Listening To Americans Talk About Obama

Bill Harbin JrStarred Page By Bill Harbin Jr, 7th Nov 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2qnm-c-0/
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Real statements by real Americans who remain anonymous are given here along with links from news sources. We can get upset about Obama with good reason but probably need to figure out a way to laugh about it also.

Listening To Americans Talk About Obama

The 2014 midterm election results clearly show America astoundingly sent a message to Obama that they do not like his policies. I see a happy American flag again. Long before the election I had been listening like a fly on the wall to what real Americans have been saying about this president and his policies. There are jokes and videos about what happened to Obama in this midterm election, but he just does not seem to understand what really happened and how the people let their voices be heard at the ballot box.

One of the funny videos about what happened to Obama in midterm election!

Real Comments Heard By Real Americans

There are four links in this article if you wish to read facts reported in the media about public attitudes. However, most of the interesting stuff said here are actual statements I heard from real Americans who were not in front of a camera. They were just honestly expressing their opinions and I am repeating their statements. You can dispute or argue the media reports as bias or find a source that gives a difference of opinion. Yet, the real talk by these real Americans should be considered if you want to start an argument.

Obamacare

I was at a doctor’s office waiting room recently and overheard the receptionist talking with a patient. The patient was complaining about their rising healthcare premiums since the new healthcare law. The receptionist replied by saying “You don’t know the half of it, we are so confused by this law and even the government cannot answer our questions when we try to get a verification on something from them. The whole thing is just terrible.”

While seeing a specialist doctor who is on the board of directors of a hospital, he was clearly frustrated by Obamacare. “We don’t know what to do anymore because of the new healthcare law. It is very frustrating.” Gallup did a poll showing 53% of Americans disapprove of the law while reporting a speech Obama gave recently where he thinks Obamacare is just wonderful and Americans love it.

Budget and Taxes

My accountant said “Since Obama took office it is almost impossible do taxes properly because of all the new laws and regulations. I am thinking of closing up my business because of this.” One year he could not even file our taxes because the forms were not available from the government.

I hear chatter from people on the street about how worried they are about our national debt. One day at the supermarket the customer in front of me told the cashier “I am running up more debt here than the national government.”
Obama does not hear things like this that American people say. He presented a budget to congress in 2012 and got zero votes! Even his own party knew his budget was political suicide.

Social Media

I have never seen such a disconnect between a president’s statements and what people say on social media. In March of 2012 Obama said people have a “new attitude” and “more confidence” in America. In 2014 when I open my Face book page it is filled with people making posts like “our country is going to hell in a hand basket”. Yes, I know Fox News did a poll about that but many people post on social media that they feel the exact opposite of how Obama describes how he thinks things are in our country.

Going To Hell In A Hand Basket

The term “Going to hell in a hand basket” had me question what that might look like. It is a term only people like my grandmother used to use. Then an idea came to me. My grandmother became an artist after retirement and her painting is hung in a large walk in closet and in that closet is also a hand basket. I put that painting in the hand basket and took this picture. That must be what going to hell in a hand basket must look like! Sometimes instead of getting upset by Obama maybe we just need to find a way to laugh about it.

All photos by Bill Harbin Jr.

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America, American Politics, American Values, Americans, Listening, Obama, Obama Administration, Obama News, Obama Presidency, Obamacare

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Bill Harbin Jr is a freelance writer that had a book published in addition to hundreds of articles. His practical, down to earth advice can be used to find not only value, but perhaps a better life.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
8th Nov 2014 (#)

Well, now that the Republicans control both houses of Congress, Bill, they'll be sure to turn this country around, right?

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author avatar Joyce Singha
8th Nov 2014 (#)

We are hoping. If do not, they'll get kicked out as well :)

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author avatar Bill Harbin Jr
8th Nov 2014 (#)

Steve, I have heard for 6 years that Harry Reid blocks productive bills in the Senate. It will be interesting to see if the Republicans can actually create some bills and see if Obama will sign them or use the power of the purse to stop some of his agenda. At least the voters spoke and we will see what happens.

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author avatar Retired
8th Nov 2014 (#)

What kind of leader writes laws that no one can understand?
What kind of president taxes people to death without understanding why they died financially?
What kind of regime runs on lies broadcast by the mouthpiece of the mainstream media?
What kind of high-ranking public figure, who got to be a high-ranking figure by the people, goes and ignores the people who put him there?

I'm glad you found some humor in people's remarks as a reflection of theirs and the country's suffering. I respect the findings of your search but, for myself, I am not amused by the despair our leader has brought upon so many.

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author avatar Joyce Singha
8th Nov 2014 (#)

LeRain nobody was amused; that's why some people woke up to undo some damage at least. Keep heart my dear.

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author avatar Bill Harbin Jr
8th Nov 2014 (#)

LeRain, I could sit down with you for hours and talk about how I disagree with everything Obama has said, and every time I hear him speak I can hear the propaganda and lies. Sometimes I have to just find a distraction like this to keep myself from getting upset and having another heart attack.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
8th Nov 2014 (#)

Though I do not relate to this personally, I get a feeling democracy has to be overhauled to make it work. Even when leaders are elected they are not able to pursue their agenda as there are too many roadblocks - so the majority are stymied and defeated - siva

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author avatar Bill Harbin Jr
8th Nov 2014 (#)

Siva, it is true that the president cannot pursue their agenda in full because of checks and balances with our legislature, the courts, and the voters. However, this president has pushed his limits so much that many question his constitutional authority on many things. I feel like the voters finally woke up and it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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author avatar Joyce Singha
8th Nov 2014 (#)

I love the basket case here and seems we have just saved ourselves in time. But then who knows what these Republicans or how much they will actually do to change things around. BTW that was a good idea to place the basket in front of the painting :)

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author avatar Bill Harbin Jr
8th Nov 2014 (#)

Thanks Joyce, my Grandmother painted this picture before she died many years ago before the internet existed. She would be happy that I put her painting here on the world wide web...after I explained to her what that is! And yes, I hope we saved ourselves just in time, at least I finally see some hope for America.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
9th Nov 2014 (#)

Bill, I like the way you presented this article. I do like to see the lighthearted side of what is going on in America even though I do know it's very serious I got my health premiums for 2015 and they were so high. Why is health insurance going up so high? I thought Obama care was supposed to help Americans. I can see that wasn't true. I have the paper work sitting on my table. How are people supposed to pay these rates? I loved the picture your grandma painted. Thanks for the smile today. I will say if things don't start getting better soon we are all in deep trouble.

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author avatar Bill Harbin Jr
9th Nov 2014 (#)

Nancy, Obamacare is a big lie as everything the great deceiver called Obama says anything about it the opposite is usually true. My health premiums remained about the same for several years with slight increases and has gone up 30% in the past 2 years! If you go to the Obamacare website the deductibles run from a low of $2000 to $12,000, which is ridiculous. This law will destroy our country.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
9th Nov 2014 (#)

Bill, from 2014 to 2015 my premiums are going up 30%. It's just unbelievable to me. I'm in Ohio but I'm sure it's like this around the country.

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author avatar Joyce Singha
10th Nov 2014 (#)

Some of this information 30% etc, needs to be conveyed to Steve as well.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
10th Nov 2014 (#)

Joyce, in 2014 my deductible was $4,000 and my part of my health insurance cost was $227.00. In 2015 my plan is going to $300.00. I'm going to go with a cheaper plan. It's just too expensive for me. The employer that I'm affliated with pays a considerable amount more for their share of my health insurance. If everyone is paying rates like this I will just say this is totally unacceptable.

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author avatar Retired
11th Nov 2014 (#)

10 million more people in America now have health insurance than in 2010. Surely that is something to be welcomed?

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author avatar Bill Harbin Jr
13th Nov 2014 (#)

The numbers from the Obama administration are lies, but the insurance premiums that are skyrocketing are facts. I got my new premium today for next year and it went up ANOTHER $70 per month for 2015. This president forcing Obamacare down the throats of America is terrible.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
11th Nov 2014 (#)

Awesome post and informative as well, cheers for sharing it!

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author avatar WOGIAM
12th Nov 2014 (#)

I do not live in the US so only catch up via news stories. The good thing about democracy is that the people have the power to change their leaders.

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