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Americans Don’t Buy Obama’s Talk Of Economic ‘Recovery’

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President Obama regularly touts what he calls the “economic recovery” supposedly prompted by his ...

President Obama regularly touts what he calls the “economic recovery” supposedly prompted by his
policies, including the creation of 7.5 million jobs, consistent growth for more than three years and
revitalization of the domestic auto industry. He recently told ABC’s “This Week” host George
Stephanopoulos, for example, that during the Great Recession of 2008, “we came in, stabilized the
situation. The banking system works. It is giving loans to companies who can get credit. And so we
have seen, I think undoubtedly, progress across the board.”

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    • Americans Don’t Buy Obama’s Talk Of Economic ‘Recovery’ washingtonexaminer.com December 3, 2013 President Obama regularly touts what he calls the “economic recovery” supposedly prompted by his policies, including the creation of 7.5 million jobs, consistent growth for more than three years and revitalization of the domestic auto industry. He recently told ABC’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos, for example, that during the Great Recession of 2008, “we came in, stabilized the situation. The banking system works. It is giving loans to companies who can get credit. And so we have seen, I think undoubtedly, progress across the board.” It’s an upbeat talking point for the president, but the problem is most Americans don’t believe it. Rasmussen Reports said its most recent survey that only 22 percent of respondents rate the economy as "good" or "excellent." Similarly, the latest CNN/ORC International survey found that 39 percent believe the economy is still declining and only 24 percent believe it is recovering. The same survey in October found 59 percent predicting poor economic conditions a year from now, so there is precious little economic optimism out there. It's not just the opinion polls that produce data indicating a sluggish economy. Thanksgiving holiday sales declined 2.7 percent, according to the National Retail Federation, despite herculean promotions by major retailers like Walmart, Macy's and others with special deals and deep discounts. More people shopped on Thanksgiving Day and online, but at the expense of Black Friday. Retailers are having to work harder and offer more deals just to entice customers to come look. It’s not hard to understand why they aren’t buying. "Consumers are stressed. They're still under a lot of pressure from things like high unemployment. We see that in our business." GameStop CEO Paul Raines told The Wall Street Journal. Similarly, Stacey Welch of Plainfield, N.J., told the Journal that “it’s really rough right now, I’m earning less now” at her bakery because business is slow. Consumers and employers simply do not see sufficient reason to be optimistic about the economy,
    • despite Obama’s repeated attempts to persuade them otherwise. Unemployment remains around 7.6 percent and the labor participation rate — which measures how many people have jobs and how many have quit looking for jobs — is at its lowest level, 62.8 percent in October, in decades. Job creation has picked up slightly in recent months, but the 1.6 million positions created since January 2010 is far short of the 5.1 million lost during Obama’s first year in office during the recession. One thing has increased spectacularly under Obama: federal regulation. “Completed rules reviewed in the federal Unified Agenda compilation of priority regulations went up 16 percent in the last year and 40 percent the year before,” according to the latest edition of the Competitive Enterprise Institute's annual study, Ten Thousand Commandments. With more regulations come greater compliance costs for businesses, and every dollar that goes to complying with federal edicts is one less dollar available to invest in job creation. It's not rocket science. Why Are So Many Wealthy People Building Futuristic High Tech Security Bunkers? Michael Snyder American Dream December 3, 2013 The wealthy are spending more to protect themselves from all the rest of us than ever before. So why are they so concerned about the future? Do they know something that the rest of us don’t? Or do they just have the money to buy the type of security that the rest of us would if we could? Over the past few years, wealthy people all over America have been equipping their homes with futuristic high tech security systems that go far beyond the kinds of things portrayed in recent
    • Hollywood films such as “The Purge“. We are talking about security bunkers with their own sustainable sources of food and water, hidden passageways that lead to ballistics-proof panic suites, and thermal heat detectors that can detect someone hiding up to 15 kilometers away. Most of these security measures will probably never even be needed if things stay pretty much as they are today. But if the thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted on a daily basis continues to disintegrate and we see massive civil unrest in the years ahead, then those security measures are going to come in very handy indeed. When it comes to prepping, sometimes it is the wealthy that are the most extreme. According to a recent Daily Mail article, the wealthy have become increasingly obsessed with home security in recent years… Wealthy families across the country are shelling out millions to protect their loved ones
    • from intruders, natural disasters or the apocalypse as home security goes increasingly sci-fi. Companies that provide concerned homeowners with futuristic gadgets – and a priceless peace of mind – have revealed the growing demand of costly bunkers, passageways, panic rooms and recognition software. Most people simply do not have the money for those sorts of things. But the wealthy do, and these days they have shown a willingness to shell out big bucks for extraordinary security measures that they hope will give them peace of mind. A recent Forbes article profiled the owner of a company called Strategically Armored & Fortified Environments (SAFE). He uses his own fortress-like home as a showcase for potential clients, and business is booming… Al Corbi’s residence in the Hollywood Hills has the requisite white walls covered in artwork and picture windows offering breathtaking views of downtown Los Angeles, but it has more in common with NSA headquarters than with the other contemporary homes on the block. The Corbi family doesn’t need keys (thanks to biometric recognition software), doesn’t fear earthquakes (thanks to steel-reinforced concrete caissons that burrow 30 feet into the private hilltop) and sleeps easily inside a 2,500-square-foot home within a home: a ballistics-proof panic suite that Corbi refers to as a “safe core.” According to Forbes, some of these homes that SAFE builds actually have “sustainable” security bunkers where families could potentially survive for multiple generations in the event of a major catastrophe… SAFE’s bunkers operate on geothermal power and have sustainable food supplies, their own wells for water and full medical facilities. Many have amphitheaters, restaurants and health spas; for one client, Corbi designed a promenade with ceilings hand-painted with blue skies and “stores” displaying the family heirlooms. “These are things you would want to have personally, so right now it’s an ultimate entertainment area, but if there was a disaster you could go there and stay for a long time,” says Corbi. A long time, indeed. He estimates that families could survive in the best planned of these luxurious strongholds for up to three generations. “They would be the new Adam and Eve, essentially, who would start up everything again.” So what are the wealthy so concerned about? After all, our politicians and the mainstream media keep telling us that everything is going to be just fine. So why are they going to such extraordinary lengths to prepare for the future? Well, there are definitely some wealthy individuals that are among the 3 million preppers in the United States that are preparing for a future meltdown of society. But many other wealthy individuals just want to make sure that their families are safe. Violent crime in the United States was up 15 percent last year, and anger toward the wealthy has risen to unprecedented heights since the last financial crisis. Desperate people do desperate things, and without a doubt Americans are becoming increasingly desperate. In fact, these days criminals will go after just about anyone. For example, on Sunday someone actually ripped off the Salvation Army… The Salvation Army said someone broke into one of its community centers in Washington and stole donations collected through the charity’s Red Kettle Program.
    • Maj. Lewis Reckline, area commander of the Salvation Army National Capital Area Command said the Solomon G. Brown Corps Community Center was burglarized at about 5:30 a.m. Sunday. And in South Carolina the other day, a group of thugs shot and killed a 76-year-old lady during an attempt to rob her home… A 76-year-old woman was killed in a shootout as a gang tried to rob her outside her South Carolina home in the early hours of Saturday. Dorothy Hendrix was shot twice by the gang of two men and a woman, but she managed to shoot one of her assailants in the stomach before dying of her wounds. So it is understandable that the wealthy would want to try to insulate themselves from all of this. After all, they are huge targets for desperate criminals and thieves. And when it comes to spotting intruders, some of the technologies being used by the wealthy these days are truly amazing. For example, one company out in Oregon actually manufactures infrared cameras that can spot the thermal heat signature of someone hiding 15 kilometers away… Another company, FLIR Systems, based in Wilsonville, Oregon, makes infrared cameras that can read the thermal heat signatures from anything nearby – even someone in a hiding place as far as 15km away. Many of these technologies are very “cool”, but the sudden interest in them reveals something else about our society. The level of trust in our society is rapidly breaking down, and people are scared. In fact, one recent survey discovered that the level of trust that we have in one another is much, much lower than it was about 40 years ago… For four decades, a gut-level ingredient of democracy — trust in the other fellow — has been quietly draining away. These days, only one-third of Americans say most people can be trusted. Half felt that way in 1972, when the General Social Survey first asked the question. Forty years later, a record high of nearly two-thirds say “you can’t be too careful” in dealing with people. So what do you think? Do you believe that most people can be trusted? And why do you think that so many wealthy people are spending so much money on futuristic high tech security measures right now?
    • 81% Of Americans Want Obamacare Repealed Steve Watson Infowars.com December 3, 2013 Editor’s Note: The complete rejection of Obamacare by Americans goes hand-in-hand with their disgust with Congress, which now has an unprecedented 9% approval rating. Of course the Obama defenders will continue to downplay the strong resistance to Obamacare by distorting the truth. Overwhelming majority of the country are against the healthcare takeover Rasmussen reports that a whopping 81 percent of American voters wish to see the new health care law repealed or significantly changed, with exactly half saying the Affordable Care Act should be completely scrapped and started again from scratch. The 50 percent figure is a seven point increase on numbers from late October. According to Rasmussen, a further 31 percent stated that the law should be reviewed and improved piece by piece, with only 16 percent saying that it should be left as it is now. Voters were also asked about the mandate on businesses for providing health insurance that covers all government-approved contraceptives for women. The survey found that 51 percent oppose the mandate. which is currently being challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court. The news comes as voters once again find out that the White House and HHS have told outright lies regarding the “fixing” of the obamacare website. On Sunday, HHS began to brag that the website now has an error rating below 1% and a capacity allowing 50,000 simultaneous users. “We believe we have met the goal of having a system that will work smoothly for the vast majority of users,” a press release stated. Just one day later, however, the government was forced to admit that this was not true and that the website cannot handle anywhere near that number of visitors – exposing yet ANOTHER lie.
    • CNN: Obamacare Site Not Able To Handle 50,000 Users At Once VIDEO BELOW http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=_-QW-tGaFu8 As we reported yesterday, reports of faults and glitches are still pouring in. In reality, the website is no where near fixed, and will require hundreds of hours more work on the backend before it is stable and can properly handle enrollments. Indeed, the White House has also now admitted that software errors on the website have invisibly blocked some completed transactions, meaning that the few who believe they have managed to sign up could still be denied health benefits as their details will not be passed on to insurers. The Washington Post notes that around a third of the 126,000 purported sign-ups in October and November have been blocked by diverse errors. “We’re telling consumers that if they’re not sure that they’re enrolled, they should call the call center or their insurer directly,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday. In addition, cybersecurity expert David Kennedy told CNBC on Monday that security was “never” even built into the Obamacare website. “It’s really hard to go back and fix the security around it because security wasn’t built into it,” said Kennedy, chief executive of TrustedSec. “We’re talking multiple months to over a year to at least address some of the critical-to-high exposures on the website itself.” Ellison Barber: Obamacare Website Is Not Fixed VIDEO BELOW http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXzsZ2ApkY8 81% of Americans Want Obamacare Repealed VIDEO BELOW http://www.infowars.com/half-of-americans-want-obamacare-scrapped/ The government has only hit 15% of the two-month goal for sign ups to Obamacare. In order to make the healthcare program financially viable, there need to be 7 million enrolled by March 31st. So far the program has hit less than 5% of that number, even if you include sign ups via state exchanges as well as federal exchanges. INFOWARS.COM BECAUSE THERE'S A WAR ON FOR YOUR MIND