Posted: 9:22 am Friday, January 31st, 2014

Democratic poll: 63% of metro Atlanta voters say Nathan Deal flunked his own ice storm test 

By Jim Galloway, Greg Bluestein and Daniel Malloy

We told you Thursday that someone was already measuring the political impact of Snowjam ’14 on Gov. Nathan Deal.

Turns out the pollster was Chris Huttman of 20/20 Insight, a small local survey firm with strong Democratic ties. A founding 20/20 partner, Jeff DiSantis, is on leave and currently managing Michelle Nunn’s campaign for U.S. Senate.

Your daily jolt on politics from the AJC's Political insider blogOn Wednesday, the first full day of paralysis, Huttman polled 1,000 likely voters statewide (MOE +/-3.1%) and 492 likely voters (MOE +/-4.4 percent) in the disaster-declared zone of Fulton, Cherokee, DeKalb, Clayton, Cobb, Gwinnett, Douglas, Rockdale, Fayette, Henry.

Crosstabs can be found here. Highlights of the poll:

– 73 percent of voters in the snow-affected areas of metro Atlanta rated the performance of Deal, the state Department of Transportation and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency as fair or poor. Statewide, 63 percent disapproved.

– The poll quoted Deal’s assessment following the 2011 ice storm: “The real test is, can we take what we’ve learned and make sure the next time we are presented with anything close to that, the results will be better.”

Sixty-three percent of voters who live in metro Atlanta think Deal flunked the test he set for himself. Statewide, 54 percent disapproved.

– Party identification affords the governor some protection. Among Republicans statewide, 57 percent rated the state response as fair or poor, and 46 percent said Deal had failed his own test.

– Within metro Atlanta, 55 percent of those polled said someone in their family had been stuck four or more hours in traffic during in the aftermath of the storm. Thirty-five percent said someone in family stuck more than eight hours.

– The time spent trapped by SnowJam ’14, as one might expect, drove the harshest assessments of the governor. Seventy-three percent of those who spent eight or more hours on the road gave Deal an “F” on his test.

Note that no questions were asked regarding Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

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Not everyone has been a harsh-weather critic of Gov. Nathan Deal. Phil Wilheit Jr. of Gainesville is the finance co-chairman for U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston’s campaign for the U.S. Senate. And chairman of the state Board of Natural Resources. Phil Wilheit Sr. is chairman of the state Board of Regents. The Wilheit family is a major financial supporter of Deal political ventures.

Here’s what Wilheit Jr. posted on his Facebook page:

Hey Atlanta! Quit whining about how inconvenient the last few days have been. It’s called earth and weather and it does what it wants. On the west coast it make the ground shake and makes buildings and bridges fall on you. On the gulf coast the oceans swallows miles of land and blows trees homes to smithereens. In the Midwest funnels pick up cars, houses and people and rip them to pieces. In the north the snow is measured in meters and the temperatures make things like ears fall off. So stop complaining about your long commute home….at least it was still there when you finally arrived.

He didn’t stop there, but urged his capital city’s male population to show more exurban-style masculinity:

Sick of the whining. The “men” in Atlanta need to drink less cosmotinis and forget about ever getting another pedicure. Be a man like the guy who hiked 6 miles through the snow and ice to be with his daughter. Spend more time in nature and less time bitching about it. If more people had not panicked and bolted out of the office at noon we would not have gridlocked the highways and the DOT could have treated them. I left my office in Gainesville at 7:15pm. Checked traffic reports. Found a good route home and traveled 50 miles in 1.5 hours.

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Meanwhile, Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart blames gay marriage for Atlanta’s Snowjam ’14.

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House GOP leaders, as outlined on myajc and in today’s paper, released a series of immigration reform principles and tried to sell them at the caucus retreat Thursday.

The plan does not include a new path to citizenship, but does offer older immigrants here illegally a path to legal status if they jump through certain hoops, and a variation on the DREAM Act for their children.

There has been no official decree from the office of Roswell GOP Rep. Tom Price on this issue, but Roll Call reports that Price was one of the members “influential in conservative circles” who spoke out against the plan at a closed-door meeting. Rep. John Fleming, R-La., explained to Roll Call the reasoning:

“My sense is that the consensus here is that we should not move forward and that leaders will abide by that,” Fleming said. “On a political basis, this is a suicide mission for Republicans. Why would we want to change the topic for a very toxic problem Democrats have with Obamacare?”

Then there was this assessment from an unnamed Southern member to Buzzfeed’s John Stanton, a veteran Capitol Hill scribe:

“Part of it, I think — and I hate to say this, because these are my people — but I hate to say it, but it’s racial,” said the Southern Republican lawmaker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “If you go to town halls people say things like, ‘These people have different cultural customs than we do.’ And that’s code for race.”

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Karen Handel’s campaign just released a video reminding voters of her decision to step down from Susan G. Komen for the Cure – and the backlash from left-leaning groups. Take a gander:

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Many conservatives were displeased with the result of the Farm Bill conference committee report that passed the House this week. But Savannah Rep. Jack Kingston’s vote in favor of the nearly $1 trillion measure – over the objections of Club For Growth, et. al. – showed the pull of south Georgia’s agriculture economy.

From Kingston’s press release:

Legislation reforms a number of commodity programs.  It saves taxpayers $16.6 billion over existing policy. Much of these savings will be achieved within the first year.  South Georgia agriculture groups — especially peanuts, fruit and vegetables, forestry, and cotton — will benefit significantly from having updated farm policy locked down for the next several years….

Taxpayers across the US will see savings because this farm bill repeals direct payments, caps subsidies to wealthy farmers, prevents people from receiving food stamp benefits in multiple states, and prohibits the USDA from advertising on TV or radio and in partnership with foreign governments.

Kingston has backed the Farm Bill throughout its long, strange legislative trip, including a failed June vote on the House floor. But even that bill cut $20 billion from food stamps and added a new work requirement, as compared to $8 billion and no new work requirements in the final bipartisan result.

Kingston, Austin Scott of Tifton and Rob Woodall of Lawrenceville were the only Georgia Republicans to support the bill. The other Senate aspirants, Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey, were firmly in the “no” column.

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But now that the Farm Bill has passed, the trio of Republican candidates looking for promotion to the U.S. Senate have another uncomfortable test. From the New York Times:

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to delay sharp increases in flood insurance rates for millions of property owners in coastal and flood-prone areas.

The bill, co-sponsored by Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, and Johnny Isakson, Republican of Georgia, passed by 67 to 32. It would effectively gut a 2012 law that had aimed to overhaul the nearly bankrupt National Flood Insurance Program.

Although the effort had strong bipartisan support in the Senate, it has drawn criticism from a broad spectrum of outside groups, including fiscal conservatives, environmental groups, bipartisan research organizations and budget watchdog groups.

The bill now moves to the House. The pickle for U.S. Reps Jack Kingston of Savannah, Phil Gingrey of Marietta, and Paul Broun of Athens: Vote against the bill, and you please the tea party crowd.

But you tick off a broad swath of Repubican-oriented voters on the Georgia coast, which also includes a number of high-end campaign donors.

93 comments
sal2177
sal2177

I think Deal just sealed his fate for re-election.  He cannot win if the conservatives in the metro Atlanta area stay home on election day.  I don't think this will be forgotten anytime soon.

DavidATL45
DavidATL45

Tea Party = Bigotry and Gridlock

Hemmorid_Sufferer_2
Hemmorid_Sufferer_2

Our fiscally responsible governor creating a task force that must utilize tax payer money, that come to an obvious conclusion.....Don't screw up next time. 

ZAZ
ZAZ

Task force talk................the predictable default. This is what weak leaders say when trying to dig themselves out of another hole. It is rhetoric that means absolutely nothing. While voters await the next opportunity to fire them---Reed and Deal---Deal needs to fire English as a starter. His interviews were an embarrassment; it was clear he had no idea what he is doing. Ineptness was written on his forehead. Gosh, I can't believe how bad these guys are at their jobs.


School district leadership is loving this intense focus on others when they dropped the ball big time. Fulton County had an easy decision given it's unusually large footprint north to south.  The firm forecasts for very frigid temps were huge red flags. Has any of the lame brains ever heard of 'what if' analyses?  Apparently not.

Buzzzz
Buzzzz

Both men are incompetent.  Deal will be punished in the press as he should be.  Reed will be taken to task only to a point.  If he is held accountable for his lack of good judgement and leadership, those who address his multiple weaknesses will be labeled raaaaacist.  Typical fare.  A task force is totally without merit.  Just do the job you're paid to do.  Novel idea, huh?

terry789
terry789

At lest Deal and Reed were no blaming each other despite different partyaffiiliations.

Cobb County Schools Superitendent is even now refusing to reconsider his decision to stay open. Why aren't the suburban mayors being grilled by AJC?

digdeep
digdeep

AND NOW DEAL IS FORMING A SEVERE WEATHER TASK FORCE

NOTHING LIKE BEING   AN HOUR LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT

WAY TO GO GOV.

Mustang100
Mustang100

Time for Reed's GOP poll on his police escort using the emergency lane to bypass literally tens of thousands en route to his face time gig on TWC Tuesday evening.

SaraJames
SaraJames

Well, I would imagine damage control for Wilheit is about to begin, especially since his tirade has made national news.  He took down his scathing FB post, but left up the picture making fun of the GDOT about 15 hours ago while near Sea Island (Georgia).  Uncle Deal won't be happy he's making fun of the GDOT - that is also headed by one of his cronies.


There are rumblings Jack is about to fire him, but that's ok, Deal with find him another job.  But then again, he really doesn't need another since he's maintained his official title in his daddy's company where he probably draws a substantial sum. 


Every time I think about him telling other men to be a man my blood boils.  He has been spoiled and protected his entire life.  What would he know about being a man? 

ZAZ
ZAZ

I've lived here 7 years now and am amazed at the lack of competent leadership at all levels. The Wilheit guy is a bonehead. Is this some type of political strategy his 'team' has concocted? The intellectual capacity has major deficits. English, GEMA, seems totally lost, as if somebody pulled him from a Waffle House counter seat and gave him the position. Reed and Deal........gosh, the ineptitude and finger pointing is unreal. School district leaders following each other's lead like sheep. Gosh, ATL/metro leadership is so lacking it's scary.

Shar1
Shar1

And, hey, Wilheit, while all of our masculinity-challenged Atlanta menfolk were supposed to be "manning up" and walking home, what did you think us helpless wimmens should do?  Fix our makeup so we could either bat our eyelashes more effectively when we were rescued by you big strong homophobic chauvinists or look especially pretty when we were found frozen to death? How about that woman giving birth on the roadside?  Naw, she shouldn't have counted on effective public safety protocols - I am quite sure that you are as one with our state's other Phil-ignoramus in believing that "a woman's body has ways to just shut that whole thing down."  Or perhaps you would follow the recommendations of another loathsome Republican fundraiser and tell her to put an aspirin between her knees and hold on?

And how about those hundreds of school children stranded in sub-freezing weather by the inability of our governor's crony-infested "Emergency Management" team to handle TWO INCHES of snow?  The van load of diabetics without access to insulin?  The gentleman suffering from Parkinson's Disease who was shaking too hard to be able to open his medicine?  Should they all just shut up and suck it up, too?


And all those students in colleges and universities around the state for whom you are ultimately responsible as the Chair of the Board of Regents?  You know, the ones whose classes were not cancelled until too late, who had to drive home in the snow and ice or who were left by the hundreds to wait outside for busses that never came?  Are they whiners, too, for bearing the brunt of your incompetent, smug indifference?


You, Wilheit, are a bigot, a liar, an ignoramus, a strutting embarrassment to the state and an active detriment to the universities you purportedly oversee and the crony politicians who have foisted you on the rest of us.  Deal and Kingston, do you really need to drag yourselves further into the gutter by association with this cretin?

Charles50
Charles50

His office is in Gainesville which means he was NORTH of all of the congestion that people were facing here in the City of Atlanta.  And they were traveling on the roads about 5 hours earlier than he was.  How stupid can he be?

SaraJames
SaraJames

People can forget about talking about Bieber in Georgia.  We have our own self important, over indulged, immature, narcissist acting out here.  But will anything happen to rein this guy in?  He apparently doesn't think so.  He and his father are cronies of Governor Deal, who has bailed them out before.  I am not being partisan. I am talking about the good old boy system spiraling out of control, no matter whose camp they're from.  The arrogance of Wilheit  knows no bounds.  Why should it? Daddy and the Governor will come to the rescue.  And he talks about men should man up......laughable.

Robtown
Robtown

He lies... just like all his ilks... NOBODY was driving 50mph at 7:15p on tuesday.

KrisBagwell
KrisBagwell

Hey Wilheit, you are pure scum, as is Kingston for hiring your pathetic brain dead self. 

Shar1
Shar1

And here I was thinking that Kingston might not be completely unacceptable as a senator.  Anyone who puts a cretin like Wilheit in a position of authority obviously has standards too low to qualify.


Wilheit's rant is smug, self-congratulatory, gender-biased and shows his contempt for Atlanta as the premier economic driver of the state.  He also seems to have a very loose concept of responsibility, either that of his patron Deal in the area of public safety or his own for the safety of the thousands of GSU students for whose wellbeing he is supposed to be concerned with.  Stupid homophobic slurs and asinine remarks about 'ears falling off'' nothwithstanding, is he incapable of understanding the difference between a weather event that is forecastable (this snowstorm, to be specific) and one that is not (like an earthquake or a tornado touching down)? 


How could such an ignorant, self satisfied yahoo be of any value at all to Georgia's students or faculty?  Oh, wait, that is not a requirement for a Deal appointee.  Wilheit is probably just as valuable to the Regents as Chip Rogers is to GPB, or good ol' Charley English proved to be to GEMA.  Another in a long line of disgusting cronies set loose upon the public to slurp at the trough and be yes-men when called upon.


Apparently Kingston buys into this formula.  Since I'm sick and tired of being preyed upon by politicians for their own gain, he's off my list of possibles.

MyraBlackmon
MyraBlackmon

Forget the storm for a minute. If the chair of the Board of Regents can't write sentences where the subjects and verbs agree, doesn't know the difference between "less" and "fewer" and a couple of other errors I spotted, we are in deep trouble. I counted at least five errors in a quick perusal of those two paragraphs. Grammar rules help us communicate clearly. No decent high school English teacher would have let these errors pass, and certainly not a sentence filled with convoluted language like "If more people had not panicked and bolted out of the office at noon we would not have gridlocked the highways and the DOT could have treated them."

This is who is in charge of education? No wonder we have problems.

Informer
Informer

(((Democratic poll: 63% of metro Atlanta voters)))

If you believe this you fell for libtards lies. It is not 63% of voters! It is 63% of the people DEMOCRATS polled. So its a worthless poll. These scum libs will do anything to get attention.

Ralph-43
Ralph-43

For once, I have to agree with some of the Republicans.  All this whining about a natural disaster producing ice and a traffic jam is embarrassing in a state that has elected to withhold health care from 650,000 Georgians and threaten the closure of multiple hospitals.  Spineless wimps.

NWGAL
NWGAL

The great thing about Republicans - they have trained us to have very low expectations of government by constantly delivering even worse case scenarios.

MotocrossSurvivor
MotocrossSurvivor

I wonder how much whining we'd be hearing from Wilheit Junior if he'd not been so smug and "clever" to find the magic route traveling 50 miles in 1.5 hours.  It took me that long to travel SIX miles early Tuesday afternoon.  And I love that red herring ramble about funnels in the Midwest, earthquakes in CA, and all the rest of the evasive babble.  This made Atlanta a laughing stock once more.  I'm a GA native btw...no transplant here.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

Looking forward, we must use this unfortunate situation to make sure that our government agencies are well prepared with strategic plans, well ahead of time, not only regarding approaching severe weather, but also regarding a possible terrorist attack upon Atlanta and its surroundings. If the roads become as impassable as they have been in this situation, imagine what would happen if citizens were trying to get out of this area if poisonous gas fumes covered the blanket of air around Atlanta.  Government agencies must be well-prepared for any of these possible situations.

RantNRave
RantNRave

Old conservative white men can't WALK and CHEW gum at the same time let alone make

COMPETENT decisions.

They are just not that BRIGHT.

To use a word from President Bush..........They "MISUNDERESTIMATED" the weather.

Geniuses?

.

JonLester
JonLester

The more I hear about Kingston's campaign team, the more reasons I find not to vote for the guy. With that direct connection to the hated Regents, he can forget about winning Augusta, as well as anyone who's been in favor of campus carry.

DontTread
DontTread

Phil and Chip got it right.  People in this country have become so stupidly co-dependent they don't take basic precautions or responsibility for anything.


It's amazing how many "adults" haven't learned how to be an adult and want everything provided for them like Mommy and Daddy used to do.

NGaChip
NGaChip

WAHHHHHHHH!!!!  IT GOT COLD AND SNOWED!!!!!!!!!  WAHHHHHHHH!!!  I GOT STUCK IN TWAFFIC, EBEN THO I'M A GWON ADULT AND HAD ACCESS TO THE SAME WEATHER FORECAST AS EVERYONE ELSE!!! WAHHHHHHH!!!! GOVERNMENT DIDN'T TAKE CARE OF ME!  WAHHHHHH!   I HAD TO PRETEND TO BE AN ADULT AND TAKE CARE OF MYSELF!!!!  NO FAIR!!! WAHHHHHHHHHH!  IT'S ALL GOVERNOR DEAL'S FAULT!!!!  WAHHHHHHHH!!!!  WAHHHHHHH!!!!


Dear God in Heaven, if the legion of whiners who make up large parts of America today were around 70 years ago, those of us who hadn't been gassed would be speaking German or Japanese.


I enjoyed a great snow day on Tuesday. Why? Because I'm a d**n grown adult, that's why. I checked the forecasts, and made my decison to stay home. If I had kids, I would have kept them at home. I didn't even have to rush to the store, because I keep a supply of certain items in the back of the pantry for emergencies. Then, when my girlfriend got stuck anyway, I just fired up my 4x4 Jeep (a useful practical vehicle) and went and got her.


America is the laughing stock of the world because far to many people here have gotten soft, whiny, and irresponsible, and actually think the purpose of government is to be a replacement Mommy/Daddy figure... an attitude I find to be pathetic and embarrassing.


GROW UP, PEOPLE!

Bernie31
Bernie31

Jack Kingsoton...of course support of the massive spending when the King of the "FREE LUNCHES" brings home the Bacon.

uh...huh

CuriousPrime
CuriousPrime

If conservatives had spent more time on bills to create jobs, and understand that there is a the difference between income equity and income equality, food stamp expenditures would be going down anyway.

Shar1
Shar1

@LoyalGTFan Thanks for posting this.  What a disgusting indictment of Deal and Wilheit.  Does it count as "manning up" if you buddy up to steal from taxpayers?

LookbeforeIleap
LookbeforeIleap

@Mustang100  

I think the condemnation for that little stunt is going to be entirely bi-partisan.

Or should be anyway.

Charles50
Charles50

@Ralph-43  News flash Ralph-43 some of us can do more than one thing at a time.  Start your own blog about the healthcare issue.  No one is ignoring it, but there is more than one problem facing this state.  What are you doing about it?

mrob
mrob

@NGaChip  How far in the woods are you with your thumb stuck in Kingston's @#$?

Where were your pickup truck? 


You dummy!

cc423
cc423

@NGaChip Tell it to the woman stuck in her car for 21 hours with a 6 month old and a toddler who was given food the next morning by a news crew. Good thing you can hide behind your fake screen name jackazzz.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@NGaChip Yep, those whiney little 6 year olds that were trapped on school buses or in the school gymnasium need to man up and grow a pair! 

DannyX
DannyX

@NGaChip, sure sounds like you are a 15 year old kid at home enjoying another snow day.

honested
honested

@CuriousPrime Conserrrrrrrrrvaaaattives harken back to a time when the 'estate help' didn't concern themselves about concepts like 'equality'.

DannyX
DannyX

@AuntieChrist, yep.  Those kids should have been forced to remove their shoes and socks, kicked off the bus and forced to walk 3 miles home from school, barefoot, like mom and dad used to.



AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@DannyX @NGaChip

Well at least now we have some idea who you are:  "I enjoyed a great snow day on Tuesday. Why? Because I'm a d**n grown adult, that's why. I checked the forecasts, and made my decison to stay home."

You must be either nathan deal, charley english, or kasim reed, or maybe one of the guys who was supposed to be driving a DOT truck, salting and clearing the roadways.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@Retired-Soldier @DannyX  
"First and foremost is the Fed. the QE and low interest rates have left the wealthy no choice but to buy equities. " So the rich have filled their own coffers in off shore accounts instead of investing and expanding their operations here, which would have created jobs and an economic expansion, what someone called 'trickle down.' 

"business uncertainty due to tax," What uncertainty? The bush tax cuts have been made permanent.  "excessive regulation?"  You mean like in WVA where they still can't drink the water. In Idaho where fish come out of the river with 2 heads because of all the copper and selenium from the nearby 'regulated' mines. "cost of Obamacare?" How many businesses like home depot and ups have cut back their expenses by curtailing healthcare benefits to their employees, saving a bundle, and leaving Obamacare to pick up the expense of insuring them. "Left the wealthy no choice..."  It is the walton family's choice to pay substandard wages, leaving the taxpayer to subsidize their employees with food stamps and welfare while the walton's accrue billions on the backs of their slave wage workers.

honested
honested

@Retired-Soldier @honested@DannyXOh I think Obama has done plenty wrong.


Attempting to negotiate with the wrong-wing of the gop for starters, you can't negotiate with vipers.


Pandering to Wall Street and the Chamber of Commerce a close second. He should have told them what to kiss early and often.


I could go on, but you should get the drift.

honested
honested

@Retired-Soldier @DannyXHow about eliminating Radio and TV Marti, the ray-gun holdover propaganda tentacles that broadcast to Cuba around the clock with nobody listening?

Retired-Soldier
Retired-Soldier

@DannyX @Retired-Soldier The president has plenty of influence over the Fed. The deficits he inherited were tiny compared to his own deficits. This unfunded war crap is silly. Did the wars help cause deficits under Bush, yes. Did the wars help create deficits under Obama yes again.


I have proposed eliminating Homeland Security, has Obama?

honested
honested

@Retired-Soldier @honested@DannyXJust pointing out that a 'converstion' with a conserrrrrrvative always requires that you ignore the obvious failure of conserrrrrrrvative policies.


Point out ANYWERE in the world where tax cuts and austerity have improved the qualitiy of Civilization.


There is none.

honested
honested

@Retired-Soldier @honested@DannyXThe simple fact to be taken from the trend is that a fat tax increase (for everyone) is necessary. 

Make the capital WORK.

Reverse the trend of inequality growth initiated by ray-gun.

DannyX
DannyX

@Retired-Soldier, he allowed Fed policy?  Tell us what exactly could he have done to stop the Fed, he has no power over them.


Record deficits??  You mean all of the red ink he inherited?  Like the cost of unfunded Medicare Part D?  The red ink from 2 unfunded wars?  The red ink from the Bush tax cuts?  The red ink from the new Dept of Homeland Security?  The red ink from Bush's great recession?


And just how was he supposed to fix Bush's disaster faster than he did?  You are really flailing about today RS.

honested
honested

@Retired-Soldier @honested@DannyXYes, it's a shame that conserrrrrrrrrvatives prefer for those without insurance to quickly die(after first ensuring that they be forced into birth).

Alas, they don't get their wish as the ACA cruises to a successful implementation.


Maybe the cons heads will just explode and simplify the problem all around!

honested
honested

@Retired-Soldier @DannyXActions which stanched the 'bush depression' and prevented conditions from becoming much, much worse.

Now if only we had been blessed with ADULTS in the House, the situation now would be much, much better.


Drives toward 'austerity' and frantic hand wringing over the deficit might attain the worldwide extended depressions you conserrrrrrrrvatives so desperately long for.

Retired-Soldier
Retired-Soldier

@DannyX @Retired-Soldier He allowed the Fed policy, he has record deficits, record regulations, Obamacare, record poor recession recovery, and is bullying the Little Sisters of the Poor. That is quite enough.

honested
honested

@Retired-Soldier @DannyXWrong on all three counts!


How can enacting policies expanding the mistakes that got us here solve any of the problems those policies created?


Income inequality has been a trend. Adequate revenue, proper import tariffs and adequate employee protections forced the 'capital' to WORK and improved the lot of all involved. 

Lower taxes allowed that capital to 'idle' creating the mess the 99% of us are in today.


But thanks for the delusions!

DannyX
DannyX

@Retired-Soldier, you didn't answer my question!  What did Obama do to cause the inequities?  


Fair tax and Keystone!  LMAO!  Especially Keystone. 

Retired-Soldier
Retired-Soldier

@DannyX @Retired-Soldier Great question, you are learning. Several factors have caused this. First and foremost is the Fed. the QE and low interest rates have left the wealthy no choice but to buy equities. This has driven the stock market to record levels, far out pacing economic growth. This combined with stagnant growth caused by business uncertainty due to tax, excessive regulation and now the cost of Obama care has caused a lack of economic expansion.


How to fix it? Adopt the Fair Tax, repeal Obamacare, approve the Keystone pipeline and get the Fed under control. That would be a good start.  

DannyX
DannyX

@Retired-Soldier, tell us what Obama did that caused the income gap to widen, then tell us how to fix it.