Does the president know what the middle class is, or when he talks about his new jobs plan is he stumping for something else? His renewed pleas for spending sound like he is talking about families making incomes a lot closer to the poverty line than the $50,502 that defines America’s median,¹ one of the only ways we have to measure the health of the middle because the government doesn’t like to rely on income.
Who would have thought that our president and the Founding Fathers have so much in common? Barack Obama’s call to elevate the wealthiest Americans above the herd by asking them to do more than their fair share reeks of elitism and demands that the rich receive something extra in return for shouldering the country’s burdens.
Instead of threatening opposition paychecks, members of Congress should concentrate on taking less of ours. It is hard to conceive of the twisted thought process behind never passing a budget, then raising the debt ceiling in anticipation of a budget that is not going to be approved.
Now that Barack Obama has his foot in the door with across-the-board tax increases, Democrats are already demanding more before we hear the first wails from middle income America as workers realize that their take home pay has been skimmed by the government.
Should North Dakota and Nebraska residents be lying awake at night, worrying about whether the federal budget crisis will mean less money flowing to states with crushing debt loads? States are just as concerned about the annual yuletide federal budget battle as you are, because in the Obama economy we share and share alike.
There is an enormous difference between the Middle America Capitol Hill lawmakers are fighting over and the lives many middle class Americans lead. Patronizing gibberish like the White House Protecting the Middle Class News¹ trumpets the importance of $2,000 to a middle class existence, $77.00 in our biweekly paychecks and a sign of the pity and contempt with which our federal overseers view us.
What do democracy in the Middle East, teachers, super PACS, our suffering middle class, and the conniving wealthy have in common? They have all been used by the Obama disinformation and government propaganda mill to manipulate public opinion. Are taxpayers paying the president to oversee the spread of disinformation and to ensure that Congress passes laws to turn White House myth into reality?