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OBAMA: Middle-class lives aren’t improving

Letter by Craig A. Chilton, Bonney Lake on Sep. 9, 2013 at 11:07 am with No Comments »
September 9, 2013 3:24 pm

With Syria on the front burner, most people aren’t engaged in domestic politics. But there have been several recent letters from Obama supporters listing the Democrats’ worn-out talking points – the war on women, party of no, obstructionism, etc.

Kathleen Parker called these talking points “pure propaganda” (column, 8-4). I agree and would add “hypocritical.” During the Bush years, the Democrats actively sought to block judicial nominees, and Sen. Harry Reid and Barack Obama voted against raising the debt ceiling.

No mention is made in the letters about the mediocre Obama recovery. The unemployment rate is dropping primarily because 11 million people have dropped out of the work force, the majority of jobs created are part-time jobs and nearly half are in low-paying sectors. So much for President Obama’s promise of “good-paying jobs.”

No mention is made of the five scandals plaguing the Obama administration or the thousands of people who are losing their health coverage due to Obamacare. It’s not surprising that more than 60 percent of Americans think the country is on the wrong track.

Have the lives of the middle class really improved over the last five years? Median household income has dropped, gas prices are high and weak job growth appears to be the norm for the Obama economy.

Obama’s big-spending, big-government liberalism hasn’t worked for the middle class or the poor (the poverty rate is up). Are the American people finally seeing the big picture?

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