Remember Obama and Biden declared the summer of 2010 to be “Recovery Summer?” Yeah, not so much. Zero Hedge has a fantastic article that lists 37 things that suggest that we’re nowhere near an economic recovery.
Here’s a sample from Zero Hedge:
"If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it." Sadly, that appears to be the approach that the Obama administration and the mainstream media are taking with the U.S. economy. They seem to believe that if they just keep telling the American people over and over that things are getting better, eventually the American people will believe that it is actually true.
On Friday, it was announced that the unemployment rate had fallen to “7 percent”, and the mainstream media responded with a mix of euphoria and jubilation. For example, one USA Today article declared that “with today’s jobs report, one really can say that our long national post-financial crisis nightmare is over.”
1) The only reason that the official unemployment rate has been declining over the past couple of years is that the federal government has been pretending that millions upon millions of unemployed Americans no longer want a job and have “left the labor force”. As Zero Hedge recently demonstrated, if the labor force participation rate returned to the long-term average of 65.8 percent, the official unemployment rate in the United States would actually be 11.5 percent instead of 7 percent.
2) The percentage of Americans that are actually working is much lower than it used to be. In November 2000, 64.3 percent of all working age Americans had a job. When Barack Obama first entered the White House, 60.6 percent of all working age Americans had a job. Today, only 58.6 percent of all working age Americans have a job. In fact, as you can see from the chart posted below, there has been absolutely no “employment recovery” since the depths of the last recession…
3) The employment-population ratio has now been under 59 percent for 51 months in a row.
4) There are 1,148,000 fewer Americans working today than there was in November 2006. Meanwhile, our population has grown by more than 16 million people during that time frame.
There’s 33 more where that came from.
I highly recommend clicking through and not only reading the entire list, but saving the page as a resource for the next time your Obamabot, co-worker wants to talk about how totally awesome Obama is.
Zero Hedge is exactly right. We’re not in a recovery. And the country knows it. But many on the left will never admit it (and if they did, they’d find some way to blame it on the Tea Party). They’d much rather ignore it and talk about pressing issues like, you know, the mascots of NFL teams.
If you’re not reading Zero Hedge, you should be. Their Twitter feed is excellent.
Mark Levin grills Paul Ryan on his budget proposal.
Let’s be honest here, this is the closest we’re getting to a budget agreement with a Democrat controlled Senate and a imperial loony toon like Obama in the Oval Office. Mark Levin is right, this is Mickey Mouse stuff but it is still giving Washington an increase in spending while pretending to cap it. I get it, Ryan is a realist and he’s trying, but this is just kicking the can down the road.
wow we use correct scientific language instead of inflammatory exaggerated manipulative language.. what terrible people we are.
(and i officially hate Chuck Norris.)
The point of this is that regardless of what language you use, you’re still advocating killing unborn babies, which is what makes you a terrible person.
And Chuck Norris feeds on your hate. It only makes him stronger…and hungrier.
All joking aside, this is an incredibly revealing quote. And you know what? In 2001, it might have worked.
Maybe if most of us didn’t have the modern internet — constant access to a wide variety of news sources and commentary — we wouldn’t instantly dismiss the President’s blatant lie about domestic surveillance.
Maybe if we weren’t at an all time high of public opinion in favor of minding our own business internationally (whjle building friendly trade relations abroad), we wouldn’t care about our government savaging the rest of the world’s privacy.
Maybe if trust of government hadn’t been on a steady decline of 40 points in the last decade (currently just 19% of Americans trust the government), we’d simply accept this line at face value.
Maybe we’d buy this spin.
But it’s not 2001, and only the most absurd Democratic partisans can take this statement from the President as a convincing or moral.
For the rest of us, it’s a three-sentence encapsulation of an imperial presidency with no respect for the rights or wishes of American citizens — and the rest of the world.