Re: Papelbon is as Papelbon does
posted at 9/23/2012 12:28 AM EDT
I am no Obama supporter, but we were in free fall when he took office.
Get your facts straight.... again.
When Karl, I mean Barry, took office, government reported unemployment was 7.6%. It's currently reported at 8.1% and has never been reported as under 8% since Barry took office. It's federally reported as nearly 10% in North Carolina. Barry's fiscal top down central control spending policy to cut unemployment is part of the 5.4 trillion dollar debt he and Pelosi and Ried created. When Barry took office, the federal debt was 10.6 trillion. Obama's administration has created, in four years, half the national debt in the entire history of the Republic. The 5.4 trillion under Obama has done nothing to reduce unemployment, which includes record numbers of people who aren't reported as unemploymed because the crooked government doesn't count those who have given up looking for work.
Moonshwemp, you don't want to talk about the real facts. Obama should resign. He told the great David Letterman that he didn't know what the debt was when he took office and that the debt wasn't a problem in the short term. He said it would only be a problem in the medium term, which most certainly will be when he is a a "retirned" tax burden Ward of the State. He claimed that Clinton ran a surplus, when the reality is that the surplus was a result of Congressional mid-term election changes which forced Clinton to pivot to the center to avoid being fired while seeking a second term.
Dude, I did not and will not vote for "Barry", but you really have a warped view on the stae of the union when "Barry" took over. We were about to collapse.
The unemployment rate was calculated the same way under Bush, and the rate went from about 4.5 in 2007 to about 5 in January of 2008. Then it jumped to about 8 by the time "Barry took office". The economy was about to go under despite Bush's socialist bank bailouts.
I guess you think any presisdent could have turned things around in just a few days, and I remember you blaming Clinton for the rise in unemployment rates during Bush's first year in office, but you are known for moving the goalpost often.
Obama has not done a good job, and I have never argued otherwise. He has not kept many of his promises and is not even close to being a Socialist. He's been less of one than your buddy Bush.
Cutting taxes in wartime has been one of the leading factorsd in the rising debt. Spineless Congressmen refuse to make the tough choices that would cut aid to their voters. American workers continue to increase productivity but lose spending power and wealth, while the richer Americans have made great strides while our debt has increased. Romney's idea to let the rich off the hook for the debt is a great plan... wink, wink.
The past is full of examples where cutting taxes on the rich has imprioved the economy and unemployment hasn't it? Why not give us some examples, starting with the GW cuts.