Let's Discuss Obama's Record on the Economy

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  1. The Rabbi
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    So Obama was sworn in as the recession was nearing bottom. Virtually all post war recessions have only lasted a certain number of months. But he pushed through a number of programs, stimulus, bail outs, cash for clunkers, new financial controls, new agencies unaccountable to anyone to regulate etc etc.
    What has the result of this been?
    The most anemic recovery on record, high unemployment, and a soaring unsustainable deficit.
    This is what Obama must run on in 2012.
     
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    It's going to be quite interesting, and highly entertaining to see how his teleprompter (AKA: His actual brain) explains this shit away.

    Must see TV, indeed!
     
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    Hell man he believes the hype he's the 'ONE' after all who HOPES like hell there isn't any CHANGE
     
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    The president works with the budget of the last president for nearly the first year of his first term. The last day of the Clinton budget, unemployment was around 5%. The last day of the Bush budget, unemployment was over 10%.

    Not to mention the Dow which dropped to around 6,000 under Bush.

    There is nothing the Republicans touched they didn't damage. Every honest Republican is ashamed of that FACT. As damaging as their tax policies were, the war they lied us into and then hid the cost, Part D, certainly their worst and most damaging policy was helping move millions of jobs to China from 2001 to 2008.

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    ‘US’ Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Seminars With Chinese Gov Officials To Teach American Firms How To Outsource
    Among the many lies told by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently, chief Chamber lobbyist Bruce Josten said that his organization’s foreign affiliates, called AmChams, are only “comprised of American companies doing business abroad in those countries.” In fact, the Chinese AmCham is comprised of Chinese firms like Northern Light Venture Capital; the AmCham in Russia is comprised of Russian state-run companies like VTB Bank; and, the AmCham of Abu Dhabi is comprised of UAE state-run oil companies.

    ‘US’ Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Seminars With Chinese Gov Officials To Teach American Firms How To Outsource

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    What do Republicans think when they confronted with these "facts"? We know the Chamber of Commerce gave tens of millions to Republicans and less than 10% to Democrats.

    The Republican leadership are working against the best interests of the US. No way around it. No way to hide it. No way to spin it differently.
     
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    If this guy gets elected on the record he has now, I will have no faith in this country. So many people unemployed. Gas prices through the roof. He promised transparency what does he call the health care bill deals behind closed doors to different states . Waivers to the unions for the healthcare law but everyone else has to abide by this law. Bombing Lybia without Congress approval but of course he says its not a war . Im sorry but when you put our military lives in danger its a war. He promised to close gitmo , that did not happen ( although I am glad about that) What promise besides this nightmare of a healthcare law has he done. He has not led in anything he has done either. HE IS NOT A LEADER. I would have preferred Hilary over this dumb-ass. At least she can do a speech with out a teleprompter . The left wingers gave Palin hell when she read off her hand her talking points maybe 5 words total but Obama can read his whole speech from a teleprompter and thats ok. Oh and all these bail outs have not helped at all. The unions have him in the palm of their hands.
     
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    If Obama's economic recovery programs were food it would be called a shit sandwich.
     
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    Due to the need of Nancy and Harry to take control, They only gave W a six month authorization for spending. The Big 0 was responsible for his budget almost immediately upon taking office.

    The economy tanked about 2 months before the election. You may recall that 9/11 occurred in 2001. Bush had to address the economic crisis that followed.

    If Obama had been in office at that time, he would have done exactly what he did when he assumed the office in 2009. We'd still be in that Obama recession to this day if he was a two termer. As it is, we're in a much newer, but just as persistant Obama recession.

    It's been two plus years of Obama and we just escaped the four years of the Democrat Congress stanglehold.

    This whole current economic mess belongs to the Democrats. Might as well believe it. It's true.
     
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    Oh Puh-leeeze. We've already heard it:

    - It's Boooosssshhhh's Fault
    - The GOP wants to kill Women and Seniors
    - The Rich Are Evul and Need to Pay Their FAIR SHARE of Taxes
     
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    Since the Democrats took over Congress in 2006-2007 we have list about 14.5 million jobs. 6 million of them after Obama took over. Just because the talking heads keep repeating job creation thousands of times on air & in print does not make it true. The fact is the Democrats threw 14.5 million hard working Americans under the bus & now tries to say they don't count any more. Republicans are the party of jobs.

    Bush & the Republicans were creating jobs until the Democrats took control of congress in 2007 & destroyed jobs & the economy. Then Obama got elected & destroyed even more jobs. Now since Republicans took back the House jobs will start to comeback.

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    rdean, Your messiah can't run on "it was Bush" again. It's been 2 years and will be 4 years come time for the vote. He is going to be called on his record, not Bush's.
     

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