Phony scandals and the middle class

Fortunately, thanks to several speeches given by the President this week, we now know that Benghazi, the Department of Justice’s targeting of journalists, the IRS’s targeting of certain groups seeking tax exempt status, and NSA’s interception (and storage) of certain information about our daily communications, are all phony scandals.

With that now behind us, the President has decided to focus on middle class Americans who are not doing as well economically as the President, or anyone else, for that matter, believes they should.  So, the President believes we (i.e., the government) need to spend money so that the middle class has more money in their pockets.

So, I am compelled to ask, should that be the focus, why is the President determined to take money out of the pockets of the middle class?

Thanks to Obamacare, the middle class, who previously had employer paid health insurance, albeit not the current “government approved” health insurance, and who had a full time job, will now have no health insurance (unless they pay for it themselves with a small government subsidy), and a part time job.  According to the Congressional Budget Office, some 7 million Americans will lose their employer insurance because of Obamacare.  And, because of Obamacare, the 30 hour work week is becoming so common place that even the labor unions who supported Obamacare are demanding the law be changed.

Then, of course, we have the Keystone pipeline, or rather, the lack thereof.  It is claimed that the construction of the pipeline would create some 40,000 mostly middle class jobs.

And what about the coal industry that the administration is intent upon destroying?  What happens to the miners, and the haulers, whether by truck, barge or railroad, who will soon be unemployed?

I’m sorry to say this, Mr. President, but I think the scandals are real, and your sudden interest in the middle class is phony.


16 replies
  1. stinkfoot
    stinkfoot says:

    Considering the results of his interest in the economy, foreign policy, and health care, his interest in the middle class had better be phony- otherwise it’s frightening.

  2. JollyRoger
    JollyRoger says:

    I’d read a story recently that Obama wants to rewrite the Constitution and Pelosi said there has never been a man more qualified to write the Constitution.  It’s getting harder to tell where the news ends and the absurd humor picks up.  Every thing he does is a diversion from a more important issue or scandal. The man is a few fries short of a happy meal!

    • stinkfoot
      stinkfoot says:

      He couldn’t divert if the media didn’t enable it.  “A few fries short…” implies to me wholesome intent which is something I do not give him or his ilk any credit for.  He is operating within parameters furnished by a complicit media, pantomime opposition that predictably throws the game, and most importantly a willfully inattentive population whose lack of vigilance is netting exactly what is deserved.

    • stinkfoot
      stinkfoot says:

      I respectfully counter that an even bigger scandal is the media refusal to cover the scandals not only Benghazi, IRS, etc., but also the scandalous policies.  There’s a far bigger problem that surrounds and abets a tyrant who is bent on flossing his posterior with the Constitution and Bill of Rights- itself being enabled by popular inattention of the willfully misinformed.

  3. animal lover
    animal lover says:

    Its scary to think that many of his followers  believe whatever he says, I watched the speech and the majority of them were nodding their heads when he said that.

    • bien-pensant
      bien-pensant says:

      I can’t stand listening to the him. His sing-songy delivery I find maddening. I have no clue how people buy into the things he says.

      Are they such sycophants? Is that what partisan democrats are, mind-numbed robots?

  4. Vizionmusic
    Vizionmusic says:

    I was at Shop-Rite in Manchester yesterday morning- really early so almost nobody else shopping. A checkout cashier ( a retired lady..late 60’s or so ) commented as ( we ) bagged my groceries, ‘how terrible things were…the ECONOMY…no JOB’S!’ etc… I said, ‘People get what they VOTE for’ and she started on the ‘everything is Bush’s fault thing! I cut her off and said there were TOO MANY people like HER who were blind. That Obama is causing this chaos ( then ‘campaigning’ against what he himself is CAUSING! )… Oh..she was adamant ‘that wasn’t the case’ so I said to her, “What do you think of the job out illustrious governor here in Ct is doing?” She replied…’Oh, not good at all’ & I ended with “You probably VOTED for him…and you probably will again!” and walked off- disgusted.. THIS is the problem- there really ARE too many ‘ignorant, or ill-informed’ or CLOSE-minded people ( especially from the baby boomers and up ) so we’re probably doomed.

  5. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    What is it, 10 phony pivots to the economy to date?  He should have screwed himself into the ground by now.  Or is it digging a hole…..?

  6. JollyRoger
    JollyRoger says:

    I still don’t know why there’s criticism of “birthers”!  This is the most unvetted B.S. artist ever!  Question everything about him!  He’s illegitimate, he lied and people died, played more golf than GWB, he’s not my president, he’s a pot head, chicken-hawk…  Will his records ever become unsealed- like the divorce records of the guy he was campaigning against in Chicago?

    • bien-pensant
      bien-pensant says:

      It is easier to say what Obama ISN’T than to describe what he is and stands for.  This is intentional on the part of the democrat party. By being nothing, he can’t be blamed for much.
      You and I can be unhappy with his policies, appointments, proposals and the laws he has championed. He is a chameleon. Certainly he is the most changeable politician. He can say one thing and in his next speech say something totally opposite. In this he is abetted by the large media. He gives a lot of speeches, appears on television far too frequently. Any one person could never listen to and list all of the separate promises he has made and then left unfulfilled.  Without the media to remind the uninterested American public, he gets away with it! Dirty tricks? He certainly didn’t do it. Not him …

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