Obama has focused on everything except his own record. Expect something new to
be pulled out of the hat by his soldiers. I hope they all get the same
playbook. They've been very confused lately as their big campaign issues
have all backfired or been conflicted. I used to think the Keystone Cops were
the apex of confusion, but Mr. Obama's campaign has given new meaning to
clueless (Websters - without direction, unable to function in the world).
June 1, 2012...and it's still Bush's fault? Seriously?
Back into recession??? It never really felt like we came out of the last one.
Most recessions end with an explosion in growth. This one barely came out of the
red enough to meet the definition of "No Recession".
I would give more credit to the policy changes under Clinton for the economic
mess that the country is in now. Bush's contribution to the mess is not
seeing and correcting it and adding to the problem with unpaid wars and tax
cuts.The poor jobs report gives much fodder for Romney to point out
how Obama has failed with regards to the economy. The implication is that he
would be able to do a better job if in the position. However, Romney's
record while Governor of Mass. does not support that?I would like
Romney to stop ragging on Obama and share with the public the direction he would
lead the country if elected and how he would achieve that objective. Americans
still want the hope and change that obama promised but failed to deliver.Personally I get nauseous when I see/hear obama speaking. I don't
feel much better about Romney.Romney has lots of money and has done
well for himself, but I'm not impressed that he has what is needed to turn
the country around. Especially with him courting the likes of Trump and Cheney.
Lots of Americans are out of work and are losing, or have lost, their homes as a
result. Add to that the ever increasing gas rates (which Obama's Secretary
of Energy has been quoted as saying is a good thing) and folks can now not
afford gas and all of the goods that increase in price with the gas (such as
food). This man is incompetent as a President and needs to go back to his
The free trade agreements have really hurt. Wasn't that from the Clinton
years, and now much of the businesses in our nation are foreign own?
for the brain dead Obama zombies who will vote for him even if the unemployment
rate was 20% this ugly jobs number means nothing. These people are completely
ignorant of what drives the economy and only care about radical change. For the
rest of the country - the working class and those that pay taxes - this ugly
jobs report is further confirmation that a change in the White House is a must -
simply unthinkable to continue another 4 years with no viable plan for economic
growth. Team Obama and his media will attempt to create alot of spin and
distraction but working folks (or those that wish they were) aren't going
to buy this nonsense any more. When your job - your house - your future are at
stake all the political spin in the world isn't worth spit in the wind.
Reversing the logic here, I'm not voting for obama. I'm voting against
Lemmings following their leader don't even think about what's ahead of
them. It takes as much effort to run off a cliff as it does to work for your
own support. The unemployed who refuse to get off of government dole deserve
@JoeCapitalist2"Back into recession???"No, or at least
not now. A: we still gained jobs, albeit at a slow rate.B: to be in
a recession you need two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth and so far
we have zero and I don't believe AMJ 2012 is expected to be one.@patriot"for the brain dead Obama zombies who will vote for him even
if the unemployment rate was 20% this ugly jobs number means nothing."What I see right now in the actual situation we face is poor jobs
numbers (though still the 27th straight month of positive job gains in the
private sector) that are largely a function of gov't job cuts (over a
million under Obama) and Republican obstruction to stimulative measures. Romney has no viable plan for economic growth. He wants more tax cuts
(whole lotta nothing the bush tax cuts did to stop the recession), more
gov't job cuts (which already has slowed the recovery, studies suggest
we'd be at 7.2% unemployment if we kept the million gov't jobs), and
more deregulation (letting banks mess around in derivatives markets caused the
last recession, why continue that?)
@Patriot: Please tell this brain-dead Obama supporter what drives the economy.
Because nothing, zero, notta, has changed from Bush to Obama. Bush's tax
breaks are still in place. However, Europe (Greece) just might be playing a
major role in our own economy. Romney, if he wins, will find this out. Quite
frankly, I would welcome the change if all under Romney prosper, and not just
the well-to-do. But then again, what do I know? I'm brain dead.
Romney's career has been dealing with turning things around: businesses
that are failing and the Olympics. Though officially the US recession ended 2
years ago, it never has felt like we left the recession. Obama does
not inspire and invoke leadership. He doesn't leave a lasting hope that
the economy will improve and that he can lead. The impression is that Obama is
lost, clueless. His advisors are taking us down the wrong path for economic
strength.These jobs numbers are not good, and they don't tell
the whole picture. There are millions of Americans who are under employed or
have "stopped" looking for work (leaving the job market), which also
means their unemployment benefits ran out.The 8.2% unemployment rate
is actually much higher. Our economy is not strong, which is why economists are
worrying about another recession. As I said before, many Americans feel like we
never really climbed out of the last one.Americans shouldn't
allow Obama to keep blaming things on Bush, or Republicans, or anybody but him.
He shoulders much of the blame here because his policies, regulations, and czars
are hurting America.
And European countries did just exactly what you Republicans want and they did
go back into a recession..double dipped..and we're still in the positive
numbers..who's brain dead? A1994..Democrats have never blamed
Bush..they simply say the economy fell off a cliff under Bush's watch..tax
cuts..didn't prevent it or create massive job growth. Get your story
The last republican sent the economy off a cliff and started wars that
can't be won. Why would I want to vote for another one. Is Obama perfect?
No. But Mitt is just another republican.
Sweet! Here comes another tax cut! I'll have so much extra cash laying
around I'll need a bank account in the Caymans and a beach house in Aruba.
Ain't America grand?
re:xscribeDo you know what the average unemployment numbers were
under George Bush for 7 of his 8 years in office? I'll give you a hint - it
was UNDER 6%. Do you know who oversaw the Banking Committee during 06-08? Frank
and Dodd. Yes both Democrat's who by the way gave rosy projections of Fanny
and Fredie all the way up to the crash... and by the way it was Frank and Dodd
who strong armed Fanny and Fredie into these trashy loans so that 'everyone
could own a home'. Remember it's all about fairness!! Finally take the
time to track the unemployment rate from 2009 when Barack took over to the
present. Numbers don't lie. Ronald Reagan took over a dead economy from
Jimmy Carter - interest rates at 22%. Reagan CUT taxes and guess what - the
engine of capitalism was turned back on!! Wow - who would have thought if you
release the 'strangle hold' on business with taxes and regulations
capitalism actually works!! Business's start hiring and expanding again
because they CAN!! We have a president who is at WAR with banks, business, and
capitalism. So much for the socialism experiment!!
re:Hutteriteforgive me for the sarcasm but your 'logic" is
pretty ill-logical but very predictable for a liberal after all liberals
aren't blessed with logic... just raw emotion.
@pragmatistferlifeYou're joking, right? Obama and the
democrats have been blaming Bush for 3 and half years. The fact is that things
were better when Bush was president. Unemployment averaged 5.5%. Do you really
think, given another 4 years, Obama's policies will ever get the
unemployment rate back to that level?
re:JimInSLCJim - you ask what would Mitt do different? Have you been
paying attention for the past year? 1. Cut corporate and individual
income taxes ... in a big way. Business's aren't hiring because they
fear more Obama taxes and regulations. 2. Remove regulations from business
- small to large. Obamacare alone has put the hurt on business with soon to come
regulations - job killing regulations. 3. Drill for oil!! Drill for more
oil!! From the Keystone pipeline to the Gulf of Mexico. Recall all the BIG oil
rigs that left the Gulf after the spill? The recent oil shell discoveries in the
Dakota's represent a huge oil reserve for the US as well as thousands of
'union' high paying jobs!4. Deal with China. Mitt has a plan -
Obama offers nothing but an empty suit. 5. Reduce the massive size of
government and adopt the Ryan budget. 6. Become a partner - instead of an
enemy - to business small to large. sorry - only have 30 words
remaining in this post...
"Reagan CUT taxes and guess what - the engine of capitalism was turned back
on!!"Patriot, you want to go back to the tax rates of President
Reagan's administration? Let's do it. It would constitute a large tax
increase, but I think we need it. I would be happy to go back to the rates
before the disasterous Bush tax cuts. But if you want the even higher rates
under Reagan, well, okay, let's do it. He did have the largest tax increase
in modern history after all. And he raised taxes seven of the eight years he was
in office. President Reagan also tripled the national debt,
increased government size by 60%, and added 230,000 people to the government,
and did little about regulations. And he did these things, not congress. Look at
the budgets Reagan presented to congress and what he got. Your
list about what Mitt Romney would do is a joke. For instance you say he has a
plan to deal with China. Really? What is it? Start a trade war? Or as The Wall
Street Journal called it in their editorial page "Romney's China
@alt134, hutteriteLets blame Bush, again, and again and again,
Really? What happened to taking responsibility for ones actions?Lets
rather vet Obama, lets let him run on "His" record, which by the way is
atrocious. Why all of the smoke and mirrors? Where was he born? Where did he
go to school? With whom did he study? And why is it classified, sealed up from
the American public. Why all of the secrecy? Is he not the Manchurian
Candidate? Don't listen to what Obama says, watch what he
does. He's trying like heck to make this proud country into a socialist
european state. Why? Rather, I think it's time for Obama to
start looking in the mirror. Your boy Obama is a paper suit who reads everything
put in front of him on his little teleprompter. You don't think he
pre-reads his speeches? It was no mistake and no gaffe.Do away with
the EPA and the DOE and rid ourselves of regulation. Turn our hearts back to
God and Patriotism. Let this country breath and we will once again prosper.
Peter from Alpine I could not ignore your comments. Do you have any idea how
many discouraged job seekers are out there. This idea that people would rather
live off the government than work is just plain ridiculous. Come on. Do you
have any idea how hard it is find a job today. 150 people applied for an
opening at my place of employment. The successful applicant had an MBA. The
position was for an office manager. Really, blame the problem on the
unemployed. Wow.Interesting that despite high unemployment CEO,s
continue to take in millions in wages and benefits. This recession is hurting
the poor and middle class. The 1% at the top are laughing their heads off at
the rest of us. I am not an Obama supporter or blamer. Wall street should
share part of the blame. PBS did an excellent documentary called "Money,
Power and Wall Street." Very informative.
re:Hutterite,Are you voting for Romney?