Obama Claims to Create or Save 600,000 Jobs as Unemployment Reaches a 25 Year High


More Obama promises you can not believe in … Obamanomics: 2 + 2 = 1 Trillion

Now the miracle worker Obama can save jobs while unemployment rises … Jobs are created or saved because Obama says so … that’s good enough for the media. Never before, even under President Bill Clinton has there ever been a more bias and in the tank media for a sitting President.

Is anyone getting tired of this stale and worn out Obama talking point yet? Once again President Barack Obama stated that his accelerated stimulus spending would create or save 600,000 jobs over the next 100 days.  All this while his previous stimulus plan saw unemployment rates rise in the United States to 25 year highs.


So what then has Obama and the passage of the stimulus and all the government spending been doing for the American people? The unemployment rate rose to 9.4 percent in May 2009. Obama has been spending tax payer dollars like a drunken sailor, so now his answer is to spend like an even more drunken sailor???!!!

“We’ve got a long way to go, but I feel like we’ve made great progress,” Obama said at a White House meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and cabinet officials aimed at highlighting gains made since Congress passed the massive stimulus package in February.

“The biggest concern that I have moving forward is that the toll that job losses take on individual families and communities can be self-reinforcing,” Obama said.

Blue Crab Boulevard asks an honest question of the Obama Administration … name the 150,000 jobs that you claimed to have saved. The answer is, they cannot. It is pure fiction. However, what is not fiction is the fact that the unemployment rate is higher than what the White House had projected. Maybe professor Obama would like to explain how he created any jobs as compared to ones that were lost when even his own unemployment numbers are higher than expected.

All Hail Obama the Job Saver

Wake up … unemployment rates at 25 year highs, a federal deficit out of control and Obama wanting to spend even more money on socialist programs like nationalizing healthcare, while he an his minions claim the stimulus plan is working. I remember Nero playing the fiddle as well.

We the People are not stupid Barack Hussein Obama … we can do the math.

Gallup Poll – How is Obama handling the economy?

Obama’s job approval rating for his handling of the economy has dropped from 59% in February to 55% today, while his disapproval rating has risen by 12 points, from 30% to 42%. The fact that Obama’s approval on the economy has become more negative over this time period is of interest

How exactly does one prove that a job was not lost because of something that Obama did? The answer is he cannot. But he has a complicit media telling everyone he is doing such a great job with the economy. Wonder if the media will continue down such a path when they lose all their jobs? It is the equivalent of us saying; today Scared Monkeys saved the world because it did not spontaneously combust today. It would seems about the same type of tested accomplishment, sarcasm intended.

The Media Fall for Phony ‘Jobs’ Claims

Well what does one expects except for the media to grovel, and suck up every piece of BS that Obama has to offer? A press Corp is supposed to be skeptical of a government, not smitten. The media makes every excuse and takes every opportunity to praise Obama and a stimulus plan that has done never except put the country in debt. Now they praise accomplishments that cannot even be measured. Jobs have been created or saved because Obama says so. As the Anchoress states, the The whole “save or create” line is beyond a flim-flam.

Mr. Fratto sees a double standard at play. “We would never have used a formula like ‘save or create,’” he tells me. “To begin with, the number is pure fiction — the administration has no way to measure how many jobs are actually being ‘saved.’ And if we had tried to use something this flimsy, the press would never have let us get away with it.”

Of course, the inability to measure Mr. Obama’s jobs formula is part of its attraction. Never mind that no one — not the Labor Department, not the Treasury, not the Bureau of Labor Statistics — actually measures “jobs saved.” As the New York Times delicately reports, Mr. Obama’s jobs claims are “based on macroeconomic estimates, not an actual counting of jobs.” Nice work if you can get away with it.

 Hopefully Wizbang is right in that at some point in time, in the political dialogue a reasonable person must ask if the truth is being told. At some point President Barack Obama will have to face the music and answer tough questions from a media that has all but sold out “We the People”. When will they ever maintain a skeptical eye of their Chosen One.

Maybe when their industry is so ravaged by the economic time, maybe, just maybe they will do their job and ask real questions.

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  • Comments

    37 Responses to “Obama Claims to Create or Save 600,000 Jobs as Unemployment Reaches a 25 Year High”

    1. katablog.com on June 9th, 2009 11:04 pm

      Is that “great progress” any more measurable (or real) than all those jobs O saved or created? The truth is – we’re screwed.

    2. rightknight on June 10th, 2009 1:47 am

      President Chaos is not wavering in his
      zeal to disassemble our Individual Freedom
      and replace it with ‘His Divine Control’.
      Even a fool can extrapolate conditions
      imposed by this childlike phony to what
      life would be like under an amateur’s
      vision of Utopia. To hell with the Constitution
      and our System of Laws, Tzars will be ‘His’
      tool for skirting our system of Checks and
      Balances. “Delusional” best describes this
      young, inexperienced man, IMHO.

    3. Scott on June 10th, 2009 6:05 am

      He’s full of shizzzzzzz!

    4. Aluceo on June 10th, 2009 6:54 am


      The stimulus plan in of itself has halted the dramatic plunge in business and consumer confidence with the very likely threat of an economic depression earlier in the year, and businesses and consumers taking a less weary and more upbeat attitude to the future. Maybe more than anything else this will be the most significant impact of the stimulus package in the long-run enabling a spectacular recovery from the real possibility of depression before its passage. Businesses and consumers have become more and more confident that spending from the stimulus in the upcoming months will provide a solid environment for economic activity thus encouraging investment, reducing the pace of job losses and encouraging consumer spending. In other words, the stimulus package has avoided “a cycle of economic downturn to depression” and is now about to engender “a cycle of economic upturn to recovery”.

      The stimulus package cash handouts and other social initiatives have played no minor part in lessening the burdens on individuals of the economic downturn and the consequent increase in the number of people unemployed thus palliating the effects with regards to mortgage, health coverage and consumer spending.

      The stimulus package has halted the lost of jobs in the areas of education and other state level services and enabled States to avoid budget bankruptcy (caused by the fall in revenues due to the economic downturn) with the result of avoiding indirect job losses in the private sector as well.

      The stimulus package is bound to lead the way for new jobs creation to be followed suit by direct private sector investments with the consequence of increasing spending in the economy and accelerating economic recovery. It should be noted that jobs created by the stimulus will have a multiplier effect in the creation of jobs by private enterprises.

      Perhaps more fundamental for long-term economic recovery, given the areas of investment of the stimulus package (infrastructure, energy and green jobs, education. etc.), it is the type of government investment required for renewing long-term economic growth. As was the case with FDR’s New Deal in the 1930s and Eisenhower building of interstate highways and investment in the sciences in the 1950s, the stimulus package is bound to restructure the foundation of the US economy within which private enterprise will thrive.

      The fundamental element in the criticisms levied against the stimulus package that it will increase the US deficit is the total disregard by most critics of what would have happened without the stimulus with respect to avoiding the real threat of a depression, raising business and consumer confidence and restructuring the economy. Thus providing a good foundation for real growth in the long-run (boostered by the Stimulus and led by private enterprise) with economic growth by itself and healthcare reform allowing for deficit reduction in the long-run.

      While the Stimulus Package has often come under this one-sided criticism of increasing the US deficit, such an argument can only be credible to the extent that it elicits how the results mentioned above which have been obtained (and are to be obtained) by the Stimulus Package could have been attained otherwise. Most critics of the stimulus package seem to think that this economy which was at the very brink of collapse simply avoided a depression by some miracle and that by the same token recovery is bound to occur by magic. To the extent that their arguments fail to answer these fundamental facts about avoiding a depression and beginning a recovery, to that extent, such arguments can hardly be considered credible.

      Actually, the initial impact of the stimulus for private enterprise and consumer confidence has been “anticipatory” in that it arrested a situation where the trend of business and consumer confidence was heading the economy to a depression. That is why the statistics point to the fact that business and consumer confidence stop plunging after the stimulus plan was passed and the stock market has been “going north” since then. It is the anticipation of the impact of the stimulus plan that has stabilized business and consumer confidence, heading off the real prospect of a depression. In other words, the stimulus package first impact was to act as the brakes for an economy that was heading to a depression disaster.

      http://www.rususa.com/money/finance.asp See link above for the effect of the stimulus plan on the stock market immediately after its passage in mid-February 2009: the NASDAQ, Dow Jones and S & P 500 have made a dramatic U-turn upward since March 2009.

      The reason for the high job losses is very simple. Those jobs were going to be lost anyway as business and consumer confidence entered a vicious cycle to depression following the failure of the financial system – these job losses arose out of lack of confidence in the financial system. Actually, the stimulus role at the onset more than any immediate spending in the economy itself has been to provide assurance to consumers and businesses that government will spend in the economy thereby upholding consumer and business confidence and avoiding the real prospect of a depression. So the stimulus first role has been “anticipatory” in forestalling a depression.

      Believe it or not, it is not out of the question that without the stimulus plan we might have been talking now about the loss of not 1.6 million jobs but 5 or 6 million jobs at the trend at which consumer and business confidence went on falling before its passage. See link on the rise of consumer confidence since the stimulus plan was passed in mid-February 2009.

      Actually, the word “stimulus” here can be misleading in that it underemphasizes the effect of the stimulus in arresting a grave and downward spiral of the economy and rather draw focus mainly on creation of jobs which is the second and yet to fully come dimension of its impact.

      Let’s imagine that the stimulus plan was to be suspended now. What will happen is that the anticipation consumers and business had about its boosting effect on the economy will die out, and this of itself will create uncertainty and may well lead to a new downward spiral. The Stimulus has a double effect with respect to recovery and job creation. Perhaps the lesser acknowledged effect is the confidence created in the economy for private enterprise and consumer consumption. In fact, this indirect effect will be the strongest push for economic recovery and job creation. Then there is the direct effect of the Stimulus Package spending and its multiplier effect given the areas of expenditure (education, infrastructure, green jobs, etc.)

      While critics are pointing to the fact that unemployment is already at 9.4 percent compared to the prediction of 8.8 percent for 2010 made by the Administration, many forget that Economics like Meteorology or Earthquake Prediction for that matter is “no Physics or Maths”. What ultimately matters is the bigger picture and trends. Going by the job loss figures for March, April and May (652000, 504000 and 345000 respectively) the argument made by the administration definitely holds. In fact, the Fed, the Treasury as well as other institutions involved in the prediction of economic data tend to revise their figures quite often. What matters is the trend and bigger picture.

      The Stimulus is rather like a project but in this instance a massive and complex national project. A project can be broken down in two broad categories: design and execution. At the design stage (the first few months of the Stimulus), everything is being organised and put in place administratively with relatively little being carried out. The upcoming months will be the period when the massive spending and investments will be executed at an exponential rate. In fact, 1 billion dollar is already being allocated each day for Stimulus projects.

      In layman’s terms, the Stimulus is needed for the simple reason that with the failure of the financial system, businesses and consumers were less willing (uncertainty) and less able (banks failures and failure to provide credit) to produce and spend in the economy implying that companies sold less goods and services than usual and so the companies had to lay out workers who in turn bought less and so the cycle goes (and this might just as well have led to a depression).

      What the stimulus is meant to do, and is doing, is to incite and give businesses and consumers the confidence to keep on producing and spending respectively for the upcoming spending in the economy it is to generate exponentially. Initially by giving tax breaks, benefits, spending to maintain teaching and social services jobs and then spending on stimulus projects contracts given to companies which are then encouraged not to lay off workers. All these with the consequent multiplier effect in the economy.

      Companies and consumers effectively bought to this idea once the Stimulus bill was enacted and kept on producing and consuming respectively in anticipation that upcoming Stimulus spending will maintain a stable economic environment from which recovery is possible. Hence the reason why the stock market and consumer and business confidence started rising. This effort was accompanied by the bank bailout and efforts to provide credit to consumers and companies.

      It is effectively because the Stimulus Package is real, a commitment of 789 billion dollars by the US government for real economic projects, that consumers and businesses bought to the scheme and started acting in a positive manner in anticipation of its positive impact in the upcoming months (the Stimulus Package direct impact should enter in full force by the fourth quarter). In fact, many economists have even argued that the amount provided for the Stimulus should have been much more higher.

      As a final note, I’ll argue that irrespective of party creed, it will seem to me that the criticism levied against the Stimulus is much more of a “political vogue” (and has nothing to do with “realistic” economics) naïvely taken up by the media which tend to operate on the basis of “two sides to any story” (not a criticism though). The milestone which any such critical arguments has to overcome is to answer the question: how could a depression be avoided and a recovery started following the failure of the financial system?
      SM: Wanna BET.

      The long term ramifications of this are disasterous. BTW, its not a stimulus plan … its a political payoff plan.

    5. Jack Hammer on June 10th, 2009 8:14 am

      What would Scared Monkeys do?? You often criticize, but yet don’t have any ideas of your own. We would all love to hear how you would do this job any different given what this man was given. Cleaning up after Bush is not that easy of a job.

    6. Brenda in Virginia on June 10th, 2009 8:25 am

      RE: #4

      “It is effectively because the Stimulus Package is real, a commitment of 789 billion dollars by the US government for real economic projects”

      Uhhh…it’s the TAXPAYER’s money..not the government’s. But Obama and his Communist pals don’t see it that way as we now “belong” to them.

      “The stimulus package cash handouts and other social initiatives have played no minor part in lessening the burdens on individuals of the economic downturn…”

      Only people being “helped” are those who were already happy to receive handouts from the backs of the working class. Also, MOST of those in trouble financially put themselves in the position by spending…or should I say CREDITING…more than they knew they could afford.


      We may as well face it…the have nots have their puppet in power, but this puppet knows exactly what he’s doing and is pleased to be the mouth-piece (or shall I say teleprompter reader) doing so.

    7. dave on June 10th, 2009 8:46 am

      #4 Aluceo,
      That was a long winded load of crap. It’s idiots like you who have no clue. What a f’n joke you are.

    8. katablog.com on June 10th, 2009 9:31 am

      #4 Aluceo must have copied that from the Government Recovery site. Now, let’s look at the Pork = U Less without the O glasses: The next great crisis: America’s debt Sure hope Aluceo has a spare $11,000 hanging around!

      The bill is far too big for only the rich to pick up. There aren’t enough of them. America will have to lean on citizens far below the $250,000 income threshold: nurses, electricians, secretaries, and factory workers. Within a decade the average household that pays income tax will owe the equivalent of $155,000 in federal debt, about $90,000 more than last year. What the Obama administration isn’t telling Americans is that the only practical solution is a giant tax increase aimed squarely at the middle class.

      and to HopeNChangers I say: I told you so.

    9. Rusty Bridges on June 10th, 2009 9:56 am

      jackhammer, Bush? really still using that. Okay, if it took Bush (really barney frank, harry reid, and pelosi but okay, Bush) 8 years to send what he did and it took obama 100 days to spend ten times that, how many of the following administrations get to blame obama for the mess he is causing?

      You can’t spend your way out of debt. Here is some info you might not have; we are borrowing from china until YOU and the rest of us can pay them back. We are talking trillions here, you do the math. The smart ones have and it don’t look good.

      And you must not come here often because most of use have suggested not spending us into further debt by bailing out failing companies, let capitalism run its course. One monkey put it well using the ice man as an example, if refrigerators put the ice man out of business should the gov’t have bailed them out and forced people to use ice boxes?

      Consumer confidence would be a hell of a lot higher if people knew that they weren’t bailing out somebody else and could lose their job in their field as they pay big gov to come up with fantasy jobs for a few.

      Go ahead and believe what you want, I got a big box of told ya’ so waiting for you libs.

    10. rightknight on June 10th, 2009 10:23 am

      Chicago is often regarded as the
      model of ‘back-room-politics’.
      You know, decisions made between
      power brokers behind closed doors
      and then foisted upon the People.
      Secret deals in smoked filled rooms
      became the norm and the practice
      evolved to high places.

      But, not to worry…things have changed
      drastically. Smoking is currently frowned
      upon, even in Chicago! Well, partially
      at least, ’cause we hear that Obama is
      drawn to light up now and then. In fact,
      he creates so much smoke, we cannot
      see precisely how our money is being
      redistributed by Him.

    11. Michelle Smith on June 10th, 2009 10:24 am

      #4 How’s that $8 a week working out for ya?

    12. Michelle Smith on June 10th, 2009 10:25 am

      The delusional one’s are people like Aluceo.

    13. Scott on June 10th, 2009 10:30 am

      Everybody…those were not his original thoughts. He could be charged with plagarism. I work for a govn’t agency that received billions of stimulus money. In fact, it was slipped in a staff meeting that MORE IS COMING! It’s not a commitment for real economic projects. Do you call a speed train from LA to Vegas is a real economic project or protecting Nancy Pelosi’s marsh mouse? Is giving money to STD clinics real economic project?

      It is a FACT the stimulus is NOT working. Liberal ass wipes are in a frenzy because their maker is a FALSE PROPHET as Jon Voight said last night.

      Jackloser- an often beaten man asks rhetorical questions such as “what would scared monkeys do…” LOL! Go away. You lose!

      What don’t these dipsh*ts that voted for him see? If we pass the stimulus unemployment will NOT hit 8%. Really?

      And here’s another idiotic beaten liberal comment, “cleaning up after Bush….” Well dummies, when does this become Obama’s? It already is HIS….he took over the auto makers, the banks, rushed HIS ECONOMIC stimuls. This recession and the economy is on HIM now and America knows this and see this….which is why you are seeing certain races tilt towards Republicans!

    14. Fa2ility on June 10th, 2009 10:35 am

      Obama is just the guy with a mop. Unfortunately, the previous occupant left such a big turd that Hercules himself would need divine assistanace…

    15. Scott on June 10th, 2009 10:38 am

      Also dummies…

      If a person runs a pizza company and a man comes in with a mask and robs him of $10 and then two hours later takes the mask off and comes back into the store and buys a slice of pizza, does the pizza owner turn a profit? A profit in order not to raise prices or cuts jobs?

      What liberal idiots do not realize is that you can not take money out of a company’s business through taxes just to redistribute it to the lower classes who then “supposedly” give it back to those same businesses (think cars). Basically you are buying his product with his money, so there’s no upturn in his economic world.

      On a great larger scale, say such as our economy….that doesn’t work, NEVER has worked and NEVER will work. Common sense says this logic is flawed.

      Why can’t liberals answer this question: Do you believe the extra $8 a day is REALLY an tax cut for 95% of Americans? LOL! HAHAHHAHHAHAAHHAHHAHAHAA

      YOU LIBERALS ARE FOOLS and when the ship sinks you will go down with it.

    16. Daniel on June 10th, 2009 11:17 am

      To quote Newsy.com: Is it possible to tell what the stimulus plan has already accomplished – or is it just fuzzy math?

      Well, to play devil’s advocate for a moment if I may, without pinning blame on anyone, a certain amount of the economy is beyond the control of any single person. It’s dictated by the laws of supply and demand, among other things. You can say Bush sunk tons of money into war, which is technically true. You can also say Obama is sinking tons of money into propping up dinosaur corporations, which may also be true. They’re on differing scales, but ultimately, even what they did is up to the whims of the uncontrollable market.

      We’ve seen a lot of job loss. A lot of that was unavoidable once the blocks were set in place (which occurred before either Bush or Obama). To say we’ve “saved” 150,000 jobs is largely fuzzy math, but it’s not 100% BS. It means economists have run their formulas and seen an upswing in employment trends. That Obama is taking credit for it is BS. You can’t say with certainty that a single factor had that kind of impact with everything else going on in the economy (like natural recovery).

    17. SUPER DAVE on June 10th, 2009 11:40 am

      jackie hammer: your boy’s mess will never be cleaned up.
      blaming bush is obama’s way of saying that he does not know how to run the country just as it is you people’s excuse for a dunce of a president.
      take the 53% that voted obama into office and you have 1/3rd unemployed who do not pay taxes, 1/3rd foriegners who are not citizens, and 1/3rd delusional unpatriotic Americans that have failed their country.

    18. SUPER DAVE on June 10th, 2009 4:04 pm

      i have never even noticed an 8.00 increase. i wonder how much odiebama gave the illegals ?

    19. Michelle Smith on June 10th, 2009 7:01 pm

      @#18 Yeah, me neither.

    20. katablog.com on June 10th, 2009 10:07 pm

      Daniel: you are making to much sense actually talking economic facts – those libs will never understand.

      One thing is very simple. More and more HopeNChangers are realizing they’ve been sold a bill of goods. Only the smarter ones have gotten it so far – but they are getting it slow but sure.

      We passed the Pork=U Less because O and Congress said without it, unemployment would skyrocket to 8.5%. Well they were right about the part of unemployment skyrocketing – they just got the number wrong (it’s at 9.4% and still climbing and predicted to continue to climb for the rest of the year) AND that’s with</strong the Pork=U Less.

      You see unlike what #4 says, confidence is going down because anyone with a brain realizes that when you start talking about trillions in debt, the cost of bond sales increasing by 7% in the last few months because of our huge debt and there is still no end to O’s spending – we are in deep, deep do-do.

      Outspending Bush’s 8 years in only 100 days is only the beginning. Remember, when Bush was spending on the war, he was actually employing people. Jobs increased during Bush’s 8 years. Jobs have done nothing but go down, down, down since O took office. Debt has gone up, up, up.

      O at last count had a total of 20 Czars! Czars in that they don’t report or answer to Congress, they just do as they please. We see the Constitution being trampled to death. Americans have lost far more freedoms than the few the libbys complained about bitterly under Bush. And – again, it’s only the beginning. Soon O will be monitoring your diet and exercise programs!

    21. Aluceo on June 10th, 2009 10:11 pm

      Hi Scott. Well, maybe you indicate where I got all that stuff since you really so sure it’s plagiarized. Because it’s entirely original!

    22. SUPER DAVE on June 11th, 2009 7:03 am

      OBAMA also claims that he was born in the US. now we all know that this is a lie just like his claim to save 600,000 jobs.
      it’s all media hype that he has bought and paid for and fed to his mongrel party.

    23. Scott on June 11th, 2009 8:02 am

      #21 does NOT make it true as there are FACTS that disprove you lame attempt to once again bore us with your liberal talking points! There is a reason the Pres said he wanted to speed up spending, which is also a lie…. these projects are not projects but rather political payback! Open your mind idiot!

    24. Rusty Bridges on June 11th, 2009 8:22 am

      #14, yeah if that is true, instead of cleaning it up like he said he could do he is taking ex lax and and now the mess is on our heads.

      You want to talk about the mess that clinton left? You know the one that got away and eventually mastermined the 9/11 attacks. At least he saved a ton of money by not invading Afgahnastan to get osama and just let Bush worry about it.

    25. katablog.com on June 11th, 2009 9:10 am

      Open your mind idiot!

      You assume too much Scott. What makes you think he has a mind?

    26. rightknight on June 11th, 2009 10:22 am

      Al Qaeda used our own airplanes to
      kill and maim thousands of us.
      There is a bit of a parallel in the
      practice of spending us into dependency
      and buying up our major means of
      production using our own money.

    27. ANewGirl on June 11th, 2009 10:33 am

      #4- Aulceo! Do the MATH! Do the MATH! Do the MATH! Learn how to read and educate yourself the proper way. You are a Salesman’s dream…you buy and believe anything THE CHOSEN ONE HAS TO OFFER. If you bought a Pontiac Sunbird disguised and sold as a Cadillac Escalade…what would you really have?? You’d still own the Pontiac SUNBIRD, you Fool.

      You have been buying every lie since Obama opened his mouth to the American Public and began campaigning. You bought into the BS of his “STIMULUS” plan, and apparently are still taking bites out of that shi*t sandwhich every day thinking you are devouring Filet Mignon!


      Make sure you wash down everything with a big glass of your Leftist Moonbat Extreme Bleeding Heart Liberal KOOL AIDE, too. Fruit Punch flavor, too I might add because you are out of your freaking MIND!

    28. SUPER DAVE on June 11th, 2009 12:37 pm

      AULCEO: to break it down, get yourself a jungle juice chaser to aid in the swallowing that stimulus tube steak.

    29. Michelle Smith on June 11th, 2009 1:12 pm

      You know, 8 years from now, assuming that Obama is re-elected, and after he hasn’t done a damn thing to correct the situation, these fools will still be blaming Bush because that’s all they know.

      Such a sad & clueless bunch.

    30. ANewGirl on June 11th, 2009 2:05 pm

      #29- Michelle, 8 yrs. from now if Obama is re-elected, I say Holy Crap—can it get much worse?

      To be fair- no Man or Woman would have been able to correct all that is wrong in 4 years of ANY Administration…..just too much to contend with.

      On the other hand, I completely agree with your statement. The time to stop blaming GWB was the first day Obama served. Also, we have Barney Frank and Chris Dodd to thank for much of what went wrong in the Sub-Prime Mortgage Fiasco & downfall of Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae. It all rolls in to the huge economic recession, failure of AIG and thousands of other banks, GM, etc. …the list goes on and on. So far, Mr. INEXPERIENCED Obama has done what most every Politician has done (lied to the American Public) and Obama, IMO, has also already made his share of mistakes in less than 150 days in Office.

      The Bottom Line: We’re screwed no matter what. Sorry to be a pessimist, but I just don’t see things getting dramatically better for our Country for years to come ( no matter who is in Office). You are correct though, all the OBAMESSIAHS followers are a clueless bunch though. It’s easy to fall for his rhetoric, however, because he is the ultimate craftsman in making everything look and sound wonderful.


    31. Michelle Smith on June 11th, 2009 5:46 pm

      #30 ANewGirl

      You are correct in that it will take more than 8 years to fix this mess but Obama has done nothing but add fuel to the fire and continue to Blame it all on Bush. Of course we know that this wasn’t going to be easy and we know that it will take a very very very long time to rise above all this but it will happen. The fact that the dems refuse to accept any responsibility into what caused all of this is, is what really pisses me off. Instead of trying to find ways to make things better, they want to spend more money and Blame it on the Bush administration when in fact it was democrats that were in charge of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac.

      I agree with your post. The point I was making is that in 8 years or 10 years or 12 years they will still be blaming everything on Bush.

      It’s not looking very good for our kids & grandkids futures.

    32. ANewGirl on June 12th, 2009 8:12 am

      #31- Michelle— I hear you and I completely agree with what you post about the blame game…..I agree also we will eventually rise above since, economically speaking, everything is cylical.

      Dems will never accept any responsibility—guess it’s just easier to blame everyone else. Pathetic, isn’t it? Pisses me off, too but there are millions of Americans who were formerly mesmerized that are beginning to catch on…..do you think there is hope for 2012? Depends on who is going to run. And while I did like and do respect John McCain—I think he could have run a better campaign and should have called Obama out more since his whole campaign was so corrupt (ACORN..HIDING HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE, etc)…it’s not even funny! I agree with many that Obama BOUGHT his way into the Presidency- and we are stuck with him. America was so frustrated and ready for a “change”, I don’t think the GOP had a chance in hell to begin with.

    33. Aluceo on June 12th, 2009 7:57 pm

      It will seem our right wing friends are very short of memory:

      FACT 1
      September 2008 (Bush Administration), mortgage crisis leads to financial crisis leads to lay offs accelerating job losses

      FACT 2
      February 2009 (Obama Administration), stimulus package is passed leading to a drop in the number of job losses in the 3 consecutive months (March – 652000, April – 5040000, May – 305000). The stock market keep on rising, consumer and business confidence rise to the highest level for 9 months by June 2009.

      FACT 3
      Obama doesn’t stop there. He promises 600000 jobs to be created in summer

      FACT 4
      Most active 100 days of any US President in living memory.

    34. ANewGirl on June 12th, 2009 11:24 pm

      #33—Put the frikken Obamassiah Crack Pipe down, will you? You are brainwashed and there is no hope for you.


      FACT 2- STIMULUS= PORKULUS (As in, American Taxpayers please bend over and take it up the A**)

      FACT 3- MORE BULLSHIT in disguise. Once again, the numbers are fudged. I live in Mass, where unemployment percentage is one of the lowest Nationwide—and thousands are still getting laid off and losing their jobs every day—so you don’t know what the hell you are talking about. Neither does our President.

      Fact 4- Of course Obama’s days in office have been active, YOU MORON. We’re still at War, the economy sucks, it’s been bailout and bankrupt city and this President has spent and wasted MORE OF OUR TAXPAYER DOLLARS (AND PUT US FUTHER IN DEBT) than ANY….REPEAT ANYYYYYYYYYYYYY US PRESIDENT IN HISTORY TO DATE! Just because some thing has been wrapped up in a pretty box and tied with a bow doesn’t mean there still isn’t a pile of horse manure under the cover when you look inside. Chew on that, you Fool.

    35. rightknight on June 13th, 2009 2:22 am

      All numbers on All subjects issued by this administration
      are pulled from an extremely dark and shady place, period!
      There are no Facts cited, ever! Truth is Not a factor. What
      ever the People want to hear is promised, but, almost none
      of the promises are kept. This is child’s play performed by

    36. Dolf on June 16th, 2009 1:48 am

      so there was a switch from the Bush wuzzy math to the Obama wuzzy math

      politicians always do wuzzy math

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