Maybe yes, maybe no. After reviewing the statistics released by the Census Bureau it's hard to imagine how rabid Obamites can still sing his praises.
Based on the 2009 figures (note: this being 2011 it always amazes me the Feds can't manage to produce current stats) the average median wealth (not income, wealth ie: assets) of a white family was roughly $113,000. The average median wealth of a black family was roughly $5,700. That's a 20:1 ratio. If that sounds as bad to you as it does to me consider this. Before Obama the ratio was 7:1. Bad but not as bad.
True, you can make statistics say whatever you like but if nothing else, these tell us without a doubt who suffers most in the current employment crisis. As my oldest son says, "These poor folks are losing their assets". I do not believe in distribution of wealth. I believe in keeping what you earn to spend, save or donate as you like. I also believe in equal opportunity for all.
This President is destroying the very 'folks' he promised to take care of if elected. He has done the opposite by any measuring stick you care to choose. In the words of Paul Krugman, "What evidence do we have that Obama knows what he's doing?" Krugman, by the way, is a staunch Obama supporter.
We don't need more speeches. We don't need more rhetoric. We need more opportunity for all, especially those on the verge of losing everything. We need Washington to get out of the way and let us do what we do best. You and I make this country what it is or what it will be. We are the worker bees. We built this hive. It's ours! It doesn't belong to Washington. It doesn't belong to any elected official, not even the President.
Here is a link to the full report on the Pew Research Center website: http://pewsocialtrends.org/2011/07/26/w … hispanics/
First, regarding your amazement that "feds can't produce current stats," it takes time, money, and manpower to properly collect and analyze data. We're just past the mid-point of 2011; 2009 data is quite current.
Second, you are right that blacks have been disproportionately affected by the recession. However, since Obama had only been in office for one year when the data was collected, your conclusion that "this President is destroying the very 'folks' he promised to take care of if elected" cannot rationally be supported or refuted by this data. In addition, your statement implies that the 'folks' Obama promised to take care of were black folks; I don't recall Obama ever saying that and I challenge you to provide evidence that he did.
Lastly, the definition of rhetoric is "the undue use of exaggeration or display; bombast." Your post is a great example of the very thing you say we don't need.
IT doesn't matter if you're better off, Obama had little to nothing to do with it.
Just a refresher: Obama hasn't ended a single war, he's actually started a new war or two, Gitmo is still open, and he signed the continuation of the Patriot Act.
Out with him.
Yep, in many ways, he's just to the right of Richard Nixon.
I say this as a purely casual English person - I would have thought us English would have heard of these two wars he had started using the US military. It can't be the war in Libya as that is a civil war and started before the US got involved and in fact before the US got involved other countries did eg France and the UK (a bit like WWI and WWII in that respect!).
Things were better in the 90's, sorry but so much for progress.During the bush years everyone was cashing in on their house,I knew they were screwing themselves.Today with commodities deregulation,the traders are getting rich and screwing the rest of the world with inflated prices for no good reason except greed. All BS aside ,the only terrorist attack on American soil actually happened on Bush's watch,makes me wonder???
"the only terrorist attack on American soil actually happened on Bush's watch,makes me wonder???"
Know what makes me wonder?
How you could be so wrong but think you're so right?
I guess now should be the time to tell you that the attack on the World Trade Center ON 09/11/01 was the SECOND time it had been attacked.
History, its a wonderful thing.
Second time but many problems with OFFICIAL story? Ok you got me they blew up the garage.
I think we are all holding status quo. Just floating waiting for the next idiotic shoe to drop.
ex-pat is looking real right now!
Where did they get those stats from? I believe we are all floating in this boat together waiting for the tide to come in. The balance in that ratio is off
by Xenonlit 6 years ago
The Republicans will not get away with this "Better off than four years ago" business. They already said that they will do anything to bring down the government and the first Black president. Apparently, they were prepared to destroy our nation in the process.For the most recent ...
by Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago
Were you better off before or after Obama became the president?Tell the truth! I'm not referring to the nation's economy. I'm referring to your personal household.
by Mary Krenz 6 years ago
Do you believe that we are better off with Obama or better off without him and why?
by The Frog Prince 6 years ago
Are you better off now than you were when Obama assumed office in January of 2009?This weekend I watched the news shows and not one Obama surrogate gave a straight answer. So now I ask you since the past 4 years has taken its toll on you.
by John Ceccon 2 years ago
Are you better off now, or before Obama?
by junko 7 years ago
I often wonder if America would be better or worse now,if John and Sarah won and Obama lost.
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