When this assessment comes from Jimmy Carter, the country has indeed gone to hell:

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
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“The disparity between rich people and poor people in America has increased dramatically since when we started,” he said. “The middle class has become more like poor people than they were 30 years ago. So I don’t think it’s getting any better.”

Carter endorsed Obama last year, so this must be the outcome he desires. That or Jimmah wanted to make sure he remained only the second worst president ever. “Mission Accomplished” on both fronts.

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11 Responses to “Second Worst President Ever: Middle Class Today Resemble the Poor from the Late 1970′s”

  1. backwoodsconsr on October 8th, 2013 6:34 pm

    The damage Carter did to the economy is peanuts compared to what Obama is doing.

  2. Marshall_Will on October 8th, 2013 10:09 pm

    At present, and depending on the area you live in, I'd say in order to enjoy the middle class lifestyle for a family of (4) you have to be bringing home around $150k a year.

    Taxes, daycare, commuting ( non-deducble in all W-2 employees case ) food, insurance, MORTAGE..! uh gee, PROPERTY taxes..? Nevermind belonging to some country club, you'll be lucky to be making enough to contribute to your 401k, above the employers match.

    Throw in $4 gas and spiraling food prices and in certain parts of the country, you're probably raising that family of yours in an APARTMENT.

  3. Marshall_Will on October 8th, 2013 10:17 pm

    Haven't checked MM's but was the pRez's presser a HOOT or what!? Virtually everything that comes out his mouth Pure Projection (TM). When he talks about "jobs he's added as pResident" ( is how offsetting that w/ all the hi-tech [formerly high PAY] medical technology workers..? ) Somehow I'm doubting.

    Not (1) stinking hardball question from the LSM and it looked like thos 'questions' were required to be pre-submitted, based on the prefunctory delivery from the press corpse.

    The perpetual ref's to individuals [private] PERSONAL finances bring the comedy gold only financial illiteracy of that level can provide. Ahem, Dear Mista' pResident, you're talking to us like it was still 2008 and none of us have any GRASP of what landed us here? '03 to '08 only bubble bloggers and hard core BEARS truly comprehended the situation. Now pretty much every shoeshine boy can fill you in.

    Get a CLUE dipw@d…

  4. patti on October 9th, 2013 1:36 am

    Oh yeah, it was a HOOT, alright…..NOT ONE QUESTION about barrycare…. How convenient for the little man.

  5. Truesoldier__ on October 9th, 2013 2:09 am

    I really loved how he is trying to claim he is willing to compromise, but not negotiate. Then he claims, well I am willing to negotiate after the Republicans cave and give me everything that I want….of course there would be nothing left to negotiate and he would just tell them he won end of story.

  6. Truesoldier__ on October 9th, 2013 10:35 am

    And if to add that Dear leader is failing miserably, the latest AP approval poll is out and Dear Leader has sunk to 37% (of course the poll article has to temper it by saying that everyone, especially Republicans, have taken a hit).
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?stor

  7. doriangrey1 on October 9th, 2013 12:02 pm

    The Middle Class today wishes they had it as good as the poor of the 1970's.

    Obama approval rate 37%; Unemployment rate 31%…

  8. Zacharia on December 14th, 2013 1:48 pm

    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.

  9. Orlando on January 6th, 2014 10:32 am

    The disparity between rich people and poor people in America has increased dramatically since when we started

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  11. zorpia on June 26th, 2014 7:43 pm

    And as far as that goes, needing to find a guilt-free way to dispose of your leftovers because it’d so offend your palate to eat the same thing the next day is about as first-world a problem as I can imagine.

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