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Before Raising Rates, Obama Aides Should Pay Their Taxes

Libs_Are_UsefulIdiots Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 4:16 PM
lois01 Wrote: 13 minutes ago (3:55 PM) In Bush’s first term, the economy shed 913,000 private sector jobs! 913,000! > Oh geeze, here we go AGAIN! Bush’s Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION! The average unemployment rate during Pres. Bush’s 8yrs in office was 5.3% So what REALLY caused this economic mess? Remember the day… January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress: Cont.
Grant43 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 6:47 PM
Unfortunately, you are correct. More specifically, it was the raising of the minimum wage by almost 50% that caused businesses to stop hiring the young, inexperienced, and otherwise unknown (read "risky") quantities in terms of employment history. Obama Care will have precisely the same effect because it, too, increases the cost of hiring, training, and otherwise employing in the U.S.
Libs_Are_UsefulIdiots Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 4:17 PM
At the time:

The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77

The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%

The Unemployment rate was 4.6%.

January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.

The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?

BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!!! THANK YOU DEMOCRATS for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% Unemployment… to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOS!

Libs_Are_UsefulIdiots Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 4:17 PM
Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001, because it was financially risky for the U.S. economy, but no one was listening.

In addition, the economy was in a recession when Bush took over.

- The tech bubble burst on March 10, 2000.
- Terrorists attacked US soil on 9/11/2001.
- Katrina hit the Southern coast in Sept of 2005.

These natural disasters and hangovers from the previous administration cost the economy trillions.

The economy was the very BEST it had ever been until the Democrats took over congress.
renny4 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 5:01 PM
The left is alwats into the Big Lie, whatever liet it is at the moment.

Now, Lincoln wasn't REALLY a Rep. and the Reps. didn't really win the Civil War and end slavery, because somehow all those northerners who fought the slave-holding South are being transformed into "today's" liberals and Reps. of the 1800s (who joined the GOP to end slavery) were actually in favor of slavery by some upside down Axelrod and WH logic.

We all know by now fiscal cliff talks are at a stand still, but before President Obama asks those making more than $250,000 per year to pay more in taxes, he should first ask his own aides in the White House to pay their back taxes.

A few dozen people who work for President Obama are having some trouble paying their taxes.

The IRS has released its Federal Employee and Retiree Delinquency Inventory, and it shows that 36 of Obama’s aides owe a total of $833,970 in back taxes.

And what...