Mitt Romney points to job numbers as proof Obama fails

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  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    June 6, 2011 5:06 p.m.

    What happened to the economy the last time the POTUS has an M.B.A.?

    re: Irony Guy | 9:39 a.m. June 3, 2011

    Agreed. Isn't it hilarious that people want to trust a Venture capitalist.

    If we are going to put someone in the oval office that was successful on Wall Street then why not Jim Cramer?

  • greenman108 Petaluma, CA
    June 4, 2011 2:48 p.m.

    What's the actual Romney plan to stop jobs from being shipped to Asia?

    How many jobs did Romney's Bain corp ship to Asia?

  • MormonDem Provo, UT
    June 4, 2011 12:47 a.m.

    B | 8:15 p.m. also said: "Is it possible that business took a look at what was coming into the Oval Office and started to prepare for a president who would most definitely side with Big Labor and higher taxes?"

    That's just plain silly. The housing bubble had been brewing for years. The financial crisis was decades in the making. It all collapsed a few months before the election, at a point in time (early September) at which McCain was consistently polling even with or ahead of Obama.

    Furthermore, please enumerate for me the higher taxes you are talking about. Tax rates are the lowest they have been in 60 years. Fully 1/3 of the stimulus you conservatives hate was made of the tax cuts that you love!

    Also: big labor? You think Chrysler and GM, pulled back from the brink of oblivion by Obama, and now paying off their debts to the U.S. and operating profitably, are complaining about Obama and Big Labor?

    There is simply no substance at all to your speculation.

  • MormonDem Provo, UT
    June 4, 2011 12:36 a.m.

    B | 8:15 p.m. said: "The highest the unemployment rate got under Bush was 7.7%. That was in January of 2009."

    That's an extremely disingenuous and slanted way to put it. That's like tossing an egg in the air just as somebody else walks in the room and them blaming them for breaking it. The last month before Obama entered office, _700,000_ jobs were lost. It's preposterous to expect Obama to have gotten that back into positive territory overnight. It did, however, begin improving almost immediately after his inauguration. The job losses slowed steadily for several months, then finally broke into positive territory (see the so-called "bikini graph" to see this dramatic reversal). Of course, while the job losses slowing their overall total was still accumulating. A more honest comparison would be this: over the course of his entire presidency, Bush's net job creation was 188,000. Even though the past couple of months have been slow, more private sector jobs have been created in the last three months of Obama's watch than in ALL of Bush's presidency.

  • B Logan, UT
    June 3, 2011 11:48 p.m.


    No, it's not???? Are you kidding me? That's your response? The correct answer to my question, "Is it possible that business took a look at what was coming into the Oval Offices..." is a resounding YES! They knew it (we all knew it) months before Obama took office that a Democrat would be elected.

    The credit crunch and housing bubble came into play long before July 2008. Bear Sterns was the first to fall in October 2007. Still (and you didn't have a response to this) the unemployment numbers stayed between 4.5-5.5%.

    The bottom line is that Obama is two and a half years in and the unemployment rate is at 9.1%. If his policies were sound, there would be signs of that rate coming down. Both parties spending are at fault. But Obama owns the 9.1% unemployment. It won't matter what excuse he gives. If it doesn't come down, he's done.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 3, 2011 10:14 p.m.

    "Is it possible that business took a look at what was coming into the Oval Office and started to prepare for a president who would most definitely side with Big Labor and higher taxes? "

    No, it's not.

    [This explanation is MUCH more logical than "Bush did this to us!"]

    You're forgetting the most logical reason... credit crunch + housing bubble. It was when the big banks and financial giants started to collapse that everything fell apart.

  • gizmo33 St. George, Utah
    June 3, 2011 9:08 p.m.

    Romney would say that regardless of who he has to run against. nothing new hes been saying this from day one la de da de da

  • Bebyebe UUU, UT
    June 3, 2011 8:44 p.m.

    When/where did Romney create jobs?

  • B Logan, UT
    June 3, 2011 8:15 p.m.


    The highest the unemployment rate got under Bush was 7.7%. That was in January of 2009. In fact, for most of the 8 years of Bush, the unemployment rate was between 4.5-5.5% (about 4% lower than it is right now.) The unemployment rate started going up drastically in July 2008 - about the time that it became evident that the Republicans were going to lose the White House.

    Pagan, atl134, MormonDem, etc.,
    Is it possible that business took a look at what was coming into the Oval Office and started to prepare for a president who would most definitely side with Big Labor and higher taxes? Think about it. Business aren't like the Federal Government. They have budgets they have to stick to or they go bankrupt. They forecast and plan.

    This explanation is MUCH more logical than "Bush did this to us!" You must explain why for 8 years (during which time we had a devastating attack and war) the unemployment rate stayed constant at 4.5-5.5%. This president can't get the job done.

  • CaliforniaCougar Lake Elsinore, CA
    June 3, 2011 7:38 p.m.

    90% of the voters in Utah in 2008 voted for Romney. Don't let the sour comments on here fool you. Romney is still the man in Utah. And he will be the man out here in California. And he will be the man in many States.

    Go Mitt, go. We're with you.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 3, 2011 6:24 p.m.


    "How is your own care, maintenance, and self preservation the business of government?"

    You know that right to life thing conservatives like to mention with regards to abortion? Well liberals believe access to affordable healthcare is involved with the right to life.

    "this president has made all Americans look stupid! "

    I agree, we've had positive GDP growth for something like 7 quarters, gained private sector jobs 17 straight months, and the markets rebounded...and yet Americans think he's driving the economy off a cliff. Yeah we do look kinda stupid...for believing that he's atrocious.

  • greenman108 Petaluma, CA
    June 3, 2011 5:55 p.m.

    The Republicans in the US Senate resisted the Dems plans at every turn, often appearing to oppose elements of the plan which they themselves had previously publicly been for. Half of the attack elements Romney speech announcing his candidacy are not true. the associated press has a story out now in which it goes over all Romney's statements and demonstrates which are true *some are, and which were factually not ever the case. A bad start when false propaganda is the mainstay of one's approach to our common problems. Obama has been asking for money to do green technology research from before he was elected. So far all we hear is drill baby drill, as if going green is not possible, unless of course you are a German. They seem to be looking forward to getting off nuclear within just 10 years, by going green tech. The claims in Romney's initial attack are not all true. Notice he is not actually saying what he would do, even now.
    Wait until he actually proposes some particular tax cuts. He may be forced into details he will have to defend, once the Republican debates start.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    June 3, 2011 5:42 p.m.

    RE: Pagan 3:42 PM June 3, 2011

    You have a problem, with candidates giving voters SPECIFIC GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND TIMELINES, regarding the economy, unemployment, housing, Social Security, Medicare, Defense etc., to enable voters to objectively understand where these candidates will be taking us?

    So, let's stay with best demagogue wins?

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 3, 2011 5:28 p.m.

    Really, Mitt? You've forgotten already where the economy was going when Obama took office? Let me remind was going straight into the toilet. Quit feigning surprise that it ended up there.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    June 3, 2011 5:22 p.m.

    Pagan, etal;

    The U.S. is in dire economic/financial trouble and regardless of how you try to spin it, it is getting worse, not better. The root of the problem?? BHO wants so badly to impose social justice (it's in his genetic makeup) that he refuses to deal with the problems at hand, i.e., job creation and the enormous federal debt. And what about Medicare reform?? That program will be bankrupt shortly at the status quo.

    (By the way - where is the liberal dude who keeps citing the stock market - which has tanked pretty bad the last few days - gee, I wonder where he is hiding about now.)

    Back to the topic:

    Government never has, and never will create jobs nor produce anything. This happens in the private sector starting with small businesses. BHO has total disregard for this concept. He truly believes BIG GOVERNMENT is the answer. I have news for him.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    June 3, 2011 5:01 p.m.

    Mitt is promising jobs and that makes me beleive he cannot produce them or why hasn't he already? Has the dirty bad president been stopping him or has he been too busy tripping across this country trying to outdo Palin in public appearances?

    Bob Bennett and Orrin Hatch say they have no answer for the high unemployment, I guess they should talk to Mitt or is he yet another snake oil salesman pandering to the public?

    The GDP for Utah is appox 100 billion annually.

    The Bush tax cuts so far have cost this country $1600 billion. I don't think they are working.

    I think Mitt needs to show more and say less of what kind of leader the country needs.

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    June 3, 2011 4:49 p.m.

    RE: Pagan

    Headline: MSM - 'Employment Growth Slows Sharply',

    Obamanomics are a failure,

    Record high debt,
    high unemployment,
    vilifying of corporations and capitalism,
    cost of everything has skyrocketed (this especially hurting the poor and middle class)

  • Dart Thrower Ogden, UT
    June 3, 2011 4:16 p.m.

    I used to be a Conservative until I couldn't stomach the anger. I blame it all on the "Rush Limbaughification" of the Conservative Voice. Conservative's don't want to discuss anything anymore, they just want to rant, to scream, yell, have spittle on their lips as they get purple-faced with rage. I want Conservatives to remember we are all Americans and diversity of opinion is a strength, not a weakness. Let's hear from Romney and others about what they would do if in office, not paint our duly-elected President as a "Communist, Socialist, Muslim, Incompetent, Apologizer, etc". Show some respect for the office and maybe you'll get some in return.

  • Kouger Lehi, UT
    June 3, 2011 3:35 p.m.

    To all you Obamans: Wake up! ...this president has made all Americans look stupid! How? Cause "we" voted for an incompetent president. Let's not tell the world that Americans are stupid ...Again! Let's vote for someone who knows how to fix things and the economy. OK?

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    June 3, 2011 3:20 p.m.

    President Obama told us unemployment would be below 8%.

    Did he lie to us?

    President Bush told us WMD were in Iraq.

    Did he lie to us?

    Both of these men made their claims based upon the "intelligence" given to them by their advisors.

    Both of these examples show the "political danger" of telling the American people the "truth" as each president believes it to be.

    Romney, Pawlenty, Gingrich, Palin, Cain, and those others who tease us with the possibilities of their "re-entry", need to show leadership, in the face of "political danger", and tell/promise the American people EXACTLY what their SPECIFIC GOALS, OBJECTIVES, AND TIMELINES are for the economy, unemployment, housing, Social Security, Medicare, Defense etc..

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    June 3, 2011 2:04 p.m.

    'And finally, what have the Republicans done to create jobs?' - MormonDem | 1:23 p.m. June 3, 2011


    *'GOP trying to use tax law to limit abortions' - By Stephen Ohlemacher - AP - Published by DSNews - 03/31/11

    'Republican budget-slashing is responsible for millions of lost jobs in America.' - Same

    Supported, again.

    *John Boehner: If GOP Cuts Cause Federal Job Losses, 'So Be It' - Huffington Post - 02/15/11

    How about those unemployed?

    *'Republicans kill Senate jobless aid measure' - By Andrew Taylor - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/24/10

    *'Senate Republicans - again - kill bill for jobless aid' - By Stephen Ohlemacher - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/30/10

    (After 2010 Midterms)

    *House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits By Andrew Taylor AP 11/18/10

  • MormonDem Provo, UT
    June 3, 2011 1:23 p.m.

    Pretty audacious words about the man who saved the American auto industry from the man who said we should let it die!

    The month before Obama took office, 700,000 jobs were lost. He had to stop the bleeding before he could start the healing. More jobs have been created in the last six months of Obama's watch than in the entire Bush II presidency.

    Also, what's contributing to the current economic uncertainty? Manufacturing disruptions from natural disasters and Republicans recklessly playing brinksmanship by threatening to default on America's debts. What's contributing to oil market uncertainty? People in the middle east fighting for their freedom.

    And finally, what have the Republicans done to create jobs? They made great gains in the 2010 elections on the promise to improve the job situation. Yet they have not introduced a single jobs bill in the house. They've been too busy trying to defund Sesame Street.

    And one more crucial point here: many of the recent job gains in the private sector have been offset by job losses in the public sector. In other words, Republican budget-slashing is responsible for millions of lost jobs in America.

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    June 3, 2011 1:22 p.m.

    I have heard that argument about forcing people to have car insurance, but that is like comparing apples to oranges. You are driving something that could inflict harm on others...How is your own care, maintenance, and self preservation the business of government? Our unalienable right to privacy comes from the creator and not from government...I think to equate the two is outrageous....Any illegal enforcement of goverment mandates is unconstitutional and against the guiding principles that the country was founded...Just because some judicially fabricated theory is politically proclaimed does not make a rule so...

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    June 3, 2011 12:55 p.m.

    Romney "points" at anything that's bad that the GOP caused. Then blames the liberals. If you believe God will protect us from oil well blowouts, coal mine explosions and terrorists crashing jets into buildings (as President Bush did) you'll allow deregulation to make those disasters more likely happen. Where are these "after the bailouts" jobs being created for Americans, bu BIG BUSINESS and their shares of them?. Mitt Romney actively moved money offshore with his Bain Capital business and enabled investors to evade hundreds of millions of dollars in US income taxes. That is the trillion dollar game being played out with more money sitting in offshore bank accounts than the total GDP of the USA in 2010. When the rich do not pay their share of taxes, and more than two thirds of large US corporations paid no taxes last year, there is going to be a deficit and then you have the Republicans happy to wage war on the workers of this country as well as the sick and elderly. Romney is the poster child for DN and the LDS Church only. I guess the jobs went "POOF" like the monies did hey?. MY VIEWS.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 3, 2011 12:46 p.m.

    BO inherited a 7.7% unemployment rate, it's now 9.1% That is more than the 1% increase you state.

    the combat troops leaving Iraq are leaving under the timetable BUSH set. You fail to mention that or BO's now-illegal involvement in Lybia.

    "If the 529,000 missing workers had been out scavenging for a job without success, the unemployment rate would have been 9.3 percent in April, not the reported rate of 9 percent. And if the participation rate were as high as it was when the recession began, 66 percent, in December 2007, the unemployment rate could have been as high as 11.5 percent." DN 6-2-2011.

    When stating bush signed TARP, you fail to mention BO voted and campaigned FOR TARP. You also fail to mention that the bank bailout portion of TARP (Paulsen) will EARN money, while the auto bailout (BO) will LOSE money.

    And of course, BO has racked up MORE debt in 2.3 years than bush did in 8.

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    June 3, 2011 12:28 p.m.

    Hey Mr. Romney, in case it has slipped your mind, the Bush tax cut extension was supposed to create jobs and save our economy. I just do not see how that, despite of over a hundred years of making that same argument, you Republicans still believe the American people are so foolish. Where's the beef to support that propaganda? If only Casey Anthony could have realized her potential as a right wing political pundit, we could be watching else right now.

  • onyx1950 West Jordan, UT
    June 3, 2011 12:13 p.m.

    Romney has my Vote. I encourage all conservatives accross the country to suppoart Romney. He will get America back to work. He will cut government waste and support our troops.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    June 3, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    'Romney has created more wealth and jobs than barack has created in wealth and jobs. The key word is CREATE.' - Liberal Ted | 11:29 a.m. June 3, 2011


    Because Ted said so!

    Sarasm off.

    Ted, please provide the source, quote, perhaps a date, that shows the jobs Mitt Romney has created side-by-side with Obama.

    Or is this more 'we have troops in Libya' claims?

    *'Few jobs added in May' - By Christopher S. Rugaber - AP - Published by DSnews - 06/03/11

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    June 3, 2011 11:53 a.m.

    So Obama fans....where are all those "shovel ready" jobs that he promised during his campaign? Turns out there was NOT ONE shovel ready job. It was all talk! Just to get your vote. Just like all the other empty things he gave us.

    Why don't we move the US borders to 1958 time frame and make this guy illegal.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    June 3, 2011 11:32 a.m.

    Okay Romney what is your plan to fix the economy and create jobs? Will you follow the lead of fellow Republicans and promote more tax cuts for Corporations despite the fact that many are posting record profits and paid no federal taxes last year? Will you continue the tax cuts for upper levels of income which add to the debt? Will you stop unemployment checks as Republican governors have, despite the fact that they are significantly more stimulative than tax cuts? Will you cut food stamps despite their stimulative effect? Do you support continuing oil subsidies? What is your plan to reduce healthcare costs ie. Medicare/Medicaid?

    Just a few questions...

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    June 3, 2011 11:29 a.m.

    Romney has created more wealth and jobs than barack has created in wealth and jobs. The key word is CREATE. barack only knows how to take and steal from others and call it personal growth and wealth. That's just a left wing definition. Same thing with communists russia, north korea, cuba, china and others.

    Steal from the rich, put down the poor, and use all of the resources and money for themselves. Do you really think obama is going to give money to the peasants? Look at the black unemployment rate, it has doubles since he went into office. It will only increase as he strips the wealth from people who actually know how to create wealth.

    The majority of Americans are not pleased with obamas stimulus, money printing, spreading wealth, and decline of home values. Along with his left wing radical social issues....if you thought the last elections were bad for him, wait until November 2012!

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 3, 2011 11:11 a.m.

    "Obama is doing everything to sabotage the economy. "

    17 straight months of private sector job gains for a president who inherited 700k/month job losses is sabotaging the economy? Wow, I guess you all are right, Obama is a terrible president... he can't even sabotage an economy when he's trying to.

    As for jobs... if Republicans think Obama is so terrible at this... take some initiative. I mean they do control the house after all... and I thought priorities 1, 2, and 3 for Boehner were jobs, jobs, and jobs.

  • BYU Blue Ferron, UT
    June 3, 2011 10:59 a.m.

    @sokol, if you want to drive a car you have to have a drivers license. if you want to own and operate a car on state roads you have to buy car insurance. what do you have to say about those kind of mandates?

  • Hawkeye79 Iowa City, IA
    June 3, 2011 10:36 a.m.


    'Eight years in office, a $10.6 trillion debt' - By David M. Dickson - December 15, 2008 - Washington Times
    'President Bush has nearly doubled the national debt during his eight years in the White House.'

    If this makes you upset, then I'm sure you're hopping mad at President Obama who has increased the national debt by roughly the same amount in just over 2 years (compared to 8).

    Then again, I'm fairly sure that this recent spending surge doesn't both you quite as much.

    And to think - all that spending and the unemployment rate STILL increases.

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    June 3, 2011 10:32 a.m.

    What is really disturbing is that Romney said that the mandates of individuals to buy insurance is legal in his eyes as long as it is at the state level. So, the mandate, which many people detest is all right as long as it comes from the state...It still forces people to buy something that they do not want. I will not vote for him. He does not get it...He is a slick politician that is part of the establishment....I feel sick...I hope he is not the Republican nominee. The state mandate is based on the illegal, fraudulent judicial claim, made originally in the footnote of a 1938 federal case, called 'compelling state interest.' This too is devoid of reality. It is a misinterpretation of English common means a 'breach of the king's peace'. The last I heard we were not part of a monarchy. We should be compelled to restore checks and balances between the people and the judiciary, while restoring our rights as citizens. Romney is just a Repubocrat...There is little difference between him and Democrats.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    June 3, 2011 10:15 a.m.

    'Obama is doing everything to sabotage the economy.' - seer | 10:01 a.m. June 3, 2011

    *Bush signs $700 billion bailout bill AP Published by Denver Post By Tom Raum 10/03/08

    *'Univ. of Maryland study finds Fox News viewers to be misinformed on key issues' - By Ryan Witt - Examiner - 12/17/10
    'Over 40% of respondents said President Obama started TARP even though TARP was signed into law by President Bush on October 3rd of 2008.'

    *'Eight years in office, a $10.6 trillion debt' - By David M. Dickson - December 15, 2008 - Washington Times
    'President Bush has nearly doubled the national debt during his eight years in the White House.'

    * 'Senate Republicans - again - kill bill for jobless aid' - By Stephen Ohlemacher - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/30/10

  • Aggielove Junction city, Oregon
    June 3, 2011 10:06 a.m.

    He cant and wont win. His delivery is soft and his success does nothing for the comon man. I like him, but people are poor right now, and his image doesnt work. What we need is a no garbage war hero, with guts and brains.

  • seer kaysville, ut
    June 3, 2011 10:01 a.m.

    Sometimes changing the economy is pretty boring stuff....but it works. Obama is doing everything to sabotage the economy. Mitt might be boring, but he will put America back to work. At least he has had a job!

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    June 3, 2011 9:39 a.m.

    Romney is no different from the predatory mortgage flippers who killed our economy. Romney's Bain Capital was a flipping operation. Buy a company on margin, fire all the employees so the cash flow and balance sheets look stunning, and then sell it off at a huge profit. There is literally no new value created. I am personally acquainted with a few of his private capital buddies, and I can tell you this is their philosophy. Romney is all empty ambition and greed and personal entitlement.

  • Earl Sandy, UT
    June 3, 2011 9:27 a.m.

    This and so many articles highlight Romney's criticisms of Obama's economic report card, but have little to say about Romney's plan for reviving the economy. As far as I can tell, he has a 3-pronged approach: lower taxes for business, a reduced government bureaucracy and a ceiling on federal spending (yawn).

    What this tells me is that Romney, like just about every other candidate (except Ron Paul), ignores the ground-breaking work of Hayek whose Nobel Prize-winning research explained the causes and cures of the business cycle, recessions and depressions. Romney relies on supply-side economics (tax cuts) to create prosperity. What he doesn't realize is that supply-side economics is just the flip-side of demand-side economics. Both depend upon the ruse of an artificial stimulus, while ignoring the game-changing impact of fluctuations in the money supply, fractional reserve banking and fiat money.

    He and others seem to think that those elements are natural parts of the economy. They're as natural to the economy as steroids, heroin and alcohol are to the human body. And they have just about the same unhealthy effects.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    June 3, 2011 9:15 a.m.

    I feel it's people like Mitt Romney that failed us all. Herman Cain, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO blasted President Barack Obama's leadership abilities saying Obama could not run one Godfather's pizza restaurant. But would he bring this up also?. Speaker Boehner thinks he's is correct on the economics?. Then share this with Paul Ryan and the Republicans in the House. Social Security Trust Fund in bad shape due to government stealing the funds. Coburn says under Democrat and Republican Presidencies and Democrat and Republican Congresses, they have all stolen money from the social security trust fund. The Oklahoma Republican says the money is gone and has been spent for another purpose. t was supposed to be spent exclusively for Social Security, but the money from the social security tax hike went into the general fund. That money went into the pockets of rich people who got income tax cuts. The cap needs to be lifted so that people who are millionaires are paying more on their social security. If that change was made social security would be fixed for eternity and there would be enough revenue for decades and decades down the road.

  • Ms Molli Bountiful, Utah
    June 3, 2011 9:13 a.m.

    So Romney? What have you personally done over the past few years to create more jobs? Why is this just the President's responsibility? Why isn't it the responsibility of every adult in this country to do what they can to improve the economy? What have you been doing Romney? Aren't actions more important than words? Your followers seem to want to sell you as some sort of economic genius -- I'd like to know how many jobs your genius has created over the past 2-3 years. Why wait until you are President to do this?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    June 3, 2011 8:49 a.m.

    'Mitt Romney points to job numbers as proof Obama fails' - Title

    Of course he does.

    Because if he pointed to the 50,000 troops out of Iraq, or the zero troops in Libya, or the death of Osama Bin Laden under Obama's leadership, Romney would look foolish.

    *'Last U.S. combat brigade leaves Iraq' - By Rebecca Santana - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/19/10
    'Seven years and five months after the U.S.-led invasion, the last American combat brigade was leaving Iraq, well ahead of President Barack Obama's Aug. 31 deadline for ending U.S. combat operations there.'

    *'Gadhafi asks Obama to stop' - By Matthew Lee - AP - Published by DSNews - 04/06/2011

    *Bin Ladens death boosts Navy Seal museum in Fla By Matt Sedensky AP Published by DSNews 05/31/11

    I will admit the jobless numbers...

    are 1% higher than what Obama inhertied.

    Clinton: Unemployment 4%
    Bush: Unemployment 8%
    Obama: To date: Unemployment...9.1%