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dbar

Quakertown, PA

#33127 Aug 25, 2012
Ted wrote:
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Bush's deficit for his last year in office was approximately 400 billion.
"White House director of new media Macon Phillips in a February 23, 2009 blog post,”the President today promised that by the end of his first term, he will cut in half the massive federal deficit we’ve inherited. And we’ll do it in a new way: honestly and candidly.”
Obama's deficit for the current years is approximately 1,330 billion.
Unemployment has been above 8% during Obama's entire 3.5 year tenure.
Obama's leadership just isn't reducing the deficit or unemployment.
It's impossible for Obama to run on his own record but saying 'it's Bush's fault' four years later is embarrassing.
and the war costs were off the budget,
so denying that President Bush had a hand in the financial trouble of this country is just lunacy.
bobby64

Auburn, WA

#33128 Aug 25, 2012
The majority of the american voters don't buy into tea bag right wing spin, always wah wah with them. The electoral map proves the tea bags ain't ready for the presidential dance as this wont be like 10 mid terms. These same fools failed McCain and now they fail flipper
dbar

Quakertown, PA

#33129 Aug 25, 2012
Ted wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush's deficit for his last year in office was approximately 400 billion.
"White House director of new media Macon Phillips in a February 23, 2009 blog post,”the President today promised that by the end of his first term, he will cut in half the massive federal deficit we’ve inherited. And we’ll do it in a new way: honestly and candidly.”
Obama's deficit for the current years is approximately 1,330 billion.
Unemployment has been above 8% during Obama's entire 3.5 year tenure.
Obama's leadership just isn't reducing the deficit or unemployment.
It's impossible for Obama to run on his own record but saying 'it's Bush's fault' four years later is embarrassing.
knew i missed missed some words there.
my bad.
should read

"and the war costs were off the budget,
so saying that President Bush did not have a hand in the financial trouble of this country is just lunacy.
Ted

Meyersdale, PA

#33130 Aug 25, 2012
dbar wrote:
<quoted text>
knew i missed missed some words there.
my bad.
should read
"and the war costs were off the budget,
so saying that President Bush did not have a hand in the financial trouble of this country is just lunacy.
Fair enough. Bush left Obama a deficit mess that carried over into Obama's budgets. 3.5 years ago.

But Obama's current 1,330 billion dollar deficit--3 times Bush's deficit in his last year--and 8%+ unemployment numbers 3.5 years later are his now.

Obama's efforts haven't lowered those important numbers.

Obama's ineptitude is apparent.
bobby64

Auburn, WA

#33131 Aug 25, 2012
Bush and deficit mess, really? Deregulation, impossible
dbar

Quakertown, PA

#33132 Aug 25, 2012
Ted wrote:
<quoted text>
Fair enough. Bush left Obama a deficit mess that carried over into Obama's budgets. 3.5 years ago.
But Obama's current 1,330 billion dollar deficit--3 times Bush's deficit in his last year--and 8%+ unemployment numbers 3.5 years later are his now.
Obama's efforts haven't lowered those important numbers.
Obama's ineptitude is apparent.
and you add in the Bush era tax cuts and medicare part d.
another two items not paid for.
as an added bonus you had the wall street mess that tanked the economy.
the aftermath of the wall street mess accounts for most of the unemployment problems.

to get that straightened out requires time and money.
rome was not built in a day.
Dan the Man

Newville, PA

#33133 Aug 25, 2012
US budget deficit by year:

2008 $484.56 Billion Deficit
2009 $1512.82 Billion Deficit
2010 $1360.67 Billion Deficit
2011 $1324.16 Billion Deficit
2012 $1100 Billion Deficit

FY 2009 was the last year of Bush budgets.

Notice how it has dropped steadily since then.

US unemployment by month:

2009
J - 7.8
F - 8.3
M - 8.7
A - 8.9
M - 9.4
J - 9.5
J - 9.5
A - 9.6
S - 9.8
0 - 10.0
N - 9.9
D - 9.9

2010
J - 9.7
F - 9.8
M - 9.8
A - 9.9
M - 9.6
J - 9.4
J - 9.5
A - 9.6
S - 9.5
O - 9.5
N - 9.8
D - 9.4

2011
J - 9.1
F - 9.0
M - 8.9
A - 9.0
M - 9.0
J - 9.1
J - 9.1
A - 9.1
S - 9.0
O - 8.9
N - 8.7
D - 8.5

2012
J - 8.3
F - 8.3
M - 8.2
A - 8.1
M - 8.2
J - 8.2
J - 8.3

The stimulus was passed in Feb 2009. It began having an impact within 6 months.

Notice that unemployment peaked as the stimulus began taking effect and has dropped since then.

When Obama took office, deficits were growing. Now they are decreasing.

When Obama took office, unemployment was exploding. Now it is declining.

These are the objective, verifiable FACTS.

Claims that Obama made things worse are partisan lies.
Claims that he hasn't lowered the deficit or unemployment are partisan lies.
Dan the Man

Newville, PA

#33134 Aug 25, 2012
The United States current debt number was caused by:
- two wars we didn't pay for
- a prescription drug program ... we didn't pay for
- tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 ... that we didn't pay for
- the Bush Recession, which resulted in more government spending for the social safety-net

2/3 of the debt increase under Obama was related to policies put in place by the previous administration.

In other words, that 2/3 would have happened no matter who was President.

The remaining 1/3 increase was related to safety-net programs -- unemployment insurance, food stamps, SSI, refundable tax credits -- that respond to help families in need during down times. When the economy gets worse, these programs spend more automatically because there are more people qualifying for the benefits.

So, again, the rest of the debt would have happened under a Republican President too.
Ted

Meyersdale, PA

#33135 Aug 25, 2012
dbar wrote:
<quoted text>
and you add in the Bush era tax cuts and medicare part d.
another two items not paid for.
as an added bonus you had the wall street mess that tanked the economy.
the aftermath of the wall street mess accounts for most of the unemployment problems.
to get that straightened out requires time and money.
rome was not built in a day.
Were things merely as bad now as under Bush's last year it would be one thing.

But Obama took the Bush deficits and tripled them, unemployment has stayed above 8% for 3.5 years while Americans have lost 39% of their net work under Obama's 'leadership'.

Obama has made things worse and deserves the boot. We can't afford wasting more "time and money".

Obama's record is stunningly terrible.
Dan the Man

Newville, PA

#33137 Aug 25, 2012
The Budget and Deficit Under Clinton

Q: During the Clinton administration was the federal budget balanced? Was the federal deficit erased?

A: Yes to both questions, whether you count Social Security or not.

http://www.factcheck.org/2008/02/the-budget-a...
Dr Sardonicus

Baltimore, MD

#33138 Aug 25, 2012
Dan the Man wrote:
The Budget and Deficit Under Clinton
Q: During the Clinton administration was the federal budget balanced? Was the federal deficit erased?
A: Yes to both questions, whether you count Social Security or not.
http://www.factcheck.org/2008/02/the-budget-a...
Yes Dan,
but G.W. Bush took care of that and it only took him eight years.
Didn't. He?
Dan the Man

Newville, PA

#33139 Aug 25, 2012
Dr Sardonicus wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes Dan,
but G.W. Bush took care of that and it only took him eight years.
Didn't. He?
He sure did.

And we're still suffering for it.
Dan the Man

Newville, PA

#33140 Aug 25, 2012
The Romney campaign explains Obama's record on job creation:

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Governor Romney Inherited An Economy That Was Losing Jobs Each Month And Left Office With An Economy That Was Adding Jobs Each Month.

After taking office at a time when the state was losing thousands of jobs every month, Governor Romney's focus on fiscal responsibility helped create an environment where job growth returned to Massachusetts. Job growth increased throughout his term and the state added over 40,000 payroll jobs during his final year in office --the best year of job growth in Massachusetts over the past decade. Household employment grew by nearly 50,000 under Governor Romney.

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Now just substitute "President Obama" for "Governor Romney" in the first sentence and "4.4 million" for "50,000" in the last sentence, and you have the explanation for the jobs situation under Obama.

See, when Romney was governor, he understood that it's unfair to be blamed for economic conditions before his policies could take effect.

Unfortunately, he doesn't have the character or honesty to say the same thing now about President Obama.

And neither do any of his supporters.
Dr Sardonicus

Baltimore, MD

#33141 Aug 25, 2012
Dan the Man wrote:
The Budget and Deficit Under Clinton
Q: During the Clinton administration was the federal budget balanced? Was the federal deficit erased?
A: Yes to both questions, whether you count Social Security or not.
http://www.factcheck.org/2008/02/the-budget-a...
Yeah but GW Bush took care of that with his tax cuts and derugulation policies for eight long years. Left a big mess for our guy to clean up in four years, didn't he?

But he will turn this around and were behind him...

And....
I'm an Energy voter.....no, no I'm just a voter with a lot of energy
President Barack Obama 2012. Yeah baby
Dan the Man

Newville, PA

#33142 Aug 25, 2012
US budget deficit by year:

2008 $484.56 Billion Deficit
2009 $1512.82 Billion Deficit
2010 $1360.67 Billion Deficit
2011 $1324.16 Billion Deficit
2012 $1100 Billion Deficit

FY 2009 was the last year of Bush budgets.

Notice how it has dropped steadily since then.

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Deficit numbers here:
http://www.davemanuel.com/history-of-deficits...
Dan the Man

Newville, PA

#33143 Aug 25, 2012
US unemployment by month:

2009
J - 7.8
F - 8.3
M - 8.7
A - 8.9
M - 9.4
J - 9.5
J - 9.5
A - 9.6
S - 9.8
0 - 10.0
N - 9.9
D - 9.9

2010
J - 9.7
F - 9.8
M - 9.8
A - 9.9
M - 9.6
J - 9.4
J - 9.5
A - 9.6
S - 9.5
O - 9.5
N - 9.8
D - 9.4

2011
J - 9.1
F - 9.0
M - 8.9
A - 9.0
M - 9.0
J - 9.1
J - 9.1
A - 9.1
S - 9.0
O - 8.9
N - 8.7
D - 8.5

2012
J - 8.3
F - 8.3
M - 8.2
A - 8.1
M - 8.2
J - 8.2
J - 8.3

The stimulus was passed in Feb 2009. It began having an impact within 6 months.

Notice that unemployment peaked as the stimulus began taking effect and has dropped since then.

----------

Monthly US unemployment numbers here:
http://portalseven.com/employment/unemploymen...
TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#33144 Aug 25, 2012
Dan the Man wrote:
US unemployment by month:
2009
J - 7.8
F - 8.3
M - 8.7
A - 8.9
M - 9.4
J - 9.5
J - 9.5
A - 9.6
S - 9.8
0 - 10.0
N - 9.9
D - 9.9
2010
J - 9.7
F - 9.8
M - 9.8
A - 9.9
M - 9.6
J - 9.4
J - 9.5
A - 9.6
S - 9.5
O - 9.5
N - 9.8
D - 9.4
2011
J - 9.1
F - 9.0
M - 8.9
A - 9.0
M - 9.0
J - 9.1
J - 9.1
A - 9.1
S - 9.0
O - 8.9
N - 8.7
D - 8.5
2012
J - 8.3
F - 8.3
M - 8.2
A - 8.1
M - 8.2
J - 8.2
J - 8.3
The stimulus was passed in Feb 2009. It began having an impact within 6 months.
Notice that unemployment peaked as the stimulus began taking effect and has dropped since then.
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Monthly US unemployment numbers here:
http://portalseven.com/employment/unemploymen...
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TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#33145 Aug 25, 2012
Survey shows skyrocketing number of Americans on welfare

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1778374738001/surv ...

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TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#33146 Aug 25, 2012
Welfare At All-Time High Under Obama

A record 5.4 million workers have applied for federal disability checks since President Obama took office, according to a news report that cites recent government figures.

This is straining already-stretched government finances while posing a long-term economic threat by creating an ever-growing pool of permanently dependent working-age Americans, the report says.

Since the recession supposedly ended in mid 2009, the number of people who have applied for disability benefits is double the job growth figure, according the report which includes an informative chart.

In just the first four months of this year, 539,000 joined the disability rolls and more than 725,000 applied for the federal benefit.

That means nearly 11 million people are on disability, according to the Social Security Administration.

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2012/04/wel ...
TaxNoMore

Los Angeles, CA

#33147 Aug 25, 2012
Under Obamacare, Medicare Double Taxation Begins in 2013

( CNSNews.com )- A provision of President Obama’s health care law imposes a second Medicare tax on investment income for Americans classified as wealthy, effectively raising taxes on investment income and taxing investors twice.

The provision, a little-known part of ObamaCare, levies a 3.8 percent Medicare tax on investment income for couples making more than $250,000 or individuals making more than $200,000 a year.

The tax is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2013.

Currently, the government levies a 2.9 percent Medicare payroll tax on all wages, with half (1.45%) paid by the individual and half by the employer.

Beginning in 2013, couples making more than $250,000 (or individuals making $200,000) will have to pay an additional 3.8 percent Medicare tax on any investment income (unearned income) they might have.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/under-obamaca ...

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