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Old 04-25-2013, 01:22 PM
 
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How desperately the left tries to push the blame off Obama.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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How desperately the left tries to push the blame off Obama.
I blame him for his actions, not for problems created by his predecessor and compounded with GOP elected officials who block Obama's proposals.

In 2010, the GOP took the House and said their focus will be on "jobs, jobs, jobs." Obama proposed a jobs bill that would add a million jobs. What did the GOP do? They held it up.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Alzheimers Zone
What did he post that was inaccurate or not true?
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Nice claim. How about some facts. Do you know ANYTHING about gov't contracting?

If you are referring to Halliburton did you complain when Clinton awarded them their FIRST no-bid contract?
Don't you know... it's okay when a Democrat does it!
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The people who genuinely think Obama is doing a good job must not have any real property or assets.

Or objectives, or dreams, or sense of motivation, determination.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Texas
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In 2010, the GOP took the House and said their focus will be on "jobs, jobs, jobs." Obama proposed a jobs bill that would add a million jobs. What did the GOP do? They held it up.

It's because we want the private companies to do the hiring, NOT the Government.

If it doesn't involve the Government spending more money or expanding their power, or increasing the numbers of people who rely on it, the Libs have NO interest in it.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:15 PM
 
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Let us know when Obama reaches W's low of 25%
Actually W's low was 20% as released by a Gallop poll in the last few days of his flailing regime. It was the lowest of any President in living memory.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Actually W's low was 20% as released by a Gallop poll in the last few days of his flailing regime. It was the lowest of any President in living memory.
Probably because about 70% of the media was/is anti-Bush. Obama doesn't have to worry about that. Bush's approval rating in his last few days in office was 22%, not 20%. Harry Truman's approval rating was also 22% on Feb. 9, 1952.

The average approval rating of G.W. Bush was 49.4%; for Obama (so far) his average is 49.0%.

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Old 04-25-2013, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Don't you know... it's okay when a Democrat does it!

So true.

George Soros buys stake in Halliburton, PXP, other Houston energy stocks - Houston Business Journal

Say Anything Michael Moore Owns Stock In Haliburton » Say Anything
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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"My how quickly Republicans forget the past"

So you base his entire presidency on 1 year? How quicky YOU have forgotten his previews years.

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Publication: Business Wire
Date: Friday, January 4 2008

More Than 8.3 Million Jobs Created Since August 2003 In Longest Continuous Run Of Job Growth On Record

WASHINGTON -- Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released new jobs figures - 18,000 jobs created in December. Since August 2003, more than 8.3 million jobs have been created, with more than 1.3 million jobs created throughout 2007. Our economy has now added jobs for 52 straight months - the longest period of uninterrupted job growth on record. The unemployment rate remains low at 5 percent. The U.S. economy benefits from a solid foundation, but we cannot take economic growth for granted and economic indicators have become increasingly mixed. President Bush will continue working with Congress to address the challenges our economy faces and help facilitate long-term economic growth, job growth, and better standards of living for all Americans.

* Real GDP grew at a strong 4.9 percent annual rate in the third quarter of 2007. The economy has now experienced six years of uninterrupted growth, averaging 2.8 percent a year since 2001.

* Real after-tax per capita personal income has risen by 11.7 percent - an average of more than $3,550 per person - since President Bush took office.

* Over the course of this Administration, productivity growth has averaged 2.6 percent per year. This growth is well above average productivity growth in the 1990s, 1980s, and 1970s.


By 2003, Mr. Bush grasped this lesson. In that year, he cut the dividend and capital gains rates to 15 percent each, and the economy responded. In two years, stocks rose 20 percent. In three years, $15 trillion of new wealth was created. The U.S. economy added 8 million new jobs from mid-2003 to early 2007, and the median household increased its wealth by $20,000 in real terms.



But the real jolt for tax-cutting opponents was that the 03 Bush tax cuts also generated a massive increase in federal tax receipts. From 2004 to 2007, federal tax revenues increased by $785 billion, the largest four-year increase in American history. According to the Treasury Department, individual and corporate income tax receipts were up 40 percent in the three years following the Bush tax cuts. And (bonus) the rich paid an even higher percentage of the total tax burden than they had at any time in at least the previous 40 years. This was news to theNew York Times, whose astonished editorial board could only describe the gains as a “surprise


Starting two wars ... and simultaneously cutting taxes at the same time ... really does wonders for the economy!

By the time Bush left office, the national debt had doubled to 10 Trillion dollars !!!

And Bush also left Obama with a ONE TRILLION dollar ANNUAL budget deficit ... which continued to add another trillion to our National Debt each year ... which now stands at approximately 16 TRILLION!

Sure Bush added jobs to the economy. Wars can do that!

Here is Bush saying it himself:

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/20...omy/?mobile=nc


Bush Dismisses Iraq Recession - YouTube

However wars also kill lots and lots of soldiers ... around 5,000 in Iraq as I recall! And many others received serious injuries that will last for the rest of their lives!

So you can think of all the jobs created during the Bush years ... all at the expense of sending troops into combat to fight an UNNECESSARY war against Iraq!

And below you can read about how the former Prime Minister of Argentina Néstor Kirchner tells how Bush told him that "war boosts the economy":

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_592444.html

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Kirchner, in a meeting with Bush, suggested that the United States replicate the successful nation-building strategy it implemented at the end of World War II.
"And he stood up from his chair and got angry. He told me, 'A Marshall plan! No! That's a crazy idea from the Democrats. What needs to be done here, and the best way to revitalize the economy is -- the United States has grown based on wars,' he told me. That's what he told me," Kirchner recounted.
Bush added, said Kirchner, that "all the economic growth that the U.S. had had, had been based on the different wars it had waged."

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