And ironically, 62% of those who voted for Barack Obama cited that the economy was their main factor. Since his appointment to office, it has only worsened and regressed at a rate that no one ever thought possible.
What has our President that promised so much hope and change done to improve our economic woes? Why, he has made them far more and far worse. If you were in deep financial debt would you try to get out by spending more money? No, of course not. You would hunker down and take out the frivolous things in your life to make up the difference while paying back what you owe little by little. Yet, this administration instead took it upon themselves to spend not only our money, but our children and our grandchildren’s money, in the hopes of stimulating an economy that had already been overspent.
Those who were in financial trouble would have been better off to slip into bankruptcy and to lose a few jobs rather than to become slaves to the federal government who bought out their stocks to “save” them. No company is too big to fail. Instead, the deeds of the Obama administration has bankrupted the entire nation and left us in debt to other countries. In the meantime, those who provide the unshaken support of our President suffer the hardest in false hope that he will somehow rescue them by paying their gas and mortgage. Is the Democrat party so hungry for power that they are willing to make more people dependent on the government in supplying their every need like with this healthcare bill, giving them the power over our very health and well-being? It will spiral America into more economic hardship and leave us at the mercy of the country with the greatest stock in America (a.k.a. China). In a once Republic nation that is now resembling a socialist/communist country, how ironic that we look to China for support at this time. (Why else did you think Obama is spending so much time over there?)
It is really getting old seeing the media, the Democrats, and even President Obama claim that the Republican party and Independent party have provided no alternative bills to health care. This could not be further from the truth. The parties other than Democrats have offered numerous bills and amendments only to have them left in committee or scrapped altogether because it does not follow the President’s and the Democrat’s agenda.
President Obama has not met with any GOP members since April of this year and has not looked at any legislation presented by GOP members at all. And he doesn’t intend to either. The reason I say this is because he makes this clear in the executive order he signed on April 8, 2009 which created the White House Office of Health Reform. In this document it states that one of this departments functions is to “integrate the President’s policy agenda concerning health reform across the Federal Government.” This tells me, that he had a concrete vision of what he wants included in health reform and wants it to be spread throughout the Federal Government to support that agenda. So why would he entertain any other ideas? He wouldn’t, he hasn’t, and he is not going to do so in the future. The speeches of how Obama wants bipartisanship is all for show and are completely empty.
On national television Obama has spoken lies saying that he would listen and embrace alternative solutions to the health care bill presented by Democrats, along with the claims of receiving nothing. Yet there have been over 800 amendments to health care presented by the GOP and 40 actual BILLS to health care.
How is it that the liberal media is just all out ignoring this? We have the ability to look on the government websites and investigate for ourselves what is being offered in our House and Senate. Yet, most of America seems to be content with just sitting on the couch and listening to the basic evening news tell them what is going on without even a thought of questioning their sources. Well, here is the hard work done for the most part for anyone who does not think that the “other side” is contributing to health care reform; you can find the bills here, click on “Read the RSC Proposals For Health Care Reform” to download the Microsoft Word document.
Millions of Americans do not want government run health care, and for a good reason. Talk to those already on state run health care or families in the military, there is nothing but a long list of complaints. This is what we would have to look forward to with the Democrats plan along with more taxes, more economic burdens, financial collapse, and much more. This includes insuring illegal immigrants, don’t believe it? Obama himself promised while visiting Mexico not long ago that he would push for amnesty, which would make illegals, illegal no more. For more information see my other posts on health care here.
Taxpayers stormed Washington, D.C. yesterday in record numbers. Fed up with overspending, and fear of the government taking over health care, protesters came in from all around the country to let political leaders in Washington know that they simply had enough. The number of supporters that came range from the thousands, ten thousand, to 2 million as reported by the London Daily Mail. What ever the number is you can surely see by the over view pictures (courtesy of World Net Daily) that this was no small crowd.
Miraculously, the White House stated that they were unaware of the rally, and that President was out of town in Minneapolis, Minnesota to promote his health care plans. Isn’t that interesting? We all know that he knew that there was going to be a rally, but like always he decided to avoid listening to the other side. I must say that out of all my years of being interested in politics I have never seen such a partisan president as I have seen in President Obama. Both President Bush and President Clinton always showed signs of not only listening to the other side, but even compromising when need. Obama stated that his door is always open, but he has not had a meeting with political leaders of the Republican Party since April and has avoided requests to do so since then. Simple put, the Democrats have basically shut the door to the Republicans on this and many other issues.
This attitude that the Democrats are displaying, will no doubt hurt them in the next coming elections in 2010. Hopefully, Republicans can undo most of the damage that the liberals are doing to our great nation.
Are you surprised? I’m sure your not. We should have seen this coming. I remember my parents teaching me, “If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.” And that has been proved right in so many aspects of life that it is mind boggling. But one thing many people wouldn’t quickly suspect would be a program parading around as some kind of charity or stimulus as having a hidden rule. That hidden rule is that “up to $4500” that you “received” for that clunker is now considered part of your taxable income. How convenient this comes out after the program is done away with. Not to mention, I am not too happy with what they did with all those “clunkers”. Instead of giving them to people who are without transportation and actually desperately need a car, they send them to big truck rallies for smashing entertainment or off to be made into scrap metal. I suppose when it comes to the new administration there is always going to be a catch.
Edward M. Kennedy, known as “the lion of the Senate”, was also known to be a supporter of the health care reform bill. Now with his passing away, would Democrats and President Barack Obama see it as their opportunity to get a few more unsure supporters off the bench to get the health care reform passed? It really would not surprise me. Nothing would at this point. Having heard Senators and Congressman calling those opposed to the bill names and talking about using the reconciliation process to bypass the opposition, why would they not stoop to using a man who is now resting in peace? I think we will hear it by tomorrow at the latest. I can hear it now, “Let’s do this for our good friend and loyal servant Edward M. Kennedy, it is what he would have wanted.” I hope that none of those that are leaning away from the health care bill would be so easily swayed. But, as with all things, only time will tell.
This opinion is based on the following article: