If Obama Has Done a Good Job, What Would Constitute a Bad Job?

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    mikegriffith1 Mike Griffith

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    Consider Obama's record:

    * 2 years in a row of declining GDP growth (we're now down to just 2% GDP growth in 2012).
    * More than 3 years in a row with unemployment above, at, or just below 8%. (Like Obama, Reagan faced a very severe recession early in his presidency, but by this same point in Reagan's presidency, unemployment had dropped to 7.4%, and by his last month in office, it was 5.4%. Does anyone here really believe that if Obama is reelected unemployment will be at 5.4% by January 2016?)
    * The worst job-creation record in over 70 years, with a net decrease of only 200,000 in the number of jobless people since January 2009 (and this figure does not include the millions of people who have simply stopped looking for work).
    * More debt in 45 months than Bush added in 8 years (Obama has added $5.5 trillion in 45 months; Bush added $5.1 trillion in 8 years).
    * A trillion-dollar deficit for 3 years in a row.
    * 15% reduction in the dollar's value.
    * A drop in median family income of over $4,000 on average.
    * A record number of people living below the poverty line.
    * A huge increase in food stamp recipients (several leading Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi, are on record as believing that food stamps stimulate economic growth).
    * Price of gas doubled.
    * Cancellation of the perfectly sane Keystone XL pipeline (which would have created thousands of good-paying jobs, many of them union jobs).
    * A nearly 50% reduction in the number of oil-leasing drilling leases on federal lands.
    * Tens of billions of dollars wasted on "green" companies that have gone bankrupt.
    * An auto bailout that cost taxpayers at least $12 billion--i.e., $12 billion that we won't be getting back. (If those automakers had gone through a normal structured bankruptcy, they would have emerged in much better condition for the long term and taxpayers would not have been stuck for $12 billion.)
    * Hundreds of bank failures since January 2009--over 100 banks have failed in 2012 alone (odd that this has not been in the news much, hey?).

    So if this record is supposed to be a "good" record, what exactly would a president have to do to compile a bad record?
     
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    oh, that easy. How about losing 800k jobs a month for starters.
     
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    I'm still waiting on the announcement for "Impeachment"
     
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    don't hold your breath
     
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    Yep, looking at the prior administration does provide a pretty obvious illustration of "bad".

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    obama doesn't need to be impeached, just fire him in 8 days.
     
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    Obama will go down in the record books as the worst president in history..
     
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    Compare Booooosh's unemployment numbers to Obama's, then get back to me.
     
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    AND WHAT PRESIDENT LOST AN AVERAGE OF 800,000 JOBS EVERY MONTH????

    ONE MONTH under Bush Nov2008 803,000 job losses
    ONE MONTH under Obama Jan2009 818,000 job losses

    On Average Bush had per the below
    2002 45,000 lost average per month
    2003 7,000 added per month
    2004 171,000
    2005 208,000
    2006 172,000
    2007 92,000 added per month
    2008 300,000 average loss per month NOT 800,000 every month!!!

    YET Obama???
    2009 422,000 JOBS LOST average per month!
    2010 86,000 jobs added
    2010 153,000 jobs added

    WHY DON'T YOU DEAL IN FACTS???
    Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

    View attachment $joblosschanges20121029122607.xls.pdf

    FACTS are Only ONE president has LOST More then 818,000 in ONE month.. OBAMA!
    FACTS ONE President has average JOB LOSS per month over 422,000 ... OBAMA!!!
     
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    The trajectory was quite obvious when Bush left office. You can pretend that Obama caused this, but that's nothing more than simplistic partisanship. In other words, a lie.

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