By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Shell shocked doesn’t quite convey what we felt last week when we filled up with gas here and the price per gallon jumped 35 cents in two days. We spoke to others filling their tanks and they were all dazed and angry as well. Our only difference is we saw this coming even before Obama was elected.
Then came the fun-filled trip to the store (we go to a variety of them here and all had similar results), where we witnessed a 20% jump in overall grocery prices in one week. We looked at each other and said, “How are we going to survive this?” Yep, we’ve put away some food, but with hubby losing his job recently and still looking, we have not had funds to prepare the way we know we need too. We are just getting by barely as the majority of Americans are. And like most of America, we are very, very worried.
Take a good look at what you are buying. For instance, my entire life we have bought 5 pound packages of sugar. Now, the bag is reduced to 4 pounds for the same price. Look at the astronomical increase in the price of coffee as well. Just staggering. And if you are weak of heart, don’t go near the meat counter. To get a package of rib eye this week, the price was a whopping $41.25. Cass Sunstein is that you?
Obama in 2008 – those were the days huh? They don’t come back evidently.
In 2008, Obama swore he would get us off that evil foreign oil. Looks like he’s doing just that – he’s just not replacing it with anything we can use. But he is giving millions to his crony capitalist buddies in the green industries. Green is the new red, don’t cha know… As for me and mine, drill, baby drill! And now!!
From Buzz Feed – Obama’s 2008 Gas Ads:
Good frickin’ times. How’s that Hope and Change crap working out for everyone? Gas is now $6 a gallon in Tampa, Florida and that’s not just Premium – it’s $5.89 a gallon for Regular. It’s $5 a gallon in Los Angeles. Giddy up baby, cause we haven’t even gotten started yet. With war coming in the Middle East that will no doubt engulf the globe, prices will rise even more. Obama will not allow drilling on American soil and that will raise prices more again. In fact, what he is doing is guaranteed to cause a collapse down the road and that is just what he wants. They blame it all on speculation – I blame it on Marxism and wealth redistribution.
Want more? Our water prices are about to triple due to a crumbling water distribution system. That’s an additional $900 a year in water bills on top of gas prices and the massive food inflation that the government claims doesn’t exist.
But wait, there’s more! Credit card debt in the US is now at toxic levels. With unemployment in reality being closer to 22% in the US (don’t believe the fluffy numbers the government pushes), people are turning to whatever they can to survive the 2012 American Depression. They’ve got nothing more to lose and to feed their families they will use and are using every bit of credit left to them. This debt in most cases will never be repaid.
(New York Post) – More American households are falling back into the debt hole, this time without the safety net of home values to help bail them out, the New York Post reported Sunday.
Last year, total US consumer debt reached its highest point in a decade, according to a credit card industry observer.
The trend — month to month, quarter to quarter and year to year — is rising steeply.
“Consumer credit increased at an annual rate of 7.5 percent in the fourth quarter. Revolving credit increased at an annual rate of 4.5 percent, and non-revolving credit increased 9 percent in December,” the Fed wrote in a note along with the latest monthly report, which also reviewed 2011.
These numbers, Dvorkin warns, mean that many middle-class Americans are taking big risks.
In a weak economy with high unemployment, Dvorkin noted, many people with big card balances become vulnerable to financial catastrophe.
Ya think? We join the world in being broke and out of miracles – it’s all in the family now.
So, I’d like to ask President Obama… Define gradual adjustment. You planned all of this to bring us to our knees and destroy the America we all know and love. Well done and you are almost at Mission Accomplished. All you need is one more emergency and WWIII will do nicely. It looks like Obama’s ‘gradual adjustment’ more closely resembles a hockey stick graph.
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
I guess it’s now an official crime to be successful. I’ve had my beefs with Wells Fargo over the years and the latest included the sale of a home… But how is that the CEO’s problem? He runs a successful bank and has arguably helped millions of people achieve goals that they could never have achieved without the help of the bank. Banks are a necessary evil in society – you can’t blame individual bad decisions or every boondoggle at the bank on the CEO. That’s nuts.
The Occupiers don’t see it that way evidently. They protested outside the San Francisco home of Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf over the weekend, holding a mock foreclosure and auction on his home and labeling him a Wall St. Robber Banker. Zombie has all the details and another excellent photo essay. I am green with envy over Zombie’s talent! 🙂 To go where all others fear to tread.
I strongly suggest to the Occupy Wall Street Movement that they take a long hard look at those that fund them, such as George Soros and the Progressive Democrat Party. There’s the true elite who are rigging our economy to fail and ripping off hard working Americans. Look to yourselves for those that want a free ride and who are dragging us down.
Obama and the Democrats have more Wall Street people in their ranks than anywhere else you look. The White House ranks are replete with crony capitalists and dirty Progressives on both sides of the aisle. They are playing Americans by forcing conflict from the bottom up (Occupiers), to bringing the lid down (the elites and government). They have to have conflict and chaos to force governmental change in America. The Occupy Movement is lousy with useful idiots.
By: Sher Zieve
While Congress ignores it (or secretly supports it), the US courts continue to fall one by one towards accepting and utilizing Shari’a law in place of US law and the wholly-owned-by-the-totalitarian-Left-and/or-the-Saudis (same thing) media continue their mindless and largely irrelevant programming (to continue the mesmerization of the American people) Obama is openly supporting and assisting the Islamist takeover of the USA. I have been writing about this since prior to the Obama syndicate’s usurpation of the White House. However, it’s comforting to know that my more well-known brethren have at last gotten the message and are now, also, writing about it. In the end, we are all in this together!
Recently, Senior Fellow for European Politics at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Soeren Kern wrote in his article “Caliphate Conference” Seeks to Islamize Europe, U.S.”: “The explicit aim of the Istanbul Process — currently backed by the Obama administration — is to make it an international crime to criticize Islam. A Muslim fundamentalist group is organizing a conference focused on turning Austria and other European countries into Islamic states.
The ‘Caliphate Conference 2012’ will be held on March 10 in the Austrian town of Vösendorf, situated just south of Vienna. The main theme of the event will be ‘The Caliphate: The State Model of the Future.’
The conference is being organized by Hizb ut-Tahrir [Party of Liberation], a pan-Islamic extremist group that seeks to establish a global Islamic state, or caliphate, ruled by Islamic Sharia law.
Shortly thereafter, WND published the article “Planning for Islamic Caliphate Begins” in which it exposes a December 2011 Islamist Conference held in Washington D.C.–also with support from Obama–at which Sec. of State Hillary Clinton spoke in favor of the Islamists’ plans to stop anti-Islam speech in the USA. The “Istanbul Process” (also surprise-surprise is supported by the U.N.) would deny anti-Islamic speech, only, and if any anti-Muslim/Islam speech leads to said Muslims rioting and pillaging (which is what they do on a regular basis, anyway) the speaker would be held liable, jailed or worse.
The above is happening now. Source it for yourselves or take a look at the references below. This would also be an excellent campaign strategy for Obama…jailing anyone who has spoken out against the Satanic Islamic cult. That’s most–if not all–of we Constitutionalists.
So, we have a dictatorial group now ruling–not governing–us which has destroyed our jobs and is in the process of destroying the employers who provide those jobs. It is, also, gutting our US Treasury, taking our money and spending it on the globalists, Islam and whatever other groups wanting and working with Obama to destroy what used to be our country. This same Obama syndicate has ordered military drills (aka “urban warfare”) in many of our cities including, but not limited to, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston and Little Rock, has ensured that gasoline and energy prices are reaching unprecedented highs (how better to immobilize a population?), is beginning its takeover of raising our children (did you see the articles about the Obama Food Police checking 4-6 year olds lunches) and Michele Obama has even limited how large candy bars are allowed to be. And, there’s always ObamaCare–which is much…much more than healthcare–looming darkly over us. So many more tyrannical dictates have been commanded by Obama that it would take several books to include them all.
How much more will it take, America, for us to rise up against this massive onslaught? Are we doomed to slavery, poverty and early death at the hands of the most corrupt and evil oppressors in human history or will we actually get off our collective derrieres and fight them? By the way, there is no time left. Decisions must be now or never and may the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob be with us.
And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every
man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
Video, “Islamic caliphate in Europe 2011,” found at TheBlaze.com
“Caliphate Conference” Seeks to Islamize Europe, U.S.:
Planning for Islamic Caliphate to Begin:
Clinton at Istanbul Process for Freedom of Religion, Belief:
Urban Warfare Drills Linked To Coming Economic Rage:
Michelle Obama’s “Food Police”:
Mars Candy and Michelle Obama are Making Candy Bars Smaller:
Sher Zieve is an author and political commentator. Zieve’s op-ed columns are widely carried by multiple internet journals and sites, and she also writes hard news.
Her columns have also appeared in The Oregon Herald, Dallas Times, Sacramento Sun, in international news publications, and on multiple university websites. Sher is also a guest on multiple national radio shows.
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By: Trevor Loudon
While the fat and happy people of the Kingdom of America prosper and laze all day long, their great leader Barack Obama, sings “Sweet Home Chicago” while Mick Jagger holds the mike, at yet another wonderful White House celebration.
What lucky subjects these Americans are, to have such a melodious master leading their blessed land.