Barack Obama — October 20, 2012 at 11:08 am

President Obama’s Second Term Will Transform America In Favor Of The Middle Class


Sure, but AFTER 30 million Americans get health insurance, what then?

If Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are elected, they plan to engineer the largest transfer of wealth from the middle class to the rich in American history.

Sure George W. Bush cut taxes on the rich, which led to the greatest inequality since before the Great Depression. But he grew government spending and expanded Medicare at the same time. Romney and Ryan want to cut taxes on the richest by billions and then gut every government service that helps working families—Pell grants, Headstart, Medicaid, education, on and on.

That’s their plan–on their website. Experts say they’ll have to raise taxes on the middle class. They claim they’ll cut them by maybe a few hundred dollars a year. Even if they do, what they promise to take away is the greatest victory for the middle class since Medicare—the Affordable Care Act.

IF the Affordable Care Act goes into effect, 30 million Americans will join the millions that are now covered by the law. This will make a huge dent in the 26,000-45,000 Americans who die a year for lack of insurance.

But there are two aspects of ObamaCare that will fundamentally change the way middle class Americans live–enhancing your freedom to pursue what we can only call happiness.

The first is the freedom of fear when you get sick. Countless Americans avoid going to a doctor for fear of the costs or being branded with a pre-existing condition. ObamaCare ends lifetime caps on coverage, makes it illegal for insurance companies to drop you or deny you coverage because of a pre-existing condition.

The other freedom ObamaCare offers is the chance to create your own business without fear of losing or not being able to afford your family’s health insurance.

If President Obama wins, this future is certain. If Mitt Romney wins, even if he has a Democratic Senate, he can begin canceling huge parts of the law with executive orders.

Beyond health care, President Obama’s plans call on the rich to pay a bit more to balance with the cuts we’ll have to make to the size of government programs. Romney has promised that in addition to his cuts, he’ll slash whole programs, whole departments he won’t name.

Under Romney the trend toward privatizing everything the government does – another way to transfer trillions to the richest—will get a turbo boost as he slashes oversights on Wall Street and the environment. And based on his 17 Bush/Cheney advisers, we can assume that dumb war is inevitable, if not the plan.

President Obama’s goal is to stop the wars so we can stop the war spending and use that money to rebuild infrastructure. He plans to put teachers back to work and help make college affordable for people who can’t borrow $10 million from their parents.

And women will still have the right to make their own private health care decisions.

If you look at President Obama’s plan for his second term, just not being Mitt Romney would be enough. But what’ he’s offering is a chance to improve life for the middle class the same way Medicare and Social Security improved life for the elderly.

We’re not just voting to not go back. We’re fighting for a future worth living.

[Photo credit: Anne Savage]

  • truthseeker

    Obama already killed the middle class now he is working on killing the working poor. NO WAY I am putting him in for a second term. Its time for a change to use dumb Pres words against him. Time to vote your selfish lazy good for nothing ass out and your American hating wife right along with you Barrack “Osama” Obama lying about his birth place, his identity, his family history, hell the it cant even remember the date on his forged birth certificate in public when asked. should have never been put in office to begin with. to bad we cant impeach his butt. he needs to be impeached and everything he did nulled out because his whole term was a fake. rofl he thinks there is 57 states that he visited Please time to get some one educated in the highest seat in the country.

    • NO BS’er

      Are you really that ignorant to say that he killed the middle class when Bush did a pretty good job of that himself? You sound illiterate and uneducated. Do you not understand policies that Romney will put in place if he is elected? THAT will kill the working middle and poor classes. Pull your head out of your ass and stop hating on the man who will probably save it one day.

    • Sickof Racism

      I’m sick of the racist BS. I’m a middle class citizen. I’m WAY better off today than I was 4 years ago, 4 Mitt Romney lies ago, and 4 Paul Ryan delusions ago. Thank goodness it’s not up to you alone to decide because you clearly have no clue. All you are using is Mr. Obama’s race as a qualifier for “the highest seat in the country.”

      • undecided91

        As a college student I am worse off now than I was 4 years ago, the costs of college has risen. Now I am not rich or poor, or whatever, I know there are people worse off than me and I feel bad for them, but for my own self I have noticed relative changes, since when my brother was an undergraduate (Bush’s 2nd term) to now. So to me, I believe both President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney are not what I want for a president. However, I am left to sticking to vote for who will benefit me, which sucks, so if Romney can change these increased costs in education, I’ll support him. I just don’t see it though.

        • Dee

          I was a college student during the Bush 2nd term and through the course of 4 years, college became increasingly difficult to pay for. Especially the Pell Grant. I totally get the apprehension when it comes to education and who will help you pay for it as far as a Presidency goes. My only suggestion would be for you to check out how each candidate perceives education. Mitt is out of touch when it comes to how much it actually costs to go to college, as well as how much need there is for students who use to government to pay for it..I don’t want my children being looked at as snobs, just because they can’t borrow thousands of dollars from me and want government grants or loans to pay for the education they’d need to make it in this country.

        • 26chaira

          I probably ahouldn’t say that, but I think it’d be funny if you endes up voting for Romney and large parts of Medicare were undone and you or a close relative ended up getting cancer while uninsured.

          I guess what I’m saying is that voting for whoever will benefit you RIGHT AWAY instead of voting for the one that, globally, would make things better/prevent things from getting worse is stupid as hell. Christ, with that logic you’d vote for whichever candidate said they’d give $200 to every citizen if they were elected.

        • College costs were going up well before Obama. I know, because I was there.

        • valuesFirst

          Republicans will not make school any more affordable for you. the republicans in congress have already started calling federal grants another form of wellfare and are trying to champion privatization of education. this means less federal aid to schools which will increase costs and most likely decrease quality of your education. school tuitions are going up because funding is going down and republicans have in no way said they would increase funding to anything except the military and tax cuts.

    • Doctor Claw

      I knew you were out of your mind, but it was confirmed when I saw that you called Obama “Osama”.

      It’s funny you mention “Osama”… since we waited about 7 years under Bush to catch him for 9/11, but it didn’t happen until well into Obama’s first term!

      “Osama” is not a name you want to bring up in discussions of the President.

      (oh and btw, you’re a raging RACIST to boot. How bout dem apples?)

    • Aquagranny911

      Please find a big cactus, sit on it & rotate! (I did say “please) I can’t even be bothered to refute your estupido post.

      Chris, clean up on aisle 3, por favor!

      • You’re doing fine without my help, AG! LMAO

    • 26chairs

      I have a very hard time understanding how you’re not suffocating with your head so deep up your own ass.

      • Please refrain from personal attacks. Your comment has been deleted.

    • Willard’s dad was born in Mexico, where’s Willard’s birth certificate?

      Oh right, he’s white, so you don’t care.

    • umadbro?

      “The demographics race we’re losing badly,” said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.). “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.”
      –Washington Post, August 29, 2012

    • Truthteller

      Voted most ironic username 2012.

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  • nickthenewguy

    Obama and the Democrats want to have everyone dependant on the Government
    4 more years of Obama and the Democrats will be in for ever, people will vote Dem. so they don’t lose there food stamps, welfare, Federal grants.
    WE CAN NOT continue to have big government. There will be pain, but as a nation we need to cut back. Otherwise will will suffer the same fate as Greece, broke, with people rioting because they lost there goverment “entitlements”

    • tz

      Yes, in this nation with a (supposed) government of, by and for the people, if we depend on this government, then we are in fact being self reliant. We are depending on ourselves a nation of united cooperative individuals.
      Right wingers want to depend on the government in their own ways. They want to rely on the government to allow pollution, climate change, to sanction forcing health and reproductive decisions on women, to all ow descrimination on any group other than white wealth males, to escape civic duties. To allow some to get obscenely wealth while others starve in the streets (not yet, but just wait).

    • fabricej

      First of all these people that you’re mentioning have worked hard all their life, however due to the rough economy have had to rely on safety nets like food stamps to stay afloat, if you take that away to give that money to the rich (the tax cuts), then these people will be screwed and that will only grow the disparity between the middle and top classes.

      2nd, We will never, ever, ever be Greece. I urge that you read up on how they got to be in that situation, but heres a brief synopsis. Greece lied about its financial situation in order to enter the Eurozone, they hosted the Olympics which cost them billions of dollars since they had to build new stadiums, roads, trains etc, expenses they did not have the money to make and their tourism decreased when people realized how expensive Greece was, how they were being overcharged by the greeks for everything and seeing as Turkey is right there and cheaper, decided to go there.

      And all of this is amidst a growing and blatant black market and political frauds that go unpunished. So with all these factors influencing their economy its pretty obvious they were going to go under. By the year 2030, if Romney gets his way, the govt. will be too small to be able to do basic infrastructure and will barely have a role besides defense and social security. His “trickle down” economy also known as “Reagan economics” has been proven to not work, and he has put forward no specifics as to how he would create jobs, just a bunch of unpaid expenses and falsities.

      If you can disprove any of my points I’d love to hear it.

  • Nick

    I’d like to just point out that Barack-star Obama has no intentions of ending any war, in fact, he has done more illegal drone strikes on civilians than Bush did. Both candidates think that iPS stem cells are “unethical” so we are not going to have any medical breakthroughs like Canada, Japan, Australia, etc. They both agree on the NDAA, and if you don’t know what that is by this point i feel sorry for you, because you’re only deluding yourself from the false dichotomy that is the democrap and republitard parties. Obama had four years do fulfill his “promises” and he didn’t, and Romney is completed pathetic; he some how wants to not raise taxes, cut spending, and raise the military budget by $2 trillion dollars, i.e. Mathematically Impossible! When will the masses of dumb-asses realize that there is no true difference between the phony two party duopoly: Bush sucked, Obama sucked, and if Romney wins, I can bet he’ll suck too. It doesn’t matter if Obama wins, and it doesn’t matter if Romney wins, because guess who loses, America.

  • Nick

    i suggest you all look at this…

  • Stephen

    Didn’t Canada come out of a depression not too long ago (around 1980s) by cutting taxes and lowering government control on business? I’m also fairly sure that they cut government spending too. Seems to work for them, but I feel like their socialized health care didn’t seem to help them.