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In My Opinion ... by Ron Phillips
In April 2 Issue

God Bless Kentucky! A significant majority of Kentuckians sent a clear message on November 4, 2008 to Mr. Obama's and his new vision for America.

Lives here are simple and that's just the way we like it. My father is a simple man. He was born here 84 years ago in a little cabin near Willow Grove which is now better known as Dale Hollow Lake. When we went to the polls last time to vote for our next President, most understood that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Most of us understood that Mr. Obama was just another smooth talking Yankee with a funny name and clearly did not share our views or culture. I love this country and it literally brings me to tears when I think about want this man has done to our great Republic. Of course, let's not let him take all of the blame. Our Congress have served as henchman along with Obama's hand appointed Czars to place this country on the fast track to disaster. It was recently reported by a top Democratic source that Mr. Obama has not even spoken to six of his own Cabinet Members during his first two years of office.

I continue to push forward on this political front in an effort to help make sure that this man is a one term President. If you agree, please share your fears with your friends on not allowing this man to remain in office. If you don't agree, God help us!

On March 21, 2011, Dick Morris who was Bill Clinton's former speech writer posted some interesting stats on DickMorris.com about The True Picture of Unemployment. The commentary went like this...

"To paraphrase Mark Twain, the three kinds of lies are lies, darn lies, and government statistics.

Governments lie, particularly about economic stats in the middle of a recession and the Obama Bureau of Labor Statistics has refined misrepresenting our economic situation to a high art form.

In a previous column, we reported that Rasmussen's index of consumer confidence has fallen dramatically since January from a height of 88% to 73% in mid-March.  Now, from the Gallup organization comes the reason why: Unemployment is up, not down! Gallup has measured true joblessness in its polling during this entire recession.  

Here's the story:  

Unemployment stood at 10.9% in Feb, 2010.

  It fell each month ending up at 8.9% in Aug.

  Then it rose again steadily to 10.1% in Oct.

  And dropped to a low of 8.8% in Dec.

  And then shot up again to 10.3% in March of 2011!

In other words, the American public had it right when they were euphoric in January of 2011 with a consumer confidence rate of 88% and are right, again, when they lost all confidence as unemployment soared again over the past three months.

Economists predict "false dawns" in permanent recessions when the clouds part and all seems well. But the dawns are, indeed, false, and the dismal reality of the continuing depression pushes its way back in.

You wouldn't know that the economy has crashed in the past three months by watching this president or this Administration.  In fact, Ben Smith, writing in Politico.com said recently that the Obama folks were wondering when to declare that the recession was over.  

As joblessness was rising again to new heights, Obama was declaring, in his State of the Union speech that the darkest days of the recession were over.

Nobody called him on this Hoover-esque optimism.  But it now shows how out of touch with reality he is. Not all of this economic downturn can be ascribed to the gas price increases. The Middle East turmoil that triggered it had not really hit until the middle of February.  By then, according to Gallup, joblessness had risen from 8.8% in December to 10.0% in February, on its way up to 10.3% in March.

Or, if you get tired following the ups and downs, you can say that unemployment has ranged between 9 and 11 percent under Obama's entire presidency and you would be right. Until we repeal his social engineering, reduce the economic uncertainty it has engendered, roll back his spending and his deficits, and deregulate the economy, joblessness will continue. And continue.  And continue. And continue."

I know several former Obama supporters that have finally seen the light. To be fair, many people really voted against McCain by voting for Obama. This is a perfect example as to why you must take the time to find out about the man. The information was out there, many just choice to let there personal likes and dislikes cloud their judgment on who would have been the best leader!

Simply stated, Barack Obama is not a leader!  I also want my liberal readers to understand that race has absolutely nothing to do with it. We have an obligation to our children's futures to stop the madness and put this country back on track.

Please help me in spreading the word that we have had enough of Mr. Obama's vision of American. The old one was just fine! God bless America!

May God Bless…

Ron Phillips

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