Team Obama employed the “What does $40 mean to you” strategy in order to convince House Republicans to pass a very short term payroll tax cut and unemployment extension.

Here’s Obama for America of Wisconsin on what that means to working Americans:


Yes, these are the people in charge of “fixing” our economy. It’s all starting to make sense now.

It didn’t stop there. Pundit Press has Tweets from OfA from Indiana and California, and they repeated the same thing.

I think they meant to write “$40 per paycheck” but in an administration where hardly anything adds up, the above fits in nicely.


13 Responses to “These are the People in Charge of Our Economy”

  1. SignPainterGuy on December 24th, 2011 1:27 pm

    I haven`t yet figured out why the dems insisted on only 2 months instead of the full year the Rs wanted ….. except of course to have something to beat the Rs over the head with in Feb., but still, it makes no good sense …

    Their math never works out ! As I understand it, that`s $40. TWICE a month. Hmmmmm, you don`t suppose Osneaky has planned a way to take one of those away do you ? Naaaaaa, surely not ….

  2. Pasadena Phil on December 24th, 2011 1:52 pm

    They have already repealed the laws of science, widely-accepted principles of economics and now they are repealing the laws of basic arithmetic. What point would it make to adopt an official language when knowledge and common sense have been stripped of any value?

    Any way, Iran is "practicing" closing the Straights of Hormuz today. Should be fun.

  3. cdl on December 24th, 2011 2:02 pm

    What would I do with it?

    I'd pay my state income tax bill.

  4. SignPainterGuy on December 24th, 2011 3:16 pm

    Do the Iranians not remember the last time they closed it ? Or do they not keep records of such incriminating evidence ?

    It hurt them more than anyone else, as I understand it !

  5. Pasadena Phil on December 24th, 2011 3:29 pm

    This would be a great time for the US Navy to "practice" their maneuvers for keeping the Straits of Hormuz open.

  6. SignPainterGuy on December 24th, 2011 3:47 pm

    A practice with much more far-reaching results. Probably a better chance of getting it right !

    BTW, Merry Christmas P.Phil !

  7. Pasadena Phil on December 24th, 2011 3:58 pm

    Thank you! And Merry Christmas to you and everyone else.

    And if you have 22 minutes to hear some real wisdom and intelligent observations, take the time to watch this video of CNBC's Bob Pisani interviewing the most rational, knowledgeable and grounded adult on Wall Street, Art Cashin. It's impossible to argue that Wall Street is the problem as he walks through the problems Wall Street has to work through while our malfunctioning government seizes control of everything. It's all about the dollar and how everything has become correlated to the dollar. Wall Street has been stripped of its tools to cope.

    It's rock solid from beginning to end but some of the revelations are eye-popping. Pay particular attention to when he talks about how close we came to martial law in 2008 and how that is always on the table these days. He also "stole" (as if) my observation about how today looks just like 1913 and how we seem to be reliving the same mistakes.

  8. SignPainterGuy on December 24th, 2011 4:04 pm

    Is it really a mistake when done intentionally ? I think it crosses any imaginary line, well into criminality !

  9. Pasadena Phil on December 24th, 2011 4:27 pm

    That is what Glenn Beck argues, that the entire Western economy is being brought down by design so it collapses into the arms of the socialist machine that has been laid out for it. If true, it will take martial law to make it stick. It's time for our military and police to sign that "Oath Takers" pledge while there is still time.

  10. backwoodsconsr on December 24th, 2011 4:46 pm

    Under Obamanomics, it's hard to get a paycheck more than once a month–if at all.

  11. clu seatoe on December 24th, 2011 4:51 pm

    obama for America

    A more moronic oxymoron was never spoken.

    … for himself
    … for growing the federal government
    … for entitlements
    … for, to use Eric Holder’s words, African Americans
    … for wiping out the middle class
    … for putting the U.S. Government in the hands of Alinsky-ist “czars” so he can go on multiple vacations and have weekends off
    … for turning America toward socialism
    … for being the great divider
    Ad nauseum

  12. SignPainterGuy on December 25th, 2011 3:19 am

    I`m keeping one eye open for the martial law angle!

    I understand that many of our service members and leo`s have signed the Oath Keepers promise; I`m encouraged and hopeful !

  13. imoforpcs on May 3rd, 2017 12:04 am

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