“The consequence is soaring numbers of Americans enduring unemployment, foreclosures and bankruptcies,” he said. “This is the Obama Misery Index, and it is at a record high. It’s going to take more than new rhetoric to put Americans back to work—it’s going to take a new president.”
Here’s a brief description of the importance of the original misery index from Wikipedia:
During the Presidential campaign of 1976, Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter made frequent references to the Misery Index, which by the summer of 1976 was at 13.57%. Carter stated that no man responsible for giving a country a misery index that high had a right to even ask to be President. Carter won the 1976 election. However, by 1980, when President Carter was running for re-election against Ronald Reagan, the Misery Index had reached an all-time high of 21.98%. Carter lost the election to Reagan.
In this uncut interview from WMUR New Hampshire, Gov. Romney states that he and his staff will likely be creating a chart to illustrate the Obama Misery Index which is at an all-time high. We look forward to seeing that chart, and can’t wait to share it with as many people as we can.
Mitt’s coining of the Obama Misery Index provides a fantastic segue to another piece I’ve been meaning to write for a while now. I was recently talking to some fellow Romney supporters from other parts of the country and was surprised to find out that they hadn’t even heard of Obamavilles. This may be the most under-reported story of the Obama presidency.
Hopefully the picture of the Obamaville in Colorado to the left is familiar to most of you, but if it isn’t, here’s the story.
Since that story was written, Obamavilles have been slowly spreading across the country. This story references Obamavilles in Hawaii, Georgia, California, and Nevada. As you can read here, there is a growing concern about public safety as the reality of the rising Obama Misery Index (unemployment, foreclosures and bankruptcies which all contribute to the creation and growth of these tent cities) becomes harder and harder for us to ignore.
I live near Detroit, and our epidemic of homelessness has not been ignored. It’s been around for much longer than President Obama has been in office, so the media has no problem covering that story. However, what isn’t being covered is how much worse conditions have gotten for the poorest Americans as a result of President Obama’s policies. Check out this article from back in July: “Collapse in Living Standards in America: More Poverty By Any Measure“. That piece talks about how more than 15 million Americans are unemployed, homelessness has increased by 50 percent in some cities, and 38 million people are receiving food stamps which is more than at any time in the program’s almost 50-year history. Now that inflation is on the rise, Mideast unrest is spreading, oil prices are going up, violence on our Mexican border is increasing, and our national debt has risen to unacceptable levels, the Obama Misery Index may be rising for years to come.
The upper class has done relatively well during President Obama’s term, but members of the middle and lower classes are being squeezed beyond what many of them can bear. As Gov. Romney and others have stated numerous times, President Obama is destroying the entrepreneurial spirit of America that causes people to take risks in order to achieve more than they otherwise could in any other country in the world. I don’t want to turn this into an economics class, so feel free to comment below if you disagree or simply don’t know how President Obama’s policies have caused people to become more risk adverse and dependent on Government instead.
Welcome to Obamaville. If you don’t like it, then join us and spread this piece to other people you know. We need a new president because I don’t believe in Obamaville; I believe in America.