|US Economy Much Better, Obama Claims|
|by Tom McGregor||Mon, Sep 3, 2012, 08:09 PM|
President Barack Obama is campaigning for re-election on the theme that we Americans are enjoying greater prosperity due to the White House’s enlightened policies. Yet, even the liberal mainstream media is struggling to verify these claims.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, “so do top Democrats believe the country is better off now than four years ago? ‘No, but that’s not the question of this election,’ Democratic governor’s Association chair Martin O’Malley of Maryland said Sunday on CBS.”
However, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, publicly disagreed with Gov. O’Malley. He said, “yes, we are better off. But we got to keep working harder.”
According to the Houston Chronicle, “the answer to that concise question has serious political consequences. Just 28 percent of Americans feel they are better off economically than they were when Barack Obama became president in January 2009, according to the most recent Associated Press-Gfl poll while 36 percent say they are worse off and 36 percent said are in about the same financial position. Not surprisingly, only 31 percent of Americans say the nation is headed in the right direction, the Washington Post/ABC News poll found, while 67 percent say it’s on the wrong track.”
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