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2) Killing The Job Market: Barack Obama has imposed 70 billion dollars in new regulations on American businesses so far, America has the highest corporate tax rate in the world, and Obamacare has caused businesses to freeze hiring and move workers from full to part-time. As a result, even though there are 31 million more Americans now than there were in 2000, there are FEWER Americans working. If you don't have a job today, feel free to thank Barack Obama for helping to make that happen.

3) Higher Student Loan Costs: One of the great aspirations of middle class Americans is sending their kids to college. That takes a lot of money that sometimes needs to be borrowed. Many young Americans who hope to work their way into the middle class have taken out college loans as well. Because of Barack Obama, those college loans cost considerably more. After Obama seized the student loan industry, he talked a lot about making college more affordable. However, what he did was charge higher rates for the student loans so he could take the money and funnel it into Obamacare. The government borrows money at 2.8 percent and loans it out to students at 6.8%. Incidentally, those mean old Republicans? They want to cut the rate to 5.3%, but Obama is fighting to make students pay more. So, if you think you're paying too much interest on student loans, make sure to thank Obama for that.

4) Amnesty For Illegal Aliens: Granted, about a third of the Republicans in the Senate backed amnesty, but Barack Obama and the Democrats backed it overwhelmingly. When so many middle class Americans are struggling to find work and can't make ends meet, it's unconscionable to allow 11 million foreigners who are here illegally to take jobs that would otherwise go to Americans. Worse yet, after the chain migration provisions of the bill go into effect, the numbers would zoom up to 25-30 million foreigners competing with Americans for jobs -- and that's before the new guest worker programs. It's bad enough that people who aren't supposed to be here in the first place are taking jobs that should be held by American citizens, but many people don't realize that they drive down wages for Americans who are already employed. You're only worth as much to a business as it costs to replace you and when there's an army of Obama-approved foreigners ready to take your job, it simply doesn't make sense to pay you as much money. Sadly, this hurts poor Americans even worse than the middle class, but with all the Americans out of work, it's hard to see how any politicians who mean well could want to take away the jobs they need to feed their families. You can be sure that if illegals were primarily taking jobs as reporters, college professors, and lawyers, Democrats like Barack Obama would ferociously oppose illegal immigration. However, since that's not the case, if you're out of a job or making less because of illegal immigration, you can thank Barack Obama for it.

5) Higher Health Care Costs: At this point, almost everyone who pays attention realizes that Obamacare was sold almost entirely with lies. One of the biggest lies was that Obamacare would reduce the cost of care. Barack Obama actually claimed it would cut premiums by 15-20%.

Of course, that was always a ludicrous assertion. As opponents of Obamacare incessantly reminded everyone before it was passed, the government doesn't do ANYTHING cheaper than the free market. Now, we're finally starting to get some data on what the numbers are going to look like and tragically for the middle class, it looks like the cost increases are going to be EVEN BIGGER than the skeptics thought.

In California, costs will be going up 64-146%. On the other hand, others are predicting health care insurance costs may even DOUBLE for many Americans in 2014. The House Energy and Commerce Committee is saying rates for some Americans may go up as much as 400%. This is not a small matter because health care isn't exactly cheap in the first place. Worse yet, despite the massive cost increases, the quality of your health care is going to decrease, the IRS will be handling the billing, and the government will actually FINE YOU if you choose not to get health care. When you're hurting financially because of those big bills you have to pay, make sure to say, "Thank you, Barack Obama," because he's responsible for it.


John Hawkins

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