Quantcast

Comments about ‘Convention over, Pres. Obama hit with weak job report’

Return to article »

Published: Friday, Sept. 7 2012 10:00 a.m. MDT

Comments
  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

But barack said 3 years ago if he was given his first 787 billion spendathon that unemployment wouldnt reach 8%.

It soared to 12%.

It's still over 8%

3

years

later

TOO
Sanpete, UT

But the unemployment dropped. Nevermind that hundreds of thousands dropped out of the force. We'll look at the unemployment number dropping. That's the only important thing.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"But barack said 3 years ago if he was given his first 787 billion spendathon that unemployment wouldnt reach 8%."

One clarification. over 1/3 of that was TAX CUTS. Not spendathon.

And Obama was wrong on a number of things. Imagine. A politician who makes promises that are not kept.

Like "I will bring gas prices down to $2 per gallon."

or "NO NEW TAXES"

And if Romney wins, will you hold him to 12 MILLION new jobs by the end of the first term?

I find it funny. Obama proposes Jobs bills. The Republicans vote them all down and then blast him for not creating jobs.

I think Obama has not done a very good job. I think the R and D in congress has done worse.

Is Romney the answer? Doubtful. But if he wins, I will give him my full support and hope that he turns out to be the best president ever.

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

re:Chris B
"barack said that unemployment wouldnt reach 8%."

False.

The claim is rooted in a report called "The Job Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan" from Christina Romer, then chairwoman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, and Jared Bernstein, the vice president's top economic adviser. It was issued on Jan. 9, 2009, before President Barack Obama took office.

The report also came with heavy disclaimers (due to the unknown scope and evolving economic crisis):

"It should be understood that all of the estimates presented in this memo are subject to significant margins of error."

HaHaHaHa
Othello, WA

Just think, if we can get enough of the airhead pop culture crowd to turn out for the election, like they did in 2008, just to get BHO re-elected - then he can become the only president ever to "inherit" the "worst economy since the great depression" twice! Of course he would have to have the full support of all the lame leftists and weak minded moderates too.

FT
salt lake city, UT

It amazes me how some of these comments clear the "civil" screen the DN states is mandatory. Seems the "screener" supports extremists on the right.

4601
Salt Lake City, UT

One and done.

jsf
Centerville, UT

Come on now. Obama saved GM. Never mind what the CEO of GM said. 70 percent of all cars made by GM are made outside of the US. Does this mean Obama is the outsource champion of the business world? Last night he derided outsourcing, but his administration has financed Brazilian oil development, china solar development, overseas car manufacturing. He claimed in his speech that a new president with no foreign policy experience (Mitt) would bungle the job. Does this mean that Obama with no experience has bungled the job for the past three and a half years. It is so wonderful to support a president that in his acceptance speech tells us in his own words how bad a job he has done for the past few years. Go Obama.

Wildcat
O-town, UT

Gotta love the Romney Reader. This same paper used the same modifier when the W. was in office. "Only" 500,000 jobs lost this month compared with today's "Only" 96,000 gained.

Hey Romney Reader, why didn't Romney thank the troops or mention Afghanistan in his convention while he's mentioning all the new fronts he wants to send them to. Seems like you would need to do a story on that to polish that dirty penny.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

“Pelosi said Obama and the Democrats had plenty of plans to create more jobs and boost the economy but Republicans "keep standing in the way”

They weren’t in the way in 2009 when you controlled the WH AND congress, you failed Nancy.

“Ben LaBolt tried to shift the focus to…the track record of the Bush administration.” Bush ain’t running.

Wait, they claim the porkulus worked! Why the week economy if it worked?

Lowest participation in the job market since 1981.

Joe Blow,
1/3 of the porkulus was entitlements, NOT related to economic development.
It’s funny, the house PASSES jobs bills, harry reid stops them in the senate.

Point of clarification, please, because I don’t really know – did Romney say there would be 12 million new jobs, or he would implement policies in the first term that would lead to 12 million jobs? thanks

Truthseeker,
When did BO disavow the claim by the HEAD of HIS council of economic advisors that it wouldn’t exceed 8%? he used the claim to sell his failed porkulus, whether he uttered the words or not.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Doesn't matter really - the clueless zombies that vote for Obama don't care about jobs reports or national debt or unemployment projections of 9.2% next year etc... The bottom line here is America is sadly full of folks who don't bother to educate themselves - they think the national debt is something that is nothing more than a mysterious number that will just get resolved with no consequences. Just keep borrowing and printing more money. In two years when those who lend to us jack up the rates in a major way BECAUSE of our out of control debt there is going to come an interest rate CRISIS that will shock alot of folks seeing that it will touch home loans, car loans , business loans etc.... At that time I wonder what the blame game will be then? Whose fault will it be? The GOP has been warning of this - is NOW warning of this and the democrat's are ignoring it. You could see an explosion of bankruptcy's that rival 2008! If we change our monetary policy now this could be avoided but only the GOP is willing to do that.

Aggielove
Cache county, USA

There's no hope for hope.
Hopefully general conference will be aired on all major news channels during romneys reign.
;) that will be sweet

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

Obama and his claim on jobs, is like eating a cheeseburger with no cheese. Yes he created 4.5 Million Jobs, he also is responsible under his reign of power to lose 5 Million. Mr. President, that means you are still 500k in the hole. He takes claim for the GM Bailout and saving the auto industry, a bailout that Bush started in 2008. He takes claim for killing Bin Laden because he gave go ahead. Again, something that started and was able to be finished because of the intel that began under Bush.

Isn't it funny how Obama has no problem blaming Bush for his inherited problems, and at the same time has no problem inheriting the things Bush started that he uses as his main platform while running for re-election. "Osama Bin Laden is Dead, and GM is alive" to quote Joe.

Obama has failed, he claims he has a plan and it is no different than his first plan. After watching his speech last night, he knows he might be in trouble. He "plead(ed)", his word not mine, for people to vote for him again. It's time to go.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Wildcat O-town, UT

"It's the economy, stupid" is a slight variation of the phrase "The economy, stupid" which James Carville coined for Bill Clinton's campaign.

Don't you think it should still apply?

Wildcat
O-town, UT

@Rifleman

It does matter if Romney had a better plan.

If Mitt Romney offered a detailed plan of what he hopes to do to make the economy better and it made sense, I would consider voting for him. His economic plan is to cut taxes, take in less revenue, repeal Obamacare, without replacing it. This along with his cuts to medicaid and changes to medicare and social security would take even more money out of the low and middle classes.

With the low and middle classes having even less money to spend, that will drive demand down, which will drive supply or jobs down, and we will be in the same mess as in 2008. I think the deal that was almost reached before the Christmas break two-for-one in terms of spending cuts for new revenue showed Obama was trying to work with Republicans.

It will take both parties to cooperate to move this country forward. Clinton did it with the GOP Congress in the 90s, but this GOP said they wanted to defeat Obama before he took office. I won't vote for such selfishness.

Huntsman would have had it rapped up for the GOP by now.

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

@ Wildcat

You will see a more detailed plan by Romney now that the conventions are over. When you play poker you don't lay your cards on the table face up. The campaign trail and debates will be key factors from this point on. This will cause trouble for Obama since his plan appears to be pretty much steddy eddie and run with the same plan he started with. To cut taxes for corporations and business is a good thing, this helps create more jobs. To take in less revenue? If you can create more jobs, strengthen the economy, revenue no longer is a problem. Repeal ObamaCare is a good thing, Health Care did not need to be replaced in the first place, so why worry about replacing ObamaCare now. You say along with the tax cuts to Medicaid, changes to Medicare and Social Security. We are being bleed dry in these areas, why not make some changes. And take money from the low and middle class, now your just being MSNBC without facts. This is just not true. I do agree congress needs to work better, but I am thankful for the GOP protection thus far.

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

And Wildcat, Huntsman, are you kidding me. I think Huntsman is as sneaky and corrupt as Obama. Huntsman to me is the Jane Fonda. If this confuses you, do some homework and you will see what I mean.

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments