Open Forum: Obama duping the poor — Those with lower incomes fail to see impact of policies
Posted: December 28, 2012
Some deem elections as battles waged for partisan victory at all costs, apart from the betterment of country and no matter who suffers.
While pontificating about Obama supporters Nov. 7, MSNBC host Chris Matthews embodied that conviction: “Good work for them. Good work for him. A good day for America.”
Chris gloated and summed it up – mass suffering was, “A good day for America,” so long as it helped Democrats win.
Considering that, Guss Morrison deserves credit for proving something he didn't intend in his Dec. 7 Open Forum contribution, “Get over it!” He unwittingly points out that human suffering is welcomed by liberals, so long as it helps them win.
While gloating and mocking Gov. Romney’s campaign, Guss attributed Obama’s win to specific voting blocs that, in his opinion, reflect “the wisdom and voting power of the masses that proved the valiant road to victory for the president.”
While musing over his sycophancy, I weighed those voting blocs for “wisdom,” but instead found desperation. People fall easy prey to deception when blinded by financial hardship, and Obama proved himself a shameless opportunist.
“Mr. Obama won the 18- to 29-year-old vote (60-37 percent).” Young people were duped into believing that well–paying jobs are on the horizon.
Eighty-five percent of college grads moved back home this year with 54 percent of the under-25 group unemployed, and 29 percent of all persons ages 25-34 now live with their parents, according to the U.S. Census.
Obama hides the ruinous economic effect of ObamaCare by quoting a 7.7 percent unemployment rate, when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics places the actual rate at 14.4 percent.
Obama won unmarried women by 36 points. Without delivering entitlement reform and well-paying jobs that make working more attractive than welfare, Obama dooms millions to poverty.
Unmarried women are four times more likely to have Medicaid than married women, and there are 47.6 births per 1,000 unmarried women aged 15-44, according to Centers for Disease Control data.
Seventy-five percent of mothers on food stamps also receive welfare benefits (U.S. Census), and 40 percent of never-married mothers receive welfare for 10 years or more (Harvard University study). Among those earning less than $50,000 a year, Mr. Obama won 60-38 (percent).
Obama supporters from this group believed his “tax the rich, feed the poor” rhetoric, and will too late see the truth. While their paychecks buy less and less, they’ll feel the increasing sting of what I call “Obama’s Cost Combined Unfair Living Tax” (OCCULT).
Simply put, necessary expenses disproportionately hurt the under $50,000 income group by sapping a larger percentage of income.
Consumer prices rose at the fastest pace in three years in 2012 (Reuters), and food-at-home prices rose 3.5 percent to 4.5 percent in 2012 and increased 3 percent to 4 percent over 2011 levels (USDA).
Inflation impacts beef, pork, poultry, and dairy the most, where the USDA expects a 2 percent to 3 percent increase in 2013.
Guss proclaimed Obama the unmistakable winner based on the aforementioned voting blocs that supported him, so I assume he deems them winners, too. Faux wisdom lies there, since declaring them winners is akin to declaring them victors of an Ex-Lax eating contest.
Guss’ cheerleading reminds me of words oft-shouted by boastful fools prior to calamity – “Hey guys, watch THIS!” Shaking pom-poms while dancing on the crumbling precipice overlooking financial insolvency is foolish.
Despite our differing opinions, I will give Guss credit where it’s due. There was some truth in his piece – Gov. Romney did lose.
However, the implication that Romney’s campaign held a monetary advantage was disingenuous – Obama’s campaign cache topped Romney’s by $254 million (Bloomberg).
Thomas Tusser well-described Obama’s campaign donors by saying, “A fool and his money are soon parted,” and some could say that Will Rogers added something about Obama – “A fool and his money are soon elected.”
However, one should never mistake Obama for a fool – he plans to part everyone from their money until all are equally dependent and miserable. A citizenry totally dependent on government defines socialism, and should his Machiavellian plan succeed, foolish men will again celebrate human suffering and deem it “a good day for America.”
Franklin Fogle is a resident of Frederick County.