Not Elegantly Stated

Funny thing is, these comments are not likely to woo any more or less voters than any of the previous foot-in-mouth remarks/gaffes. Dude spoke the truth. 47% (d)on’t pay an income tax… so that message will mesh right along with Tea Party rhetoric. Great job, Mitt.

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Where he’s being a little obtuse, in my opinion, is the dependents he speaks of are veterans who can no longer work, senior citizens who have retired, Americans with disabilities, good people who simply are not educated enough to make a huge splash in the work force and more. Even sadder is that the “and more” is also anyone who can bend the tax code enough to not have to pay an income tax every year ~ which means folks earning $80,000 or more who fit right in that number.

His comments are intellectually dishonest, obtuse and bias towards with similarly privileged backgrounds. I can’t wait to bequeath to my kids everything I’ve earned or learned.

It’s not a bad thing to hand to your children both monetary and cultural capital. But if I ever hear any of them bad-mouthing a class of less-fortunate individuals… I’ll kick their asses… Sorry, not elegantly stated.

Well… Are you better off?

I typically am no fan of excuses but I think it’s appropriate to address one of the most important questions you should ask yourself going into the Fall Presidential elections ~ Are you better off today than you were 4 years ago?

Well… Are ya… punk?

G.O.P. Seizes on a Question: Are You Better Off Than You Were 4 Years Ago?

Representative Paul D. Ryan spoke at a campaign rally on Monday at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.

Skeptics will cite $5T of new debt, unemployment steadily at above 8% and 300,000 less jobs than January 2009. Tough pill to swallow for all the Obama supporters, right?

But let’s look at the facts: Most of the new debt is being used on the recovery, the unemployment rate has been trending down for the last couple years and the “300,000 less jobs” number drops every month it’s mentioned.

If the argument can be made that Americans are not better off because of this President then I would caution voters to ask these followup questions:

  • Are we losing 700,000 jobs a month now?
  • Can you start a business today?
  • Have you received any tax cuts to help you and your family?
  • Do you know anyone that’s recently been hired ~ anywhere?
  • Do you have health coverage?
  • Are you on welfare?
  • Are banks solvent?
  • Are we worse off?
  • Are we safer?

If you’re honest with yourself about these questions you’ll begin to realize we’ve actually come a long way to get back on our feet.

The President’s “small-ball” approach to solving problems doesn’t seem to be leaving the gravitas impressions that his allies might want to tout right now but things are definitely turned around.

For this latest recession, this time around, we’ve seen a more tepid recovery. And from a junior-level Senator turned President I would expect a “how do you eat an elephant” approach. This administration has wrapped itself in careful thought on every major issue. And yes they’ve made naive mistakes along the way – namely trusting Congress to actually help an opposing, political agenda.

But it’s very clear that this President has stabilized an economy that was once on life-support. This administration has mobilized a once paralyzed economy and we’re finally seeing it stand straight up.

Let me leave you with this succinct gem:

GM lives on while Osama bin Laden lays dead

~ Joe Biden

I think we’re better off.

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