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Obama by the numbers

Original post made by Independent, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Oct 5, 2011

This montage of statements and then/now numbers are interesting. We are way worse off as compared to 2009 on almost every single dimension.

Not sure what to make of Obama's statement towards the end of the video - "If I don't have this done in three years, there there's going to be a one-term proposition."

See video:

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And those who continue to proclaim that the government didn't spend enough will conveniently overlook that national debt has increased 40% since 2009.

How can anyone say this is a defensible track record and that the current approach is working?

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Parkside
on Oct 5, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Who here is surprised? Oh, I'm sure there are still those out there who cling to their mantra, "it's all Bushes fault", but that reasoning is as limp as their continued excuses for obamas lack of leadership. even with a mandate for his first two years, the guy was and is still impotent.


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Posted by b
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2011 at 8:05 pm

We should all go work on Wall Street. They got bailed out, and now their bonuses have never been better.

It was Bush's fault. Why should the blame go away, simply because time has elapsed? We were left with one big pile of poop to clean up.


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Posted by b
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm

...and as I watch all the people who want Obama's job, I have yet to see anything resembling a coherent plan to clean up said pile of poop.

"Cut taxes more...that'll solve all problems." As if...


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Posted by Citizen
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2011 at 8:38 pm

I look forward to 2 years from now when we can all blame the bad stuff on Obama and say it was his fault.

b- you should really educate yourself. Not trying to deflect from all the bad stuff Bush did, but it is just plain silly to blame the current depression on him. There were many factors that went into this.


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Posted by b
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Agreed, Citizen. I was just piling on Bush because it is fun.


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Posted by !!!
a resident of Amador Estates
on Oct 5, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Where Bush went wrong is where he behaved like a liberal Democrat...excessive spending, not using his veto pen, employing (failed) Keynesian economics. He was not a true conservative...which is what we need to turn this Titanic and Captain Obama around.


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 5, 2011 at 9:47 pm

"which is what we need to turn this Titanic and Captain Obama around."

Sure, but who are we going to replace him with? We need a viable independent to run.


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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on Oct 6, 2011 at 8:32 am

"We need a viable independent to run" I don't think you can use the terms independent and viable in the same sentence. Maybe some day, but not now. It helps if you actually can state a position and stick to your principles, something many independents are loath to do, depending on which way the wind is blowing.


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Posted by Obama's watch, not Bush
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2011 at 12:50 pm

citizen and b just play with yourselfs, to try to stop the thread...shame and so pathetic.
Bad loans are mostly the fault of SPEAKERS Pelosi, Barney Frank, and Maxine Waters pushing houses on buyers who were not qualified, and ACORN threatening and pushing banks to do loans they should not have made, ....so foreclosures would have happened regardless.
Then wall street bundled bad loans to investors.
But, there have been plenty of Obama's bad deals.focusing on himself going to Solyndra over and over for photo ops, when the Administration anxiously made taxpayers responsible for $ half billion to Solyndra. CEO, owner, were MAJOR Obama DONORS! ? ! Then weeks before bankruptcy REwrote the deal pushing taxpayers into THIRD position down list for payback...which means we won't see any payback. Tracking backward, it get a bit stinky.
Then we have 'Fast and Furious", with the Atty General Eric Holder using our young guys to buy guns, trying to follow guns to the hands of drug lords in Mexico.....like he was making a Vin Diesel Fsst and Furious sequel !...it all seems to get worse not better.
Shall I go on....


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Posted by b
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 6, 2011 at 5:55 pm

lol. I'm sure subprime borrowers spent lots of time listening to home buying advice from Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank. This thread cracks me up.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Parkside
on Oct 6, 2011 at 6:58 pm

So right you are b. None of them could understand a word those two were mumbling, even If they could speak English.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 6, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Sarah is out but I hear that Dan Quayle is available. He could bail out the country!

tee hee hee, tee hee hee...


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Posted by b
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2011 at 1:56 pm

How did you Chicken Littles like this morning's job report? No matter how much fear you spread or how badly you want this economy to crash, you simply can't stop this on-going recovery. Odd, no?


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Posted by Say What?
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 7, 2011 at 4:46 pm

b,

Do you ever research or do you just spew whatever comes into you head? Of the jobs created, included were 70,000 jobs of Verizon workers who had been out on strike and they reached agreement on a new contract and went back to work. Hardly creation of new jobs. No, Obama should just go back underneath the same rock he crawled out from. Hardly can wait for the next election when the conservatives sweep the house, senate, and presidency............


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Posted by Obama's watch, not Bush
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm

b, the net unemployment number did not move the needle. It STAYED at the horrific 9.1% . ( of course we all know CA is even worse at 12.1% ! ! ! ! ! ! 'Say what' is so right, the biggest chunk of jobs was the Verizon union workers who came back to work....NOT NEW jobs.
Gee, you better get your news somewhere else...you're not very informed.


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Posted by b is a shill
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 8, 2011 at 8:50 am

Funny how b accuses others of being out of touch when he/she is a prime example of such.

B – what is your agenda? Is it to obfuscate reality for others so your union constituents don't need to make reasonable concessions? Maybe?!

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Economy adds 103,000 jobs, but it's not enough
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
The jobs crisis isn't getting worse. But it isn't getting much better, either.
The economy added just enough jobs last month to ease fears of a new recession. But hiring is still too weak to bring down unemployment, which has been stuck around 9 percent for more than two years.
The nation added 103,000 jobs in September, an improvement from the month before, the Labor Department said Friday. But the total includes 45,000 Verizon workers who were rehired after going on strike and were counted as job gains.
Even setting aside that technicality, the job gains weren't enough to get the economy out of its soft patch. It takes about 125,000 jobs a month just to keep up with population growth. For September, the unemployment rate stayed stuck at 9.1 percent.
"Well, the sky is not falling just yet," Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors, said in a note to clients. But there was nothing great about the report, he added. "It's incredible how low our sights have been set."


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