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Obama Presidency by the Numbers

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How should the American people assess the performance of their president? One way is to examine key performance metrics, such as jobs, economic growth and inflation. This video offers a comparison...

Gas was under $2.00 in 2009? That news to me, I thought it was about $4.50
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@1Makyo Backing up the cops? They called you and asked for backup? Or you are only that important in your head is more likely. How you interpreted that because I'm a regular guy means I want other people's money is quite a feat. When did I not earn my honorable discharge? When it allowed guys like you the freedom to live in America or when I collected that military paycheck from taxpayers?
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well all politicians are shit really
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we have to be rid of this moron, and get a REAL man like H Cain, who's run companies, topped out in every field he's touched...someone who UNDERSTANDS economics, not just spouts left-wing platitudes. we must rid our nation of this fool in 2012. there's no choice. we get rid of him and his criminal / terrorist friends, or the USA does not survive.
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@gregoryjamesaustin yep thats why i'm saying that the fella is just plain old weak. wht i dont agree with is the tacit implication that republicans are somewhat a better alternative
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@rdrakken -the "green jobs" record-costing only 5 million per job! SOLYNDRA-535 million down the toilet, and they wanted another loan before bankrptcy. FAST AND FURIOUS-7 dead US law enforcement personnel, 200 dead Mexicans GIBSON GUITARS, QUAKER DAIRIES, ORGANIC GROCERS and now MEDICAL MARIJUANA SUPPLIERS- department of "justice" and, but not least-A BRAND NEW WAR! wOw STELLAR RECORD OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS you potty-mouth O-bots really should go to ObotsAnonymus -perhaps they can help.
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@patriciamichelemc It's funny that you call me ignorant while saying "I'm totally not.." Good way to sound intelligent... Anyway, the beauty of the internet is you can use it to figure out who is right and who is wrong in this debate. So when you search it on google and find out you are a dumbass, you can just keep it to yourself instead of trying to talk to me like I'M the ignorant one.
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Our government consists of more than Obama; who else has a plan/answer;stepup instead of pointing a finger.
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Obama is the most deceptive lying presidents ever. I'm not Republican, Democrat nor Libertarian. He is by observation a traitor. Liar liar with your pants on fire! Asshole!
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@123Questionman -Stupid assholes do not know how to spell "relevant."
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You all have no one to blame but yourselves. You all voted this man in. Without a doubt, the most unproductive president in history...
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Obama Sucks! Anybody else 2012!
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The day the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007, the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress. The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995. For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault",
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In conclusion to the numbers I stated below. It appears this video plays around dates and numbers. Or sometime manipulates them. For one gas peaked in July of 08 until the crude market collapsed and drove down prices, they were back on the rise starting in Jan of 08. It appears that all of these economic factors were on the downturn when Obama took office before he enacted any legislation. And it appears that his legislation actually has shown signs of recovery.
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@Blondegal33 Who said no to what? Please remember the Republicans have only held the House for 10 months now. Before that the Democrats held the House, the Senate and the Presidency for 2 years.
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"OBAMANOMICS" "lenin was certainly right, there is no more positive, subtle or surer means of destroying the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. by a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of the citizens. the process engages all of the hidden forces of economics on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner that not one man in a million can diagnose." -john maynard keynes
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These ignorant asses start up two wars non paid for, but racked it up on the credit card. Allow banks to manipulate the markets and screw us out of our equity. And now ur blaming him cause he has not fix it yet. Ur all pathetic.
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@needtobuildmuscle, I'm praying with you for I believe Ron Paul is the only one that will make the drastic changes America needs and must have to survive. Mainstream Dems and Repubs will give us the same ole thing that caused this crisis (government intervention/military spending/banker control/constant war)
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Truthfully now, what would the GOP do to grow this economy besides taking away from the middle class? You prepared to give up your social security, you medicare? Regulations on food companies which protect your health? You ok with our roads and bridges crumbling? You ok with banks screwing you forever?
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"... that is a loyalty of unreason, it is pure animal; it belongs to monarchy was invented by monarchy; let monarchy keep it. I was from Connecticut, whose Constitution declares 'that all political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their aurhotiry and instituted for their benefit; and that they have at all times an undeniable and indefeasible right to alter their form of government in such a manner as they may think expedient.'...
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Obama is bought just like everyone else in Washington
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Sadly, I think he got cocky and spoke too soon on a lot of things, and PEOPLE BOUGHT IT. NO ONE can do all the things he promised but he's so charismatic that everyone thought he could.
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@wolfgangfaust -- lol '0bamacratically-controlled senate' 5*'s
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@modestmou5e someone is in denial of the failure of a president they blindly believed in. i wont say who... but their screen name resembles a band that wrote a song called "float on."
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@1herbeash Obama has caused plenty of damage. Look how much he's wasted on 2 stimulus packages. Those energy company handputs were a madssive waste and either his people weren't smart enough to know the companies would fail, or they didn't care. What is he a crook or an idiot? He had both houses when they passed the health care plan.... that Pelosi encoraged them not to read before signing. How many Americans want it repealed> 50% 60%? Watch the video over and over until you get it
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Another awesome lie told by Obama defenders that I absolutely love is the "Republicans have been saying no for three years now". The fact that Dems had a 70+ seat majority and a filbuster-proof majority in the Senate? Hey, just ignore that fact. Oh, wait, you already did. My bad...
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@gregoryjamesaustin even Reagan increased taxes during his presidency, not once but two times, to cover the deficits his republican led policies brought into the country during his first year in office. obama isn't perfect but i sure as hell would prefer him to the selfish brats down south calling themselves republicans. you just dont see it. everyone of his economic policies has been stopped by the republicans, they dont care about you, they only care abt tax breaks for oil companies
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@Pennee101 - turbo-tax timmy geithner, robert rubin and larry summers(top obamao economic advisors), and phil gramm-R were the criminals who killed glass-steagall act during bill clintons' presidency,opening the floodgates of derivates and credit default swaps that killed OUR PLANETS economy. goldman sachs is the master pulling FedStoogeOnes' strings-paid him $900K in 2008. obama is a sold out bankster whore. obamacrats blocked a full "federal" reserve audit GUTTER BANKSTER WHORES !
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@mkeogh76 Uhm... not really. Reagan is in large part responsible for the idea of de-regulating businesses... and we see how well that works with such incidents as the housing bust, banking crash, and the gulf oil spill... allowing companies to regulate themselves is a TERRIBLE idea, as they will do EVERYTHING in their power to cut corners, lower costs, and raise profits... even if it means making a poor-quality product or paying piss-wages for their line level workers...
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@gitrjoda probably a MONDAY or just another CANADIAN!!!
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@modestmou5e well then prove those numbers are inaccurate! They're available....the link includes references to the sources for the statistics cited in the video. USA Today, CNN/Money,CBS News, Wall Street Journal,NY Times, US Census, Fox Business, USDA, NYSE....need anymore sources?
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Obama Presidency: By the Numbers... We'd have sources, but then you'd see how full of shit we are.
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@masanf Nothing wrong with credentials, but I have done a ton more things and have seen a lot in my life and have learned. Obviously, some like you have never learned. I am hardly a box of rocks, but you must have brass "rocks" yourself. What have you ever done for society except name call...
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@dsjj251 ummm... you do realize those are year end numbers for 2008. obama took office in 2009. the point of showing 2008 is to show the contrast in figures between when he took office to now. what its showing in more than half of those stats is that he has already matched or doubled the horrible figures set by bush. all that despite promising that he would have repaired, or shown signs of repair of the damage bush did by now.
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@Pennee101 - why do obamacratrs block a full audit of the "federal" reserve? is it because the "fed" is their "kid"? - The federal reserve act was sponsored in the house and senate a DEMOCRATIC congressman and senator. (Carter Glass and Robert Owen). All DEMOCRATIC congressmen and all but two DEMOCRATIC senators voting voted for the bill. Most REPUBLICANS voted AGAINST it. it was signed into law by DEMOCRATIC president woodrow wilson. so, call your obamacrat and thank them!
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@patriciamichelemc it also compares January (lowest priced month of the year) against July (highest priced month). Gotta love political ads. Whoever we put in office will be bought off by corporations.
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@paulstrong123 You're an idiot. If Bushes policies are just now starting to "effect" the uprising in the middle east, why can the same be said of his economic policies? Obama inherited this pile of shit from a pile of shit republican president.
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@themerald I didn't say they didn't pay 32%, but it should be at least 39 or 40%. The cuts are aimed at large corporations and Congress themselves, not small business. I wouldn't be surprised if most small businesses made less than $200,000/year. Tax cuts to the top 1-2% help the filthy rich If you can't see that, vote Republican and watch it get worse even faster. Neither party is really trying to help out the middle class or lower class, but the Dems are more so than the Republicans.
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Obama can't get anything good done for those idiot congressmen you nuts elected.
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I pity the fools with OBAMA 2012 bumper stickers, I will laugh and point everytime I see one cause I will be looking at a fool.....by choice.
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exhibit A: "FedStoogeOne" -hired stooge by the collectivist/marxist /statist controllers. - "I believe the Council of Foreign Relations and its ancillary elitist groups are indifferent to communism. The have no ideological anchors. In their pursuit of a new world order they are prepared to deal without prejudice with the communist state, a socialist state, a democratic state, monarchy, oligarchy -- it's all the same to them." -Sen. Barry Goldwater, 1967
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Dow Jones is up 40% since Obama took over. My 401k is up over 50%. I've received a raise and a promotion since Obama took over. So yes, I am better off now that Obama is President. No Republican policies would have done anything to help us recover from the Bush Recession any faster. Tax cuts on the rich don't stimulate the economy. The rich already have Trillions of dollars they aren't spending. Giving them even more money isn't helping.
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the economy hasn't responded well becuz of the republicans! there is no responsibility on Obama. its all those evil republicans and racist conservatives. ok sorry. was mocking what the libs would say. America, we have seen what Liberalism does. it doesnt work. Now its our responsibility to get rid of it. lets run those libs outta town in 2012!!!!
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@srqtad Ron Paul has some great ideas worth considering. Sadly, the banks and the rich who have vested interests in the status quo, would make sure he doesn't get far. Actually, I think that without some serious electoral reform, no one who gets into the presidency will be able to make the changes that have to be made, without significant friction from congress. Every region has their pet projects and financial interests. Obama campaigned on being different, and got swallowed into politics.
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@mkeogh76 So you claim that the fact that Obama came into office with no time to act before the largest economic downturn since the depression is irrelevant? The fact that continuing with the "previous practices" would have only lead us into a deeper slide is "not important" now? Im not saying anyone is advocating regulation-free (though good try putting words in my mouth) However, business DO need to be closely monitored to make sure they aren't cutting out their own legs to line their pockets
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@axollot Liberals always call themselves Progressive when they are ashamed of being called a Liberal
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obama is "FedStoogeOne"-the dodd frank BS gave NEW power to the "fed" - the "Federal" Reserve lent $16 trillion to both domestic and overseas financial institutions from Dec. 1, 2007 - July 21, 2010. More than $3 trillion dollars were lent to overseas financial institutions in numerous countries, including in the U.K., Germany, and France. banks who created the crisis were rewarded - including nearly $8 trillion to banks like Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Merill Lynch, and Bank of America.
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Average price of gas was $1.82 in 2009? Where was I?
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@Blondegal33 And I hardly think anyone cares about your "credentials" or your hilarious claim that being a published author makes you some sort of genius. As for being married for 40 years, I know people who have been married longer than that who are dumber than a box of rocks, thus it is a bit unusual that you think being married for 40 years should somehow insulate you from insults to your "intelligence".
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O Obama jokes every time he speaks but if H. Cain jokes once it's a bad thing even thow Cain was joking electrify the border fence is a great idea. If Obama had his way he would shorten it. Heck we are already having trouble finding jobs as it is let alone letting wetbacks take jobs away from americans and those here that are hear legally. H. Cain might joke around but if you really listen to him he's a man who sounds like he knows what we need except that darn 999.
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What a nightmare this president has been. He is by far, the very worst president ever,..and I do mean ever.
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This is the worst President we have ever had he may have been a terrorist!
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@EndOpressionSession Only because they have power to regulate those businesses. If they had no power in that respect, there would be nothing to buy.
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@dsjj251 The numbers are misleading? Give me a brake. I bet you believe that the unemployment going from 9.1 to 8.7 is a real number, then I have some cheap swampland to sell you. I bet you think Pelosi and Reid (Democrat lead Congress 2007) had nothing to do with the run away spending.
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Epic. Fail. Worst. President. Ever.
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The "this is not Obama's fault" argument is no longer valid, given that we are almost three years into Obama's so-called "presidency". It seems that the "buck stops here" mantra was thrown out the window by the Obama 'administration". Obama's increasingly desperate, increasingly cultish and ever-dwindling number of defenders (or fellators as they should be called) want Obama to be the only president in US history to not share any of the blame for what has happened on his watch.
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@JEWBERG Hey moron, why don't you name for us the party that was most responsible for forcing the passage of legislation requiring banks to give high-risk home loans to people who couldn't afford them?
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Layoffs are jot dictated by the government. Wages are not determined by the government. Foreclosure and bankruptcy laws are largely the same from when bush and the GOP changed them. This is a recession. They don't just die in a year. We need to completely restructure our monetary policy, tax policy, health care policy, foreign policy, and everything else to have a free and more equal society. The issue is that we continue to see politicians trying to convince businesses to hire more people.
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"You see my kind of loyalty was loyalty to one's country, not to its institutions or its office-holders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death. To be loyal to rags, to shout for rags, to worship rags, to die for rags...
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@btwall60 Barack Thug Obama is the worst piece of slime to EVER stain the sheets at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. And before talking piles of DogShit like Janeane Garafalo call me a racist, let me point out that I am a HUGE fan of Herman Cain (and I sure with Allen West would run as well).
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OBAMA NADUVAŠ MI TESTISE PRAVOSLAVNE!! :D
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@bobjonesjr001 Govt jobs are a drain on the economy? wtf are you smoking. you republicans are something else. These republicans are purposely killing jobs, killing the post office, killing anything by the govt that helps ppl. You really gonna sit there support families lives being destroyed by losing their "worthless" jobs? How the hell is a govt job a drain on the economy? Wow repbulicans are heartless, cruel, greedy, and destructive.
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Obama can't really do anything when Congress stops his at trying to help our economy at every step of the process. Remember it takes Executive Branch "President", Legislative Branch "Congress", and Judicial Branch "Supreme Court".
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Obama has spent more money then any other president has in the history of the US. He is such a horrible president. If hes reelected again its going to be the death of the United States and we are all going to be screwed. The people that do vote for him are idiots. Im very serious about that!
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The Lefties sure hate the facts. I wish Obama would campaign on his record!!! Tell us what you have done for us, stop telling us what you want to do. You have spent more than Bush. ACCOUNT FOR IT NOW!! Unless of course, you are ashamed of your record?!! U should be,
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@bigfatgoider Yes he did. He made no secret of that. However, he was deceptivly vague as to how he wanted to transform America. Based on what I have seen so far, I would have to say socialism is his goal. Hope and Change was a briliant rally call. Everyone had their own interpretation of what that meant. Had he been more honest, I don't think he would have gotten nearly so much support.
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OBAMA YOU SUCK! You never brought the troops home. You supported the Banker Bailouts. Ron Paul is gonna wipe the floor with your butt in 2012.
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@1Makyo Those are his STATED goals? LOL, link me that one please. His goals, and mine, are not anti-capitalistic. In fact, they are pro-capitalistic, towards achieving a more competitive and fair economy. Equal opportunity, not equality, is the STATED goal.
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@PseudoApollodorus he can't pass anything through congress and if it does, congress gets to put their sweet dick deep into it anyway and fuck it up. even with that being said, hilary clinton wud of been way better
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When injustice becomes law, then Rebellion becomes duty! Thomas Jefferson
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If Obama wins again it's cause the corruption is stronger then ever in the government it will not be because of the real Americans the only ones who will vote for him are drug user brain dead idiots and America haters if we want America to somewhat get better or start to get better is get H. Cane. If your going to vote cause of color at least vote for one with a brain that cares for Americans and this country not who loves hanging out with the criminals and terrorist and hates America.
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@SpinCage -great idea! and, as a "parting gift", BigBrotherHometownJanet and Eric "Black Panther" Holder can each take turns giving the illegal aliens taxpayer-supplied AK-47s! Uncle Joe Biden "the Truthful Buffoon" can attend the ceremony, and the resulting photo-op can be used for their re-election propaganda!
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@lokigodofdeception Probably both sides! Congress sucks & a lot of changes there need to take place (like limiting terms).
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"I will be held accountable...If I don't have this done in 3 years, then there's gonna be a one term proposition." In a perfect world, those words would be prophetic, but don't underestimate the stupidity of Democratic dullards who voted for pigment and "Hope and Change" socialism over real leadership and substance.
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@ladylordess -- Record? We don't need no stinking record! - POTUS
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@1Makyo Then it's you that is the liar because most of these folks aren't communists and you can't throw me a bone and you will be unnecessary as a backup to the police.
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@buzongtang #1Republican=bigot, #2TeaParty= fascist, #3Democrats=spend happy & socialists. Ill take #3 please. The lesser of the evils.
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Things were going swimmingly before Obama took office. No seriously, everything was getting better and better and better for everyone all the time. People need to stop being so stupid and realize that the president can't just wave a magic wand to change economic priorities.
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All this may be true, but it's not Obama's fault. It's the fault of Wall Street, the Do-Nothing Congress, the 1 %'ers, the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, oil companies, Rush Limbaugh, Republications, bankers, Sean Hannity, the tsunami, the Arab Spring, floods in the midwest, Lee Harvey Oswald, gun ownership, the Texas drought, the Constitution, Fox News, Hank Williams jr, the death of Dale Earnhardt, Global Warming, and the Evangelicals. Or at least the media is trying to convince us of that.
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Unfortunately all these numbers are correct. And, I voted for Obama. Sad to say but he's failed us all!
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@DanaCornZine that's really what it comes down to, he said he would create 6 million jobs his first year in office...that's was vintage politics.......that's impossible to do
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@TXatheist 1makyo said "If you enjoy being a "tool" for the anarchists, and if you hate capitalism, and if you have failed and hate America, then this is the place for you. Those who hate America, hate capitalism, and want to disrupt the streets should definitely participate in these street demonstrations. Know that you are also being watched and your behavior is being recorded and we will hold you responsible for any damage you do. " Better than a pawn for the rich and my business is fine.
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Wow, this is an amazing demonstration of how to lie with statistics. Notice how we don't have any view of what was happening prior to January 2009 so we cannot see any trends whatsoever. We also have some fudged data - misuse of inflation rates because incomes only dropped 50,939(2008) to 49,445( 2010) in 2010 dollars. If we look at 2000 to 2002, we would see a drop from $53,164 to $51,398. You will also notice that median income dropped throughout the W years, a big trend to turnaround.
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Agreed! It's disingenuous to compare a WINTER (Jan.) gas price to a SUMMER (Aug.) gas price, anyone who buys gasoline know that summer prices are higher. I followed the flickr link in the description, its NYSE source said nothing about average gas price in Jan 2009 being $1.82, the closest figure I got was choosing the lowest figure for Jan 16 $36.51 per barrel which yields $1.88 per gallon.
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@1Makyo Yep, sounds just like the Republican party-line.
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@EndOpressionSession Try and looking at the record of who hasn't been bought. and still shun during this election.
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@modestmou5e does it really matter if they have sources ? half their numbers start in 2008, when Obama wasnt even president. long story short, they are going Obama Bush's last year of Bad numbers LOL
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