FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
The Poor Aren’t Buying Obama’s Class Warfare
The regressiveness of the Progressives is coming home to roost.
Obama is forcing our troops to fight a politically correct war in Afghanistan; however, he is prosecuting his class warfare with no holds barred. Obama and the Democrats are the Navy SEALS of class warfare. Fortunately, his target audience, the poor, are not impressed with his ferocity. Obama’s support among the poorest Americans has dropped to an all time low, according to the latest Gallup poll. This, from CNS News:
Each week, Gallup publishes the president’s average approval rating for the previous week among four income brackets: those who earn $2,000 per month or less, those who earn between $2,000 and $4,999 per month, those who earn between $5,000 and $7,499 per month, and those who earn $7,500 per month or more.
For the week of April 4-10, Obama’s approval rating was 48 percent among those making $2,000 or less per month, and 46 percent among those in each of the three higher income brackets.
Mr. Tax-the-Rich is now under 50% support among all income brackets, garnering roughly the same level of support among low-income Americans as from the rich guys whom he detests.
While Republicans were never skilled at articulating how free markets offer the best jobs and cheapest products to the poor, Obama is the master. Even the most naive voter intuitively knows that Obama has impounded our natural resources and printed fake money. No matter how many welfare programs he tries to create, poor people will not take kindly to the pain they experience at the gas pump and in the supermarket. If Republicans would do a better job articulating the regressive effects of ethanol and farm subsidies and food commodities, Obama’s lowest approval rating would be among the poor.
Here is the latest report from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau regarding inflation on some of the most basic needs in Wisconsin:
- Apples increased 24 cents (18 percent) to $1.52 per pound.
- A gallon of whole milk increased 50 cents (17 percent) to $3.41 per gallon.
- One pound of bagged salad increased 33 cents (15 percent) to $2.48.
- A five-pound bag of flour increased 25 cents (12 percent) to $2.34.
- One pound of ground chuck climbed 32 cents (10 percent) to $3.41.
It’s important to note that Wisconsin’s “Marketbasket” inflation is actually lower than the national average. Even the government can no longer manipulate the CPI numbers to ensconce any trace of inflation. Look who’s forcing poor people to eat cat food now?
Memo to Barack Obama: As poor people suffer from the high cost of basic needs, they are not pinning the blame on Bush’s “tax cuts for the rich.” They are pinning the blame on the donkey.
Now, if only the (non-ethanol promoting) Republicans would seize the moment….