posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 01:00 AM
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted to a politics-related thread on ATS. Mainly because I hate politics. But, since this isn’t really a
politics-related thread, but more of a hate-mongering, mud-slinging, poor-losers, Obama-bashing thread, I figured I stop by and throw in a little red
meat for the rabid dogs to rip into. I’ve made my views known in more threads than I can count. So, I’ll try and make this post half-way brief. I
don’t have anything to prove; the facts pretty well speak for themselves.
You know, this “failed” President you refer to took office in the midst of the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression, 2 George
Dubya/Dick Cheney driven wars blazing white hot and put on the People’s credit card to the tune of trillions of dollars, a once great auto industry
on the verge of collapse, unemployment dipping into the double-digit range, a war-weary, terror-filled people frightened of the prospects of an
uncertain future, blah, blah, blah... Dubya & Co. handed over one helova nightmare to Obama when he took office. It’ll take generations to
straighten out the miserable condition that administration left this country in. Seriously: nice job, guys.
Since Obama took office:
a) - When Obama took office we were losing 800,000 jobs per month. Since then our economy has seen a record number of consecutive months of
private sector job growth and economic expansion, eclipsing Master Reagan’s record by a long shot.. As a matter of fact, in 2010 alone more jobs
were created than in all eight years of the Bush administration.
b) - The auto industry was not only saved, but GM has returned to its former place at the top of car company world.
c) - The housing market has considerably stablized.
d) - Obama ordered all federal contractors to pay a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour, leading the way for many other companies and local
governments to follow suit.
e) - As of FY 2014, the federal budget deficit has fallen from 9.8% of GDP in Fiscal Year 2009, under Bush, to 2.9% of GDP.
f) - Under Obama, the stock market has reached record highs, restoring most of the economic losses felt during the Bush Recession, when it
reached record lows, adjusted for inflation.
g) - Say what you will about ISIS, but if not for the monstrous, muderous Iraqi campaign waged by Bush/Cheney ISIS would have never gotten a
foothold in the first place. Saddam Hussein hated the terrorists and wouldn’t allow them on his land. Al Qaeda and the rest feared the iron fist of
Hussein. Bush/Cheney opened the gateway for the terrorists to establish and thrive.
h) - I know you’ll disagree, but the fact is ACA (aka Obamacare) worked. Millions are insured now that once helped drive insurance rates sky
high by using Emergency Services and not paying. Sure, rates are going up - that’s to be expected in a free market. But, the rates are climbing at a
historically slow pace; much slower than pre-Obamacare. It's a first step toward Universal Healthcare, something most other civilized, developed
countries already have.
i) - The Unemployment Rate in the United States averaged 5.83% from 1948 until 2015. As of May of 2015, it currently stands at 5.5%.
j) - And so on, and so on, and so on...
Hmmm... No wonder everybody hates this guy.
And now, what did you accomplish today? I know I haven’t accomplished anything personally that even remotely compares to any of the things above. I
do have a suggestion for all the “haters” out there, though; and if that doesn’t describe/pertain to you, then just ignore this. If it
does, though, then next time you want to blame someone for the condition we’re in, first take a good, long look in the mirror. It may be closer to
home than you think. You owe your country that much, and so much more...
God Bless America!!