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davidthegnome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:35 PM
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31. Sure..
he no longer needs us little people. Fair enough - I can't contribute financially anyway, I'm unemployed and broke as hell. All I've got left is my vote, I'll grudgingly give it to him - lacking a primary challenger... and I don't think there will be a primary challenger.

Like Bush, this President's favorite people seem to be the "haves and the have mores". Unlike Bush, he's not quite dumb enough to come right out and say it, giving credit where credit is due and all that.

Keep in mind though - that despite this economic recovery we're supposed to be in, there are millions like me, there are millions also, who have it far worse. How many in this Nation are on food stamps? Last report I read put the number at above 45 million. What's our unemployment rate? Even the official reports (which are known to be inaccurate) aren't what I'd call optimistic. Consumer confidence? How many foreclosures are expected in the next year? What shape are the state and federal budgets in? How are they addressing their financial difficulties? Shared sacrifice - ain't it great? Of course, there's also the fact that with every passing year the American people have less and less to sacrifice overall... I wonder why that is...

Somehow Obama sees nothing wrong with dealing with snakes like Jeff Immelt (even praising them) - who's corporation pays no taxes and in fact is bleeding tax money from the average American worker. We're moving forward, by ignoring these issues on a large scale. He's (Immelt) actually heading up a "Jobs and competitiveness" program. These are the kinds of people who move massive money around during elections - and by not holding our politicians accountable, whichever side of the fence we or they may be on, we allow this sort of blatant corruption to continue unchecked. Think they're giving that money away for free? Think they don't expect something in return?

So I'll tell you - even if I had a million dollars, I wouldn't give one penny to President Obama. He doesn't need me, he's got plenty of wealthy donors all too eager to lend a hand. May they enjoy the endless circle jerk.
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