The good, bad, and the ugly of U.S. presidential politics 2

Recapping the 2012 U.S. Presidential election where President Obama defeats Mitt Romney – ABC News 

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Everything is great when someone else is paying for it: No one can argue that Michelle Obama is right, America has made some incredible strides and has created some unparalleled opportunities for some – but not for the vast majority. Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks. In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family. –Daily Caller
America is great for those with money, opportunities, and great jobs. However, here are the cold hard facts for the vast majority of Americans who can’t afford $900 hairdos and can’t afford to wear Christian Siriano dresses to political party conventions like her. According to a 2013 survey, “Roughly three-quarters of Americans (about 76%) are living paycheck-to-paycheck, with little to no emergency savings, according to a survey released by Bankrate.com. Meanwhile, 50% of those surveyed have less than a three-month cushion and 27% had no savings at all.” –Money

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Millions of Americans are trapped in low-wage job hell: “At the end of the 2013 fiscal year, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) employed nearly 2.2 million employees around the globe. Of these, more than 1.3 million worked in the United States, meaning the retail giant’s U.S. workforce is larger than the global workforce of any other American business. Walmart de México y Centroamérica, which is the largest private employer in Mexico, had nearly a quarter of a million employees in Central America as of April. Recently, the Washington, D.C., city council passed a bill requiring large retailers to pay their workers at least $12.50 an hour (well above the city’s minimum wage). This has reignited the debate over whether Walmart provides an adequate wage for its workers.”  –24/7 Wall Street
83% of Americans say they can’t afford college according to a 2015 Edward Jones poll. The survey results, released early Wednesday, show that only 17% of Americans overall believe they can cover the expense of college for themselves or a family member. Male respondents are nearly twice as likely to indicate “yes” than their female counterparts, 21% vs. 11%. Among those with higher incomes, $100,000 a year or more per household, only 37% say they can afford the cost.  –Think Advisor
Taking America back from the Globalists: (Breitbart) Coulter lambasted Paul Ryan on trade, immigration, and national security. While the Janesville Wisconsin residents booed Ryan’s support for President Barack Obama’s globalist trade deal, Coulter said:

The quality of life for most Americans continues to degenerate, the cost of living continues to rise, and good jobs are becoming harder and harder to find and to hold on to. Corporate America continues to automate factories or close them down altogether and move their business overseas where labor costs is cheap to virtually non-existent. More and more international trade deals are being signed by these politicians that favor corporate America and cost American jobs – and the U.S. trade deficit continues to rise from this import over export disparity. Needlessly to say, corporations rejoice from the fact that they can now dump cheap products basically paid for with slave labor on U.S. markets and reap huge profits. And the politicians keep lying to you and telling you exactly what you want to hear to get your vote.
All of these things are bad, but what’s even worse is Americans continue to believe the lies and keep electing them to office. We embolden them to engage in even more bad behavior by our seeming indifference and they know that. In many parts of the world, politicians are impeached are voted out of office if they do half of the things American politicians publicly do and get away with. The American indifference is almost as astonishing as politicians’ lies and incorrigible behavior. Admittedly, the choices for presidential candidates this year aren’t particularly stellar, even among independent hopefuls. That may account for some of the indifference. However, American society appears to be more generally concerned about updating their Facebook page, keeping up with the Kardashians, watching sporting events, or chasing imaginary Pokémon figures around than they are about steering the plight of their country into the future.
Anything goes and it generally goes on anywhere. America isn’t great because it’s not a great country anymore. On the contrary, it’s becoming lousier since life in this country appears to be going to hell in a designer hand-basket and no one seems to care. –Alvin Conway

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6 Responses to The good, bad, and the ugly of U.S. presidential politics 2

  1. Joseph Sonny Skies says:

    When the people in the countries like USA are not able to have enough money to buy these items because they are not able to earn enough or are simply broke from over taxation then the dominoes around the globe quickly fall and all hell and war breaks out everywhere. Sometimes I think many corporate CEO ‘s are among the most stupid people in the world but then again the big rule in worldly life is SELF survival, yet, it is that lust for self survival that kills us all isn’t it?

    • Utopia: the Collapse says:

      V

      Multinational corporations are Globalists, just like the politicians and its corporate power and big banks that welds power in this country…just like former Goldman Sachs CEO and Treasury Sec Hank Paulson – told Obama he must sign TARP and bailout big banks. What happened? The rich got richer, the poorer got poorer. The great divide between the haves and the havenots is now the widest since the 1920s.

      “Currently, the richest 1% hold about 38% of all privately held wealth in the United States. while the bottom 90% held 73% of all debt. According to the New York Times, the “richest 1 percent in the United States now own more wealth than the bottom 90 percent.” – Wealth inequality in America
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wealth_inequality_in_the_United_States

      Banks are more over-leveraged now, than before the bailout. They have more derivative debt and they are now offering negative interest rates (which means you lose money by putting it into savings). And here’s the real kicker and shocker…the so-called CDOs (Collateral Debt Obligations) that led to the sub-prime mortgage crisis that endangered the banks and the housing market has made things worst not better. American homeownership has dropped 63.4% and is now the lowest in the nation’s history since 1967. Again, everything these Globalists, Big Bankers, Multinationals and Globalist politicians touch – they destroy.

      http://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/28/home-ownership-rates-drop-to-lowest-since-1967.html

      When are the American people and the rest of the world going to come to their senses?

      • Dennis E. says:

        After the collapse occurs. Then it will be too late. Up to the end some have said. Deceived up to that point. Believed everything would be alright. Never thought that it could happen in America.

      • Utopia: the Collapse says:

        J

        Once everything collapses, everything will be preyed upon including the U.S.

        As it stands now, Congress would have to meet to raise the federal debt ceiling so U.S. soldiers in the field could continue to receive monthly payments to fight in the next major war. In other words, we would have to borrow money from Russia, China, (likely our enemy) or Japan to fight the next war. How’s that for morale?

        If that’s not a wake up call to get the tax and spend liberals out of office, I don’t know what is.

      • niebo says:

        “Again, everything these Globalists, Big Bankers, Multinationals and Globalist politicians touch – THEY DESTROY.”

        WOW is that a mouthful, one which pierces the heart of the problem/dilemma that we face (as I see it, at least): In their quest to become the “authorities” in a global system (“Let us make for us a name”), the globalists are LITERALLY erecting a new tower of Babel; by destroying sovereignty, borders, employment opportunities, they are killing countries and citizens while stealing vast amounts of wealth and resources from real human beings, thereby subjugating all to poverty, that is, to enslavement . . . for the sake of centralized control “under” their own hands. So they destroy in order to rule. Geez, what does this remind me of? Oh, duh:

        “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

        John 10:10 (KJV)

      • Utopia: the Collapse says:

        When you look back over you actions and you see nothing but a trail of destruction and catastrophic ruin on how you’ve destroyed lives and nations, you have to start questioning your raison d’etre.

        Globalism, Imperialism, Global Governance – Metropolis – The Citadel – The Imperium – The Galactic Republic – The Nazi Empire – Babel – Babylon – Religious Empire/Caliphate or Vatican State

        The name may change to fit the guilty, but the purpose is always resolute and unyeilding. No matter where you go in this universe or in an imaginary one far, far away; the struggle is always the same. The axiom of power is always the same (hierarchy subjugating the common man). They all hold the same unbalanced scales of justice. It is the Superstate seeking to enslave, exploit, or oppress what it considers the commoners, proletariat, or the “unenlightened masses.”

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