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I didn't know this: Under Obama's leadership there was a 23% increase of billionares in the USA.

Posted by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 10:48 PM
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The Insiders: Does the White House think no one will notice the Obamacare hypocrisy?

By Ed Rogers, Published: July 30 at 3:52 pmE-mail the writer

Last night on Fox News' "Special Report," Charles Krauthammer eloquently exposed President Obama's ability - or preference - to remain oblivious to the economic conditions he has created. Maybe the president is in denial, or maybe the bubble that he has constructed shields him from any unpleasant conclusions. Whatever the case, Krauthammer points out that as a direct result of Obama's economic policies, "the median income of the middle class of Americans has declined by 5% in his one term," and we are experiencing "growing income inequality, chronic unemployment . . . [and] the worst recovery since World War II."

This is his pivot face. (Larry Downing/Reuters)

President Obama (Larry Downing/Reuters)

It is stunning that President Obama himself said "this growing inequality is not just morally wrong" but "bad economics," as if he had nothing to do with it. In his recent "economic pivot," which started with his speech at Knox College in Illinois on July 24, no one has mentioned that since Obama took office in 2009, he has created an economy of renters and part-time jobs while the number of billionaires in the United States has increased by more than 23 percent. The hypocrisy is remarkable. How can the president get away with railing against an economy of his own making?

Obama's ability to remain so oblivious to reality is also convenient when one looks at how Obamacare's implementation is unfolding. In an underreported, jaw-dropping exposure, Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner details how the National Treasury Employees Union - that's right, the union that represents the IRS - is "urging members to write their congressional representatives in opposition to receiving coverage" through Obamacare.  In other words, Obama's tool of choice for enforcing Obamacare and imposing it on the rest of us, the IRS, wants no part of Obamacare for themselves.

The union's campaign follows House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp's introduction of a bill that would remove lawmakers and federal employees from the current federal health benefits program and move them into the Obamacare insurance exchanges. Congressman Camp offered this bill, according to his spokeswoman, because "If the Obamacare exchanges are good enough for hardworking Americans and small businesses . . . they should be good enough for . . . federal employees."  Hopefully, Republican members of Congress can seize on this idea and go agency by agency, legislating that all federal employees be subject to the Obamacare exchanges. Would President Obama veto that bill? Would Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid even let it come to the floor for a vote? Anyway, shout out to Congressman Camp.

Similarly, the president's hypocrisy extends to the administration's efforts to sell Obamacare. The National Review's Eliana Johnson reports that Obamacare call centers in California are not offering health insurance benefits to their employees. And not only are the very people who are supposed to be selling Americans on the benefits of Obamacare not going to get those benefits themselves, but at least half of the call-center jobs are only part-time jobs, not full-time positions as originally advertised. Again, the glaring hypocrisy shines through.

Every part of Obamacare is a growing political burden on the Democrats. But it's the hypocrisy that will fuel resentment among voters and drive turnout in November 2014. It will be interesting to see what August brings, and what vulnerable Democratic members of Congress, particularly those in the Senate, will witness for themselves in town hall meetings during recess, as victims of the calamity that is Obamacare begin to show up and vocalize their disapproval. Will they follow Obama's lead and adopt the president's "remain oblivious" strategy, or will they begin to demand some political relief?  For the Democrats on the ballot in 2014, it's only going to get worse.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2013/07/30/the-insiders-does-the-white-house-think-no-one-will-notice-the-obamacare-hypocrisy/

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pvtjokerus
by Ruby Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 10:48 PM

And this came from the Washington Post.

celestegood
by Silver Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 10:50 PM
Affordable care act.
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pvtjokerus
by Ruby Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 10:53 PM

 R U referring to Obama tax?


Quoting celestegood:

Affordable care act.


 

smalltowngal
by Platinum Member on Aug. 1, 2013 at 3:26 AM
Well, the stock market has been reaching news highs so this isn't surprising.
Aestas
by Gold Member on Aug. 1, 2013 at 5:15 AM

It's an opinion piece from the Post's blog. About the author:

Ed Rogers is a contributor to the PostPartisan blog, where he spars with Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen under the “Insiders” banner. He is also chairman of the lobbying and communications firm BGR Group, which he founded with now-Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour in 1991. Rogers has been involved with numerous Republican political campaigns, including the presidential campaigns of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. In the first Bush White House, he reported to chief of staff John Sununu. In the Reagan White House, he worked in the office of political affairs.

Quoting pvtjokerus:

And this came from the Washington Post.


celestegood
by Silver Member on Aug. 1, 2013 at 7:40 AM
Its not Obamacare, although its been coined as such. Its actually named the affordable care act.

Quoting pvtjokerus:

 R U referring to Obama tax?




Quoting celestegood:

Affordable care act.



 

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MomTiara19
by Silver Member on Aug. 1, 2013 at 7:54 AM
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Just seems to me Obamas critics just keep throwing a bunch of crap on the wall and hope it sticks.It is scare tactics.

There is alot of resentment if Obamacare helps alot of people with no health insurance or pre-existing condtions,or his attempts at proposals to keep the economy afloat.

 

SherryBerry106
by on Aug. 1, 2013 at 8:06 AM

I don't know how it is surprising - Wall Street was his biggest donator, he is a Communist Coporate Crony - he needs friends with billions to destroy the middle class, while his poor black supporters get less wealthy and more vocally supportive.

Brilliant stategy by President Axelrod - I will give David that.

RandRMomma
by Maya on Aug. 1, 2013 at 8:25 AM
This is a blog. Otherwise, known as an opinion piece. This isn't fact. Obama is NOT directly responsible for these people becoming billionares. What a reach. Correlation without causation.

On another note, I would like people on all sides to wake up and realizes that all politicians are raging hypocrites. If they weren't hypocrites, they wouldn't be politicians. Lol
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