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FlaGator
09-04-2010, 11:23 AM
As a member of the middle class, I think that I speak for a lot of other members of the middle class when I say "Mr. Obama, we've had enough of your help. Please stop helping us. You're help is fast tracking us to the unemployment and welfare lines."


WASHINGTON -- A healthy economy needs bustling Main Streets and a thriving middle class even more than a healthy stock market, President Barack Obama said as he reaffirmed his commitment to work hard for America's hardworking men and women.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama on Saturday outlined what he's done to help the middle class, a group he says has been squeezed the most during the recession.

He touted efforts to create jobs, make college more affordable, help the middle class build retirement nest eggs, cut taxes on these families and stop health insurance companies from refusing to cover people with pre-existing medical conditions.

Labor Day is about more than grilling food and spending time with family and friends, Obama said. "It's also a day to honor the American worker - to reaffirm our commitment to the great American middle class that has, for generations, made our economy the envy of the world," he said.

But Obama said that, for a decade, middle-class families have experienced stagnant incomes and declining economic security while tax breaks were given to companies that shifted jobs overseas and Wall Street firms reaped huge profits.

"So this Labor Day, we should recommit ourselves to our time-honored values and to this fundamental truth: To heal our economy, we need more than a healthy stock market; we need bustling Main Streets and a growing, thriving middle class," Obama said. "That's why I will keep working day by day to restore opportunity, economic security and that basic American dream for our families and future generations."

The story is here (http://www.news4jax.com/politics/24882069/detail.html)

BadCat
09-04-2010, 11:37 AM
But Obama said that, for a decade, middle-class families have experienced stagnant incomes and declining economic security while tax breaks were given to companies that shifted jobs overseas and Wall Street firms reaped huge profits.

Uh huh.

Jobs are STILL being shifted overseas (thank you labor unions), Wall Street firms are STILL reaping huge profits and the middle class has now LOST income and HAS NO economic security.

Bang up job the jug eared mulatto is doing.

m00
09-04-2010, 11:58 AM
"So this Labor Day, we should recommit ourselves to our time-honored values and to this fundamental truth: To heal our economy, we need more than a healthy stock market; we need bustling Main Streets and a growing, thriving middle class," Obama said. "That's why I will keep working day by day to restore opportunity, economic security and that basic American dream for our families and future generations."

Wow, that's so generic it could have been said on any day in the last 60 years.

NJCardFan
09-04-2010, 12:27 PM
I went to Atlantic City the other night. At one time you could go any day of the week and the casinos would be busy. Well, at least at Trump Marina, it was dead and I do mean dead.

AmPat
09-04-2010, 12:44 PM
I went to Atlantic City the other night. At one time you could go any day of the week and the casinos would be busy. Well, at least at Trump Marina, it was dead and I do mean dead.

Cripple Creek is very slow. I don't gamble but I'd hate to see it turn Ghost town again.:(