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"Two Americas" worsens on Obama's watch

You know this story would be getting huge play were the GOP in power. Obama has had two years of getting everything he wants, claiming to have saved the nation, and the result is…

Considering the U.S. economy is still struggling, newly-released data showing an all-time record number of food stamp recipients – 40.8 million in May, up by 400,000 compared to April – shouldn’t surprise many people.

On the other hand, it may seem peculiar that there was a sharp increase in the number of millionaires.

Well well well. Isn’t that interesting. If the Republicans were in power, we’d be hearing every day how the fat cat insider friends of the President were getting richer while the poor were getting poorer and so on. Let’s see what some “experts” have to say about it.

“There are going to be commentators who say this shows a greater concentration of wealth in fewer hands or that the rich are soaking the poor, but it’s not necessarily the case,” said Kristin Seefeldt, a researcher affiliated with the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan.

Oh please. I bet if this was during Bush’s tenure it would mean exactly that.

The gap between the haves and the have-nots has been widening for the past four decades, according to David Johnson, chief of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Housing and Household Economics Statistics Division.

Here we go again. Remember how “two Americas” was Bush’s fault? Now that it worsens under Obama, it’s “No biggie – it’s just always gonna be that way. Don’t blame us.”