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The Real Barack Obama

HopefulAmerican Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 4:52 PM
Have you been living in the United States for the past 4 years? Have you seen where Obama puts his interests in - failed "Green Energy" way above the interests of the people. We should be NOT be dependent on foreign oil and energy and O has failed us completely in the energy area. What has Obama done? He can't even get the congress to set a budget in 3 1/2 years. He just doesn't play well with others. And let's not even mention Libya and his lack of presidency in that situation. The man needs to be thrown out of office. There is just too much lack of transparency in this man - too many secrets and his background leaves a Lot of unknowns about this man. I'm surprised he was even elected the first time.

A recent poll shows that 85 percent of middle-class Americans believe they're worse off now than they were 10 years ago. Yet shockingly, just 34 percent of those people blame Barack Obama. More Americans blame Congress (62 percent), banks (54 percent), corporations (47 percent), former President George W. Bush (44 percent) and foreign competition (39 percent).

Why the disconnect?

These folks aren't entirely wrong. Congress did nothing about an out-of-control Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for a decade, and allowed the Federal Reserve to inflate the currency all the while. Banks played along with the regulatory regime in...