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Carter: Middle class today
resembles past´s poor

Associated Press, by Lisa Leff

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Posted By:BaseballFan, 10/8/2013 9:52:05 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that the income gap in the United States has increased to the point where members of the middle class resemble the Americans who lived in poverty when he occupied the White House. Carter offered his assessment of the nation´s economic challenges Monday at a Habitat for Humanity construction site in Oakland - the first of five cities he and wife Rosalynn plan to visit this week to commemorate their three-decade alliance with the international nonprofit that promotes and builds affordable housing. The recent economic downturn revealed that families living in

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Being lectured on economic challenges by a man who helped saddle the USA with plenty of them. Ironic, isn´t it?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MattMusson, 10/8/2013 9:58:18 AM     (No. 9555672)

Jimmy Carter was not only a econmic bumbler who deposed the Shaw and paved the way for modern Islamic Jihad, people forget he also nationalized the innerstate Natural Gas in the Texas pipeline and sent it at greatly reduced prices to Democrats in Pennsylvania and Illinois.

Go build a house, Jimmy. And shut the hell up!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/8/2013 10:03:33 AM     (No. 9555683)

Gee there Mr Peanut, I wonder if it might have anything to do with you and your predecessor, LBJ and the entire DemocRAT Party´s policy of confiscatory taxation from the "middle class" funneling the funds through wasteful bureaucracies and redistributing it to an ever increasing class of lazy indoctrinated slugs?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 10/8/2013 10:12:25 AM     (No. 9555702)

Maybe in some ways, but even the poor have luxuries brought forth by technology that were unheard of by yesterdays poor.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 10/8/2013 10:27:33 AM     (No. 9555731)

And Jimmuh resembles a babbling, useless fool.

Ooops! Did I write "resembles"? Sorry - - make that "is."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/8/2013 10:30:17 AM     (No. 9555736)

Can´t understand why he is still sucking Earth´s oxygen.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bobn.t, 10/8/2013 10:33:17 AM     (No. 9555741)

What does Jimmy know about economics?
Eighteen percent interest and long gas lines.
My dog doesn´t even know that.
See how brilliant Jimmy is?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: archtheduke, 10/8/2013 10:34:21 AM     (No. 9555742)

I´m petty sure #2 stole my thunder on this. Couldn´t have said it better. Both Presidents shall inhabit the bottom of the barrel.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: valinva, 10/8/2013 10:37:16 AM     (No. 9555750)

The poor in this country are not so poor with income equivalents of close to 50K through all of the government programs. The middle class is actually more like yesterday´s poor because they pay the freight for all of the freeloaders. Jimmah and his party are responsible. He is a stupid SOB.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jglas, 10/8/2013 10:45:04 AM     (No. 9555770)

Isn´t that what you want Jimmy? The middle class is a threat to socialists. They don´t really need the government and tend to want it to go away. The poor are what socialists need. Poor people are easily made dependent on the government. They can be controlled by bribing them with cheap stuff. e.g. food, Obamaphones and condoms. It´s the old bread and circuses thing. But you´re right, we´re getting there, the middle class is becoming lower middle class just a hop, skip and jump from poverty. Obama´s doing what you and LBJ couldn´t pull off. Pretty soon it will be all rulers and serfs with barbarians (read Islamists) over the hill.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 10/8/2013 10:51:32 AM     (No. 9555782)

The only reason I have savings today is because of Jimmy Carter I could get twelve percent on my CD savings and built my new home before percents passed eight. Thank you Jimmy now put a peanut in it, sit down and shut up.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/8/2013 10:56:39 AM     (No. 9555794)

We´re almost to the point where the poor are better off than the middle class because they get so many free benefits.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 10/8/2013 10:58:35 AM     (No. 9555799)

With Obama out trying to talk up the economy, that comment´s going to leave a mark.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 10/8/2013 11:14:45 AM     (No. 9555826)

So is Jimmy bragging how he and his party has suceeded to make this happen?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 10/8/2013 12:14:00 PM     (No. 9555955)

Carter just doesn´t want a black man in the White House.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Japanorama, 10/8/2013 4:12:12 PM     (No. 9556379)

Carter, your mission was accomplished.
You must be so proud.

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