Fresh off of an Aspen ski trip where all of the struggling middle class families hang out, Michelle Obama says that she daily hears about the trials and tribulations of the average family in America. At a fundraiser in Kentucky, Michelle Obama said that the middle class has been getting squeezed from all sides for years and years. Of course the inference is that the middle class struggles will be over if her husband is given another four years.
“Every day, I hear about how folks are struggling — the bills they’re trying to pay; the businesses they’re trying to keep afloat. I hear about how folks are taking that extra shift, they’re working that extra job, they’re doing whatever they have to — they’re saving, they’re sacrificing, never spending a dime on themselves because they desperately want something better for their kids.
“And make no mistake about it, these struggles that I’m talking about, these are not new. For decades now — decades — middle-class folks have been squeezed from all sides. See, the cost of things like gas, groceries, tuition — prices continuing to rise, but people’s paychecks just haven’t kept up. And when this economic crisis hit, for far too many families the bottom just completely fell out.
“Let’s see. Hawaii, Martha’s Vineyard, Vale, Aspen, the hangouts of the down trodden.
Just a thought, but will Michelle Obama cease to be proud of America if Obama is defeated in November? Is her pride in the United States based solely on her husband’s standing with the electorate? I know. It’s a rhetorical question, but one that needed to be asked anyway.