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U.S. Standard of Living Index Climbs to Highest in 7 Years; reached a new high of +50 in December 2014.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2015 by sheriffali

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gallup’s Standard of Living Index reached a new high of +50 in December, the best score found in seven years of tracking the index. Americans’ improved perspective on their personal standard of living comes as they spend more money and begin to view the national economy positively.

 

The index has labored through a long recovery from its recession-era slump, with lows of +14 in both October and November of 2008, when the global economic crisis erupted. But the latest ratings exceed even pre-crisis levels in 2008, illustrating a remarkable turnaround in how Americans view their standard of living.

 

The year 2014 started off with better standard of living readings than practically all other monthly readings before, with a +41 in January and February. From March to November, it improved further, but remained in a narrow range of +44 to +47. The +50 rating for December brings the index to an unprecedented level in its seven-year trend.

 

Gallup’s Standard of Living Index is a composite of Americans’ responses to two questions: one asking whether they are satisfied with their current standard of living, and the other asking whether their standard of living is getting better or worse. The index has a theoretical maximum of 100 (if all respondents say they are satisfied with their standard of living and say it is getting better) and a theoretical minimum of -100 (if all respondents are dissatisfied with their standard of living and say it is getting worse). The current score of +50 indicates Americans are quite positive about their standard of living, but even at its lows in the fall of 2008, Americans evaluated their standard of living positively overall.

 

Both dimensions of the index have improved by roughly five points over the past year – however, since the nadir of these perceptions in 2008, people’s outlook for their standard of living going forward has improved much more than their current satisfaction with it.

 

Four in Five Americans Satisfied with Their Current Standard of Living

 

A consistent majority of Americans have expressed satisfaction with their standard of living over the past seven years, ranging from 69% in late 2008 to 81% today. However, after fluctuating in an even narrower seven-point range from 2009 through 2013, it rose from 76% at the end of 2013 to 81% at the end of 2014.

 

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Two New Polls Bring Great News For President Obama and Congressional Democrats

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2014 by sheriffali

Two polls, one from Gallup that showed President Obama’s approval rating surging with Hispanics, and one from CNN that showed that 68% of Americans believe that Congress isn’t working with President Obama enough, have brought a bounty of good news to Democrats.

 

 

The Gallup poll revealed that President Obama’s approval rating with Hispanics has skyrocketed since he announced his executive action on immigration. In the last two weeks, Obama’s approval rating with Hispanics has jumped from 54% to 68%. It is clear that President Obama has completely captured all of the momentum on the immigration. The president has both the high moral ground, and the popular position. He is benefitting from acting where Congress wouldn’t.

 

 

 

A new CNN poll also suggested that the blame Obama strategy isn’t going to be enough now that Republicans control Congress.

According to CNN,

 

According to the survey, 50 percent of Americans believe the GOP taking control of the House and the Senate next year will be bad for America, and 52 percent expect it to lead to more gridlock. Another 37 percent, however, expect to see no difference in the levels of gridlock in Congress.

 

 

But Americans seem to believe the GOP should be the ones to budge.

 

 

Sixty-eight percent of Americans polled say the GOP isn’t cooperating enough with President Barack Obama, while 57 percent say it’s Obama who’s not cooperating enough with the GOP.

 

 

The situation is going from bad to worse for the Republican Party. The GOP is trapped between members of their congressional caucuses who are demanding revenge for the president’s action on immigration and the political reality is that what Obama did is popular.

 

 

While the American people are demanding that Republicans cooperate more with the president, members of their party want to do nothing. The polling suggests that people elected Republicans, and now they expect Boehner and McConnell to get things done. If Republicans don’t act, the blame Obama strategy isn’t going to work. President Obama isn’t on the ballot in 2016, but the Republican majorities will be.

 

 

 

Both of these polls are good news for Democrats, but they suggest a path forward. The president can continue to take positive steps through popular executive action while Democrats in Congress can go on offense against the Republican agenda.

Democrats are off on the right foot and are putting together a successful strategy. Boehner and McConnell appear to have been blindsided by Democratic aggressiveness. If the Republicans don’t regroup, Democrats could be putting the building blocks in place for a very successful 2016 election.

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Three Republican Presidents Created The Middle East Instability, GOP Blames Obama!

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Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, George W Bush and their cronies created the Middle-East chaos over a period of 20 years and the Prejudice Republicans and their followers; some Independents and even some Democrats are shamelessly casting the blame for all that ails America on President Obama.

 

If Gallup is correct and the Polls turn out to be fact via action, it wouldn’t be long that America would once again roll backwards, only this time “we would become a Banana Republic.”

 

Gallup released a Poll on Thursday that said by a 23% margin, Americans favor Republicans to better protect America and America’s economy. If this Poll truly represents fact, then it is self evident that most Americans are so uninformed, ignorant and brainwashed by Republican “material misrepresentations,” that it is fair to say, “we are getting dumber by the day.”

 

Without going as far back into the first Bush and Reagan Administrations and just dealing with George W Bush’s eight years 2001-2008 as President, whereby, Republicans controlled the House of Representatives and the Senate for six of the eight years, this is factually what they manage to accomplish;

 

Got us into two unpaid wars at a cost to date of 5.1 trillion dollars; gave two unpaid tax cuts favoring the rich of 1.1 trillion; due to lack of Regulations for Wall Street and the Banks, the Housing Market Crashed; more than 1,000 plus banks were shut down, wiping out depositors that had in excess of $100,000.00; the stock market plunged at its lowest level for which at the end of 2008 the Dow was down to 7,200; NASDAQ fell below 2,000; S & P that house most of the 401K plans down to 730; unemployment at 10.2% and our financial system in the abyss.

 

Under President Obama; he ended the Iraq War; the Housing Market Rebounded; unemployment is at 6.1% with 10 Million jobs created; the Dow over 17,000; NASDA at 4,800 and the S & P over 2,000 and the Banks, more stable than any time before. Forbes Magazine in their recent issue stated that President Obama is the best Economic President in modern times.

 

So, the question is, “are the Polls correct or is there something sinister about the Polling?

 

Since the Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in 2010 and the Senate Democrats does not have a filibuster margin, the Republican Congress have done nothing but obstruct. They have blocked just about every Domestic Bill but following Dick Cheney, John Boehner and the GOP War Mongers are criticizing Obama’s plan to deal with ISIS from the air and Iraq and other countries providing the ground troops, Boehner came out on Thursday and said that Air-Strikes is not a strategy.

 

From Dick Cheney, Richard Haas, John Bolton and the other cronies from the Bush Administration along with the Republican Congress, they are hedging on re-invading Iraq. What is wrong with the Republican Voter that they can’t see what their Party is all about?

 

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