Middle Class Going Extinct Under Obama …

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I assume this isn’t news to you …

Bloomberg writes:

Beneath the positive headlines Bloomberg’s Joe Brusuelas notes that there is evidence that a good portion of consumers continue to face a difficult adjustment to the $125 billion tax hike in January and the 15 percent increase in gasoline prices during the past four months. Spending among the upper quintile of income earners is masking weakness elsewhere but it is jobs headlines that are really hiding the dismal reality in America.

The middle-class income-earner is becoming an endangered species (with no ‘conservation group’ willing to stand up for them) as the government holds the lowest income earners’ hand and Bernanke the highest.

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Charts: Bloomberg

 

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Explosive Exchange at Gun Hearing Between Ted Cruz and Dianne Feinstein

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“The question that I would pose to the senior senator from California is,” said Cruz to Feinstein, “Would she deem it consistent with the Bill of Rights for Congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the Second Amendment in the context of the First or Fourth Amendment, namely, would she consider it constitutional for Congress to specify that the First Amendment shall apply only to the following books and shall not apply to the books that Congress has deemed outside the protection of the Bill of Rights? Likewise, would she think that the Fourth Amendment’s protection against searches and seizures could properly apply only to the following specified individuals and not to the individuals that Congress has deemed outside the protection of the Bill of Rights?

 

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11 Black Conservatives Speaking At CPAC 2013

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POLICYMIC

CPAC is the largest and most prominent annual event for the conservative movement. Every year, the conference attracts more than 10,000 attendees and the biggest names in the Republican Party.

The gathering draws speakers from every facet of the activist movement….

…For those of you who do not believe that black conservatives exist, CPAC has assembled a stunning array of speakers from the African-American community. If you are an African American (and even if you are not), you may want to tune in and listen to these speakers.

1. Dr. Benjamin Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins HospitalDr. Benjamin Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins HospitalThis will be the most anticipated speech of the convention. Carson made headlines when he was the keynote speaker at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast. PolicyMic pundit John Giokaris described it as ‘the longest 27 minutes in Obama’s presidency.’ Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union, said ‘Dr. Ben…

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