So here we are seven long years after first being subjected to what was Barry’s very first State of the Union (SOTU). And I find it difficult to fathom just how much worse off our country has become since Barry’s first appearance before a joint session of Congress. And in looking back at all that has taken place since then, who could have ever possibly imagined all of the amount of damage that would come to take place here in these Unites States? Now granted, while it can be said, to some degree, that Barry was far from being alone in inflicting that damage, having had plenty of help along the way from those in both political parties, he has also taken great pains to circumvent those in Congress whenever he thought he could get away with it.
And needless to say, I doubt that this final SOTU will address how much our nation’s debt has been made to grow, how much health insurance premiums have risen, how much we’ve degraded our military, how much Islamic terrorism has increased globally and domestically, or how many more Americans have been dropped out of the workforce, are now in poverty and living on food stamps. I doubt we’ll hear anything about how artificial our economy truly is, as reflected by the horrible response on Wall Street in the first week of 2016. We’ll hear nothing about how the increased level of taxation, regulation and bureaucratic administrative state rules have had a detrimental effect on businesses, resulting in an anemic annualized GDP.
And so it is then that the United States has now begun the eighth, and final, year under the leadership of the most liberal of Democrat presidents to ever occupy the Oval Office. Furthermore, this president had control of one or both houses of Congress for his first six years in office. Thus it’s entirely accurate to state that the policy results in America today are the direct result of Democrat Party rule. And with that said, has all this implementation of Democrat ideology and policy benefited the poor, made fewer poor, and been detrimental to the wealthy similarly making less of them as well? That would be – NO! Any yet there remains in this country a sizable number of people who would like to see the trend continue by electing Hitlery.
Just the opposite has occurred, because during the last seven years of Barry’s presidency that the rich have gotten very much richer, while the poor have gotten considerably poorer. And yet we are constantly being told how it is that it’s the Democrat Party that is the party that “helps” the poor and that “cares about” the poor. A more appropriate way of looking at it would be to say, “Obama so loves the poor he’s made millions more of them.” In 2012 the federal government (re)defined poverty as an annual income of $23,492 for a family of four. Today the number of Americans now living in poverty is not only alarmingly high, but it has persisted at rates that have not seen before in the post-Depression era.
In fact, it’s according to data published by the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Labor in the first five years of Barry’s presidency, the number of Americans living at or below the federal poverty line was 39.8 million in 2008. And in 2009 that number went to 43.6 million, in 2011 it was up to 46.2 million, in 2012 it remained at 46.2 million, but in 2013 it grew again, this time up to 46.5 million. Numbers for 2014 are now in, and it’s not pretty. Now 50 million Americans living beneath the poverty line. Under Barry “Almighty” the poverty level in America has broken a 50-year record. Could this possibly be what Barry meant by his 2008 mantra of “Hope and Change?” If so, “Hope and Change” came to more closely resemble “Hoax and Chains!”
And as the number of poor and impoverished continues to swell, the number of those receiving some form of means-tested welfare has been rising just as rapidly. The number of Americans on federal welfare assistance has climbed every single year since Barry’s very first State of the Union. Under Barry the number of Americans on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; formerly and often still referred to as “food stamps”) has also grown to and remained at record-setting levels. We now have roughly 100 million American on some form of government welfare as well as 100 million of federal disability. And as of last summer there were an astonishing 46,225,054 U.S. residents were on food stamps.
And what about all those evil rich? Those greedy 1 percenters? If the Republican Party is, in fact, the party of the rich then wouldn’t it stand to reason that the rich should be faring much poorly during this time of Barry’s regime? Buy oddly enough that doesn’t quite seem to be the case. The truth is that the past six years have been very, very kind to the rich and ultra-rich here in America. Because you see Barry’s presidency has fostered what can only be described as an explosion in the number of millionaires within our borders and has also successfully bloated the bank accounts of the ‘already-millionaires’ in ways the Bush presidency could never have imagined. Or, if we’re being honest, any other presidency for that matter.
According to non-partisan wealth research and data firm WealthInsight, America added 1,000 millionaires per day or 1.1 million new millionaires during the first three years of Barry’s presidency. The pace for those entering the ‘now-we’re-rich’ ranks has not relented in the three years hence. And those at the top of the ‘already-filthy-rich-and-getting-richer’ pile have fared even better. Though he loves delivering swelling messages about the poor and middle classes and the need for government to do more to ‘help’ those struggling millions, the facts are that while the lower classes continue to miser away on penny-pinching budgets, the economy on Barry’s watch has heaped huge windfalls on the already-rich and super rich.
Barry’s economy has brought about the most number of households that report a net worth of five million dollar or more in U.S. history and also the largest number of households to report net worth of twenty five million or more. The rich are getting very rich. According to CNN Money the number of households in the United States that have seen a net worth of one million dollars or more stood at 9.63 million in 2013, up by 600,000 from 2012. At 2008, the end of George W. Bush’s presidency, the millionaires’ list stood at a now-paltry 6.7 million. In 2014 Barry’s economy created 496,945 new millionaires. That’s one year alone! Crony-capitalism has been allow to run rampant one Barry’s watch.
Seven years of an uber-liberal presidency has not helped the poor and lower classes nor has it harmed the rich and upper classes. It has done the exact opposite. We now have more poor and impoverished, historically high numbers of them; and we now have more wealthy folks with money to burn, historically high numbers of them too. So where does the notion of “Democrats are the party of the poor” and “Republicans are the party of the rich” come from? Well, if you repeat anything often enough, and loud enough before long it comes to be regarded as truth. Add to that the willingness of far too many Americans to simply accept at face value whatever it is that they are told then, my friends, what you is a recipe for disaster like the one we’re living.
I wish I could say that there is cause for celebration that this country has actually been able to survive until finally have come to Barry’s final State of the Union. But there is very little reason to celebrate because much of the damage that Barry has done may very well prove to be irreparable. Barry came into office as a man on a mission, that mission being, as you may very well recall, to "fundamentally transform" the United States of America. And in many ways he achieved a very impressive level of success in that endeavor. And it is in looking back over the course of the last seven years that should provide to us a certain level of wisdom and insight when it comes to considering the possibility of Hitlery Clinton as our next president.