Is anyone listening?

The middle class hasn’t just borne the brunt of this recession; they’ve been dealing with higher costs and stagnant wages for more than a decade now. It’s just not right to ask them to pay the whole tab β€” especially when they’re not the ones who caused this mess in the first place.” – President Barack Obama
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21 Responses to Is anyone listening?

  1. pegoftilling says:

    Nope, not listening. Also not caring. I knit so I don’t pound people with hammers.

  2. madtante says:

    Right on! Finally a statement (it has been a while) that I can back the Prez on completely!

  3. Lauri says:

    I feel like storming the Bastille! or somewhere….let’s storm the halls of Congress and kick some Congress ass!

  4. Thank you, Mr. President! Unfortunately, no one is listening because they’d rather see this country driven into the ground. Grrrr.
    Saw this clip floating around recently: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-july-18-2011/armadebtdon-2011—republicans-think-obama-is-obsessed

  5. I hate being the naysayer here, but in response I want to say to our President, “So why do you continue to play ball with people who have openly said they want to destroy you? You’ve been far too willing to sign away what few basics programs that have benefited the middle class—Medicare and Social Security—just to placate a bunch of ideologues who have pledged never to raise taxes. (A pledge written by a guy who says he wants to shrink the federal government until he can drown it in a bathtub!) Fight, man! Remember why we voted for you!”

    • Jaypo says:

      Unfortunately, I think Obama entered office a healthy and developed sense of idealism, even visionary. He hoped that everyone would see the sanity of being compassionate and magnanimous in his policies. Yes, we did, until he, and we, discovered the hardway the immense and frightening stranglehold that Big Money has on our government and politicians.

      Obama is doing the best he can under the circumstances, I truly believe that, even if it’s not good enough for everyone concerned–it’s the best HE, Obama, can do right now. It goes against every grain of his being to have laid aside his ideals for the middle class and reduction of government. No one could have predicted 2008 and its impact…

  6. Lauri says:

    Good points all. I am scared to death that these F-ers will win by being so obstinate and stubborn and refusing to work to help this country get back on it’s feet. Then what do they do when they get back in power? Start another war????

  7. pyrit says:

    If things keep getting worse I wonder if there could be a war right here. People are pissed.

  8. Lauri says:

    I am angry enough that I would join a rebellion! I would even be revolting!!!

    And I have a job and some benefits left. (sort of).

    >8L

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