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Maybe you should try looking into the facts yourself before declaring something to be accurate.
It will take more than a year to fix the mess. It dont take an economics degree to know this you moron.
Time to get your head out of the sand and look at the facts.
Agreed. He started his term with a pooty war and a pooty economy. People should cut him some slack.
-i voted for obama from new zealand :-P
How are they irrelevant?! Thats ALL they are is relevant. They are STATISTICS! I`m so sick of people looking squarely at solid fact and denying its.... "relevance". Grow up people, lets work together before this government screws us all completely.
When you compare two options one is worse than the other or one is better than the other. With three or more options there is a worst, a best, and everything in between.
And a lot of these things are irrelevant.
And another one for effect...
May be complete BS but, they read fairly well and sound plausible.
how is this conservative hypocrisy? it`s just showing how things have changed since the presidents have
Worst is an actual word just not used often."
I think Byrdman was referring to the fact that it`s a comparison of two objects and thus the proper word to be used would be `worse` (opposing `better`) not `worst` (which would mirror `best`).
I could be wrong, though.
Worst is an actual word just not used often.
SCOREBOARD. President = (D). Senate = 59 (D) / 41 (R). House = 256 (D) / 178 (R).
If you read Foxnews this week, you`d think Republicans ran the government...Reality isn`t as exciting for the tea-baggers, but I understand their excitement. I suffered under Bush, you suffer under Obama, and round and round we go.
Calderis is generally right - and my buddies who say "Obama is a flop," I say come on, its been a single year, government is a behemoth , results take time to surface.
FYI - Economists say the recession is over - but that doesn`t mean it feels like it yet. Patience. See how quickly s*it changed this single week? Lets see what happens next week, and the next...that why politics is so fun!
You guys vote in these people.
If they mess up, it`s on your hands.
Thanks kit, that pretty much resume everything I have to say about this issue.
(from Daily show)
Your talking about the internet generation. Millions of people who are used to getting everything they want, when they want it, without delay. Of coursse they have no grasp on what`s actually changed in a year.
Yeah just enough time to get voted out of office so they can blame the next guy...
All this health care "reform" wouldn`t even take effect till 2013
no, I blame the weatherman and news station for the weather....they`re the ones controlling that, right?
The Bush graph was after he was in office for 8 years. Obama`s is ONE Year. What I`d like to see now is Bush`s first year after Clinton`s 8.
The mess Bush left behind is clearly his fault and could clearly be resolved within his first year!
This isnt how it works people. There is no magic bullet that will fix all the problems!
Anyway, most of these measurements seem like they are almost exactly the same. I don`t see a lot of differences one way or the other. So that doesn`t tell us whether it was W Bush who messed everything up or whether Big O hasn`t magically fixed everything yet.
Yeah but right before he left office, the economy was on the verge of depression.
Most of the things on the graph are out of Bush/Obama`s control, though. Completely worthless graph, really.
Finally, the president isn`t responsible for the entirety of the economy. Frankly, the president doesn`t really have much to do with it at all. Congress passes the laws, declares war, etc., so the expenditure of the national budget falls more squarely on its shoulders. Further, the economy as a whole is dependent on the consumers more than the government. Consumers stopped spending money, so we went into a recession.
it just means he`s not the saviour everyone hoped. nothing more, nothing less.
In a few years, especially if this abortion of a health care bill is forced upon us...
...the entire graph will be awash in red.
The economy rebounds by itself because the market or people fix the problems. It is next to impossible to measure the marginal effect of governmental policy.
They want you to go "Look at all that red! Bush was a bad prez!" when in reality both of them have done a terrible job of maintaining the financial health of this country.
Screw this political drivel.
Some of this is arbitrary and unrelated to the actual president in office - and - in others, after a year in office simply isn`t enough time to judge the differences. These "mid-teerm reviews" are often folly.
Take gas price for instance. The price of gas is almost directly related to the amount of oil that OPEC allows to come out of it`s holdings and has nothing to do with the acting president.
The number of bankruptcies is also a rolling trend from the previous damage done by the "housing crisis" thanks to the US and our incredibly stupid habit of overbuilding and moronic obcession with "showing" our credit limit... er... "wealth."
Again, very little to do with the prez.
FIANLLY (almost done here) I can go back three months to where the Dow was at ~9500 under Obama`s "reign" - so is that dow number supposed to be an aggregate or an average? `cause that don`t work out either.
They want you to look at this and go &