Obama-“Economy Tracking in Right Direction”-Poverty Increases from 13.2% to 15%

Record # of Americans at Poverty Level:

Way to go Barack!  The AP reported today that “The number of people in the U.S. who are in poverty is on track for a record increase on President Barack Obama’s watch, with the ranks of working-age poor approaching 1960s levels that led to the national war on poverty.  I forgot, you can’t take credit for this, it is Bush’s fault…  And that is from the 2009 census.  Wonder how great this will be using 2010 data?  We may even hit 20%. 

The AP also reported that at Obama’s press conference on Friday, he said;  “If we can grow the economy faster and create more jobs, then everybody is swept up into that virtuous cycle.”

How about changing one “itsy bitsy” policy that you made up called “IN-SOURCING”.  This is where all federal government offices were given a directive by your administration to hire full time, union, government employees rather than hire those nasty private sector contractors who do the same work for 30% LESS!  Maybe some of those at the Poverty Level could actually go to work in the nasty PRIVATE SECTOR and earn a living and raise themselves out of the poverty chasm.  That would not be good as you could not be their savior!  Your words support the private sector but your actions belie your true feelings about the private sector.

 RD Pierini

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