Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:56:47 AM
patchgrabber: He has said how the cuts would be done, through congress, through the ways and means committee. He's set the goal, like a leader does, and he`s leaving it to the congress to meet that goal.
The minutia of how and what is cut is not the role of the president, that`s the role of congress. The president is supposed to lead, Obama hasn`t lead, that`s why we`ve been so screwed over the last 4 years.
Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:25:32 AM
@CJ: You are so full of sh*t. What, exactly, were the contradictions Obama's made that outnumber Romney`s? And the fact that you aren`t even defending him, merely using some logical fallacy to distract the argument, speaks volumes. Keep on supporting a flip-flopping mystery man who hasn`t told you *how* he`s going to do any of the outrageous things he says he`s going to. Anything for the elephant, huh CJ?
Obama took office in a recession he didn't cause. OF COURSE growth has been slow. I`m just showing there has been growth. In the case of these stats, Obama actually "benefits" from coming in during a recession year. In essence, it allows us to create an inflated showing of growth.
Wouldn`t it stand to reason that, if Obama is pulling us out of a recession (as in, we`ve already hit the lowest point), we SHOULD see "explosive" growth? We certainly have seen this type of growth in a "private" market - stocks. I doubt you`ll deny that both DOW and NASDAQ have recovered well.
Why then, if a "private" market can explosively recover from a recession, do the other stats fail to explode in a similar manner?
Consider this, in Bushes first term, these improved: GDP per capita, NASDAQ, DOW, Unemployment, Change in Jobs, Ave. Earnings, Employed People, and New Home Builds.