Obama-Economy Debate - Banner Elk, NC

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West Jefferson, NC

#1 Sep 5, 2012
Fewer jobs, disincentives the entrepreneur, no oil exploration / drilling - no free market economy!

West Jefferson, NC

#2 Sep 5, 2012
Much as Obama would like us to believe him when he says he has created jobs, his own Department of Labor shows that unemployment is higher now than when he took over.
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Forest City, NC

#3 Sep 6, 2012
If people would look at the facts. This month. Obama economy ADDED 200,000 jobs. Dec 08/ Jan09 Bush economy LOST 750,000 jobs in one month. Open your eyes please. Bush..Bin Laden attacks and is still alive. Obama no attacks and Bin Laden dead. These are facts. Under Bush I owned 15 firearms and enjoyed hunting and shooting sports. Under Obama I own 15 guns and enjoy hunting and shooting. If you dont like the president, just admit it but if you look at facts you are better off now. Our economy was in freefall. That doesnt magically stop when the administrations change. It takes time and policy implementation.
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Forest City, NC

#4 Sep 6, 2012
Mary. You havent looked OBJECTIVELY at the facts. Just this month the economy CREATED 200000 new jobs. In the last month of Bush economy we were losing jobs at the rate of 750,000 jobs a month. That job loss doesnt shut off like a faucet when the new president took over. The job loss rate began to slow immediately. We are now in positive job growth. From Jan 08 to Jan 09 we lost jobs at an accelerating rate every month. This is not partisan politics it is absolute fact. Free market is in full effect. Mr. Obama has issued more offshore oil drill leases than the Bush admin. It is fact. Unemployment is too high. Bush took 8 years to ruin us and it cant be fixed in four. If Bush was so good, why no Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld at the RNC? Even Romney wants no part of that mess. I respect Mr. Romney and wish him the best but Mr. Obama gets my vote. I am not a partisan hater. We all need to be more civil and more objective. Dont listen to political talking points, research the facts from multiple sources and decide for yourself.

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