Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!” (Revelation 6:6).
Messiah Obama wisely understands that we need sky high energy prices to force us to abandon lifestyles that are bad for the world. That way he can keep the promise he made to the earth: “this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.” The earth is much bigger than your little children, so Obama can break his competing promises to you and your family. In fact, your evil if you want him to keep his promises that would prevent him from his messianic duties of healing the whole world.
A gallon of gas was $1.79 when Obama took over from that terrible George Bush. Unfortunately, it has gone up about 110% under Obama, to $3.88 this week. Damn that Bush devil! Can you believe the way he actually wanted to keep the cost of our energy low, so people could do awful stuff like drive to work? The half of us who sponge off the other half don’t need work, so why should the half we sponge off of?
The United States has more coal than anyone else on the planet by far and away, and half of our nation’s electricity comes from coal. But America is evil if it uses coal. Let China build a new coal-fired electricity plant every single week and overtake our economy. They’ll be bad and our poor, destitute starving children will be good. That’s why Obama promised liberal San Franciscans, “So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.” HERES the system any enlighted American would clearly want: “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” It won’t matter how many Americans die in abject poverty; Obama is just what we needed.
China will overtake the U.S. economy by 2016, they’re saying now. What’s that, you ask? They were saying China wouldn’t overtake us until 2018 just a few months ago? You don’t seem to understand the meaning of the words “funamentally transform” very well, do you? But they’ll be bad, because they’ll be burning all that oil and coal and we won’t be. That makes us better. And so what if we have to freeze in the dark?
And the messiah to the world also knows that if you can afford gasoline, you might be so selfish as to actually drive. And evil working poor people usually can’t buy expensive and impractical electric cars, so he must force them by making it hurt for them to drive. That’s why he appointed an energy secretary who has been trying to“figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” . And of course when gas is $9 a gallon in Germany, Obama has a long way to go to bring Europe to America. The only tragedy of soaring gas prices, of course, is that Americans might actually hold Obama responsible. That’s why he answered the question, “Could the high gas prices help us?” by saying, “I think I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.”
We already voted for the “hope and change” of $9 a gallon gas in the wonderful fundamentally transformative election of 2008. And how dare people get angry about that now!!!
Because Obama in his blessed wisdom knows that most Americans are far, far too stupid to understand anything that happens gradually, such as gas rising to the $8 a gallon levels like they are in Europe. And it doesn’t really matter how much the American people suffer. Not compared to healing earth and lowering the seas like Moses. Obama will be better than Moses; he’ll make the level of the whole ocean change!!!!
And then there are the large families that can’t fit all their kids into an electric car or a hybrid anyway. Obama is right: they should like kill the extra children or something. Because children should die so the earth can be happier.
And food? So what if the price of food is going through the roof? Michelle Obama will tell you that you’re too fat anyway. You need to lose a whole lot of weight, and her husband’s policies will give you the help you need. You shouldn’t be allowed to eat half as much food as you eat, anyway. They don’t get to eat in North Korea, and it’s a socialist worker’s Utopia. So why should it be any different in the worker’s Utopia your Dear Leader is trying to create for you here? North Koreans are 5.3 inches (13.5 cm) shorter and 30 pounds (13.5 kg) lighter than those fat overfed capitalist South Korean bastards. And American kids should be as short and gaunt as their fellow socialist travellers.
Michelle said of his worshipfulness: “Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.” Or full. Either your stomach or your gas tank. And I couldn’t agree more. As we socialists have said in the past, “Arbeit macht frei.” And just what kind of a bad person are you for not being grateful to him?
I sure hope I’m not putting too much crap in the sandwich I’m feeding you. Because excrement is a precious commodity in North Korea. And it should be just as precious here.
But just in case you think the hope and change of Obama’s fundamental transformation is already more than you can bear, it gets even better. The cost of having a roof over your head is skyrocketing, too. Which might help you not worry so much about the price of food and the price of fuel.
Renters spending bigger chunk of income on housing
Study says supply of affordable housing has shrunk along with incomes.
Posted by Teresa at MSN Real Estate on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:48 PM
Record numbers of Americans are paying more than half of their pretax income for rental housing, according to a new study.
The study, by the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies, found that the recession’s toll on incomes had increased more families’ housing-cost burdens. Almost 26% of renters spend more than half of their income on rent and utilities. Another 26.2% spend 30% to 50% of their incomes.
The study’s findings are similar to the findings of the Center for Housing Policy, which found that working families, both renters and homeowners, were spending a larger proportion of their income on housing. [..]
Lower-income renters have historically struggled to find affordable housing and have paid a disproportionate share of their income in rent. But, according to the study, that problem is moving up the income ladder with more lower-middle-income renters and middle-income renters paying 30% to 50% of their incomes for rent and utilities. […]
Here’s how The Washington Post summarizes the situation:
The study offers the latest in a series of grim statistics about the scarcity of rental housing, especially for the working poor. The supply has not kept up with demand in part because of a shortage of apartments, a key source of new rentals. Developers cut back on such projects when the economy deteriorated in 2009, which drove down vacancies and boosted rents. Analysts say they expect rents to keep climbing as developers try to ramp up new projects and catch up with demand.
In many areas, the demand is driven by families who lost their homes to foreclosure during the housing bust and ended up searching for rentals. Meanwhile, as the job market recovers, more newly employed young adults appear to be seeking their own apartments instead of living with their parents, putting even more upward pressure on rental rates, according to one of the study’s researchers.
But don’t worry. Pretty soon, thanks to Obama’s financial policies, you’ll have cash. Lots and lots of cash. Wheelbarrows full of it, in fact.
Here are a couple of videos worth watching about the exciting fundamentally transformative changes you can hope for coming your way soon!