Skip to main content

Record stock market crosses 17,000.....  an increase of 265%...... in 5 years and 4 months.... Who is president?

Today it was announced we have just experienced the fastest job growth in the United States over the first half of the year since 1999.... The first time we've seen five consecutive months of job growth over 200,000 since 1999. And we've seen the quickest drop in unemployment in over 30 years.  Who is president?

For the first time in a life of an 11 year old, there will be more combat ready troops at home spending 4th of July with their families, than taking enemy fire... Who is president?

This 4th of July, there are 3.8 million people with full time satisfactory jobs, (U6) who didn't have one last 4th of July....  Who is president?

This 4th of July, there are 10 million more Americans celebrating America's birthday, who if rushed to the hospital, can answer YES to the question:  Are you covered by health insurance? And who is president?

This is what's real folks... This affects you, every minute, every day.  As real as it gets... All the squabbling over Obamacare and how it was going to bankrupt America?  Oh, yes, they've forgotten they said it... they wanted to take our levels of 4th of July last year, and GO BACKWARDS...  They even shut down the government to save America from itself they said..... Instead we got results like this.....

All the squabbling over Benghazi, Lois Lerner and the IRS, lost emails, children at the border, prisoner swaps, come down to just words...  Just one person's interpretation of a bunch of words in the law, versus another's interpretation of a bunch of words in the law.  In real terms, for all the noise, they don't do anything.  McConnell didn't get these results. Issa didn't get these results.  Boehner didn't get these results.  

No one goes back to work when a Republican talks to a camera.  No one makes a great return on their investment when a Republican talks to a camera...   Our DC centered news media, who for the most part is either cozily married or cocktail buddies to these self centered interviewees,  is partly to blame for featuring nothingness, instead of showing us America is getting better... But wow, check the local media outlets; it's all there. They, who aren't cozy with the Washington establishment, are brimming over with good news.  

But yet, at our feet, right in front of us... here it is, plain for all eyes who will look to see.... This fourth of July, most of America is better off then they were 4 years ago.... or even one year ago, that 4th of July..

This is just so awesome.  Happy 4th, all of you!    Happy 4th, America...   Happy 4th, Obama....

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  In Congress Assembled. 2nd July 1776 New Style. (0+ / 0-)

    The Grey Lady is questioning a mysterious full stop.

    http://www.nytimes.com/...

    I can't fix the paywall.

  •  Not to mention the crazy-wonderful gains (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    OleHippieChick

    for marriage equality.  My marriage of 18 years is finally legal in my home state and federally.  

    Better off?  Yeah, you betcha.

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Thu Jul 03, 2014 at 02:20:27 PM PDT

  •  I have Medicare. I'm way better off now. :-D (0+ / 0-)

    After a lifetime with no health insurance. Thanks, US Govt.

    "He went to Harvard, not Hogwarts." ~Wanda Sykes
    Teh Twitterz, I'z awn dem.
    Blessinz of teh Ceiling Cat be apwn yu, srsly.

    by OleHippieChick on Thu Jul 03, 2014 at 03:10:47 PM PDT

  •  The long term unemployed might have a different (0+ / 0-)

    opinion.  Especially if they are over 50, and have been out of work for over a couple of years.  At one time they were referred to as "The Middle Class".

    It all depends where you are "sitting".

    All I see in rural America where I live, especially in a Southern Red State controlled by the well entrenched, and effective gerrymandered Tea Bag Teabilly Taliban, is poverty and hardship with little to no opportunity for anyone to move out of their predicament.  They go to their churches and pray as they are instructed, and then go home and wait for the day they move on to heaven as they've been told that there, the streets are paved with gold, and there isn't any hardship.

    Oh yeah...My retirement portfolio is doing very well......  

    Til the next financial bubble bursts.

    “My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there." - Rumi

    by LamontCranston on Thu Jul 03, 2014 at 06:40:38 PM PDT

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site