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Michelle Obama: Middle-Class Struggles Are Nothing New; Folks 'Squeezed' for 'Decades'

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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 09:38 AM
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She said.

Yes She did !


(CNSNews.com) - At a fundraiser in Louisville, Ky., Thursday evening, First Lady Michelle Obama said she hears every day about the struggles of the middle class -- which are nothing new, she added:
She really means; "nothing new under Barry's watch that is




"Every day, I hear about how folks are struggling -- the bills they're trying to pay; the businesses they're trying to keep afloat. I hear about how folks are taking that extra shift, they're working that extra job, they're doing whatever they have to -- they're saving, they're sacrificing, never spending a dime on themselves because they desperately want something better for their kids.
Really Michelle ? ... every single day ? You wouldn't be fibb'n would ya now ?




"And make no mistake about it, these struggles that I'm talking about, these are not new. For decades now -- decades -- middle-class folks have been squeezed from all sides. See, the cost of things like gas, groceries, tuition -- prices continuing to rise, but people’s paychecks just haven’t kept up. And when this economic crisis hit, for far too many families the bottom just completely fell out."
Well, I guess we can't argue with blind wisdom


‘Michelle, this ain’t right’




"And I hear the passion and determination in his voice. He says, 'You will not believe what folks are going through.’ He says, ‘Michelle, this ain’t right. We’ve got to fix this. We have so much more work to do.'"

Mrs. Obama described her husband as a man who carries Americans' dreams with him; who never loses sight of the "end goal," who "never, never lets himself get distracted by the chatter and the noise," and who "just keeps moving forward."
I think we've had just about all the "help" we can stand for now !!


Thanks Just the Same !!







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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:01 AM
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Stop whining. That's right, stop your moaning for just one moment.

Do you people EVER stop complaining about the president? I would bet that half of these people crying and fussing about what Obama is doing, actually helped to put him in office!

And you know what? It's going to happen every 4 years, because no matter WHAT they do, not everyone is happy. They will always have impotent talkers like you just yapping away, but doing not a DARN thing to help anyone out.

Why don't you run for President? If it's such an easy job, surely you can sit back and enjoy a nice scotch and cigar at the end of the day and sleep knowing everything is perfect out in the world.

What's that? Nothing is perfect? Then why the heck should you expect the bleeding President of the United States to be? HE - IS - NOT - GOD! He's a man who has taken it upon himself to pull our country's # out of the fire, and you know what? The fact we are all still alive and the money is still flowing (even if it is flowing a little sluggishly) says that he is at least doing SOMETHING right.

And all you do is complain about what he's doing. Do you have any organizations out to kill you? Do you have to worry about the repercussions of every statement, every action, every single freakin' thing you do?

He has taken the responsibility. He is only human, but he has taken the mantle of power upon himself, knowing that just as many people would hate him as they would like him. And you just sit there on your posterior and post snide comments.

What are you doing for our country? At least he's trying. The reason he doesn't get far is because you can't fix a piece of # car. But he's trying...and you just sit there.

Shut up and stop complaining. Or run for Congress, where you actually get paid to run your snide mouth.

Thanks, and good day.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:05 AM
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99% of your threads are about Obama. Calm down, take a breath, yeah hes awful and all but having an obsession over him is bad.

The struggling middle class is nothing new, she is right. It was bad under Bush too.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:05 AM
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she is right but the fact she thinks this is representative of things now is very telling
out of touch with the average person and in fact reality
just like most people in a similar position

im going to be really upset with you if this turns into a republican vs. democrat thread

The problem is these people live in a different world and cant even begin to comprehend where most people are coming from. Our way of life must seem as foreign as any distant land and so appeals are based on rumors

"i dont know how you live but ive heard the stereotypes"

this is always becomes the difference between the policy makers and the people unless the people themselves make policy

what were you intending to do in making this thread?
it really does seem to lack direction
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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:09 AM
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Star for you


Feel better now ?

I am sick and tired of being lied to by these phonies.

Yes, Michelle and Barry (or whatever his name is today) both !!

I (we) have every right under the Constitution to complain and bitch all day long !!

Especially when we've been rooked, cheated and hoodwinked all the way done the golden road !!


We've had it up to Here !!



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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:12 AM
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Originally posted by sirhumperdink
reply to post by xuenchen
 


she is right but the fact she thinks this is representative of things now is very telling
out of touch with the average person and in fact reality
just like most people in a similar position

im going to be really upset with you if this turns into a republican vs. democrat thread

The problem is these people live in a different world and cant even begin to comprehend where most people are coming from. Our way of life must seem as foreign as any distant land and so appeals are based on rumors

"i dont know how you live but ive heard the stereotypes"

this is always becomes the difference between the policy makers and the people unless the people themselves make policy

what were you intending to do in making this thread?
it really does seem to lack direction
edit on 24-2-2012 by sirhumperdink because: (no reason given)


It ain't about Dems vs Repubs.

It's about fibbing and patronizing.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:18 AM
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What are you trying to say? Are you under the illusion that a struggling middle class actually is a new thing?


MS. MORNIN: That's good, because I work three jobs and I feel like I contribute.
PRESIDENT BUSH: You work three jobs?
MS. MORNIN: Three jobs, yes.
PRESIDENT BUSH: Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that. (Applause.) Get any sleep? (Laughter.)


Not only is it not new but we also have a long line of presidents who are incredibly out of touch.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:19 AM
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She said.

Yes She did !
...
She really means; "nothing new under Barry's watch that is
...
Really Michelle ? ... every single day ? You wouldn't be fibb'n would ya now ?
...
Well, I guess we can't argue with blind wisdom

...
I think we've had just about all the "help" we can stand for now !!

Thanks Just the Same !!


I would love to engage in a conversation with you about the struggles the middle class are going through....but you don't seem to have an opinion on that at all.

Above is every line of your own from the OP...it says nothing...nothing at all. Just a few snide remarks looking for a laugh. Yes, you will get your precious stars and flags, you bash Obama on ATS you get your stars and flags. But give me something to discuss...quoting an article with snide remarks isn't really a great conversation starter...what it says to me is that you have no true criticism on the content of the article...so you will just try to draw attention away from the content and kick off the "let's bash Obama on anything, even if it makes sense" ball rolling.

Tell me, what did Michelle say that wasn't true???


And tell me what you think Obama should be doing to help the middle class more than he has. He has given them income tax credits, payroll tax credits, a stimulus bill to provide work when there was little work to find...what else can he do within the power of the Presidency???



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:20 AM
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Especially when we've been rooked, cheated and hoodwinked all the way done the golden road !!


Yep, and that has been happening for many years.....just like MO said.

Look, we know Obama is just the puppet currently in power and I don't like him any more than you do, but by concentrating on Obama you are missing the bigger picture and letting it pass you by.

You have to look at this situation in it's entirety, and then you will realize that Obama is Bush, Romney is Obama, etc, etc.

All this Obama bashing just leads to reciprocal republican-bashing, and then we lose sight of reality while we bicker about utter crap.


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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:20 AM
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Folks "squeezed for decades" ... okay .... by any chance did she happen to say that while wearing her $700 designer French sneakers and her $2,000 sundress? Just wondering ...



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:23 AM
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Originally posted by xuenchen
reply to post by Starchild23
 


Star for you


Feel better now ?

I am sick and tired of being lied to by these phonies.

Yes, Michelle and Barry (or whatever his name is today) both !!

I (we) have every right under the Constitution to complain and bitch all day long !!

Especially when we've been rooked, cheated and hoodwinked all the way done the golden road !!


We've had it up to Here !!



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But you aren't complaining about anything specific...you are just complaining.

Give us examples of you being cheated or hoodwinked.


I feel like you are almost making these threads to get positive reinforcement about your hate of Obama. It sucks right now for Obama haters, the economy is improving, his numbers are up, and it doesn't look like anyone can beat him in the upcoming election. So to make yourself feel better, you take an article where Michelle Obama is talking about the struggles of the middle class...which is true...and you so desperately try to turn it into a bash on Michelle.

Just point out the lies Michelle was telling if you think she was lying. But just screaming every day that they are lying doesn't mean they are in fact lying...it just means you really desperately want to bash them every day.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:25 AM
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Well then,

Please list all the accomplishments.

I am listening.

Instead of beating around the bush (no pun intended), enlighten me !!



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:25 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Folks "squeezed for decades" ... okay .... by any chance did she happen to say that while wearing her $700 designer French sneakers and her $2,000 sundress? Just wondering ...


I sympathize with the blight of 3rd-world nations not having water while I'm wearing my $20 designer Ross sneakers and my $30 jeans. Does that make me a hypocrite?

Should I go find some potato sacks to wear before I try to help people less fortunate than I am? Is that how it works?



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:27 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Folks "squeezed for decades" ... okay .... by any chance did she happen to say that while wearing her $700 designer French sneakers and her $2,000 sundress? Just wondering ...


Sounds like something a socialist would say


Funny how that works...you conservatives act like people shouldn't bash wealthy people...unless of course you are bashing the Obama's.

Double standard? Something worse?


You know damn well that Michelle can't win...she shops at target and doesn't dress all out and you guys claim how she is so ghetto and not up to first lady status. She actually wears something nice, that she pays for herself btw, and you guys claim how she has lost touch.

Just admit it...you hate the Obama's...now go examine yourself and figure out why that is. No one that "only hates his policies" would be as petty as you or the OP in their "hate"...there is a much deeper reason for that hatred.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:28 AM
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Originally posted by xuenchen
Well then,

Please list all the accomplishments.

I am listening.

Instead of beating around the bush (no pun intended), enlighten me !!



No no...this isn't how it works.

YOU are claiming they are lying and cheating you...you made the claim...you back it up.

This is how LOGIC works...time to back up your words.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:29 AM
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Originally posted by xuenchen
Well then,

Please list all the accomplishments.

I am listening.

Instead of beating around the bush (no pun intended), enlighten me !!



Just a few things here and there...



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:41 AM
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Originally posted by Cuervo

Originally posted by xuenchen
Well then,

Please list all the accomplishments.

I am listening.

Instead of beating around the bush (no pun intended), enlighten me !!



Just a few things here and there...




Increased funding for national parks and forests by 10%
Wow !!


Please list the rest and comment on how all this helped the majority of American citizens.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by xuenchen


Please list the rest and comment on how all this helped the majority of American citizens.



Is hitting the "tell me more" button that taxing for you?

Raising funds for public parks was just one small example but, if you insist on making it your focus, I can say it helps a lot more people than tax breaks for the wealthy does.

I know, most of those people getting the tax breaks have their own private courtyards or gardens so probably never need to set foot in a park but the rest of America sort of digs being able to see some nature sometimes. Parks are very important.

But if you want something more you language such as private sector jobs, check this out.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher

Originally posted by xuenchen
Well then,

Please list all the accomplishments.

I am listening.

Instead of beating around the bush (no pun intended), enlighten me !!



No no...this isn't how it works.

YOU are claiming they are lying and cheating you...you made the claim...you back it up.

This is how LOGIC works...time to back up your words.


See other threads or start a new one yourself.

Please re-read the OP.



posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 11:06 AM
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negative.

list those items that are pertinent.

the subject here is Michelle fibbing and acting like she's running for office.

that's as far off topic I go.

see the other threads or start a new one with substance that interests you.



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