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Published: Monday, June 16 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Hmm, then what are all those jobs bills Democrats keep pushing for that either get left in Boehner's to-do bin or filibustered in the Senate?

Omaha, NE

This is true!

Omaha, NE

Unfortunately, it reminds me of the last oh... say.... um... hard to count that many administrations regardless of the party.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT


I think someone might need to look at the job creation and unemployment numbers. They don't seem to match to correlate with this letter writer's description.


Obama and the Democrats tried to push through job stimulus bills. But they were killed by repubs.


And your solution is...


Can we finally hold house repubs like Chaffetz accountable for cutting embassy funding and then bragging about it on national tv? See, that's actually one of the reasons why the Benghazi attack was so severe. We didn't have enough security.


Burke, VA

The year before President Obama took office, the U.S. economy lost 4,389,000 jobs. The first year of the Obama presidency, while he started the cleanup, the economy lost 4,271,000 jobs. Since that time, over the past 52 months, the economy has gained 17,195,000 jobs. This according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Since the Republicans took control of the House in January of 2011, they have passed no legislation related to job growth. They have claimed their bills supporting deregulation and tax cuts are all about job growth but if that were the case, George W. Bush would have presided over a landmark economic boom instead of the disaster he left Obama. The House Republicans have passed 34 bills to either defund or repeal Obamacare. I think John Boehner might have even argued doing that would increase job growth. Count that for another attempt at job growth, according to the Republicans.

Certainly the president didn't create all those 17M jobs but whatever he's doing is working better than the previous president. And what have the Republicans done?

Huntsville, UT


Nothing is going to make any difference until the Tea Party/Republicans stop refusing to do ANYTHING as long as there is a Democrat in office, and a black democrat at that.

seattle, WA

So we are supposed to believe that the extreme, near Depression brought on by the Bush years would be magically wiped out after only a few years. Nonsense. And never, ever forget that the Republican Tea Party goal after 2010 was to make Obama a one term President. This meant thwarting every move made by the President to speed up recovery and give assistance to the average person. And it continues till today.

And then we are supposed to somehow conflate the notion that a magic wand will make the economy hum in only a brief time with the made-up Fox scandal of Benghazi. This has been investigated to death already. Is there no end to the faux scandal mongering of the right wing?

And besides all of the fear mongering, and scandal manufacturing done by our Fox friends, the free enterprise system embodied and loved so much by free marketeers, the Stock Market, is doing quite well. If you bothered to save money and put it in the market, your 401K is probably doing pretty good. If you are going to blame Obama for all the bad stuff, what about the good stuff too?

Roland Kayser
Cottonwood Heights, UT

The economy of the entire developed world crashed in 07-08. Among all of the major economies, we are doing better than anyone else. Anyone who expected us to just shake of the biggest banking collapse in eighty years is living in a dream world.

Looking at history, it takes at least a decade for an economy to get back to normal following a banking crisis. Since our crisis was much worse than than most banking crises, it may take even longer.

Thid Barker
Victor, ID

Schnee. Jobs bills? What jobs bills? Oh, you must be talking about all those shovel ready jobs and bailouts that didn't create anything except more debt? If they had worked, don't you think the economy would have improved? And since it hasn't, what now? More Obamacare, more food stamps, more illegal immigration, more scandals? Yep, it has to be that evil Boehner and the GOP!

salt lake city, UT

@Ranchhand is correct. The right wing radicals are the problem not the solution.

Durham, NC

Charlotte, the problem isn't that things are not being looked into, it is just that the answers are not what you want them to be. Big difference.

Nothing this president or any other president can do will bring back the level of low skill jobs back to the US.

Nothing any administration does will remove the impact of the baby boomer generation retirements

Not much will change until we as a country understand that college isn't for everyone, and we need an education system that produces "skilled" workers - not just educated workers. Not everyone is going to be an MBA, CPA, Dr, or Engineer. We need a new class of highly skilled workers to build our middle class back. Swinging a hammer isn't one of those skills.

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

"Democrats have had six years to get to the bottom of the poor economy and job growth but have shown no insight, realistic solutions or genuine concern. What makes anyone think that putting aside Benghazi or the other questionable situations would make a difference in solving domestic problems?"


1. This letter ignores reality. The economy was in nose dive, jobs were being list by the millions, the Stock Market had crashed -- and all this BEFORE Obama ever took office. Tea-Pubublicans need to acknowledge this, and OWN it.

2. What of earth does the FauxNews Benghazi scandal have to do with the economy?
Help me, I can not connect the dots, make cause and effect, ect.

3. Folks like this just need to write a single class action "We Hate Obama" letter and just sign it, and keep sending it in week and week...

salt lake city, utah

"Anyone who expected us to just shake of the biggest banking collapse in eighty years is living in a dream world."

There's your answer Charlotte..wake up, you're dreaming.

There are no cover ups. We know what happened at the IRS, we know what happened in Benghazi, Everyone is working to repair the VA, and in case you hadn't noticed we now have more jobs than before the crash and the stock market is flirting with another all time high.

Wake up...you're dreaming.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

Democrats were in control during the last two years of the Bush administration. The first stimulus bill was written and passed by Democrats. The bailout was administered by Democrats. The stock market crash happened when Democrats controlled Congress.

Everything that is hurting America started when the Democrats controlled Congress. Now, fortunately, Republicans control the House and the House is the originator of all revenue bills, i.e. taxes. The Democrats refuse to stop spending money that they don't have and the Republicans refuse to destroy the businesses that are still solvent by taking even more money out of the economy so that Democrats can buy votes.

47% of Americans receive money from the Government. Some of them deserve what they receive because they were forced to pay into Social Security and Medicare. Others, who should work, refuse to work because they know that Obama will send them a check for not working.

The only way to solve America's financial problems is for the PRIVATE SECTOR to generate jobs. That generates income tax. Every job that takes someone off welfare is doubly beneficial, it reduces government spending and it generates tax revenue.

Phoenix, AZ

"Democrats have had six years to get to the bottom of the poor economy and job growth but have shown no insight, realistic solutions..."

That's because Democrats don't understand what makes the economy in a capitalist society hum. They think the way to do it is to tax the rich and give it to the poor.

Also, they have no regard for the millions of unemployed Americans. They let immigrants (illegal and otherwise) pour into this country by the millions who take jobs, usually for way less pay, depressing wages and consumer income.

The answer? Vote them out of office in the fall.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Other than impeaching Obama and placing Mitt Romney in the White House while gutting all social programs, what would make this letter writer happy?

More tax cute to the rich?

Another war in the Middle East?

Just what does the right want to be happy because they've been nothing but obstructionist crybabies for 6 years.

Let's get to the bottom of it.

Sandy, UT

Doesn't this letter get published about once a week?

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

Charlotte, the only thing at the bottom of most of these Faux created scandals is more Kool Aid.

Phoenix, AZ

The Real Maverick:
"See, that's actually one of the reasons why the Benghazi attack was so severe. We didn't have enough security."

Embassy security is provided by the military. Obama musta forgot, or wasn't smart enough to realize it. Besides, what were the embassy folks doing in Benghazi when the embassy is in Tripoli?

"...and a black democrat at that."

I think you'll find he had a white mom. Why do people keep insisting he's black?

"And never, ever forget that the Republican Tea Party goal after 2010 was to make Obama a one term President."

Here's what Obama said about economic recovery... "if I don’t have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition."

Roland Kayser:
"Since our crisis was much worse than than most banking crises, it may take even longer."

Maybe you should mention that to Obama. (See his comment about the recovery, above.)

Salt Lake City, UT

"Jobs, jobs, jobs" is the punchline of a bad joke. The only way Mr. Obama knows how to create jobs is to borrow money with his Chinese credit card and hire more public employees, fund crony capitalism or short term public works. He has no fundamental understanding of economic development. His advisors such as Paul Krugman and other Fabians can only blame others for the economy's failure. Bush still is a favorite straw man for the administrations foundering.

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