Is GOP trying to sabotage economy to hurt Obama?

May 19, 2012 Full story: The Kansas City Star 101

Are Republican lawmakers deliberately stalling the economic recovery to hurt President Barack Obama's re-election chances? Some top Democrats say yes, pointing to GOP stances on the debt limit and other issues that they claim are causing unnecessary economic anxiety and retarding growth.The latest Democratic complaint came after House Speaker John ... (more)

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D Day

Dayton, OH

#1 May 20, 2012
Obama has increased the National Debt by about 55 percent since taking office. He must be stopped from adding more to the debt. It now stands at just over 15.3 TRILLION DOLLARS! More than the GDP.
UNCLE BOB

Louisville, OH

#2 May 20, 2012
Sure they are. Whatever works is fine with me.
Bringmedinner

San Jose, CA

#3 May 20, 2012
Soros, previously rejecting investment in gold as "the ultimate bubble" has phenomenally increased his holdings in gold in the first quarter of this year. He knows what's coming... the looting of our national treasure by the Communists and perverts he manipulates for personal gain.
Drink the hivE

New York, NY

#4 May 20, 2012
Yeah -Relax Son - Smoke Some Pot 2 Tame That Anxiety Of Your' By Doing Very Short Breathing Exercises In The Onset Of The Marijuana Effect'...

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xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#5 May 20, 2012
D Day wrote:
Obama has increased the National Debt by about 55 percent since taking office. He must be stopped from adding more to the debt. It now stands at just over 15.3 TRILLION DOLLARS! More than the GDP.
That's why last election, voters went back to a Republican Congress. Baby steps, baby steps.
D Day

Dayton, OH

#6 May 21, 2012
Quote: It would be irresponsible to raise the debt ceiling. - Senator Barack Obama when George Bush requested an increase in the debt.
FCK OBAMA

California City, CA

#7 May 21, 2012
Just say NO to Obama and just say NO to illegal aliens. They are the reason for our failed country. Chuck Noris slams Obama on the billions illegal aliens have cost this failed economics and outragious high unemployment and debt. Obama is using illegal aliens to replace the American workforce. Just look around, and you will see 25 illegal mexicans and their anchor babies to one American. No American should be out of work because of an illegal alien. California and Nevada are so in debt because of the criminal aliens our failed government panders too. Who is incharge of protecting our jobs anymore? Why are the people who are suppose to represent us breaking the law by giving our construction jobs away to illegal alien criminals. Why is Obama protecting the criminals? No more Obama!!!!! Vote against this trader, this do nothing wack. You never give a failed president a second term. NEXT!
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#8 May 21, 2012
You never give a failed president a second term.

Uh......W.
Sick of Stupid

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#9 May 21, 2012
conservative crapola wrote:
You never give a failed president a second term.
Uh......W.
W had to get the second term to finish failing. He had only failed embarrassingly in the first 4 years. He need 4 more to REALLY fail miserably.

By the way...
How exactly has Obama failed in his first term?
By saving the American auto industry?
By Killing Osama?
By allowing the Lybian people to kill khaddaffiiee?
BY helping Americans keep their home after the bubble burst?
By trying to make Healthcare actually affordable to working stiffs?
By beleiving in global warming just because every climate scientist on the planet believes it is real and caused by humans?

Hardly failure.
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#10 May 21, 2012
Sick of Stupid wrote:
<quoted text>
W had to get the second term to finish failing. He had only failed embarrassingly in the first 4 years. He need 4 more to REALLY fail miserably.
By the way...
How exactly has Obama failed in his first term?
By saving the American auto industry?
By Killing Osama?
By allowing the Lybian people to kill khaddaffiiee?
BY helping Americans keep their home after the bubble burst?
By trying to make Healthcare actually affordable to working stiffs?
By beleiving in global warming just because every climate scientist on the planet believes it is real and caused by humans?
Hardly failure.
The cons are livid at his successes despite their petty party of NO marching orders. As such, they sleep well at night, too, because obl is gone. And profiting from the Dow.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#11 May 21, 2012
Sick of Stupid wrote:
<quoted text>
W had to get the second term to finish failing. He had only failed embarrassingly in the first 4 years. He need 4 more to REALLY fail miserably.
By the way...
How exactly has Obama failed in his first term?
By saving the American auto industry?
By Killing Osama?
By allowing the Lybian people to kill khaddaffiiee?
BY helping Americans keep their home after the bubble burst?
By trying to make Healthcare actually affordable to working stiffs?
By beleiving in global warming just because every climate scientist on the planet believes it is real and caused by humans?
Hardly failure.
How about unemployment still higher today than when he took over.
Lost our three star credit rating for the first time in US history.
16 trillion in debt and growing. Nothing to show for it either.
Forced healthcare coverage, likely will be deemed unconstitutional by the SC.
Fast and Furious.
Largest amount of people on food stamps.
Highest percentage of poor people in the country.
Millions who lost health insurance coverage because of Obama Care.
Solyndra and various other failed green energy companies.
Crooked Liberal Media

Los Angeles, CA

#12 May 21, 2012
Definitely not. Obama is sabotaging the economy on his own...this is all he's been doing since day 1.
Sick of Stupid

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#13 May 21, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
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How about unemployment still higher today than when he took over.
Lost our three star credit rating for the first time in US history.
16 trillion in debt and growing. Nothing to show for it either.
Forced healthcare coverage, likely will be deemed unconstitutional by the SC.
Fast and Furious.
Largest amount of people on food stamps.
Highest percentage of poor people in the country.
Millions who lost health insurance coverage because of Obama Care.
Solyndra and various other failed green energy companies.
But if Bush didn't hurt the economy..how can unemployment be the president's fault?
What a bout the free markets taking their jobs to Asia?
The national debt is not like the mortgage on your house. The only time we worked in a surplus was under Clinton. W desacrated that, but you won't credit Clinton for the surplus or blame W for the defecit.
Forced healthcare??? You forgot to mention the Death Panels
Fast and Furious is no more Obama's fault then the War Profiteering of Cheney and Haliburton.
Solyndra, yep they failed. Not nearly as costly as the failed war in Iraq.
Still not a failure. He managed to kill less Americans then W did. Is that a success? Or just not properly using the military?
People In Glass Houses

United States

#14 May 21, 2012
Sick of Stupid wrote:
<quoted text>
W had to get the second term to finish failing. He had only failed embarrassingly in the first 4 years. He need 4 more to REALLY fail miserably.
By the way...
How exactly has Obama failed in his first term?
By saving the American auto industry?
By Killing Osama?
By allowing the Lybian people to kill khaddaffiiee?
BY helping Americans keep their home after the bubble burst?
By trying to make Healthcare actually affordable to working stiffs?
By beleiving in global warming just because every climate scientist on the planet believes it is real and caused by humans?
Hardly failure.
Yep! That's what I'm talkin' bout. But XXRay will never admit any success on the part of this President nor admit any wrongdoing intentional or other wise on the part of President Bush.
Doesn't matter that Obama has created more jobs in 3 1/2 years than Bush did in eight. Most of those were not Public Sector jobs either. Republicans made sure of that.
Fact is if we didn't have those Bush tax cuts on the very wealthy, the deficit would be nearly wiped out. Not that Republicans REALLY are concerned with debts and Deficits. They care mainly about APPEASING the WingNut TeaBaggers and Boner can't stand up to them. He can't see THEY are the Minority and this will cost him his job.
Occupy This

El Cerrito, CA

#15 May 21, 2012
Who do liberals think they're fooling? Obozo is the worst POTUS in our entire history. A little tip - Communism does not create prosperity...it destroys it.
Sick of Stupid

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#16 May 22, 2012
Occupy This wrote:
Who do liberals think they're fooling? Obozo is the worst POTUS in our entire history. A little tip - Communism does not create prosperity...it destroys it.
How can anybody be the worst president in history after W?
Hate Obama all you want. spread lies about him being a communist-socialist-liberal, but the worst president honors go to the man who created the mess Obama volunteered to try to fix, and if the republicans aren't careful, he just may do it.

W sent our country into a tailspin no one will get us out of for years. Even if we elect a Mormon robot to replace Obama, unemployment will still be up. The economy will still be down, and rich people will still have to pay taxes.

The simple answer to the question proposed by this thread is: YES...the republicans are sabotaging the economy to make the president look bad to keep him from being elected again.

(It won't work)

But I agree Biden is a dumbass.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#17 May 22, 2012
People In Glass Houses wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep! That's what I'm talkin' bout. But XXRay will never admit any success on the part of this President nor admit any wrongdoing intentional or other wise on the part of President Bush.
Doesn't matter that Obama has created more jobs in 3 1/2 years than Bush did in eight. Most of those were not Public Sector jobs either. Republicans made sure of that.
Fact is if we didn't have those Bush tax cuts on the very wealthy, the deficit would be nearly wiped out. Not that Republicans REALLY are concerned with debts and Deficits. They care mainly about APPEASING the WingNut TeaBaggers and Boner can't stand up to them. He can't see THEY are the Minority and this will cost him his job.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_606w/W...
People In Glass Houses

United States

#18 May 22, 2012
U.S. Job Creation by President/Political Party truthful ...
www.truthfulpolitics.com/http:/truthfulpoliti... ...

May 7, 2012 ... The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides the official numbers on jobs gained or lost for ... U.S. Job Creation during Presidential Terms or Political Party ... 1042, George H. W. Bush, Republican ...-871, Barack Obama, Democrat ...
Jobs created during U.S. presidential terms - Wikipedia, the ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jobs_created_during_U.S... ...- Similarto Jobs created during U.S. presidential terms - Wikipedia, the ...

1 Methodology; 2 Controversy; 3 Job creation by term; 4 External links and references .... George H. W. Bush, R, 19891993, 107133, 108326, 109726, 111358,+2593 ... Barack Obama, D, 20092013, 133561, 129734, 132409 ... Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Databases & Tools, Top Picks", Total Nonfarm Employment ...
People In Glass Houses

United States

#19 May 22, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
I know you will like this one XX.

Bush vs. Obama: Unemployment (January 2012 Jobs Data ...
reflectionsofarationalrepublican.com/2012/02/... ...

Feb 3, 2012 ... Unemployment Rate, Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ... the private sector eliminated ~9 jobs for every job it created under Bush).

[ More results from reflectionsofarationalrepublican.com ]
People In Glass Houses

United States

#20 May 22, 2012
Under Obama, Federal Gov't Spends At Lowest Rate In Decades ...
features.rr.com/article/0fGa7UYeKtcwX

5 hours ago ... Democrats like Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager of President Obama 's re-election effort, and Donna Brazile , the Democratic ...
Under Obama, U.S. Gov't Spends At Lowest Rate In Decades, Says ...
topics.dallasnews.com/article/03io70Z5Wc8ny

5 hours ago ... Democrats like Stephanie Cutter , deputy campaign manager of President Obama's re-election effort, and Donna Brazile , the Democratic ...
Daily Kos :: News Community Action
dailykos.com/

Obama did not go on federal spending binge. Pace of increase now lowest it has been in decades. Government spending under Obama, including the stimulus ...

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