Despite President Barack Obama’s obsession with trying to solve his administration’s economic failures by letting the Bush era tax cuts to expire for those making over $250,000 per year, Monday’s Gallup poll showed that “increasing taxes on America’s wealthy” was ranked dead last by Americans as a means of climbing out of the nation’s fiscal hole.
In the minds of Americans, “creating good jobs” topped “the next president’s” to-do list.
Considering the results of a July 23 USA Today-Gallup survey — which showed Americans believe Obama’s Republican challenger would be better at creating jobs “over the next four years” by a margin of two-to-one – “the next president’s” name might very well be, Mitt Romney.
Further results of Gallup’s poll confirm that the “complete disconnect” between Obama and American priorities — already confirmed by several other recent polls – is expanding.
In the wake of the Fast and Furious scandal, the many intelligence leaks and the billions of taxpayer dollars Americans have learned were wasted through what became the administration’s $1 trillion stimulus slush fund, “reducing corruption in the federal government” was ranked number two by Americans as “extremely” or “very important.”
That Obama’s careless spending habits has the official United States Debt Clock spinning like an electric meter for a home with every light, appliance and the air conditioner – plus every other ancillary electric device the family owns — running at full tilt, “reducing the federal deficit” placed third.
Never mind that the administration even admitted back in 2009 that they made a little $2 trillion miscalculation in the size of the federal deficit that the current president’s borrow and spend policies would inflict on our nation.
It’s just money – right?
Besides, what’s a $2 trillion calculating error in the middle of building a $16 trillion debt? While the average American monthly income has fallen from $51, 413 to $49,434, at least the First Lady can still afford to buy a $6,800 jacket.
So what if the money you’re winging around came from the pockets of those struggling Americans? When they get mad, just tell them you’re going take more from the rich guys to cover your deficit spending.
It just makes you wonder what happened to those “pay-as-you-go” rules for federal spending that Obama proposed making into law over three years ago. Doesn’t it?
Then there’s Obama’s determination to “invest” even more taxpayer dollars into his already failed green energy agenda.
During a July 16 campaign speech in Ohio, Obama said:
“I don’t know about you, but in my life what I’ve found, you know, sometimes I do boneheaded things, I make mistakes. I find, when I try something that doesn’t work, then I don’t try it again. I don’t – you don’t go back to doing something that didn’t work.”
Later, in the same speech – despite the many failures and the billions already wasted — Obama said:
“We’re going to invest in American energy. Yes, we want to continue to expand our production of oil and natural gas, but I also want to make sure we are the leaders in solar and biodiesel – the energy of the future that can help reduce dependence on foreign oil.”
Insert Albert Einstein’s definition of “insanity” here.
Not surprising, Americans ranked “dealing with environmental concerns, such as global warming” second to last.
Against the president’s effort to rally youth enthusiasm with countless speeches on reducing the cost of student loans at college campuses across the entire nation — “making college education available and affordable” hit third from the bottom on the American priority list.
Even more troubling for Obama — despite the heart-warming, “we-love you” – “I love you back” exchanges – while the students are still quick to give the president a fervent “Amen” when he comes to them and asks for one — they’re apparently less enthusiastic about actually showing up at the polls to give him their vote.
According to Gallup’s July 18 survey, the number of U.S. registered voters between the ages of 18 to 29 — who said they will “definitely vote” this fall — has plummeted 20 percent since 2008.
While Obama continues to blame Republican obstructionism and their imposed congressional stalemate for his economic failures, Americans rated “overcoming congressional gridlock in Washington” as the fourth least important method for solving the nation’s fiscal problems.
Also, considering the dismal fifth-from-last-place standing for “making healthcare available and affordable,” Obamacare – evidently — isn’t the “BFD” he thinks it is.
No wonder Democratic strategist James Carville told Obama’s supporters in another urgent begging-for-dollars e-mail – shared by Breitbart – that they’re “gonna have to go through hell and high-water to win this damn thing.”