Former Republican national committee chairman Ed Gillespie declared on CBS’s Face the Nation that there is a "growing sense that this president may be in over his head" with voters, especially the independent voters Obama clearly favors while kicking his "professional left" f*n' r*t*rd base to the curb.
Sending clueless advisors Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod to appear respectively on Meet the Press and This Week proves this. Their attempt to convince main street voters that "Obama still has your interests at heart" when it's so clear that we don't mean a thing to him (except as re-election votes) is failing miserably. Commenter "molliem" said it best on Michael Moore's site: "I feel we're being ignored. We know we are paying for the austerity measure ... we also know the wealthy are not giving up anything. You can't vote for someone who ignores you."
San Francisco Attorney Stephen Kaus wrote in Huffington Post, "I think this is a big reason why Obama's disapproval rating is 71 percent according to CBS News." I agree. Workers are increasingly left out of sharing in what economic benefits exist. Almost 15 percent of the population is eligible for food stamps even though they work at least part-time (see especially: Walmart associates).
The Obama administration is pushing a new initiative intended to improve the employment prospects of the unemployed by having the government pay them $240 a month to work for some company for free. Assuming that $240 subsidy didn't go for frivolous things like rent and transportation, that amount would daily, for 30 days, give such a person just enough for two hamburgers and drinks to live on, with enough remaining to maybe buy a third meal two days of that month at least until the subsidy period ends. Then they can watch some other person take their government-paid-welfare-for-employers spot instead of being offered a paying job. Wouldn't be prudent to hire someone when the "gubmint" will give you workers for free!
Obama isn't helping himself one bit with this highly touted labor initiative. Hey, Barry! Why don't you just round up all of the 14 million unemployed and ship them to Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia? They could, under your subsidy proposal, replace the migrant workers who fled those states right before the harvest because of the draconian laws which were passed in those states and aimed expressly at them! But before you do, study up on the results delivered by the Soviet Five-year Plans involving shipping city folk to the fields, and the Chinese Cultural Revolution, which thought shipping college professors to the paddies to harvest rice was a great idea. Learn from someone else's mistakes if you won't learn from your own!