It is common knowledge, though under reported, that there are a lot of people out of work. Many of the new jobs being "created" are part time or low income. Average incomes are down. People, flat out, just have less money to spend. But that is just the price we pay to have a President like Barack Obama.
Seven years ago gasoline prices were right around two dollars a gallon. Then as the tide of history brought us up to and through a Presidential election the price of gasoline swept upward through three dollars a gallon and now is closing in on four dollars. But that is just the price we pay to have a President like Barack Obama.
The President doesn't like carbon. Coal is carbon and the use of coal as a fuel in the United States of America cannot be tolerated. The one thing about coal is that it is cheap. If you are generating large quantities of electricity, coal becomes an economic fuel to do so. About forty-four percent of our electricity is generated by coal. The EPA is shutting down coal mines. That will put a lot of people out of work and it will, as our President says, "increase the price of electricity drastically". But that is just the price we pay to have a President like Barack Obama.
You probably had health insurance that either you or your employer paid for. It may not have been perfect but you were probably satisfied. It was costly but affordable. But it was not up to our Presidents standards. For one thing, about ten percent of our population didn't have health insurance. Many by choice. Some couldn't afford it. Some fell through the cracks. A prudent person would focus on the ten percent and leave the ninety percent alone. But a prudent person wouldn't have an agenda of a government takeover of health care. So now, your co-pays are up, your deductible is up, and as of the first of the year your premiums will be up. But that is just the price we pay to have a President like Barack Obama.
There are other things. The cost of food is up and rising. The cost of starting a business and dealing with regulations has gone up to the point where entrepreneurship is way down. Then there is the cost of all of the crony capitalist deals. Oh, and don't forget the forty-four million dollars of tax money that the President has spent on vacations. But that is just the price we pay to have a President like Barack Obama.