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Obama: "The Joke's on You"

Robert1260 Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 4:20 AM
Ransom claims: "How else do you describe the president of a country, mired in the most persistent unemployment since the great depression"... Did this right wing talker forget about the unemployment under Reagan where it reached 10.8% and remained at 9% or higher for 17 months? Never mind that Reagan inherited a steadily declining rate from his predecessor Carter from 7.9% down to 7.2% when Reagan took office. Never mind that Obama inherited a skyrocketing unemployment rate from his predecessor (I'm not allowed to use the predecessor's name so I'll just call him GW. It might offend some so called conservatives on this forum that I'm blaming GW. After all, 3.5 years later, GW should be off scott free for destroying the US)
Magna Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 8:31 AM
The general Unemployment rate under President George Bush was approx 5.5 to 6 % sustained for 8 years -this clown can only dream of numbers like that.

And he needs to take the pacifier out of his mouth and diaper off -grow up -walk and talk like a dam-PRESIDENT of These United States of America !
He needs to show some pride in himself and the Position he was GIVEN by the PEOPLE !
Act like a President of the people -for the people and by ALL of the people.
Seawolf Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 7:08 AM
Did you live under carter? Interest rates on car loans at 19% or higher..gasoline on odd and even days and that's when it finally hit $1 a gallon and suddenly we were awash in it, real co-incidence right?
You don't hand the presidency to a peanut farmer and you damnsure don't hand it to a ghetto organizer with even LESS experience...at least with jimmuh, we knew where he came from and he'd served in the Navy.
Il Duce doesn't WANT to solve this recession, he's trying to bankrupt this nation, that has to be it because nobody could possibly BE this stupid and he's surrounded by subversives.
Daniel17 Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 5:22 AM
And here I thought we had finally gotten rid of the copy and paste queen Robert. One would think these simplistic propaganda-parrots would understand that with record debt, Obama has still driven us into the economic ditch with record high unemployment and a stagnant economy. Grow the heck up Robert, the readers here know what Obama is doing and will vote his carcass out come November.
Robert1260 Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 4:42 AM
Answer to Ransom's query: I describe him as a republican president. Historically, dem presidents out perform republicans in jobs growth by 2 to 1. Also, in GDP growth by a full percentage point. Not to mention far lower spending. Only 32 years ago total national debt was less than 1 Trillion and declining when Carter left office. After 12 years under Reagan/Bush, debt had skyrocketed to almost 6T before Clinton's spending policies were enacted (eg. Balanced Budget Act of 1993 which not one republican senator voted for). Clinton left with TND at 5.6T and declining. CBO put out a statement in late 2000 that we'd have 450B with which to pay down the debt if we simply remain on course. Bush/repub policies added 9T and still climbing today
Robert1260 Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 4:47 AM
Bush/republican debt inducing policies added 9T to total national debt (and exponentially climbing due to wars=4T, Med part D=1T, republican tax cuts=4T). These faulty republican policies are still in place today under Obama except the Iraq war. The only excessive spending under Obama is his 687B stimulus package and bail out of auto industry in direct response to economic crisis he inherited.
Daniel17 Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 5:24 AM
Historically, dem presidents out perform republicans in jobs growth by 2 to 1? According to what left-wing propaganda Robert? Hmmm how many balanced budget admins had a Republican Congress writing the spending bills slick? Billy Clinton, he of the "Monica down under" fame comes to mind there.
Seawolf Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 7:29 AM
What KIND of jobs?? Assuming you are correct which is assuming a lot, I'd bet those are gov't jobs which require the rest of us to be taxed to pay for them until that person dies AND since someone else steps in...forever. Dems destroy things when they create jobs in gov't and we lose freedoms with agencies like EPA, we don't need more bureacrats, we're full up on losers.
Nancy253 Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 4:33 AM
Proof? The Reagan years were nothing like today. Not only that, the country was in flux at that time. I lived in the Houston area during that time, and that city was seeing a huge influx of people from the "rust belt" - i.e., northern states. Much of this is because outsourcing was becoming the norm. Reagan did not cause those problems. Houston, indeed every other city and state that relied heavily on an oil-based economy also saw a "construction bust" as structures had been built in excess expectation of future demand - which never came through. You really can't blame Reagan for that.
Magna Wrote: Jun 21, 2012 8:51 AM
Nancy -I was living in Houston during the Carter Middle Ages and can recall people bragging about getting 14 % interest mortgage rates on their home loans -CD rates were paying 18 % at their zenith and yes the influx of "visitors" happened and from all over as is happening as we speak here in Houston -more would probably follow if they were not upside down on their home notes. Houston streets are packed with out of town cars -no more please .
The difference between then and now is we let the home market Bottom Out back then as opposed to now were we keep infusing it with monies and life supporting measures. Taxpayer funded of course.

If Obama blows his reelection bid, maybe he can apply for a gig with a late night talk show.

Sure, his jokes aren’t that funny, but I presume that most of what he saying now really is just a joke.

And perhaps between now and November the jokes will get much better.

They could get worse, but let’s hope for the sake of our country that they don’t get that much worse.

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