With his Fiscal Year 2016 budget rollout, President Obama spoke in glowing terms about the economy. The unemployment rate has come down to 5.6 percent, but millions of Americans have stopped looking for work, are working part-time or are in low-paying jobs.
Is Obama finally trying to help the middle class? What was he doing the past six years?
While thousands of private sector jobs were being lost, billions were being spent to preserve public sector union jobs (unions are a core constituency of the Democratic Party). Was your job saved?
Obamacare was going to reduce annual premiums $2,500 for a typical family by the end of Obama's first term. It didn't. Premiums increased for most Americans.
Job bills from the House were stopped by then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to protect Democratic senators from taking tough votes.
Lower gas prices? They are primarily due to drilling on private land. Obama doesn't even support the Keystone XL pipeline, which would create thousands of middle-class jobs. Is this environmental activism run amok?
No wonder the middle class is nervous about their job security and financial future. Obama's policies haven't helped them, and his new budget won't either.