Published: Monday, June 16 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
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?
This is true!
Unfortunately, it reminds me of the last oh... say.... um... hard to count that
many administrations regardless of the party.
Benghazi!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.Benghazi!Obama and the
Democrats tried to push through job stimulus bills. But they were killed by
repubs.Benghazi!And your solution is...Benghazi!!!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.Benghazi!
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?
Charlotte;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.
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?
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.
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
@Ranchhand is correct. The right wing radicals are the problem not the
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 retirementsNot 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.
"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...
"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.
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.
"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
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.
Doesn't this letter get published about once a week?
Charlotte, the only thing at the bottom of most of these Faux created scandals
is more Kool Aid.
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?RanchHand:"...and a black democrat at that."I think you'll find
he had a white mom. Why do people keep insisting he's black?ordinaryfolks:"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,
"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
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