In the discussion thread: Growth of Income Inequality Is Worse Under Obama than Bush [View all]
Response to ProSense (Original post)
Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:52 PM
bluestate10 (10,941 posts)
23. You are on target.
Comparisons like the kind that the author made are disengenious, if not outright lies. Sadly, some on DU that incessantly attack President Obama use similar tactics, distrorting any information that would contradict their claims while attacking anyone that shine the truth on their distrotions. The fact is President Obama inheritedan economy that had fallen off a cliff. Bush II inherited an economy that was running surpluses. The tech bubble burst that Bush II faced is peanuts when compared to the widespread system meltdown that President Obama inherited and had to work to reverse.
It is lost on many here that call themselves progressives on DU, but in bad economies, people that are wealthier to begin with, or are highly educated and have in demand skills do better than people that don't have those advantages. Those people are wealthier even at the start of downturns. It is logical that given their incoming advantages and advantages during downturns, people that have advantages will open gaps on those that don't have those advantages. The situation is not indicative of what President Obama has done and to imply it is smacks of bald faced lying. President Obama has consistently worked on the one area that can close economic disparities, education, both academic and trade education. The issue that progressives and democrats in general must square up to is will they fight to reelect President Obama and continue progress toward a stable future where the middle class and poor can improve their lot, or will they assist a person like Romney, a man who won't disclose his policies until after elected, or his 2011 income taxes until just before or after the election.
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|Gold Metal Flake||Apr 2012||#7|
|Egalitarian Thug||Apr 2012||#14|
You are on target.
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