Obama and supporters are cliched out of touch with most of us...

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    While Obama strives for class warfare and supporters haltingly pick up the meme.."we are 99%".. contrary to the impression created by the Occupy protests, and media coverage thereof, statistics also show that Americans worry less about inequality than they used to.
    In a Dec. 16,2011
    Gallup poll, 52 percent of Americans called the rich-poor gap “an acceptable part of our economic system.”

    Only 45 percent said it “needs to be fixed.”

    In 1998???
    This is the precise opposite of what Gallup found in 1998, the last time it asked the question, when 52 percent wanted to “fix” inequality.

    The American public intuitively shares Okun’s concerns. Consider the responses to another question in the Gallup poll. Asked to rate the importance of alternative federal policies, the public saw both economic growth and redistribution as worthy objectives — but put the former well ahead of the latter.
    Some 82 percent said growth was either “extremely” or “very” important;

    only 46 percent said “reduc[ing] the income and wealth gap between rich and poor” was “extremely” or “very” important.

    Obama’s simplistic view of income inequality - The Washington Post

    In other words a rising tide does raise all the boats!
    Give me more millionaires because the pie gets bigger and my piece gets bigger in the process!
     
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    Granny countin' her Blackwater an' Halliburton stocks...
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    Economic inequality an issue for 2012 campaign
    Sat Dec 24,`11 WASHINGTON – Fighting to win over unhappy American voters, President Barack Obama and his Republican challengers are seizing on one of the most potent issues this election season: the struggling middle class and the widening gap between rich and poor.
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    4 personal finance technology trends for 2012
    Fri Dec 23,`11 – If you're one of the holdouts still paying bills with checks, tracking your accounts with pen and paper or clipping coupons from the newspaper, 2012 could be the year you take the digital plunge.
     
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    Gubmint workers startin' out at higher salaries these days...
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    Federal workers starting at much higher pay than in past
    26 Dec.`11 - Newly hired federal workers are starting at much higher salaries than those who did the same jobs in the past, a lift that has elevated the salaries of scientists and custodians alike.
     
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    More Americans See Conflict Between Rich & Poor...

    Rising Share of Americans See Conflict Between Rich and Poor
    January 11, 2012 - The Occupy Wall Street movement no longer occupies Wall Street, but the issue of class conflict has captured a growing share of the national consciousness. A new Pew Research Center survey of 2,048 adults finds that about two-thirds of the public (66%) believes there are “very strong” or “strong” conflicts between the rich and the poor—an increase of 19 percentage points since 2009.
     
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    They are not out of touch with us, they know exactly where we stand, they are just american hating communist/marxist and socialist who could give a shit less about this country or what we as the people think.
     
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    Thank goodness we’re a Republic and not a democracy, and policy is predicated on facts, not subjective opinion.
     

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