Obama’s Redistribution Of Wealth Questioned By 5-Year-Old

President Barack Obama’s redistribution of wealth was questioned by 5-year-old political commentator, Melody.

She uses the example of working to earn her allowance and to save up enough money to buy some ice cream.

Then before she gets to eat it, Obama forces her to give it to someone else. She opines that it’s her choice who to give ice cream to, if anyone at all.

Melody also questioned why Obama would reward Iran by giving them over $100 billion in assets back, enough to build hundreds of nuclear bombs.

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Watch: A Destruction Of Obama’s RIDICULOUS ‘Poverty Summit’ Remarks

I watched the summit today with my mouth agape. This couldn’t be the America in which I was raised, could it? There’s just no way. This point-by-point rebuttal had to happen. It had to happen.

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Just-Released Jobs Report Dumps Big Time On Obama’s Just-Delivered Speech To Labor Unions

Obama Labor Day speech

It was less than a week ago that President Obama boasted, in a Labor Day speech to a largely union crowd, that his economic policies have worked…that “the U.S. economy is better than it’s ever been since the 2008 recession.”

The New York Daily News noted that Obama tried to fire up his union base with aggressively positive rhetoric:

“We’re on a streak where the last six months we created more than 200,000 jobs each month; that’s the first time it has happened since 1997.”

“By almost every measure, the American economy, the American workers are better off than when I took office,” he added.

While economists and pundits may debate the accuracy of the measures Obama used to make that claim, there’s no debate when it comes to the disappointing August jobs report just released by the Labor Department. The country’s employment picture last month was anything but rosy.

The experts’ expectations for jobs growth were way off, and the labor force participation rate again showed that more discouraged Americans have given up on trying to find work. From forbes.com:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a significantly weaker than expected August jobs report Friday morning.

Employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, sharply lower than the 225,000 economists were anticipating and the smallest monthly gain of 2014.

Yes, “sharply lower” than forecasts — off by some 83,000 jobs. Plus, for the last two months — June and July — the official employment count was revised down.

Total employment gains those months were therefore 28,000 less than BLS — a division of the Department of Labor — previously reported. Job growth averaged 212,000 for the last twelve.

The August new-jobs number represents the smallest gain in eight months and no doubt will add fuel to the fire of those who argue that Obama’s economic policies are not working, no matter what the president may tell his union supporters.

 

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Economy Is Gaining; Wait, No… It’s Actually Shrinking

Contrary to early reports, the American economy shrank drastically in the first quarter by 2.9 percent.  This is a far more alarming picture than the ones first painted that showed a slight growth.

The newest revision on Wednesday by the Commerce Department is nearly three times lower than the preliminary estimates — the worst quarter since the economic woes of 2009.

Fox News contributor and economist Peter Morici said that there are a few factors that can downplay the lackluster performance. But he also said there are some areas of concern.

“Business scaled back their investment, and that is a bit foreboding,” said Morici. “They just don’t believe the president’s ballyhoo about this being a breakout year.”

“It’s clear the White House doesn’t know which way is up, just two months ago bragging that ObamaCare was helping the economy; and now we’re seeing the worst economic report since the low point of the recession in 2009,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “The Republican House has sent Harry Reid and Democrats in the Senate dozens of bill to help jump-start our economy, and it’s time they stop standing in the way.”

According to The Wall Street Journal, Macroeconomic Advisers recently forecast that the economy will grow at a 3.6 percent annual rate in the April to June period.

However, the discouraging first quarter numbers might cause some to pause, given they they were told the first quarter would be a growth period as well.

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This New Poll Should Make Conservatives Very Scared

Recent findings from a Pew Research poll titled “Millennials in Adulthood” should leave conservatives, capitalists, and generally anyone embracing smaller government, deeply concerned — because the America they know today will be much different in the near future. And here’s why.

According to this poll, millennials, now ranging from age 18 to 33-1/2, are unique, in that they are “relatively unattached to organized politics and religion.” The Pew poll also found millennials are “distrustful of people” but still lean heavily Democrat, despite the intellectual dishonesty liberals regularly display.

The poll points out that the racial makeup of millennials “is one of the key factors in explaining their political liberalism.” Millennials are “the most racially diverse generation in American history, with 43 percent non-white,” due to “a trend driven by the large wave of Hispanic and Asian immigrants who have been coming to the U.S. for the past half century, and whose U.S. born children are now aging into adulthood.”

To America’s credit, we are a nation of immigrants. But the problem for conservatives is a majority of non-whites lean left; and the trend will continue over time with “about half of newborns” in America today being non-white, and the U.S. Census Bureau predicting whites will be the minority by 2043.

Moreover, the survey found white millennials have moved much further left than white counterparts of older generations in their support of issues like marijuana legalization and same-sex marriage. Millennials also join liberals in their reluctance to be affiliated with any religion. They do, however, lean right regarding abortion and gun control.

Besides religion, this generation has also distanced itself from another core institution of society, marriage, with only 26 percent married as compared to 36 percent of Generation X, 48 percent of Baby Boomers, and 65 percent of the WWII Generation — when those generations were the same age.

Sadly, 69 percent said they would like to marry but lack “a solid economic foundation” they deem a prerequisite. A study titled “Intimate Inequalities: Love and Work in a Post Industrial Landscape,” conducted by Harvard University and University of Virginia in 2013, supports this marriage decline. It found the Obama economy has stifled millennials’ ability to marry due to “the decline and disappearance” of stable full-time jobs with health insurance and pensions, which has had profound effects on young working-class Americans, now less likely to marry and have children within marriage.

Millennials have soured on Obamacare about as much as they have soured on the president. According to ABC News, millennials comprise “only a quarter of the enrolled, down two points from a month ago,” making them “a crucial missing demographic for the law, which banks on the young and healthy millennial generation to bring down costs.” Previously, the administration’s enrollment goal of 7 million needed a 40 percent millennial participation to make it viable, explaining why President Obama diminished the office of president with an appearance on the internet comedy show “Between Two Ferns” to garner support.

Nanny State Obamanomics has failed the 86-million strong largely educated and debt-burdened millennials who can’t afford to carry the Obamacare burden, let alone get married or even leave home. According to Harvard University, half of the 6 in 10 who are employed only work part-time.

GOP beware: Although another Harvard poll found that 52 percent of young millennials and 47 percent of the elders want Obama ousted, millennials love you less, thanks to Republican dinosaurs like Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and others who pollute the conservative message.

Once the GOP cleans its own house, conservatives stand a better chance to create jobs and give millennials the opportunity they deserve to chase the American Dream capitalism affords.

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