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Obama’s Dismal Record on Jobs, Explained with Common Sense

Notredamemom Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 8:21 AM
Blame the banks for the weak economy. Obama's done a lot to make things better, but you need to remember that Bush put us in a big hole.
Arley2 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 2:24 PM
Bush didn't put us in a hole. It is true that Bush spent too much money and that some of the bailouts started with him, but recession have always occurred no matter who is in the White House.

If the Bush Administration and the Obama Ad ministration could have restrained themselves from interfering with the economy, the chances are excellent that the recession would have been "V": shaped (that is to say sharp down, quick up turn) as most recessions have been historically.k

The problem arrives when the Federal government see fit to "solve" a problem. Obama has tried to use te same approach as FDR (dramatically increase Federal spending). It didn't work for FDR and it isn't working for Obama.
Jimmy21 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 1:03 PM
Done "what" to make "what" better. Please qualify that baseless line? As drrisk2 so eloquently reminded you of 5.2% unemployment.................and why was that?..............Simple. It's called across the board tax cuts which BTW doubled revenue.
Oldschool7 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 12:36 PM
"Obama's done a lot to make things better"

NAME ONE? Bet you can't . . .
DavidM Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 10:00 AM
Fannie/Freddie/Glass Steagal/CRA and the hike of the minimum wage put us in a fix collectively.

Then America doubled down on stupid and re-elected the empty suit in the Oval Office. They also kept control to the corrupt Harry Reid and Dems in the Senate.

No budget since 2009? You know the "fake Stimulus" budget year? So we have been spending at stimulus-level since then and the economy just gets worse and worse.

Maybe its time to call these people crooks and to drop the IDIOTIC Keynesian beliefs?
Hamilcar Barca Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 9:35 AM
Much better to "Blame Bush" than to point the finger at the man who, when he received an honorarium from Notre Dame, required the great university to mask all religious symbols. The University of Notre Dame, sadly, went along.

BTW President Bush has been out of office for four years. At what point does BHO answer for the state of the economy?
drrisk2 Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 8:29 AM

"Bush put us in a big hole"

Yeah, with average unemployment of 5.2% during his entire 8 years in office, lower than ALL of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Nice hole to be in!

BTW, you can look it up.

Magna Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 4:14 PM
The only the they look up is -someones pipe.....!

Economists may not agree on much, but we all agree that economic output is a function of capital and labor. Ask a Keynesian, a Marxist, an Austrian, a monetarist, or any economist, and they’ll all agree that living standards are determined by the quality and quantity of these two factors of production.

So it should be very worrisome that there has been a big drop in the share of the population that is employed. Here’s a chart produced from Bureau of Labor Statistics data, showing labor force participation during the 21st Century.