Not fit to lead

Barry No Budget Obama

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16 responses to “Not fit to lead

  1. Truer words were never spoken. 😦

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      “people who were going to make money off of [health care” ‘reform'” … really? Oh my! Let me borrow Bob’s Surprised Face on that one. ::snort::

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      • Sidenote: Chrissy, the BLS data will be updated with May data this Friday morning… I’ll update my graph then and post it for you.

        http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS12300000

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          TY

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          • I didn’t want to mess up the “laughs” post with this, so I decided to put it here…

            Yet another below-average month, even by Obama’s low standards…

            Employment-Population Ratio and Averages, Jan 1995 - May 2013

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          • From January 3, 1995 to January 2, 2007, Republicans controlled a majority (2+ out of 3) of the House, Senate, and Presidency.

            During those 12 straight years, 144 consecutive months from January 1995 – December 2006, the average monthly Employment-Population ratio was 63.3%.

            President Bush and the Republican majority in Congress actually ended slightly above average at 63.4% in December 2006.

            From January 3, 2007 to present, Democrats have controlled a majority (2+ out of 3) of the House, Senate, and Presidency.

            During the last nearly 6.5 years, 77 consecutive months from January 2007 – May 2013, the average monthly Employment-Population ratio has been 59.9%.

            And during Obama’s pResidency, the average monthly Employment-Population Ratio has been 58.7%, and he hasn’t had a month above his average since August 2009.

            The worst month under Bush was better than the best month under Obama.

            Last month, May 2013, was yet another below-average month, even by Obama’s low standards, as the Employment-Population Ratio was 58.6%.

            If we had the same level of Employment-Population Ratio now as we had under Bush and the Republican Congress in December 2006, well over 11.7 Million more people would be employed.

            The difference (63.4% – 58.6%) is 4.8% of our civilian noninstitutional population age 16 years+.

            If we had the same Employment-Population ratio now as we had in December 2006 (after 12 continuous years of the Republicans holding 2+ of the House, Senate, and Presidency), well over 11.7 Million more people would be employed right now!

            According to table A-1, the civilian noninstitutional population age 16 years+ in March 2013 was 245,363,000.

            4.8% * 245,363,000 = 11,777,424

            Over 11.7 Million people who are not employed now, but would be if we had the same Employment-Population ratio now as we had in December 2006 when Republicans last controlled the House, Senate, and Presidency!

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          • Chrissy,
            Can you reply to this comment to let me know when you have made the new graph:
            Employment-Population Ratio and Averages, Jan 1995 - May 2013

            look like this:
            2013_04 Employment in America - GOP vs DEM

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  2. Democrats declare that it is time to end the culture of corruption prevailing through all levels of government. We are committed to immediate change to lead this country in a new direction, to put an end to business as usual, and to make certain this nation’s leaders serve the people’s interests, not special interests. Our responsibility to our constituents and to our nation is to represent all of the people, not just the powerful.

    Our goal is to restore accountability, honesty and openness at all levels of government. To do so, we will create and enforce rules that demand the highest ethics from every public servant, sever unethical ties between lawmakers and lobbyists, and establish clear standards that prevent the trading of official business for gifts.

    Honest leadership is not a partisan goal. It is the key to a stronger union. We must all work together to put the progress of all Americans ahead of the special interests of the few. With honest leadership and open government, America’s leaders can once again focus on the urgent needs of the American people: real security overseas and at home, economic strength and educational excellence, affordable health care, energy independence, and retirement security.

    Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader, 2006
    A NEW DIRECTION FOR AMERICA

    Hey Nancy, it’s time to end the culture of corruption prevailing through all levels of government.

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  3. Update to the first picture:

    In 2010, pResident Obama became the First President Ever to NOT pass a budget.
    Then he did it again in 2011, again in 2012, again in 2013, and so far it looks unlikely that he will pass a budget before the start of FY 2014.

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      Oh duh me! Of course. I was thinking 2013 isn’t over when I made this … forgot about Fiscal Years!

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      • Well, FY 2013 isn’t over yet (FY 2013 ends September 30, 2013), but we are in the 4th quarter of FY 2013 without a budget, and the only budget that they are even talking of working on would be a budget for FY 2014…

        The only budget Obama ever signed is the one that his administration falsely pretends George W. Bush signed… for FY 2009!

        The last budget passed by a Republican House, Republican Senate, and Republican President was passed in 2006 for FY 2007.

        The first budget passed after that by a Democrat House, Democrat Senate, and Democrat President was passed in 2009 for FY 2009.

        Now let’s compare the deficits produced by the FY 2007 all-Republican majority budget and the FY 2009 all-Democrat majority budget:

        FY 2007 Deficit: $160.7 Billion
        FY 2009 Deficit: $1,412.7 Billion

        The FY 2009 deficit was 8.8 times the size of the FY 2007 deficit.

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