As Obama spent Labor Day patting himself on the back for almost single-handedly obliterating so many jobs that 11 million unemployed Americans stopped bothering to even look for work (and are thus no longer counted as 'unemployed'), nearly half the population still believes we are in a recession--and for good reason. Manipulating unemployment numbers to prop up a fake recovery (from an economic collapse caused by Democrat policies in the first place) isn't enough to keep people from noticing what is happening to their own wallets.
-A record 92.3 million adults are now now out of the workforce.
-New data from the Fed show that only the top 10% of American earners have seen their incomes rise under Obama. The rest of us have taken a pay cut.
-Dozens of major American corporations are fleeing the US to countries like Canada due to non-stop government abuse and oppressive taxation. Yes, we are now literally more hostile and tyrannical toward businesses than socialist countries.
-Electricity costs remain at record highs. And gasoline, which was $1.84 per gallon when Obama took over, has now stayed at over $3.00 per gallon for years (but that doesn't stop our corrupt, biased news media from praising him for prices slightly decreasing for once, now down to $3.43 per gallon).
-Every US household is now on the hook for $61,000 in runaway government spending, totaling more than $17 trillion in overall debt (more than $7 trillion of which was added just since Obama took office).
-Social Security is now estimated go bankrupt seven years earlier than it was when Obama took office (now by 2030), and the per capita national debt is now 40% higher than it was five years ago, and is continuously increasing.
-More than 100 million Americans have now been lured into maximum nanny state dependence, including more than 51 million people deliberately and aggressively brought onto Food Stamps. Democrats even used taxpayer dollars to advertise to Mexicans (future Democrat voters) to draw them illegally across the border and maximize Food Stamp use...and then bizarrely treated this outrageous betrayal as an achievement.
Investors' Business Daily adds:
Median household income, according to the Census Bureau, is down by more than $2,000 in real terms since Obama moved into the Oval Office in January 2009 and has dropped $1,600 since the recession officially ended five months later...[and] we are 5 million jobs below where the president's economic team told us we would be when they sold on the snake oil of a $830 billion fiscal stimulus plan.
And this is the same embarrassing failure of an economy that Obama now insists is "by almost every measure...better off."
He spouts this delusional lunacy as he continues pushing for even more jaw-droppingly extreme environmentalist insanity, amnesty for millions of foreign criminals who illegally broke into our country, and yet another job-killing, inflation-exploding Minimum Wage hike...all while hilariously blaming "Republican obstructionism" for the near-total lack of economic progress we have made.
It couldn't possibly just be that every single thing Democrats fight for (tax hikes, over-regulation, labor unions, frivolous lawsuits, etc.) cripples and annihilates economic growth, while every single job-creating proposal conservatives have made (from the Keystone pipeline, to repealing the most destructive parts of Obamacare, to corporate tax reform), gets blocked by those who constantly pretend to represent the American worker.
"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." --Ronald Reagan