"Since February 2010, when the economy began consistently adding jobs, the
private sector has gained 4.2 million positions. But federal, state and local
governments during that time have cut more than 500,000 jobs."So, we traded 500,00 government jobs for 4.2 million private sector jobs.
Dang that sounds pretty good. Keep it up! In fact, I wonder what would happen
if we laid off a million additional government jobs. Create 8.4 million private
It sounds terrific unless it's your kid who all of a sudden goes to a
school short of teachers. Or it's your house on fire, or You waiting for
the police to arrive.
"My biggest goal is to make Obama a one-time President"That
comment from the top Republican in the Senate pretty much sums up the effort the
Republican party has put forward since the day Barrack Obama won the 2008
Presidential Election.These "bills" that Boehner talks about
are nothing more than political stunts. Bills loaded with all sorts of catches.
We'll give you this, if you tear apart "Obamacare." Bills that
were created to fail. If the Republicans had any intent to work,
they'd have signed off on the unprecidented debt-ceiling argeement they had
put together with President Obama, then backed off, so the Tea Party could look
good. Unheard of cuts to Democratic strongholds like Social Security, Medicare
and Medicaid. Cuts a Democrat offered up. And all at the expense of closing
tax loopholes for the super-wealthy. Some of which Romney is now in favor
of!Republicans gave up their responsibility to govern the day John
McCain lost. Those words straight from the mouth of Mitch McConnell.
Is the GOP sabotaging the economy? Of course, Democrats say yes, because the
alternative is that they really, really messed us up. They are the party of
blame.Besides, the Democrats had a majority in Congress AND the
Senate, as well as a Democrat president! How could it be the GOP's fault?
They will say it is because of the Republicans who took control of Congress in
2011 (remember, they would have us believe that Republicans taking control again
in 2010 is what caused Obama to fail in 2009-2010, not the other way around).However, if that were the case, then the GOP can say the same thing
about the recession in 2008 being the Democratic controlled Congress since 2006.
The Democrats play a double standard here.So, bottom line: if the
GOP is sabotaging the economy now to make Obama look bad (as if he needs any
help), then Democrats sabotaged the economy in 2008 to make Bush look bad.
Either way, there is no way to blame the GOP for Obama's 2009-2010 failure
(so the answer is no, but that won't stop Democrats from pointing fingers).
I suppose as well that you could produce a private sector job that is minimum
wage and lose a government job that maybe pays 60K and could support a family. I
think that's what happened and guess what, the economy seems sluggish.
Austerity cuts seem popular but they might not produce the results conservatives
think they will.
Well - when all else fails, then blame someone else. That is the Obama way. God
forbid we endure 4 more years of this regime. November 6 can't some soon
Government jobs are paid for from our taxes or by adding to the deficit.How can any thinking person promote government job growth when Mr. Obama
has increased the deficit by $5 TRILLION!Spending must be cut. Right
now. Today. Any politician who thinks that he can spend my grandchildrens'
money so that he can keep his seat in Congress has got his priorities reversed.
He was elected to protect us from people.Until both parties reduce
spending and CUT taxes so that private industry can provide tax paying jobs,
nothing constructive will ever happen.
Paul Ryan has produced several budgets and every one has been rejected by the
Senate and Harry Reid. Harry Reid has produced ZERO budgets from the Senate. So
- it is pretty clear who is actually doing work and who is doing nothing. All
Obama produces is the same ole tax hike garbage that not even a majority of
democrat's can or will vote for because they know they can't face the
voters in the fall having voted for Obama's tax hikes. It isn't the
GOP that is holding the economy down - it is Barack Obama who has his foot on
the neck of this entire nation. Obama hasn't produced ONE practical bill
that will address joblessness in this nation simply because the man is an
armature with economics and has zero experience.
Last election cycle they were crying we were in a recession before we actually
were according to definition. All over the media how bad the economy was with
unemployment at 6%. Self fulfilling prophesy.
Why wasn't the DesNews headline for this story: "Are Dems trying to
blame their failures on the GOP?" It is obvious from the story content that
they are. The power of a headline can overpower the content of the article.
Where are you headed, DesNews? Left? or Right?
Typical of the phonies. The Senate has had no budget in over three years. Do
they really think we want to authorize more debt when they can't tell us
where and how they plan on spending it. Like a train ride from Victorville to
I'll say this -- I haven't seen the Republicans do anything to HELP
Mr Furry You won't see the Republicans do anything to HELP the
economy as long as the Dems have a majority in the Senate and veto power in the
people's (white) house. But they keep trying. The Dems refuse to pass a
budget sponsored by Dems and they have voted down every one of the (numerous)
budgets offered by Republicans.
Re: Mark B Eureka, CAWhen Obama told the GOP “they can come
for the ride, but they have to sit in back” he shouldn't act
surprised when they don't rush to help him pull the bus out of the
ditch.California is a shining example of liberals at work. In Jan.
Gov. Jerry Brown announced that they were facing a $9.2 billion budget deficit
for the year. Four months later he says the budget deficit has swelled to $16
billion. Somebody needs to explain to Brown and Obama that you are supposed to
balance your checkbook because if you don't sooner or later you will go
willary:at least the gop has a goal. libs and especially this president
(the one that almost forgot about the economic collapse) have no goals or clues
as to what needs to be done to turn the economy around. But then, what would you
expect from a community organizer?
Ahh correct me if I am wrong Mr. Rifleman but was it not a Republican
conservetive Governer that got California in the mess they are in?Just curious?
The answer to this question is simple -- yes it is.