Tag Archive: Economy

With the country going down the tubes economically and neither political party doing anything about it, it’s easy to understand why voters would want to stop being either a Democrat or a Republican.

Here’s the story from the WMAL website:

>>(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s uphill battle to re-election is getting steeper.

A report released Wednesday by the centrist think-tank Third Way showed that more than 825,000 voters in eight key battleground states have fled the Democratic Party since Obama won election in 2008.

“The numbers show that Democrats’ path to victory just got harder,” said Lanae Erickson, the report’s co-author.  “We are seeing both an increase in independents and a decrease in Democrats and that means the coalition they have to assemble is going to rely even more on independents in 2012 than it did in 2008.”

Amid frustrating partisan gridlock and unprecedentedly low party-approval ratings, the number of voters registering under a major party is falling fast, but it is also falling disproportionately.

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I keep hearing on the news that the economy is on the upswing, that things are looking up, that business is doing better. And yet, my experience tells me otherwise. Several of my friends are unemployed, part of what is being called a “jobless recovery.” (I consider that a contradiction in terms.)

Maybe my view of what’s happening is limited, but based on an article by Rasmussen, I don’t think so:

>>Importance Of Issues

With a new Congress scheduled to swing into action this week, the number of voters who rate the economy as a Very Important issue has reached its highest level since early August 2008.

A new national telephone survey finds that 87% of Likely U.S. Voters view the economy this way, well above the importance they place on any other issue on a list of 10 regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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I don’t know a person who isn’t struggling financially these days, including me. Higher taxes and bigger government don’t seem to be working! Here’s an example from ajc.com:

>>30,000 line up for housing vouchers, some get rowdy

Thirty thousand people showed up to receive Section 8 housing applications in East Point Wednesday, suffering through hours in the hot sun, angry flare-ups in the crowd and lots of frustration and confusion for a chance to receive a government-subsidized apartment.

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Recently I talked about a small town’s squad of police being seriously cut back. Now, it is time for East St. Louis to do the same.

Here’s the story from stltoday.com:

>>Layoffs to gut East St. Louis police force


EAST ST. LOUIS • The Rev. Joseph Tracy said he’s tired of going to funerals. And now, he suspects he’ll be going to more of them.

“It’s open field day now,” said Tracy, the pastor of Straightway Baptist Church here. “The criminals are going to run wild.”

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