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The Real Barack Obama

jimmyjames4 Wrote: Oct 04, 2012 7:43 PM
I'll have to take back my "you seem like a smart guy comment". I am curious though, if Democrats hadn't been practising crony/unionism for the last 30 years to garner votes, do you think California would be $26 Billion in the red? And by extension, why are all Democrat run cities, like Detroit and Los Angeles, in such poor condition and deep in debt.

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...