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The Obama Economy


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Obama Scorecard: Jobs


In response to Trump’s crowing about the 1,000 jobs he convinced Carrier to keep in the United States, Obama’s Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, claimed that Trump needs 804 more Carrier deals to match President Obama’s record on manufacturing jobs.

Wrong.  There are 303,000 FEWER manufacturing jobs in the United States than there were when Barack Obama took office.

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Is he stupid or lying?

President Barack Obama has just declared that he has not contributed to the divisions that have sprung up in the country during his administration.  

I can’t believe he is uninformed.  He’s the president, for crying out loud.  Once a year, he even makes a big speech telling us what the State of the Union is.  So either he knows the score and is lying or else he’s just too stupid to understand what he’s done.

Here are just two examples of why I vote for the former.


President Obama has boasted that the 2009 trillion dollar stimulus solved the unemployment crisis. Uhhhhhhhhhhhh … no.

The ranks of the “want a job but can’t find one” has risen to a whopping 15% under his administration.  Five percent is considered normal for a healthy economy.

This graphic shows the percent of Americans employed during the Bush and the Obama years.  It paints a very clear picture of the utter failure Obama has been on job creation.



Candidate Obama criticized Bush spending, likening it to treason and promising to “take a scalpel” to the national budget to reduce spending.  But as soon as he got into office, he increased deficit spending.

During Bush’s years in office, the national debt increased by a little less than $6 Trillion. By the time Obama leaves office, it will be $8 Trillion higher than when he entered office, bringing us to an unprecedented and crushing $20 Trillion debt level.


As for “not” dividing us, puhleeze.  At every turn, he has accused whites, police, and the justice system of oppressing minorities, perpetuated the oft-debunked gender pay gap which he, surprise NOT, blames on discrimination, and declared that Christians are homophobes, but that Islamic radicals, who actually murder gays, are peace-loving and godly people who are just fed up with all the discrimination.

I count the rise of the Tea Party, the collapse of the Democratic Party, the ever growing public awareness of MSM bias, and the election of Donald Trump as President Obama’s chief accomplishments. 



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Happy Labor Day

Labor Day – Burgers, Brats and Bolshevism

In 1882 a couple of socialist cats named Matthew Maguire and Peter McGuire, both members of the Socialist Labor Party, proposed an official workers’ holiday in New York to be called “Labor Day.” Both men were also active in their respective labor unions, with Maguire belonging to the International Association of Machinists and Peter McGuire general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and co-founder of the American Federation of Labor. (Busy little pinkos, weren’t they?)
As the popularity of New York’s Labor Day gained momentum in urban centers across the U.S., President Grover Cleveland (yes, a Democrat) signed legislation in June of 1894 declaring Labor Day a national holiday to be held, like New York’s own, the first Monday of every September.
He was not re-elected.

Kudos to those who have managed to remain gainfully employed in spite of Exalted Ruler’s best efforts to draw deep divisions between the haves (them) and the have-nots (us). The press never mentions that the GDP has not seen 3% growth in the 8 years he’s been dismantling the country. Right now it’s growing at an anemic 1-1/2%. Not even during the depths of the Great Depression has economic growth been that slow. He crows about “56 straight months of job gains.” His economy adds 100,000 new minimum wage jobs while 400,000 good-paying full-time jobs disappear. His Obamacare mandates have played a huge role in reducing the work force as employers cut hours to avoid Dear Reader’s onerous taxes.

Labor Secretary: America Is Approaching Full Employment

Perez was asked on CNBC how he felt about the recently released jobs numbers, which showed the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent from July to August while 94,391,000 Americans are not participating in the labor force.

94,391,000 Americans Out of the Labor Force in August

The national unemployment rate also remained unchanged at 4.9 percent, as the United States economy added only 151,000 jobs.


Record High Number of Foreign-Born Workers Employed in U.S.
Number of native-born workers declined over the month

Last month was the first time that the number of foreign-born workers exceeded 26 million. There were 25,984,000 foreign-born workers who had a job in July, and in August that number jumped to 26,134,000, an increase of 240,000.
According to the bureau, a foreign-born person is one who resides in the United States but who was born outside the country. Undocumented immigrants and refugees may be included in the data set, since the bureau does not distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants.
There were 126,453,000 native-born workers employed in July, and in August, that number dropped to 125,670,000, a one-month decline of 783,000.
The unemployment rate for foreign-born workers is also lower for foreign-born workers. In August, the unemployment rate was 4.4 percent for foreign-born workers and 5.1 percent for native-born workers.

Police Union Tells Chicago Cops To Avoid Overtime Over Labor Day Weekend, Spend Time With Their Families

The union says the move is meant to give officers more time with their families, but some critics see it as a way for police to make a point at the expense of the people living in violent neighborhoods.

Chicago Passes 2015 Murder Total With 4 Months Left In 2016
Chicago ticked past a pair of grim milestones as August passed into September. Chicago Police said 90 people were murdered in the city in August. A few hours into Sept. 1, the total number of murders in 2016 reached 469, exceeding the tally for all of last year.




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U.S. Economy Slowdown > Massive Job Losses

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“According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, U.S. firms announced 65,141 job cuts during April, which represented a massive 35 percent increase over the previous month. And so far this year overall, job cut announcements are running 24 percent higher than for the exact same period in 2015. Meanwhile, on Thursday we learned that initial claims for unemployment benefits shot up dramatically last week. In fact, the jump of 17,000 was the largest increase that we have seen in over a year. Of course the U.S. economy has been slowing down for quite a while now, and many have been wondering when we would begin to see that slowdown reflected in the employment numbers. Well, that day has now arrived.”

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Obama: Worst Jobs President Ever

Obama points to the fact that unemployment dropped from 7.9% when he took office to 5% as of last month. But this is misleading in the extreme, since it ignores all those who want jobs, but who have given up looking because the economy is so bad.

Discouraged workers not unemployed

During Obama’s time in the White House, labor force participation dropped farther and faster than under any other administration.

OBAMA worst employment

Other statistics that show how horrific Obama’s economic leadership has truly been:

  • Percentage of families in which no one is employed = Up by 1.9%
  • Number of Americans living below the poverty line = Up by 3.5%
  • Number of Americans on food stamps = Up 13 million
  • Number of small businesses = Down by more than 6 million
  • The number of Americans who own homes = Down by 5.6%
  • Real median household income = Down by 2.3%

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GOP DEBATE: Cruz on illegal immigration

Cruz is exactly right.


Saying Republicans are anti-immigration is offensive. We’re pro-law abiding immigrants! Besides which, Mexico and most other countries have zero tolerance for illegals. Why should we be any different?

Immigration laws

Saying Republicans lack compassion is also offensive. IMO, Democrats are the hard-hearted ones for so blithely ignoring the suffering of the millions of Americans that their horrible economic policies have put out of work.

1984 - 2015 Dems don't create jobs

Illegals and Unemployment

Link to my History of Political Party Control in DC album, which gives easy-to-understand graphic illustrations for which parties held the Presidency, the Senate and the House in each session of Congress.

Link to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Population app.


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If you believe that Democrat policies are good for people …

… then explain why Detroit isn’t the greatest city on Earth.

Democrats and Detroit

CJ Pearson Dem party slavery


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