Obama says Americans are better off now than when he came into office

Rick Moran
Sure, he can say that. After all, isn't it better to kick back and relax at home rather than have to go to work? Daytime TV can be quite stimulating.

And with wages stagnant over his terms of office, you might ask who needs more money? Not I.

National debt? Who cares? Medicare and Social Security ready to implode? Not my problem.

All in all, helluva job, Barry.

The Hill:

President Obama said Americans were “better off now than when I came into office,” during a fundraiser Monday night outside of Washington.

Obama also slammed congressional Republicans for their focus on the terror attack in Benghazi and the implementation of ObamaCare.

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The president told attendees at the high-dollar soiree in Potomac, Maryland that his Republican opposition in Congress had been “captured by ideologues” whose principal focus was on “how to make people sufficiently skeptical, so they can win the next election.”

“The debate now is about what?” Obama asked. “Benghazi? ObamaCare? It becomes this endless loop.”

Obama told donors that he preferred a robust Republican Party —  “I come from the Land of Lincoln” — but that the current iteration of the GOP did not believe “that government can get anything done.”

Obama’s remarks came at a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at the home of Jeffrey Drenzer, a medical training and technology executive. Tickets to the event, billed as an “intimate dinner,” ranged from $10,000 per person to $32,400 per couple. 

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D) joined a sizable contingent of House Democrats at the event, including Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and fellow Maryland Democrats Elijah Cummings, Chris Van Hollen, Donna Edwards, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Delaney. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) was also in attendance.

On his way to the fundraiser, Obama stopped to chat with a group of little league teams at a Northwest D.C. baseball field. The president posed for pictures and quizzed the co-ed teams on their drills.

One thing for sure; DC caterers are better off. All these fundraisers makes it boom times for DC eateries. And let's not forget how much better off unions, big banks, corporate lobbyists, and other Obama cronies and supporters are thanks to him steering a lot of pork their way.

So Obama can truly say that America - his America - is a lot better off since he took office.

For the rest of us...not so much.


 

Sure, he can say that. After all, isn't it better to kick back and relax at home rather than have to go to work? Daytime TV can be quite stimulating.

And with wages stagnant over his terms of office, you might ask who needs more money? Not I.

National debt? Who cares? Medicare and Social Security ready to implode? Not my problem.

All in all, helluva job, Barry.

The Hill:

President Obama said Americans were “better off now than when I came into office,” during a fundraiser Monday night outside of Washington.

Obama also slammed congressional Republicans for their focus on the terror attack in Benghazi and the implementation of ObamaCare.

ADVERTISEMENT

The president told attendees at the high-dollar soiree in Potomac, Maryland that his Republican opposition in Congress had been “captured by ideologues” whose principal focus was on “how to make people sufficiently skeptical, so they can win the next election.”

“The debate now is about what?” Obama asked. “Benghazi? ObamaCare? It becomes this endless loop.”

Obama told donors that he preferred a robust Republican Party —  “I come from the Land of Lincoln” — but that the current iteration of the GOP did not believe “that government can get anything done.”

Obama’s remarks came at a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee at the home of Jeffrey Drenzer, a medical training and technology executive. Tickets to the event, billed as an “intimate dinner,” ranged from $10,000 per person to $32,400 per couple. 

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D) joined a sizable contingent of House Democrats at the event, including Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and fellow Maryland Democrats Elijah Cummings, Chris Van Hollen, Donna Edwards, Dutch Ruppersberger, and John Delaney. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) was also in attendance.

On his way to the fundraiser, Obama stopped to chat with a group of little league teams at a Northwest D.C. baseball field. The president posed for pictures and quizzed the co-ed teams on their drills.

One thing for sure; DC caterers are better off. All these fundraisers makes it boom times for DC eateries. And let's not forget how much better off unions, big banks, corporate lobbyists, and other Obama cronies and supporters are thanks to him steering a lot of pork their way.

So Obama can truly say that America - his America - is a lot better off since he took office.

For the rest of us...not so much.