Housing According to Obama, or The World According to Garp?

Fritz Pfister
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Posted: Sep 20, 2013 12:01 AM
Housing According to Obama, or The World According to Garp?

Obama 2010- “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. Like your insurance? You can keep your insurance, and your cost will go down on average by $2,500.”

September 16, 2013- “So if you add it all up, over the last three-and-a-half years, our businesses have added 7.5 million new jobs. The unemployment rate has come down. Our housing market is healing. Our financial system is safer. We sell more goods made in America to the rest of the world than ever before. We generate more renewable energy than ever before. We produce more natural gas than anybody. Health care costs are growing at the slowest rate in 50 years. And just two weeks from now, millions of Americans who’ve been locked out of buying health insurance just because they had a pre-existing condition, just because they had been sick or they couldn’t afford it, they’re finally going to have a chance to buy quality affordable health care on the private marketplace.”

September 18, 2013- “Now, this debt ceiling — I just want to remind people in case you haven’t been keeping up — raising the debt ceiling, which has been done over a hundred times, does not increase our debt.”

People who believe this man are hopelessly naive or terminally gullible.

Ask the 160,000 employees of Walgreens who announced they are dropping employee health plans, or ask the 15,000 spouses of UPS drivers, the two most recent examples, about getting to keep your doctor and insurance. Forget about the savings.

” …over the last three-and-a-half years, our businesses have added 7.5 million new jobs.” Businesses did add 7.5 million new jobs in the past 3.5 years, more than 60% of them were part time low paying jobs, and not enough to meet the demand of population growth. But doesn’t it sound good?

“The unemployment rate has come down.” Sounds good but forgot to mention only due to millions dropping out of the workforce. There are millions fewer jobs in America since 2009 in spite of Obama’s uncanny ability to create part time work at low pay.

“Our housing market is healing.” Back to that in a moment.

“Our financial system is safer.” Really? Dodd-Frank has done nothing to prevent too big to fail. Nothing, but Obama saying it sounds good.

“We sell more goods made in America to the rest of the world than ever before.” True again, but does Obama think as the world population grows our sales should remain static?

“We generate more renewable energy than ever before.” But at what cost? All thanks to the taxpayer subsidizing a non-viable market commodity. Think Solyndra, EnerOne , and ethanol subsidies.

“We produce more natural gas than anybody”. True, but no thanks to Obama. Now the method that has allowed us access to more natural gas, hydraulic fracturing, is under attack from the flat earth no growth environmentalists just as is coal.

“Health care costs are growing at the slowest rate in 50 years.” True but remain at historic highs. Doesn’t growing at the slowest pace still mean costs are growing?

“And just two weeks from now, millions of Americans who’ve been locked out of buying health insurance just because they had a pre-existing condition, just because they had been sick or they couldn’t afford it, they’re finally going to have a chance to buy quality affordable health care on the private marketplace.”

Hello? Remember the outrage that people with preexisting conditions would have to wait until 2014 for coverage? So through the PCIP you made that coverage available in 2010? There was such a demand by those with preexisting conditions that only 29% of the number projected enrolled; 107,139 by January this year from a nation of 311 million, or 0.0003%.

“Now, this debt ceiling — I just want to remind people in case you haven’t been keeping up — raising the debt ceiling, which has been done over a hundred times, does not increase our debt.”

Perhaps we need the President to appear on “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” Obama speaks to you as if you aren’t.

Back to “Our housing market is healing.” Based upon the veracity of the previous statements, what do you think?

The opinions expressed here are solely those of Fritz Pfister or identified sources, and not necessarily those of RE/MAX Professionals of Springfield or RE/MAX International.