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Obama poorly represents what America lives

Obama poorly represents what America lives

The other day, Barack Obama read out the traditional annual message to Congress. In a peculiar manner, 44-th President of the United States plentifully sprinkled with hyperboles and factual inaccuracies. However, when the experts compared the performance with the statistics, the rainbow American idyll instantly turned dark with dark tones.

FALSE #1: US people believe in the American dream

The first inaccuracy was discovered by journalists in a phrase dedicated to the “American dream”. “I believe that our people believe in opportunities for all,” Obama said. Meanwhile, sociological data suggests that 64% of Americans believe in the death of the “American dream” because of growing inequality in society, 68% of Americans say that the income gap is growing, 73% of those surveyed with annual incomes below 50 thousand dollars, consider the US economy unfair.

Children from the industrial states of the Midwest are less likely to climb the social ladder than their peers from other regions. In addition, the social position and salary of Americans depend on parental capital more than in any European country. Thus, “social upward mobility in the United States is a myth,” writes The Huffington Post. “Lack of equal opportunities affects motivation and reduces labor productivity, which adversely affects the economic potential of the state, not to mention the heavy social price generated by inequality - violence and instability.”

FALSE №2: overseas impoverishment of the middle class

Barack Obama mentioned the fall in white-collar income. “Changes in technology and competition in the global market have led to the disappearance of work for the middle class,” said the president. It’s hard to disagree, many jobs that traditionally helped their owners out of poverty today no longer generate enough income. Over half a century with wage growth in 7,5 times, the consumer price index increased 12-13 times, and for some groups of goods and services - as much as 20 times. But the fault is not abroad. These are internal problems of the economy, in particular the so-called “consumer lending bubble”. In addition, according to The Huffington Post journalists, this is aggravated by the irresponsibility of the Americans themselves, who have lost trust in the trade unions and have become defenseless in front of employers.

FALSE №3: poverty among working Americans - a rarity

The head of the White House in his address touched the problem of growing poverty. “No one who works every day should raise a family in poverty,” the president noted. Meanwhile, in America, the number of citizens who work and live below the subsistence minimum in 2013 reached 9 million. Moreover, these numbers are constantly growing. The picture will be altogether terrifying if you add here unemployed Americans, the number of which, according to official data, is about 50 million.

FALSE #4: USA is a country of equal opportunities for women

Barack Obama also mentioned the important role of women. “They make up half of the total working population. A woman deserves decent pay for the work that she does on a par with men, ”the president said. Alas, The Huffington Post journalists point out that some equality is observed in the lower levels of the professional hierarchy. At the same time, women make up only 4% of participants in the 500 ranking of the best top managers of Fortune 500. And the number of women in Obama's office remains the same as it was under Ronald Reagan 20 years ago.

Moreover, working women, regardless of their education, earn an average of only three-quarters of "male earnings". Due to lower income, and also, since unmarried and divorced women are usually responsible for raising children, they are more likely to live in poverty than men. These sobering statistics presented in the report “Women in America: Indicators of Socio-Economic Well-Being” are evidence of the continuing gap between the sexes in the United States.

FALSE #5: the minimum wage in the US is equal to the subsistence minimum

The President of the United States promised in his speech to increase the cost of living. “Now the minimum wage is such that you can buy it at 20% less than 20 years ago. Tom Harkin and George Miller proposed a bill that will raise it to 10,1 dollars an hour, ”Obama said. Meanwhile, according to a study by the Wilder Opportunities for Women Foundation, the cost of living even in the cheapest for life state of South Dakota is 10, 2 dollars per hour. This is ten cents more than the figure sought by congressmen.

However, the real poverty threshold is even higher. “We just live from paycheck to paycheck,” says Dawn Holmberg, 43-year-old cashier and single mother who earns 10,5 dollars per hour, “We are not beggars, but after I pay for rent, utilities, child care and I buy products, I have practically nothing left for personal needs. ”

According to experts, the minimum hourly wage should be more on 8 dollars, so that by purchasing power it equals the “golden age of America” ... 1960 year.

In general, it is difficult to disagree with one of the strategists of the US Republican Party, Alex Castellanos: “Barack Obama’s speech is very similar to sex. Even the most disgusting looks great in it, ”he said in an interview with CNN.

Jokes - jokes, but the findings suggest disappointing. Either Obama does not represent the real state of affairs in the country and then you have to strictly ask his numerous apparatus of advisers, or he keeps the American people, first of all, the entire legislative body to whom the message is addressed, to put it mildly, not very smart people.

It is not surprising that the people reciprocate the president. Today, Americans ’faith in the future is weaker than ever. Trust in Congress and the government is extremely low. The head of the White House is no exception. Obama's January rating barely exceeds 40%. For comparison: Reagan in the fifth year of his stay in the White House had a rating of 62%, and Clinton had a rating of 59% ...
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  1. AVV
    AVV 11 February 2014 15: 04
    Yes, Obama is a puppet, a trade lobby, how can he know about the situation of an ordinary American, and all presidents are puppets, or bankers or the military industrial complex or Industrialists and Traders !!! All presidents protect anyone's interests !!! Who pays for the election campaign he rules the ball !!! More than 50 million potential voters receive subsidies, allowances from the state, and these are buyers of retail chains, that’s why Obama is fighting for them !!! And the whole industry was taken to China, now in a country of great opportunities to receive the allowance, this is a great achievement of the Americans !!! But gaining recruits in hot spots, it has become easier to gain !!! So choose after this president, you’ll still get your finger in the sky !!!
    1. Arhj
      Arhj 11 February 2014 16: 01
      Quote: AVV
      Yes, Obama is a puppet, a trade lobby, how can he know about the situation of a simple American, and all presidents are puppets, or bankers or the military industrial complex, or industrialists and traders !!!

      Know that he very much even can, only, as you correctly noted, Obama is a puppet, and the puppeteer does not take into account the opinion of the doll. Not for that the threads are tied to the doll, but "who pays the girl, he dances her"
      1. tilovaykrisa
        tilovaykrisa 12 February 2014 09: 32
        BABAM for 3 term !!!
    2. fzr1000
      fzr1000 11 February 2014 16: 29
      Well a lie. What for us?
      1. waisson
        waisson 11 February 2014 18: 50
        we have not far gone our CARRYING-HOUSE is also far from the people they boil in their porridge not knowing what is going on in the backyards of the province
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      3. siberalt
        siberalt 11 February 2014 20: 03
        fzr1000: Well, a lie. What for us?

        It would also be time for us to introduce hourly wages. Yes, bring the minimum wage to a living wage. Then you can compare. But something is not a pity for me Americans. Why's that?
  2. AnaBat
    AnaBat 11 February 2014 15: 22
    The first inaccuracy was discovered by journalists in a phrase dedicated to the “American dream”. “I believe that our people believe in opportunities for all,” Obama said. Meanwhile, sociological data suggests that 64% of Americans believe in the death of the “American dream” because of growing inequality in society, 68% of Americans say that the income gap is growing, 73% of those surveyed with annual incomes below 50 thousand dollars, consider the US economy unfair.

    Obamych seems to be working on GDP lol Let Khusseinich work longer, it will be harder for us without him ... we still have to look for such a leader of an "exclusive" nation ...
    1. Sid.74
      Sid.74 11 February 2014 15: 34
      Good-woo America, oh,
      Where I have never been.
      Do not see you again.
      Take the banjo
      Play me goodbye.
      La la la
      La la la
  3. sinukvl
    sinukvl 11 February 2014 15: 28
    It seems Obama, in general, everything is poorly represented
  4. dr.star75
    dr.star75 11 February 2014 15: 30
    So if democracy is instilled throughout the world, then there will not be enough time for your country. Interestingly, even though he then finds it on the map (SGA)?
  5. major071
    major071 11 February 2014 15: 36
    Obama poorly represents what America lives

    Well, this is understandable, and in general I put a big and fat one on the Obamka. Here we also have a freak with the letter "M", who generally judges the life of ordinary people in Russia through publications on the Internet. Does he even know what country he lives in, or did he fall into hibernation after the opening of the Olympics? what
    1. Sid.74
      Sid.74 11 February 2014 15: 45
      Quote: major071
      or did it all hibernate after the opening of the Olympiad? what

      hi Let him sleep, maybe Luba’s dream of Russia will come to a dream, you’ll see that smarter thoughts will come! bully
  6. Arh
    Arh 11 February 2014 15: 38
    Politicians of the United States and the West have never suffered Human Values!
  7. Sergey Sitnikov
    Sergey Sitnikov 11 February 2014 16: 34
    that's who to believe and ??? I have good friends who live in Oregon, I see them on Skype, I see them at home, cars, constant fishing in the ocean - they are two brothers, one keeps a car repair shop (medium size), the other carpentry (furniture heats up), they are gagauzas, they’re not afraid of work and are fine live ...
    1. fzr1000
      fzr1000 11 February 2014 16: 42
      The question is incorrect, but try to ask them what of the property owned by the bank (in the loan), and what is in their personal. And everything will be clear.
    2. vorobey
      vorobey 11 February 2014 16: 46
      Quote: Sergey Sitnikov
      they are Gagauz, they are not afraid of work and live normally ...

      Brother you yourself and answered. And in Europe, during the crisis, those who could work with their own hands kept it.

      And you don’t twist a light bulb without a license and you cannot tie a torn rope in a latrine.
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    4. philip
      philip 12 February 2014 06: 42
      Not surprising. You communicate, compare, yourself with your friends and find that they live well. They compare themselves with their neighbors and believe that they live so-so. 10 cents below the cost of living. For a country that has robbed the whole world, this is normal.
    5. Wellych
      Wellych 12 February 2014 07: 08
      but they are not all America, and it’s important not where you are now, but where you are going. In a country with free credits - one day you live in a palace, the next you hang in a loop.
  8. kind
    kind 11 February 2014 16: 36
    usa - one big lie !!!
  9. tank64rus
    tank64rus 11 February 2014 16: 43
    I hope to see how the United States begins to pour in, the tears for the USSR will pour out to them,
  10. Alexey M
    Alexey M 11 February 2014 17: 05
    Huseynovich framed oh how they framed.
    The first "black" president and look at what the country brought where the Americans looked. Who did they trust? This is a quote from the future speech of the future president.
    In short, the chocolate scapegoat.
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  11. Al_lexx
    Al_lexx 11 February 2014 17: 08
    Vicious vicious circle. New directions in the development of the American economy are practically not being implemented; employment is not increasing. To raise the standard of living, they print new dollars, which, despite the fact that they are provided by other countries, still fall in price.
    Today is 10 $ / h, when a dollar is worth 50 cents, from 60 goals. Tomorrow will be 20 $ / h, at the cost of 30 cents.
    One thing remains - to rob other countries and reduce the size of their own population. That sobsna, explicitly or implicitly they do.
  12. Black
    Black 11 February 2014 17: 18
    Well, hope that this donkey is so bad that it will die out soon, this is a big stretch.
  13. andrei332809
    andrei332809 11 February 2014 17: 33
    Obama poorly represents what America lives

    but he is absolutely sure that America is exceptional! wassat
  14. awersa
    awersa 11 February 2014 17: 40
    Abama will leave, they will give some other "not so", black was - this is no longer "epotage", probably something from "gays" now - after all, "a country of equal opportunities", and this topic should be developed by slipping the layman another sensation of equal opportunities ... Citing Makarevich: "The dolls are pulled by the strings, they have smiles on their faces" ... "Oh, it's a shame sometimes that the owner is invisible - the thread goes up and into the void ...
    Well, at the expense of knowledge, they are not an indicator of righteousness now, but the thickness of the owner’s wallet ... alas.
    1. Rurikovich
      Rurikovich 11 February 2014 22: 26
      And what ... It will be cool if the "exceptional" godfather will have n ... com. Now the phrase (let's be politically correct and tolerant) in the manifestation of sexual action in relation to state persons, said in the kitchen, can be met very kindly bully those. if, with the failure of any reforms, the people demand to fuck the guilty, he will joyfully take off his pants in anticipation of passing through his ass more than one unit of those suffering justice and punishment. wassat
      pah, a guide! Already by chance someone would have wiped the NW remote control or something, so that this shame would not spread ... soldier
  15. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 11 February 2014 17: 56
    I don’t understand why our colleagues are happy! You thought that the best way to raise the image is a “small victorious war.” Where, I hope you’ll guess, otherwise they began to clean up my posts. If everything is so bad, the economy is entering a stage of stagnation, then the world comes to the point of no return, it's time to think.
  16. Sadikoff
    Sadikoff 11 February 2014 17: 57
    Obama city manager, what is his demand? It's time for them to go into the whitewash, to disassemble this state into components. With the new assembly, there is a chance for an improved model, this one is already worthless.
  17. Leprechaun
    Leprechaun 11 February 2014 17: 59
    Given the trend, the rules of political correctness and other crap, the next US president should be a one-legged lesbian whose dad is an imam and his mother is a Chinese woman.
  18. Grif
    Grif 11 February 2014 18: 29
    Obama needs to be whitened to raise the rating, like Michael Jackson. That would take a look! laughing
  19. konvalval
    konvalval 11 February 2014 18: 59
    We would have more such presidents. In America.
  20. datur
    datur 11 February 2014 19: 26
    “We just live from paycheck to paycheck,” says Down Holmberg, a 43-year-old cashier and single mother who earns $ 10,5 an hour, “We are not beggars, but after I pay for my rental housing, utilities, supervision for children and buy food, I have almost nothing left for personal needs. "--------------------- MDA! Thanks to your advisers and our Chubais-Gaidar-Eblinites! we also live like that !!! wink now try your own concept !!! drinks good
  21. VadimSt
    VadimSt 11 February 2014 19: 59
    What he sees from the window of the White House, he speaks. We say about such people: - "He doesn't see his nose further!"
  22. alone
    alone 11 February 2014 20: 16
    Well, as if all the other presidents are crystalizing what their people breathe! Any power on the drum is the problem of the people! And the presidents are this power.
  23. 11 February 2014 21: 36
    The article is of course correct, only seditious associations appear. Replace Mr. Obama in the text with Mr. Putin (Medvedev), the name of the controlled people will be changed and the conclusions will not need to be changed. I was especially touched by the phrase "According to experts, the minimum hourly wage should be more by $ 8, so that in terms of purchasing power it would be equal to the" golden age of America "... 1960." How is it necessary to raise wages within the EREF in order to catch up not only with the "golden year 1961", but at least with 1991 ?!
  24. Alf
    Alf 11 February 2014 21: 51
    Quote: Sid.74
    Let him sleep, maybe Luba’s dream of Russia will come to a dream, you’ll see that smarter thoughts will come!

    Let him sleep stronger and longer. As the popular wisdom says, Do not touch the gua ... oh, it will not stink.
  25. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 11 February 2014 22: 46
    “We are not beggars, but after I pay rent, utilities, childcare and buy groceries, I have almost nothing left for personal needs.”

    We have the majority of the people, even this minimum is not able to pay. And debt is hardly less. And about the minimum salary of 10 tanks per hour !!! at quite comparable prices, I can’t even dream sad
    1. Wellych
      Wellych 12 February 2014 07: 15
      only prices are difficult to compare, in a nurse, to afford medicine for a family, you need 150 bucks a day to pay for insurance.

      And then, the one who gets 10 bucks here - gets so much from the state of gadgets that you would get comparable benefits if you paid 30 bucks. And do not think that the state is so altruistic - they just do not need an army of zombies of one hundred million, which have 400 million trunks.

      And the money is hung in debt for the next generation. So here a very important but subtle factor is mentioned - disposable income - this is what remains after all the mandatory payments - taxes, insurance, apartment rent / mortgage. And 10 bucks an hour - you're a beggar.
  26. Rubon
    Rubon 11 February 2014 22: 56
    In New York, the minimum wage, for example, is $ 8 per hour.
  27. nod739
    nod739 12 February 2014 01: 50
    Yes, not everyone is as bad as they say
    computing technologies - in the first place (Russia, about 15 something - for memory)
    in Russia, more with mate. apparatus and algorithms are not bad, but alas, this is part of the technology, you still need iron
    new materials, nanotechnology, materials with desired properties - in the forefront
    biotechnology and genetic engineering - 1st place, alas, from the 1st in 25 years, we lost not only to mattresses
    as for the special equipment of 3D printer robots, Americans are surely in the first place (by the way, almost half of all 3D printers are in syshya - and the topic, as already noted, fits into Moore’s Law)
    someone will say well with this? Well, once the petrochemicals and electricity and the air and railway were also fun - no one thought that this would become new industries and locomotives of economies
    ... and by the way, another observation - you can buy an old car for 500 greens, on the go, in other words, work for it at a minimum - a week !!!!
    but in our country for a month, and without a minimum wage, you won’t buy a car

    I myself would not mind seeing America go to the bottom, and I won’t have a tear, but a sober assessment shows that this will not be the case, in their worst-case scenario they will slip to a regional power, to one pole of a multipolar world.
    Yes, not everyone is as bad as they say, of course not as it was before, but not bad
    1. Wellych
      Wellych 12 February 2014 07: 24
      I fully guess the scenario - when the status of the world reserve currency flies off the dollar, and jeans and boots will have to be paid half-wages.
      Everything that is done in America itself, even after taking into account cheap Chinese components, is already more expensive every ten times than a similar imported one.

      The fact that the "reserve" of the currency is a temporary thing - the Spaniards, the Portuguese and the British will tell you. Whether this will happen in the foreseeable future - a lot of cleverness is not needed - even with an industrial advantage, the dollar has depreciated 20 times in a hundred years. Not a very good quality for "reserve". The industry as such is gone. The dollar is held only by the belief in the "big" fool who will accept these dollars tomorrow. Somehow, in my opinion, not firmly.
  28. Arbatov
    Arbatov 12 February 2014 09: 51
    It turns out it's hard to live in Matrasia. Go to the people, nigga! It’s good to stomp around foreign countries, take care of internal problems.