I read this morning that experts expects Democrats to lose between 40 to 70 House seats next week. But then i read another piece of news and my first reaction was: You know what, people deserve what they're going to get.
A new Bloomberg poll out this morning finds that by margin of 2-1, voters think taxes have gone up, the economy has shrunk and the TARP money is not going to be recovered. Let me say it again: Two out of Three "likely voters" think taxes have gone up, the economy has shrunk and the TARP money is not going to be recovered.
The Obama administration cut taxes for middle-class Americans, expects to make a profit on the hundreds of billions of dollars spent to rescue Wall Street banks and has overseen an economy that has grown for the past four quarters.
A Bloomberg National Poll conducted Oct. 24-26 finds that by a two-to-one margin, likely voters in the Nov. 2 midterm elections think taxes have gone up, the economy has shrunk, and the billions lent to banks as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program won’t be recovered.
The pollster blames the Democrats ("It does not matter much if you make change, if you do not communicate change.") and i'm pretty sure almost everyone else will too, but i'm not willing to let voters get away with it so easily. It's been almost two years - educate yourself on the most important issues of the day. Now, i'm sure many think that by listening to the news, they're actually doing exactly that - But they get the news from a corrupted media, and that's what they learned. One lie after another.
The Obama administration has cut taxes -- largely for the middle class -- by $240 billion since taking office Jan. 20, 2009. A program aimed at families earning less than $150,000 that was contained in the stimulus package lowered the burden for 95 percent of working Americans by $116 billion, or about $400 per year for individuals and $800 for married couples. Other measures include breaks for college education, moderate- income families and the unemployed and incentives to promote renewable energy.
Still, the poll shows the message hasn’t gotten through to Americans, especially middle-income voters. By 52 percent to 19 percent, likely voters say federal income taxes have gone up for the middle class in the past two years. 61 percent of poll respondents say the economy is shrinking this year, compared with 33 percent who say it is growing. Even a plurality of Democrats, 43 percent, holds this misperception.
And yes, everyone blames president Obama:
"The administration has said for a long time that the best politics was doing the right thing," says Steve McMahon, a Democratic strategist. "It requires a lot more. These numbers show that the best politics is selling what you’re doing."
This bottom line is so sad. It doesn't matter what kind of a job you're really doing, all that matters is what story you sell - true or false - and if you have the media in your pocket or not.
I'm extremely proud of this president, who actually came to do the job and not to play games, and it saddens me to no end that both him and the party are expected to be punished for that.
The only thing i can do right now, is to go and GOTV. I hope you're doing the same.