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THIS is what I have been trying to convince you

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by billwald, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. billwald

    billwald New Member

    Jun 28, 2000
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    Read it in the WSJ:

    from http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...7326914.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLETopOpinion

    Perhaps the most pernicious part of his statement was the underestimating of the rich and poor and the elasticized expansion of the term "middle income" or middle class. Romney suggests that 95 percent of Americans are in this group. Not true.

    According to the Census Bureau, the official poverty rate in 2010 was 15.1 percent. . . .
    At the very least, nearly a fourth of all Americans are either poor or rich.
    That would leave about three-fourths somewhere in the middle, but not all middle class. Tricking the poor to believe they're in it, and allowing the wealthy to hide in it, is one of the great modern political deceptions and how we've arrived at our current predicament.

    According to a New York Times/CBS News poll conducted last month, nearly a fifth of families making less than $15,000 said that they were middle class and nearly two-fifths of those making more than $100,000 said that they were middle class.
  2. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2004
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    Think you linked to the wrong article Bubba. Here's what I was reading.

    Of course, there are exceptions to this, and President Obama is one of them. As his father was from Africa, he is an African-American in every sense of the term. (Obama Sr. was not, since he never naturalized.) In addition, as Washington notes, "there are some white Americans who were born in Africa." One of them, a native of Mozambique, would have become first lady in 2005 if a stadium full of Ohio State football fans had voted the other way. source

    Interesting bit about Obama's dad here. The writer admits his father was from Africa and never naturalized. Again proving Obama is not a natural born citizen and therefore not qualified to hold the office of POTUS.

    But that's beside the point I reckon. Who cares about the law right?