Got this chart from the national Democrats, The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC):
An old friend on Facebook told me he wants verification of the numbers, because he doesn’t feel it. Few of us below the very, very rich feel it — which is what Obama’s been saying, and what Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Paul Krugman and Robert Reich have been saying in various ways daily. That’s what the struggle on income inequality is all about.
But the numbers check out. Go see for yourself (some of the sites I list below update monthly, or daily, so if you’re not looking at this in December 2014, they may vary; look for the link to historic numbers).
Numbers are dated in Consumer Confidence (but much higher than I thought! See below).
But the other numbers are well published.
Dow Jones Index plugged at least nightly on NBC, ABC, CBS and PBS — hourly at least on CNN and MSNBC (I don’t get the latter two).
Unemployment is updated monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics — and again, plugged on national news when it happens.
US deficits as % of GDP:
Bloomberg press report:
St. Louis Branch, Federal Reserve:
Consumer Confidence is tracked by the anti-Obama Conference Board:
Reuters report on October Consumer Confidence report:
As a socialist anti-free market guy, Obama is the worst in history.
Now will you listen to Obama when he tells you that we need to do something OTHER than what the GOP says, to make the growth something YOU feel? Please?
So tomorrow, and every day until January 21, 2017, when your very conservative and otherwise not stupid friends tell you we must “cut government” because “America can’t afford to be great any longer,” instead of flipping them the bird like you usually do, send them here to get the links to look at the numbers for themselves.
Don’t take my word for it, nor the DCCC’s word for it. Look for yourself, using the sites I’ve listed above.
Now ask: Why can’t Congress figure this out, and give Obama some support?