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I'm I the only Person Surprised at Pres. Obama's Gallup Numbers?

Full disclosure: I love President Obama. The only fault I see in him is that he's too humble.

Having said that, I do understand my friends at DU having criticism for his handling on surveillance and the NSA. After all, I was a late 60's-early 70's radical myself.

I figured my President would take a hit from his base, without picking up any support from his haters.

However, here's today's Gallup Numbers

GALLUP DAILY Link: http://www.gallup.com/home.aspx

Aug 21-23, 2013 Updates daily at 1 p.m. ET; reflects one-day change

Obama Approval



Obama Disapproval



Where's the common sense in the latest red meat, right wing welfare "facts"?

Common sense, people.

The new Fox News, right wing bull-shit line is that people make more on welfare than they do by working. Once the average American hears that line, they naturally assume the loafers on welfare are choosing to stay home rather than work.

Of course, the common sense way to look at that statement is not that welfare pays too much. It's that the average worker is paid too little. What we have here today is a corporate welfare system which permeates the private sector. Big corporations hire service workers (after all, we are becoming a service sector driven economy) at low wages and no benefits. The worker supplements his or her income with public housing, food stamps and government health care. It's not that these workers are lazy, after all they work and work hard for a living. It's just that corporations, which once had a social responsibility, used to provide a living wage, health care and pension benefits.

Those days are gone.

How about making sure anyone who works for a living gets a living wage (not less than $15 an hour) and health care benefits.

Remember in the 60's and 70's, that was a common way of life and we had a booming economy.

Strong unions, good middle class jobs and the wealthy didn't seem to suffer too much.

Let's use our heads when this nonsense gets repeated into the public discourse. Let's make work worth it, and there will be fewer people on welfare and subsidies.

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