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Originally posted by RealSpoke
The president doesn't make the economy. And someone paid off by wallstreet and banks isn't going to make it either.
Originally posted by Raelsatu
Great thread, and you did a fine job compiling the sources; but the economy isn't even the main reason why he's failed imo. He requested and signed the NDAA provision, allowing for totalitarian level actions by one man, into "law". That alone discredits his entire term. PERIOD. All you apologist who try to justify this psychopath, you are mentally ill.
He's expanded the wars. Another one of the main reasons. He cracked down with the drug war. Extended the Patriot Act. He's GIVEN retroactive immunity to the Bush administration & the big banks; essentially pardoned their crimes in exchange for a measly fine. Somehow dodges the fast and furious scandal, which is an atrocity in and of itself.
He's backed by Goldman Sachs & the other financial elite.
edit on 21-2-2012 by Raelsatu because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by guohua
Last Year When You Where Asked By This POTUS Yes, Obama To Stay Home And Not Go On Vacation,,, Remember This Speech From Your Dear Leader:
‘If you’re a family trying to cut back, you might skip going out to dinner, or you might put off a vacation,’ he said. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
I See The Obamas Really Care About The Common American Family!
Originally posted by kawika
Well, yes, things are bad.
But, it is Bush's fault...still...
I'm denying your ignorance. If all of our problems fall onto one man, then we have seriously f'd up our system. Point is, that it doesn't fall on one man as much as people would like it to.
I know that this thread isn't neccessarily about reality as it is Conservative Hate Fiction...but all the same I thought I would offer a reality check.
In 2011 Employers added 1.64 Million workers. The best year since 2006.
2010 was the 2nd best year for Job growth since 2006.
In December 2011 Unemployment dropped to 8.5%. The lowest in 3 years.
Hours worked rose to 34.4 per week, earnings rose to 23.24 per hour.
In 2009 the deficit was 10% of GDP
In 2011 the deficit was 8.6% of GDP
Increasing US Exports
The U.S. exported $179 billion in November 2011, That’s a 12 percent increase over November 2010, and a 30 percent increase over November 2009.