posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 09:01 AM
Originally posted by beezzer
Ok, let's ignore Breitbart, let's ignore the partisan bickering.
What is Obama's plan to reduce unemployment?
What's Obama's plan to get the record number of people off food stamps?
What's Obama's plan to move the economy forward?
I get what you are saying...But Congress holds the purse strings...and Congress is GOP Majority.
Congress chopped away at the farm bill...congress refused to pass how many of his Jobs bills? All of them...Most aimed at crumbling infrastructure no
less....that said the economy under Pres. Obama has created twice as many new jobs in his 4.5 years than Pres. Bush did in 8 years. I am not an Obama
cheerleader, but I do not think partisan rhetoric is helping our economy, just the opposite.
Here is my bottom line..
The economy IS recovering....New home sales highest since 99...deficet falling at the fastest pace since WW2...twice as many jobs added as Pres.
Bush...soaring stock market...recovering auto industry, despite Detroits bankruptcy...etc. etc.
BUT...the economy is still in pain...Not enough jobs...and they don't pay enough...food and fuel prices rising much faster than pay etc.
In short...we are recovering in just the way economists would expect if Gov. did very little to nothing...a slow, slow recovery.
Which makes sense, because gov. can get very little done in this climate.
Would Pres. Obama's jobs policies have hurt or helped? We will never know, because Congress won't pass any of it....and that is just the truth.
The speech, as it turned out, was heavy on the road map and light on the new ideas. And for a good reason. There is little Obama can accomplish on the
policy front that is likely to boost the economy significantly. No major legislative proposals on job training or infrastructure spending will clear
the GOP-controlled House. The best Obama can hope for there is to resist major new cuts.
Read more: www.politico.com...
Edit to add: This is a huge chunk of ugly BS.
Yet he also focused on "the one percent," attacking the growth of economic inequality in American society, calling for a renewed emphasis on
Economic inequality...and it's rapid growth...the distribution of income in the USA...look up "Gini Index"...is KILLING this country...not just the
poor...but EVERYONE except the wealthiest who can flee with thier investments to off-shore and international. Pres. Obama is justified and obligated
to sound the alarm on this insane trend. It is the number one cause of our economic woes...and that isn't partisan...the GOP can suggest plans to fix
it as well...but to deride the "growth of economic inequality"...a very, very real and serious disease we face...is just stupid.
25-7-2013 by Indigo5 because: (no reason given)
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