Thanks Barack… Typical U.S. Household Worth One Third Less Than Under Bush

Obamanomics In Action: Typical US Household Worth One-Third Less Than Under Bush – Gateway Pundit

Another Obama record…

AMERICANS GETTING POORER – HOUSEHOLD NET WORTH IN DECLINE

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The median household net worth under Obama is one-third what it was during the Bush years.

Under Barack Obama American households are worth two-thirds of what they were worth under George W. Bush.

The New York Times reported:

Economic inequality in the United States has been receiving a lot of attention. But it’s not merely an issue of the rich getting richer. The typical American household has been getting poorer, too.

The inflation-adjusted net worth for the typical household was $87,992 in 2003. Ten years later, it was only $56,335, or a 36 percent decline, according to a study financed by the Russell Sage Foundation. Those are the figures for a household at the median point in the wealth distribution – the level at which there are an equal number of households whose worth is higher and lower. But during the same period, the net worth of wealthy households increased substantially.

The Russell Sage study also examined net worth at the 95th percentile. (For households at that level, 94 percent of the population had less wealth and 4 percent had more.) It found that for this well-do-do slice of the population, household net worthincreased 14 percent over the same 10 years. Other research, by economists like Edward Wolff at New York University, has shown even greater gains in wealth for the richest 1 percent of households.

Hat Tip Banafsheh Zand

It should come as no surprise then that Republicans overwhelmingly represent the middle class districts by almost a two-to-one ratio.

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Matt Walsh has an intervention for Obamabots

BRILLIANT!

I’m not here to attack you. I’m here to reach out with a joyful message of hope. I’m also not here to tell you to become a Republican. I’m not a Republican; I’m proudly and aggressively unaffiliated with any political party. And I know your immediate, visceral, instinctual reaction, when someone challenges you or your Leader, is to shout, “BUT YOU DIDN’T SAY THIS WHEN BUSH DID [xyz]!” Well, I was a kid when Bush came into office, but for what it’s worth, I did criticize many of his actions and policies. When he signed the No Child Left Behind Act, for instance, I was vociferously opposed. And I let everyone at the lunch table know about it.

So, I’ve disarmed your only defense mechanisms. You can’t bring Republicans into this one, because I’m not a Republican. You can’t hit me with the “you didn’t say this when Bush did…” routine, because I did say it. I’ve taken your only shield, and now you stand before me; naked, exposed.

Wait. Stop. Don’t run. This, my friends, is an intervention. For over five years you’ve danced on the sidelines and cheered as the most dishonest, manipulative, destructive, narcissistic, incompetent, corrupt, liberty-hating, anti-constitutional president in US history ran roughshod over the American people and the American way of life. For over five years, my fellow countrymen, you’ve waved your pompoms for a tyrant. Your Leader is not a good man. He can be redeemed, as we can all be redeemed, but his actions have been truly heinous. Remember: I don’t say that because I’m a Republican. I do not say it because I’m a Bush fan. I say it because it’s true; and it’s a truth that is entirely unavoidable.

Stop… No, stop right there. I can already hear you: “But.. but… but a lot of presidents have done bad things.” Yes, yes they have. But we’re talking about THIS president right now. And, it just so happens, THIS president has done things that no other president would have dreamed of doing.

If you do just one thing today, read this whole piece!

 

Every time I hear Jeb Bush 2016, I throw up in my mouth

Full disclosure, I voted for Jeb in 1994, when I still lived in Florida. I voted for his father in 1988 and 1992, and yes, I voted for “W” in 1998 as Texas Governor, and in 2000 and 2004 for president. I am not a Bush hater. But, Jeb is way too “moderate” for my taste, and I think another squishy Republican is the last thing we need in 2016. So, I do not cheer when I hear Jeb Bush flirting with a possible run.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush won’t confirm he’s a candidate for the next presidential race, but he sounded like a White House hopeful Monday, declaring his party in need of leadership.

“I have a voice, I want to share my beliefs about how the conservative movement and the Republican party can regain its footing, because we’ve lost our way,” he told TODAY’s Matt Lauer.

Bush said he wouldn’t rule out a run in 2016, “but I won’t declare today either.”

I doubt he could win the nomination frankly, although I am sure Karl Rove and the establishment would love him. He is just the type of Republican they swoon over. It is too early to be speculating about 2016 to me. That whole 2014 midterm is a lot closer, and that is a crucial election. We really need the Senate back in GOP hands folks. 

 

Boy, some people just do not get how “cool” Obama is I guess

After the Stare of the Union speech, ah sermon, ah campaign event last night you might be wondering what other regular Americans thought of it. I overheard several conversations at the airport today, and, suffice it to say, the thumbs were not pointing up. Over at Wyblog, Chris is less than impressed

Universal preschool? Yeah, because starting the progressive indoctrination at age 5 is sometimes too late. Gotta get ‘em when they’re really young and impressionable. By kindergarten some kids already believe in God, and that cuts down on their ability to pledge unvarnished fealty to the State.

How else can he expect to create a nation of sheeple who’ll let him play dictator via the Executive Order(s) of the Day? The government is smarter than you; go back to watchingAmerican Idol and leave the thinking to us!

Gun Control! Now! Because children.

How about ponies? Children want ponies too. I’ll bet I can find a boatload of YouTube videos of kids asking for a pony. Are those kids any less earnest than the kids begging Dear Leader to take away my guns?

If I wanted a child to run the country I would have voted for one. Can we put the adults back in charge? Please?

“The fact is, the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15.” Um, no. Sorry Sport. Not even close. Get your facts straight.

Oh, who am I kidding? To his followers, anything Dear Leader says is automatically a Fact. Unless you’re a racist.

He’s reduced the deficit by $2.5 Trillion. He said it, it must be true. In some alternate universe.

Of course, Obamabots do reside in an alternate universe. A universe where the terrible economy of President Bush was Bush’s fault but the terrible economy of Obama’s first term is, well that is Bush’s fault as well. A universe where that evil President Bush spent WAY TOO MUCH! A universe where the Obamassiah spent way more than Bush, but that is OK, I mean he had to spend more, because, apparently, the only way to fix too overspending is by spending more. Oh, and that unemployment rate? Bush’s fault!

So, basically, this is what Obama says he wants. He wants to spend more, tax more, gut the military, embrace our enemies, tell our friends to go screw themselves, and oh yes, create lots of green jobs, you know, because that worked so well during the first four years of Obamanomics. Oh, and, of course, Obama tells us that whole sequester notion that he cooked up? Well that is the Republican’s fault now, an evil plot to take food from children or something. Of course, he pitched for more gun control laws, and more government solutions for everything.

So, I suppose there is but one thing to learn here America. Obama is not the solution, he is the problem

 

Biden blames Bush, forgets about Obama’s spending spree

And Chris at Wyblog will not allow Crazy Uncle Joe to get away with that Read it all, LOTS more at the link

It’s always “blame Bush.” Easier than taking responsibility. Or solving the problem. The thing is though, Joe Biden was right there cheering along with everyone else when those two wars were approved.

Biden pointed to Ryan and blamed the recession on “this man voting to put two wars on a credit card…” The only problem with this assertion is then-Sen. Joe Biden voted for those “two wars on credit cards” too. He doesn’t want you to know that, but it’s absolutely true.

Oops. Talk about an inconvenient truth.

Then there’s the equally inconvenient fact that when it comes to putting stuff “on credit cards” Obama makes Bush look like a piker. Here’s my favorite chart again:

 

Attention Liberals THIS is what real charity and compassion look like

President Bush does not stop at talking the talk on compassion and charity, he walks the walk. Unlike the Left, which thinks charity involves taxing the rich, and spreading the wealth around, and pursuing other ventures which involve equality of outcome, rather than equality of opportunity, President Bush actually helps people, with HIS money and HIS efforts. Donald Douglas has video

Here is more from Bush’s trip to Africa

Former President George W. Bush showed his compassionate side by spending Fourth of July at an orphanage in Zambia.

The 66-year-old and his wife Laura visited the Kasisi Children’s Home in Lusaka, one of the largest orphanages in the country.

Pictures released during Mr Bush’s one-week stay in Africa show him tenderly hugging a young boy and holding a baby while his wife looks on.

Much more at the link, including some great photos. I would love to show these to one Kanye West, the no-talent wannabe thug who said the Bush hates Black people.

Shouldn’t a president have class? Obama Insulted former President Bush during his portrait-hanging ceremony

What a tool! 

President Obama on Thursday twisted the knife he’d stuck in his predecessor’s legacy, reminding former President George W. Bush that he left the economy a mess and al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden alive when he left the White House three years ago.

“The months before I took the oath of office were a chaotic time,” Obama told a crowd of mostly former Bush administration officials and members of the Bush family, including Bush’s parents, former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush.

“We knew our economy was in trouble, our fellow Americans were in pain, but we wouldn’t know until later just how breathtaking the financial crisis had been,” Obama continued, raising some eyebrows among the Bush crowd seated just a few feet away.

Awful, classless, and tactless. Obama acts like a petulant child far too often. Bush, to his credit showed class, and got in a couple of digs of his own. 

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A few minutes later, a grinning Bush took the podium and the friendly crowd erupted in loud applause, with some shouting and whistling for the former president.

“Behave yourselves,” Bush drawled playfully. Turning to first lady Michelle Obama, he said, “Madame First Lady, thank you so much for inviting our rowdy friends to my hanging.” The crowd again roared its approval.

Bush thanked the members of his administration who were in attendance and introduced his wife, former first lady Laura Bush.

“It is my privilege to introduce the greatest first lady ever,” he said, then paused to acknowledge his mother. “Sorry, Mom,” he quipped.

As for his portrait, Bush suggested to Obama that when he is “wandering” the White House halls wrestling with tough decisions, that he will “now be able to gaze at this portrait and ask, ‘What would George do?’ ” Obama laughed.

See the difference? Bush could have used the occasion to slam Obama for his horrid record on jobs, and the economy in general, or his record of insulting our allies, but, Bush has more class. Odd isn’t it? For all the Left’s disdain for Bush. For all their smearing him as a moron, and his “inartful” speech, it is their hero, President Obama, that displays no social or intellectual graces. What a great contrast. Two men, who have held the highest office in the world, one with class, and humility. The other with a petty, spiteful attitude more befitting an angry teenager who had their XBox taken away.

Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee endorse Marco Rubio

Big News! And very good news! It is encouraging that some big GOP guns are starting to back Rubio over Crist!

Donald Douglas is gloating about scooping everyone on this story and I salute him! Meaqnwhile Lance Burri is bragging as well.