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(The Weekly Standard)   There is NO excuse for Obama's economic record   (weeklystandard.com ) divider line
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2012-09-10 09:49:06 AM  
www.decisionsonevidence.com
 
2012-09-10 09:53:40 AM  
i484.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-10 09:54:45 AM  
If that were my record I wouldn't be making excuses either. I'd be out there with a trumpet and big huge billboards showing it.
 
2012-09-10 09:58:36 AM  

unlikely: If that were my record I wouldn't be making excuses either. I'd be out there with a trumpet and big huge billboards showing it.


Quiet you! Troll headlines make for more page hits.
 
2012-09-10 09:58:41 AM  
Just before the two conventions, a Fox News poll asked this question: "Do you think the United States is on the rise as a civilization or is it on the decline?"

i522.photobucket.com

Wait - would you rather live in the ascendancy of a civilization or during its decline?
 
2012-09-10 10:01:59 AM  
In other news, Congress has NO record of actually getting anything done this session as they spent all their time blocking the President's efforts to fix the economy.

Now to Blake with Sports...
 
2012-09-10 10:11:28 AM  

unlikely: [www.decisionsonevidence.com image 678x470]



So, what you are saying is....Obama has been good for Wall Street while not so good for the unemployed masses?
 
2012-09-10 10:11:37 AM  
Let me get this out of the way...

GDP performance during the Obama Administration has gone into positive growth.
www.tradingeconomics.com

US stock markets performance during the Obama Administration...
DOW in 01/20/2009: 7,949.09
DOW in 09/06/2012: 13,292.00
Rate of Return: 67.21%

S&P 500 in 01/20/2009: 805.22
S&P 500 in 09/06/2012: 1,432.12
Rate of Return: 77.85%

NASDAQ in 01/20/2009: 1,440.86
NASDAQ in 09/06/2012: 3,135.81
Rate of Return: 117.63%


Private jobs hemorrhage slowed down during the Obama Administration and eventually went into positive territory.
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Comparing unemployment rate fluctuation between President Bush and President Obama.

Bush
1/20/2001: 4.2%
1/20/2009: 7.8%
Unemployment Rate Change: 85.71% increase

Obama
1/20/2009: 7.8%
Currently: 8.1%
Unemployment Rate Change: 3.85% increase


Unemployment rate has been trending down now during the Obama Administration...
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...Even though the Tea Party Nation urged small business owners to not hire people in order to make Obama look bad

Or when a company with company policies about not hiring until Obama is gone based on nothing to do with the basic supply and demand process for his business goods.

Or having Mitch McConnell admit that Republicans took America hostage

Or having the GOP blocked a 10 percent tax break for small businesses that hires new employees

Even so, the job market did improve. Read all about it...

Private-sector job growth biggest in 3 years (new window)

Stealth signs of a stronger job market (new window)

Biggest unemployment rate improvement in nearly 28 years (new window)

Small businesses ramp up jobs (new window)

Jobs: 2 hopeful signs (new window)

The unemployment rate fell to 8.3%. That is the lowest since February 2009 (new window)

Stealth jobs boom: 6 months, 2 million jobs (new window)

Jobless claims plunged last week to a nearly four-year low (new window)

Manufacturing jobs boom is for real

If you are unemployed or underemployed, you don't have a 4 year degree (or higher) and blame Obama for your situation, then maybe you should get a college degree. It is not the Government's fault you don't have the necessary skills to compete in today's world. The Government can even help you pay for it (via student loans, grants, GI Bill etc.).
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Average weekly paychecks have improved.
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Inflation has not been out of control.
i2.cdn.turner.com

Manufacturing has started to go up.
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Consumer spending is up.
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Your taxes have not gone up since Obama took office. This was a rooted fear from Tea Partiers. Take a look at a Forbes article written by Bruce Bartlett, a self-described fiscal conservative...
Forbes: Tea partiers confused, taxes 'lower by every measure' under Obama (Cutting to a new window)
 
2012-09-10 10:18:32 AM  

hugram: Your taxes have not gone up since Obama took office


But he did go to house to house and took all our guns. You can't argue that.
 
2012-09-10 10:18:47 AM  

hugram: Let me get this out of the way...


Hope you keep that one file for future use.
 
2012-09-10 10:21:23 AM  

Mugato: hugram: Your taxes have not gone up since Obama took office

But he did go to house to house and took all our guns. You can't argue that.



FACT: I, for one, can definitively say that I have no guns in my house now.
 
2012-09-10 10:24:29 AM  
there goes hugram again.. dropping knowledge :D
 
2012-09-10 10:26:48 AM  

Mugato: hugram: Your taxes have not gone up since Obama took office

But he did go to house to house and took all our guns. You can't argue that.


Damn you and your accuracy.
 
2012-09-10 10:27:42 AM  

Sybarite: Wait - would you rather live in the ascendancy of a civilization or during its decline?


I AM the ascendancy.
 
2012-09-10 10:29:04 AM  
That's a pathetically weak argument for reelection. But aside from attacking Mitt Romney, it's the best Obama, Clinton, and Vice President Joe Biden could come up with at last week's Democratic convention to defend a president bent on imposing policies that have produced consistently poor results.

it took about 15 years or so to get us into this mess and the Republicans - who have fought EVERY Obama fix tooth and claw to a stand still - expect Obama to magically fix everything in 4 years. Without their help, I might add. Then to top it off, the GOP expects all of us to simply ignore the reality that the Republican plan(s) to fix the economy all involve tax hikes on the middle class and tax cuts for the richest 1% in the country.
 
2012-09-10 10:29:50 AM  

hugram: Let me get this out of the way...

GDP performance during the Obama Administration has gone into positive growth.
[www.tradingeconomics.com image 700x300]...


That hasn't helped me any.
 
2012-09-10 10:30:05 AM  

Mugato: hugram: Your taxes have not gone up since Obama took office

But he did go to house to house and took all our guns. You can't argue that.


When he showed up at my place, I simply whipped out my libtard card proving I didn't have any guns.

So he didn't get mines!!
 
2012-09-10 10:33:30 AM  
Why is this thread voting-enabled?
 
2012-09-10 10:36:21 AM  

I_C_Weener: unlikely: [www.decisionsonevidence.com image 678x470]


So, what you are saying is....Obama has been good for Wall Street while not so good for the unemployed masses?


your ADHD must have kicked in before you got to the second post...
 
2012-09-10 10:37:54 AM  

I_C_Weener: unlikely: [www.decisionsonevidence.com image 678x470]


So, what you are saying is....Obama has been good for Wall Street while not so good for the unemployed masses?


I, for one, am confident that all of the wealth created by the stock market doubling its value will eventually trickle down to me.
 
2012-09-10 10:39:28 AM  

Headso: I_C_Weener: unlikely: [www.decisionsonevidence.com image 678x470]


So, what you are saying is....Obama has been good for Wall Street while not so good for the unemployed masses?

your ADHD must have kicked in before you got to the second post...



Unemployment has ticked down slightly....slowly....  But for his entire term has averaged higher than W's highest point.  In fact, the length of time above 8% is a record.  I don't think he should brag too hard or long on that one...especially given how well the economy is apparently going per these charts.  Record profits...yet record unemployment.
 
2012-09-10 10:40:26 AM  
What is it, 30 months of private job creation in a row? Yeah, no excuse for that except government letting businesses do what they do best.
 
2012-09-10 10:40:32 AM  

I_C_Weener: unlikely: [www.decisionsonevidence.com image 678x470]


So, what you are saying is....Obama has been good for Wall Street while not so good for the unemployed masses?


i48.tinypic.com
boom
 
2012-09-10 10:43:00 AM  

I_C_Weener: Mugato: hugram: Your taxes have not gone up since Obama took office

But he did go to house to house and took all our guns. You can't argue that.


FACT: I, for one, can definitively say that I have no guns in my house now.


Me neither

/and I used to
//damn you Fartbingo
 
2012-09-10 10:43:10 AM  

I_C_Weener:
Unemployment has ticked down slightly....slowly....  But for his entire term has averaged higher than W's highest point.  In fact, the length of time above 8% is a record.  I don't think he should brag too hard or long on that one...especially given how well the economy is apparently going per these charts.  Record profits...yet record unemployment.


And the GOP is fighting everything Obama does. And not just a little bit either - the Republicans are fighting balls to the wall, non-stop no holds barred to make sure that NOTHING Obama does gets passed congress. stop and think about this for a moment - are you really going to have us believe that the Republicans would permit ANY government regulation(s) that would mandate some of those record profits being used to address our unemployment problems?
 
2012-09-10 10:48:04 AM  

I_C_Weener: Headso: I_C_Weener: unlikely: [www.decisionsonevidence.com image 678x470]


So, what you are saying is....Obama has been good for Wall Street while not so good for the unemployed masses?

your ADHD must have kicked in before you got to the second post...


Unemployment has ticked down slightly....slowly....  But for his entire term has averaged higher than W's highest point.  In fact, the length of time above 8% is a record.  I don't think he should brag too hard or long on that one...especially given how well the economy is apparently going per these charts.  Record profits...yet record unemployment.


Yes, I'm sure everyone agrees that 8.5% and trending sharply upwards is exactly the same as 8.5% and trending downwards. Exactly the same. Raw numbers only, context is not important.
 
2012-09-10 11:00:32 AM  

qorkfiend: Why is this thread voting-enabled?


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2012-09-10 11:08:31 AM  

King Something: qorkfiend: Why is this thread voting-enabled?

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Oh. Well, that makes sense. Thanks.
 
2012-09-10 11:08:31 AM  
Isn't Mitt Romney himself proof that trickle-down doesn't work?
He's had an absurdly low tax rate for years (quite possibly even lower than the 13% he's admitted) and he has huge stockpiles of cash on hand. Yet he hasn't gone out, started a business, hired employees.
Isn't that what we're told? If we give tax cuts to millionaires, they'll use it to hire people?
 
2012-09-10 11:10:18 AM  
I wish that we could get some stuff done in Congress. These whiny -ass Republicans obstructing the real growth and change that could have been done in the past few years annoys the crap out of me.

I wish we had a more charismatic person campaigning against Eric Cantor.

\if wishes were horses, then begggars would ride...
 
2012-09-10 11:11:26 AM  

I_C_Weener: Headso: I_C_Weener: unlikely: [www.decisionsonevidence.com image 678x470]


So, what you are saying is....Obama has been good for Wall Street while not so good for the unemployed masses?

your ADHD must have kicked in before you got to the second post...


Unemployment has ticked down slightly....slowly....  But for his entire term has averaged higher than W's highest point.  In fact, the length of time above 8% is a record.  I don't think he should brag too hard or long on that one...especially given how well the economy is apparently going per these charts.  Record profits...yet record unemployment.


You are spinning that graph into something negative and then saying he can't run on the negatively spun narrative you just presented... well no shiat...

But he can run on the narrative that he is righting the ship and this is an election between the guy righting the ship and the guys who presided over years of negative job growth.
 
2012-09-10 11:11:49 AM  

propasaurus: Isn't Mitt Romney himself proof that trickle-down doesn't work?
He's had an absurdly low tax rate for years (quite possibly even lower than the 13% he's admitted) and he has huge stockpiles of cash on hand. Yet he hasn't gone out, started a business, hired employees.
Isn't that what we're told? If we give tax cuts to millionaires, they'll use it to hire people?


Job-creators, not millionaires. It's right there in the word.
 
2012-09-10 11:13:52 AM  
Give Republicans credit for understanding the situation, while not responding to it satisfactorily. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has stressed that fixing the economy and averting (or reversing) national decline is doable. Five times in his acceptance speech, he declared, "We can do this."

And all five times, the "this" that he was referring to was a platitude or vague assumption, NOT any specific economic stimulus action that will be undertaken. The Republicans either have no ideas, or more likely, they know that actually stating their intentions will assuredly cause them to lose in November, so they're hoping that nobody notices that "We can do this" has less semantic content than a wet fart.
 
2012-09-10 11:15:20 AM  

I_C_Weener: Unemployment has ticked down slightly....slowly.... But for his entire term has averaged higher than W's highest point. In fact, the length of time above 8% is a record. I don't think he should brag too hard or long on that one...especially given how well the economy is apparently going per these charts. Record profits...yet record unemployment.


So you are saying that trickle down economics does not work... or that the Govt should force companies with record profits to hire people, even if they don't need the extra help?
 
2012-09-10 11:16:39 AM  

I_C_Weener: Record profits...yet record unemployment.


What is the solution to this? If we give businesses more tax cuts, will that finally bring unemployment back to pre-recession levels?
 
2012-09-10 11:19:24 AM  

dahmers love zombie: The Republicans Democrats either have no ideas, or more likely, they know that actually stating their intentions will assuredly cause them to lose in November, so they're hoping that nobody notices that "We can do this" "Yes we can!" and "Hope and Change" has less semantic content than a wet fart.


FIFY
 
2012-09-10 11:19:54 AM  
It's nice to be back "kind of" to watch all of you have a stroke for a change.
 
2012-09-10 11:24:42 AM  
Nope.
 
2012-09-10 11:24:58 AM  
You can lead sociopaths to profit, but you can't make them wise enough to use it.
 
2012-09-10 11:25:07 AM  

sweetmelissa31: I_C_Weener: Record profits...yet record unemployment.

What is the solution to this? If we give businesses more tax cuts, will that finally bring unemployment back to pre-recession levels?


actually the solution is that we have to take big business out for a drive, and then give them an amazing handjob while driving up a hill
 
2012-09-10 11:33:05 AM  

Jackson Herring: actually the solution is that we have to take big business out for a drive, and then give them an amazing handjob while driving up a hill


Quoth Jamie Dimon, "My fair maiden, thy soft tender hand on my penicular region hath encouraged me to create employment, on the condition that in addition to this gentle rubbing thou further provideth me with tax cuts."
 
2012-09-10 11:36:23 AM  
God damn it, we REALLY broke this economy, but you've had 40 some months to fix this mess we created that was bigger than any other for 80 years! This is all YOUR fault! If you just let us go back to exactly what we were doing when the whole thing collapsed, the country will have a much brighter future.
 
2012-09-10 11:38:39 AM  

sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: actually the solution is that we have to take big business out for a drive, and then give them an amazing handjob while driving up a hill

Quoth Jamie Dimon, "My fair maiden, thy soft tender hand on my penicular region hath encouraged me to create employment, on the condition that in addition to this gentle rubbing thou further provideth me with tax cuts."


"Furthermore", he added, "thou should consider rubbing a bit more vigorously."
 
2012-09-10 11:41:06 AM  

qorkfiend: Why is this thread voting-enabled?


Because you touch yourself. That's why.
 
2012-09-10 11:45:16 AM  
you guys must be awesome at handjobs, because i can't get jamie dimon to talk at all when i'm tugging him, let alone put on old timey airs.
 
2012-09-10 11:47:38 AM  

qorkfiend: Why is this thread voting-enabled?


Because every thread is voting enabled.
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//Also no President has ANY control over the economy. farking capitalism, how does it work?
 
2012-09-10 11:48:40 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: It's nice to be back "kind of" to watch all of you have a stroke for a change.


Who's "you" and why are they having a "stroke"?
 
2012-09-10 11:49:48 AM  

sweetmelissa31: I_C_Weener: Record profits...yet record unemployment.

What is the solution to this? If we give businesses more tax cuts, will that finally bring unemployment back to pre-recession levels?


nah, the CEO just takes that money and gives himself and the board of directors a bonus check.
 
2012-09-10 11:49:54 AM  

thomps: you guys must be awesome at handjobs, because i can't get jamie dimon to talk at all when i'm tugging him, let alone put on old timey airs.


He prefers the hand job to take place in a troika. The trace horses must be blue roan mares, while the shaft horse should be a dapple stag.
 
2012-09-10 11:53:08 AM  

mrshowrules: jehovahs witness protection: It's nice to be back "kind of" to watch all of you have a stroke for a change.

Who's "you" and why are they having a "stroke"?


There's lots of stroking going on in this thread.
 
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