“He is for the middle class. Here are just a few of the comments made by President Barack Obama in recent months: “Rebuilding our economy starts with strengthening the middle class. Extending tax breaks on 98 percent of families now would give hardworking Americans the security and confidence they need.” In July 2012, during a visit to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he said, ‘The vision of a strong middle class is what we’re fighting for. What we need is somebody who’s going to fight every single day to grow the middle class because that’s how our economy grows, from the middle out, from the bottom up, where everybody has got a shot. That’s how the economy grows.’ Enough said.” (Michael Lynch)
If only comments actually fixed problems.
A reality check for Mr. Lynch:
“The American middle class, like the American economy in general, is ailing. Labor-force participation has hit a 35-year low. Median household income is lower than it was five years ago. Only the top 5 percent of households have seen their incomes rise under President Obama.”
“The unemployment rate has been 7.5 percent or higher for 54 straight months, coincidentally since President Barack Obama was inaugurated in 2009, CNSNews.com reports. It is the first time that the unemployment rate has ever stayed at 7.5 percent or higher for that long ever since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began calculating the national unemployment rate in 1948.”
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