Eyes Wide OpenPosted Friday, August 21, 2009, at 9:51 AM
For those who have ears, listen! For those who have eyes, see!
For example: A new Gallup Poll finds that 68% of Americans believe their federal income taxes will be higher by the time Barack Obama's first term as president ends. This includes 35% who say their taxes will be "a lot higher." The Gallup daily tracking poll was conducted August 16-18, with approximately 1,600 people questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.
According to the very Obama supported-CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser: Obama's approval rating is starting to show some damage. They reported three sources (NBC, Gallup and Pew Research)and then report an average. "The 51 percent approval rating is down from an average of 54 percent at the end of July in a CNN Poll of Polls and down from an average of 61 percent in a CNN Poll of Polls from late June."
FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty: On the question of why the Republicans are not working with the Dems "the poll shows a growing number are now faulting the president. 17-percent of Americans say Mr. Obama is to blame... that's up from seven-percent who felt that way in February.
With health care eclipsing all else in Washington this summer -- it seems as though the president and the Democrats are losing favor with the American people."
In Florida alone, his approval rating has fallen below 50%, the lowest rating anywhere.
Washington Post: Showing a fall 57% to 46% today! They also reported that fewer than 50% support the healthcare reform!
Obama annouced yesterday that it was the Repulican's fault. He states that they are trying to derail the plan in order to corner the votes in the next elections.
Do we need to come up with the real reasons? I don't think so. You see there are plenty of people who got caught up the hype and propaganda used to get the Dems elected. Now the proof of their gameplan is in the pudding and many are starting to see it. I don't need polls to tell me if the President is doing a good job. I've stated quite clearly how I stand. It has always been based on researching and making up my own mind. However, polls are starting to reflect the change in people's opinions.
From the moment that Obama took office, I have searched and written exactly how I felt and the proof of how I came to that decision. Polls never played into it. Every piece that I have written has been the real truth about what is happening in our country. I have reported on the Nationalized road, the unconstitutional behavior and an unfinished research of the Czars, those given a nice salary to work on behalf of the President, with no Congressional approval.Yet, I am called a hypocrite along with other names that say that I'm spreading fear and lies. Anyone who doubts anything that I write can spend a moment or two researching it themselves. Read for yourself and decide for yourself. Weed out the bull and go to the truth. Stop fighting against what is slapping you in the face because of pride. If you voted for this man, don't hold on to him to save face because you'll drown with him in the end. Take off the blinders and use your mind and read. Why drown while holding tightly to the side of a sinking ship? Let go! Tread water and look for help with eyes wide open. (still on vacation)
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I've lived in Mtn Home since 1989, so that's...hold on...I'm thinking...WOW! Exactly 25 years! Boy, I think I can almost declare myself an Idahoan. But my family is British and I grew up in Louisiana around lots of other Brits so I still think I'm a little bit of a mutt. Those of you who have been around awhile may remember when I used to blog all the time. My opinions weren't very accepted and there was always an issue because I work for the county. That really wasn't fair because I NEVER blog at work! And I am still entitled to my opinions and thoughts about city and county issues, right? However, it stirred a lot of pots and those pots certainly can make a lot of noise! Since I'm a writer, I took what I wrote in my blog seriously so I spent a lot of time researching things which got exhausting to do when you're not even get a paycheck for it. So I stopped. That was a blessing to many! However, to this day, I still have people stop me and ask me why I wasn't blogging and t! hey missed it. I've missed it. Mainly because there are so many issues that come up and I have no voice except around my friends and I'm sure they are tired of it.