“Some people call it a recession, I think it’s a depression”

posted at 1:01 pm on July 3, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

You and I have that in common, Congressman Waxman.

“But look, the president inherited a terrible economy. We were hemorrhaging jobs in 2008 when he got elected so that by the time he took office in 2009 we had over 10 percent unemployment. We had the banks frozen, they couldn’t deal with their assets. The economy has not recovered — some people call it a recession, I think it’s a depression. And the president has tried to get the economy moving, but from the first day he took office, the Republicans have given him no slack. They’ve opposed everything he’s done. They act as if he’s created the deficits, but under George W. Bush, we fought two wars without paying for them; we gave tax breaks, primarily for the upper income, we never paid for it; we gave an increased benefit under Medicare, prescription drugs, that’s very nice, we could’ve done it in a more cost-effective way, but we didn’t pay for that either. So, we have these deficits. President Bush inherited a balanced budget, and by the time he left, we had over 10 percent unemployment and a huge deficit, and now the Republicans are trying to blame it on President Obama. They say he hasn’t done enough, but they don’t help him get anything done — they stop him from any of his efforts.”

But acknowledging the depths to which this not-technically-a-recession/depression is plaguing America’s productivity is where Rep. Henry Waxman (D-California) and my similarities end, because I’ve just about had it with liberals blaming the ‘inherited’ economy on Bush, acting like President Obama is completely innocent and didn’t do anything to add to the deficits, and lamenting that our republic is functioning exactly the way it was intended to function.

Yes, the upswing on the deficits started under George W. Bush — most especially the last two years of his presidency, when the Democrats were in full control of Congress. And yes, the bad economic news began before Obama’s time — but President Obama has managed to get plenty of legislation through (i.e., bailouts, ObamaCare, Dodd-Frank, etcetera) and implemented plenty of policy through the executive branch. We are now three and half years into his presidency, but the economy doesn’t seem to do much except fluctuate between marginal gains and losses. How long are we expected to wait for results?

And lastly, for the first two years of his presidency, Obama had a fully Democratic Congress at his disposal. Americans decided they didn’t like that state of play, and elected Republicans into the House in droves in 2010 for precisely the purpose of frustrating President Obama’s awful plans. That’s the way the system works — kindly get over it, and please stop acting like the lack of bipartisanship in Congress right now is some sort of travesty of justice.


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Waxman Ratface.

jawkneemusic on July 3, 2012 at 1:04 PM

I get depressed every time I have to look at his nostrils…

PatriotRider on July 3, 2012 at 1:04 PM

…that picture frightened the krap out of me!

KOOLAID2 on July 3, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Buttercup: Westley, what about the R.O.U.S.’s?
Westley: Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist.

Lost in Jersey on July 3, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Obama and his syncophytes need to be reminded each time — of his 2009 statement that if he didn’t get the economy turned around within three years, he would be a one-term president.

aunursa on July 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Kramer’s Pigman speaks.

BKeyser on July 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM

some sort of skaven/hobbit hybrid … it must be destroyed. with fire. lots of fire.

Jeddite on July 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM

What ever you do…

… don’t go into the bathroom and check your nose hairs.

(don’t do it!)

(stop!)

(they are fine, trust me)

Seven Percent Solution on July 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Inherited. Bullshyte.

In the last months of the Bush admin the dummy let two prospective presidents decide what would happen in his last moments of his term. McLame turned into a pussywillow, suspending his campaign until America was in even worse debt than ever, then Bush actually HELPED zero inflict the most economic damage to us EVER, and he’s still inflicting it to this day.

Inherited my ass, zerodumbobama orchestrated this while Bush played the fiddle.

Wolfmoon on July 3, 2012 at 1:07 PM

I get depressed every time I have to look at his nostrils…

PatriotRider on July 3, 2012 at 1:04 PM

…I think Mitt parks his cars in there!

KOOLAID2 on July 3, 2012 at 1:07 PM

It’s insane to think that Obama cares or knows enough to actually understand what it takes to get us out of a recession. Having Democrats wonder after all of this time why their fearless leader hasn’t accomplished anything is hypocritical.

BetseyRoss on July 3, 2012 at 1:07 PM

AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH..

…….IF i HEAR inheritence ONE MORE TIME!!

canopfor on July 3, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Yeah, funny how Bush fought two wars “without paying for them”, cut taxes “without paying for them” and enacted Medicare Part D “without paying for it”, and yet Obama’s deficits are consistently THREE TIMES HIGHER.

The Schaef on July 3, 2012 at 1:07 PM

by the time he took office in 2009 we had over 10 percent unemployment.


I take it no one challenged him on this flat out lie. Unemployment wasn’t over 10 percent when Obama took office. It was less than 8 percent. That was the basis of the entire stimulus plan that unemployment wouldn’t rise above 8 percent. These a**hats are trying to change reality again.

DoS_Conservative on July 3, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Stay on message, mock them! Call it The 0 Economy™ and The largest tax increase in the history of the world!

Bmore on July 3, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Seven Percent Solution on July 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM

I left you a welcome back message on the last thread. Henry Waxman is a dillweed.

Bmore on July 3, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Yeah, funny how Bush fought two wars “without paying for them”, cut taxes “without paying for them” and enacted Medicare Part D “without paying for it”, and yet Obama’s deficits are consistently THREE TIMES HIGHER.

The Schaef on July 3, 2012 at 1:07 PM

It’s always fun to counter those arguments from my liberal co-workers by replying “at least we got something for the money Bush borrowed.”

The popping sound their ears make is my favorite part.

Lost in Jersey on July 3, 2012 at 1:10 PM

but from the first day he took office, the Republicans have given him no slack. They’ve opposed everything he’s done.
====================================================

Well Duh,Obama had Won,and had both Houses,
and eight years of Bush Hate,in which the Democrats
gave the collective finger to the GOP!

canopfor on July 3, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Messages floating off into the ether?

Sometimes this board works as well as the obamao administration.

Wolfmoon on July 3, 2012 at 1:11 PM

He forgot to call people racists.

HB3 on July 3, 2012 at 1:11 PM

They act as if he’s created the deficits, but under George W. Bush, we fought two wars without paying for them
==========================================

Oh ya,thats when the Democrtas threatened to cut funding for the war,
support the troops,not the war….yada..yada…..

canopfor on July 3, 2012 at 1:13 PM

another poster child for term limits.

maineconservative on July 3, 2012 at 1:13 PM

They could have killed every last Bush tax cut from Jan 2009 to Jan 2011.

They didn’t.

They didn’t have to jack up completely unfunded spending by $700-$800 billion a year in 2009 then refuse to ever pass another budget.

They did.

Chuck Schick on July 3, 2012 at 1:13 PM

“If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” – B. H. Obama Feb. 1, 2009

chimney sweep on July 3, 2012 at 1:14 PM

President Bush inherited a balanced budget, and by the time he left, we had over 10 percent unemployment

The nose is growing, Pinnocchio!

It was just over 7%.

Thanks to Obamanomics, it’s been at or above 8% for the last 3 yrs.

itsnotaboutme on July 3, 2012 at 1:14 PM

This sounds like a Distress Call,to Circle the wagons around Obama!

Look for the “Talking Points”,of Waxman,in the next few
weeks by the DNC/MSM Proxy!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on July 3, 2012 at 1:14 PM

For those who aren’t Marxists on the government teat it’s Depression about the Recession.

viking01 on July 3, 2012 at 1:15 PM

…I think Mitt parks his cars in there!

KOOLAID2 on July 3, 2012 at 1:07 PM

All I know is that my own nostrils are not large enough to pass an ice cube.

You son-of-a…..

CurtZHP on July 3, 2012 at 1:16 PM

The economy will not recover until Obama is gone. HE is the reason it continues to flounder.

Murf76 on July 3, 2012 at 1:16 PM

But I thought Obama came in and “saved” the economy and prevented a depression? Waxman saying what he’s saying is an admission that nothing Obama did in his first two years helped the economy. I’d argue that the health care bill has made it worse – and the American people put the GOP in charge of the House to act as a “restraining order” on him.

TarheelBen on July 3, 2012 at 1:17 PM

but from the first day he took office, the Republicans have given him no slack. They’ve opposed everything he’s done.

…When the media looks up those NOSTRILS…what do they see in there?

And lastly, for the first two years of his presidency, Obama had a fully Democratic Congress at his disposal.

…Waxtard been there long enough to know how Congress works?…he was a lead part of the group screwing everything up from 2006-2008. If the media were sane, whoever interviews him should laugh so hard they pee in their pants on camera…it would help their ratings!

KOOLAID2 on July 3, 2012 at 1:18 PM

November 6th, 2012….

…..the day the economy ROARS back.

if we don’t go all 1936 and re-elect FDR on Steroids.

PappyD61 on July 3, 2012 at 1:18 PM

The economy , as the President said, was why he was focusing on Obamacare. He got that passed, no jobs. Was it a focus on the economy, or socialized medicine and the 100-year agenda of progressives? Many small companies cite Obamacare as the reason that they do not want to grow to over 50 employees.

So what was the plan for jobs? How many times do you need to come running when a President, who thinks that sustaining employment for teachers constitutes economic “stimulus”, cries “Jobs! Jobs!”? (When it really just provides money for Teachers Unions which get funneled back to Democrats.)

Axeman on July 3, 2012 at 1:18 PM

So says rat-face.

pain train on July 3, 2012 at 1:18 PM

I take it no one challenged him on this flat out lie. Unemployment wasn’t over 10 percent when Obama took office. It was less than 8 percent. That was the basis of the entire stimulus plan that unemployment wouldn’t rise above 8 percent. These a**hats are trying to change reality again.

DoS_Conservative on July 3, 2012 at 1:08 PM

If you hadn’t made that point I would have. The Democrats promised that the stimulus would keep unemployment below 8%. It quickly went to 10% and stayed there. 800 billion dollars down the drain and no economic benefit to show for it.

backwoods conservative on July 3, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Republicans are trying to blame it on President Obama. They say he hasn’t done enough, but they don’t help him get anything done — they stop him from any of his efforts.

Boo hoo, I’m so sad for you I can barely respond. This sounds like a winning message that, strangely, hasn’t been tried yet. I say go for it! And don’t forget, they don’t like him because he is half black!

Is there any hope that this moron will be gone in November too?

Night Owl on July 3, 2012 at 1:19 PM

What ever you do…

… don’t go into the bathroom and check your nose hairs.

(don’t do it!)

(stop!)

(they are fine, trust me)

Seven Percent Solution on July 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Seven Percent Solution:Ya know,with all the severe heat,and
with all the Forest Fires,and the under
brush,in Waxmans nose,he might want to
think about a controlled burn,ahem,haha!:)
(snark).

canopfor on July 3, 2012 at 1:19 PM

These people have doused you in gasoline and are standing over you flicking a lighter while saying, “Damn you are in a precarious situation. How did that happen?”

tom daschle concerned on July 3, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Waxman is proof handsomeness should be regulated.

Chuck Schick on July 3, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Please use the bikini girl picture whenever you need to do a Waxman story.

The Rogue Tomato on July 3, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Typical . . . all these wormy, liberal leftists are blaming everybody but themselves. They’re, incompetent cowards.

rplat on July 3, 2012 at 1:20 PM

What would happen if the media suddenly became impartial and started doing the job they’re supposed to do instead of delivering political mandated talking points to us hourly?

We’d probably lose the white house to flames, while liberals tried to pick the tar and feathers out of each others navels.

Wolfmoon on July 3, 2012 at 1:21 PM

One only has to look at Nancy Pelosi’s use of an Air Force plan for her personal use. Was that not wasteful? She said it was because of her position as 3rd in line, but in another breath she agrees that the borders have never been more secure. Does that not make a perfect example of Democrat wasteful spending?

Sabercat2 on July 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM

the newly constitutional Obama-Roberts Tax should pick things up a bit…

mittens on July 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Gad! That’s one ugly looking and depressing face.

hawkeye54 on July 3, 2012 at 1:23 PM

the newly constitutional Obama-Roberts Tax should pick things up a bit…

mittens on July 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM

riiight….

tom daschle concerned on July 3, 2012 at 1:24 PM

I can count the accomplishments of the DEMOCRAT house and senate in the first two years of obamatrons presidency using one hand, no fingers.

Take that back….one finger….the middle one, directed at us.

Wolfmoon on July 3, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Keep Beverly Hills Beautiful…. Elect Henry Waxman and send him to Washington DC

phreshone on July 3, 2012 at 1:25 PM

The latest quatrain from Nostrildamus. Question: how would you like to feel like he looks?

ghostwalker1 on July 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

all these wormy, liberal leftists are blaming everybody but themselves.

Of course…..we ARE to blame. Far too many of us still resist and refuse to assimilate into their collective.

hawkeye54 on July 3, 2012 at 1:29 PM

the newly constitutional Obama-Roberts Tax should pick things up a bit…

mittens on July 3, 2012 at 1:22 PM

+1

If Obama really thought ObamaCare would be good for the economy its effects wouldn’t have been delayed until 2013, 2014 and 2015.

rwenger43 on July 3, 2012 at 1:29 PM

0bama inherited a recession, and turned it into a depression.

Sekhmet on July 3, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Keep Beverly Hills Beautiful…. Elect Henry Waxman and send him to Washington DC

Shame someone can’t get him appointed as Ambassador to some worthy lefist nation with which we are still on diplomatic terms, then we could keep the entire USA beautiful.

hawkeye54 on July 3, 2012 at 1:31 PM

We can’t be in a depression!! Our benevolent god-king himself said the private sector was doing just fine!

crazy_legs on July 3, 2012 at 1:31 PM

hear hear Ericka

cmsinaz on July 3, 2012 at 1:32 PM

0bama inherited a recession, and turned it into a depression.

Blame it on the Congressional GOP. Obama gave them a to do list and they simply refuse to comply.

hawkeye54 on July 3, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Keep Beverly Hills Beautiful…. Elect Henry Waxman and send him to Washington DC

phreshone on July 3, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Waxhole was first elected to be my congressman while I was going to college and living at home in Beverlywood. Our families attended the same synagogue. The guy was a Waxhole then, and has only gotten worse. He defiles Judaism at every opportunity, trying to morph it into his socialistic fantasies. The only Jewish heritage he is proud of is that Karl Marx was also Jewish. If only he had listened to Rabbi Lapin rather than Rabbi Schroit, things may have been different.

NOMOBO on July 3, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Waxman must be feeling one-upped by his fellow Califonian Issa because he hasn’t gotten any mug time lately.

So Henry… I thought we had this laser-focused pResident working on jobs who was going to lead us from that valley of dearth? Instead, he became laser focused on getting his name in the history books for something that should have not even been on the radar.

Its all about your policies, pig-nose. I would beg you to come up with ONE THING that has been done in the past 42 months that has done ANYTHING to foster the free market, let alone show a sign that the private sector should trust the course we are on today. One thing…

One term proposition… that’s the only truism we will make happen.

VietVet_Dave on July 3, 2012 at 1:33 PM

0bama inherited a recession, and turned it into a depression.

Sekhmet on July 3, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Yep. Obama could have moved to the center after the 2010 election ala Bill “the era of Big Government is over” Clinton. But Obama chose not to because he is a rigid ideologue. And now we see the results. Poor and less fortunate hardest hit, as usual.

visions on July 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Funny how Waxman forgot to mention another thing George W. Bush inherited from Clinton, and that is Osama Bin Laden.That a-hole can actually be blamed for much of Bush’s deficits, but not all to be sure.

How is it that ObamaCare and the hideous Stimulus are not included in this deficit discussion?

The projection charts of future federal budgets are enough to make you crap your pants!

That’s Obama %100, because Bush began getting the deficit down before the financial crisis of 2008.

The wars are a fraction of Obama’s debt. That chart needs to be brought back out again, to show graphically the comparison.

Brian1972 on July 3, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Waxman looks like a cross between Count Dracula and porky pig.

anotherJoe on July 3, 2012 at 1:37 PM

“Some people call it a recession, I think it’s a depression”

Technically, we are in neither, Nose-tradamus. The economy is still expanding albeit anemically. What we are experiencing is Obamanomics, which is defined as a period of prolonged general economic stagnation, high unemployment, high deficits, a burgeoning regulatory state, hibernating “animal spirits,” and a situation where the “electric shocks” of near-0% interest rates and monetary infusion by the Federal Reserve have little to no impact because the incompetence of the President and the uncertainty he embodies insures that few are willing to take risks. Obamanomics is also characterised as closely resembling Jimmy Carter “stagflation and malaise.”

If Nose-tradamus is depressed about this “depression,” wait until Taxamageddon and the imposition of Obamacare taxes on 01.01.13, along with the inevitable implosion of the euro.

Resist We Much on July 3, 2012 at 1:37 PM

But look, the president inherited a terrible economy. We were hemorrhaging jobs in 2008 when he got elected so that by the time he took office in 2009 we had over 10 percent unemployment. We had the banks frozen, they couldn’t deal with their assets.

blah, Blah, BLAH

Enough with the whining Waxman, the boy king and YOUR party own it!

Obama, February 2009: If this economy hasn’t rebounded in three years, I’m a one-termer

DWS on the economy: “We clearly are responsible”

Flora Duh on July 3, 2012 at 1:38 PM

0bama inherited a recession, and turnedworked diligently to turn it into a depression.

Sekhmet

mittens on July 3, 2012 at 1:38 PM

AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH..

…….IF i HEAR inheritence ONE MORE TIME!!

Maybe we should slap an “inheritance” tax on Obama every time he or one of his surrogates mentions inheriting a bad economy. Obama should pay his fair share too, right?

right of the dial on July 3, 2012 at 1:39 PM

“Some people call it a recession, I think it’s a depression”

This from the absolute MORON who tried to shove the economy-destroying Cap & Trade legislation up our wallets.

These 30yr+ cancers in our Congress HAVE GOT TO GO, by any means necessary. They are destroying our nation.

rayra on July 3, 2012 at 1:42 PM

And lastly, for the first two years of his presidency, Obama had a fully Democratic Congress at his disposal.
=========================================

Exactly,so much for the Republican DoorStops!

canopfor on July 3, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Poor Erika. Such an attractive lady gets stuck writing the HotAir articles about Rodent Face.

MisterElephant on July 3, 2012 at 1:44 PM

…….IF i HEAR inheritence ONE MORE TIME!!

Maybe we should slap an “inheritance” tax on Obama every time he or one of his surrogates mentions inheriting a bad economy. Obama should pay his fair share too, right?

right of the dial on July 3, 2012 at 1:39 PM

right of the dial:Now that makes cents,er,sense!!

canopfor on July 3, 2012 at 1:44 PM

The OBAMA Recession DEPRESSION, you BONE it you OWN it.

Just Had to say that..

Chip on July 3, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Waxman looks like a cross between Count Dracula and porky pig.

anotherJoe on July 3, 2012 at 1:37 PM

No, he’s the Phantom of the Opera’s twin brother:

http://davart.net/awg/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/henry-waxman.jpg

The Rogue Tomato on July 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM

A set of azz cheeks mounted on a neck would look
better than this man.

ToddPA on July 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Out: Robert’s smirk

In : Waxman’s nasal honkers

We can’t win.

hillsoftx on July 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Well said , Erika.

thatsafactjack on July 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM

What would happen if the media suddenly became impartial and started doing the job they’re supposed to do instead of delivering political mandated talking points to us hourly?

We’d probably lose the white house to flames, while liberals tried to pick the tar and feathers out of each others navels.

Wolfmoon on July 3, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Totally, on the same page. It is self-preservation of the progs that they lie and they get the media to cover for them.

Axeman on July 3, 2012 at 1:46 PM

But look, the president inherited a terrible economy.

Democrats LIE.

Senator Obama and the rest of the Democrats inherited a good economy when Democrats took majority control in January 2007.

Democrats have held majority control (2+ out of 3) of the House, Senate, and Presidency, for the last five and a half years.

Republicans last held majority control in December 2006, and let’s look at what the Democrats “inherited” from the Republicans…

1) A FY 2007 deficit of $501 Billion.

2) Total National Debt under $8.7 Trillion.

3) Unemployment 4.4%

4) “Discouraged Workers” (not counted in the unemployment number): 274,000.

5) Employment-population ratio (for those age 16 years and over): 63.4%

6) The Zillow U.S. Home Value Index was over $190,000.

What do we have now, after five and 1/2 years of majority Democrat control? (I have to break this up into two different comments due to the number of links)

I’ll update this with June numbers, once they are available.

1) An actual first-half FY 2012 deficit of $791.7 Billion, and a projected full-year FY 2012 deficit of $1,583 Billion ($1.583 Trillion).

2) Current Total National Debt over $15.8 Trillion.

3) Unemployment 8.2%

ITguy on July 3, 2012 at 1:47 PM

“They say he hasn’t done enough, but has done too much, so they don’t help him get anything done!”

Make more sense now, Henry? Yeah. Now I know why you’re called “Waxman.” It’s in your ears. Either that, or you’re not listening.

smellthecoffee on July 3, 2012 at 1:47 PM

What do we have now, after five and 1/2 years of majority Democrat control? (continued)

4) “Discouraged Workers” (not counted in the unemployment number): 830,000.

5) Employment-population ratio (for those age 16 years and over): 58.6%

6) The Zillow U.S. Home Value Index is under $150,000.

ITguy on July 3, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Why the pic of Ratso Rizzo?

BlaxPac on July 3, 2012 at 1:48 PM

You think the economy is depressed now, it would have been much worse if you got your way on Cap-and-Trade.

agmartin on July 3, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I want Obama to FAIL, for the sake of the country, the world and the children. Basta. Period. End of story.

Schadenfreude on July 3, 2012 at 1:48 PM

He says Republicans are blocking Obama from doing anything, but his only plans are to do more of the same tried-and-failed economic policies that he used in his first term, i.e. more government spending and regulation — only bigger and more expensive.

It’s time for “Change”.

Socratease on July 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Bush inherited the tech bubble and the subsequent recession and he had to deal with 9/11 in the first year of his presidency.

And he never had close to the majorities in the congress that the “boy wonder” had in his first two years.

So, kindly STFU.

PackerBronco on July 3, 2012 at 1:52 PM

THE EVIL Associated Press…….

tells us the “conservative wunderkid” quote “GROWS UP” and becomes a Liberal.

http://news.yahoo.com/conservative-wonderboy-grows-embraces-obamacare-philosophy-161334969.html

Maybe when he gets out of school he won’t be able to find a freaking job…..but he’ll still have OBAMACARE so he’ll be good in the OBAMA DEPRESSION.

PappyD61 on July 3, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Every time the Dems say the Repubs haven’t done enough to help Obama fix the economy, they need to come right back with three Obama failure bullet points that a high school dropout can grasp. The retort must be dismissive and sarcastic. Remember, Alinsky said that “ridicule is man’s most potent weapon”.

SpiderMike on July 3, 2012 at 1:53 PM

If Obama really thought ObamaCare would be good for the economy its effects wouldn’t have been delayed until 2013, 2014 and 2015.

rwenger43 on July 3, 2012 at 1:29 PM

The same thing could be said about a “stimulus” paid out over a course of 3 years (but allocated immediately). It was a long haul over which the NEA would need a dependable income from teachers salaries, so they could give it back to the Dems. Absolutely a must to preserve the salaries of public workers, while subsidizing a long-term >50% pay cut for the unemployed private sector workers!!

That’s how you get an economy moving again! Subsidize lesser pay for private workers, maintain the stock of teachers, and pass a Healthcare bill that makes small companies want to stay small!!!

Of course, the Republicans couldn’t oppose all these ill-conceived ideas. And it took some Dems to oppose that great plan, under which energy prices would “necessarily skyrocket”… in a recession.

Axeman on July 3, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Four more years of excuses and blame, that’s all that we’re going to get if Obama wins.

In 2016, the Democrats will be handing us the same excuses while promising better things under whatever worthless scumbag Democrat they’ll nominate next time.

NoDonkey on July 3, 2012 at 1:56 PM

As a result of California’s new “Top Two” Primary system, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) will be running against a “No Party Preference” candidate in November.

Bill Bloomfield is the NPP candidate who will be running against Rep. Waxman.

You can learn more about Bill Bloomfield at his campaign website:
http://bloomfieldforcongress.com/about-bill-bloomfield/meet-bill-bloomfield/

These 2 candidates will be running to represent California’s newly drawn 33rd Congressional District which covers most of the Los Angeles County Coast and includes the following communities: Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Calabasas, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills Estates, Santa Monica, Topanga, a portion of Torrance and much of the Westside in the city of Los Angeles.

If you live in or near this congressional district, please let us all know what you think of Bill Bloomfield.

Interestingly, Rep. Waxman only received 45.3% of the vote in the Primary race against 3 other Democrats, 1 Republican, 1 Green, 1 Libertarian, and 1 No Party Preference candidate. Generally any incumbent who gets less than 50% of the Primary vote is considered vulnerable. Is this a Congressional seat where a Democrat could be defeated?

wren on July 3, 2012 at 1:56 PM

THE EVIL Associated Press…….

tells us the “conservative wunderkid” quote “GROWS UP” and becomes a Liberal.

http://news.yahoo.com/conservative-wonderboy-grows-embraces-obamacare-philosophy-161334969.html

Maybe when he gets out of school he won’t be able to find a freaking job…..but he’ll still have OBAMACARE so he’ll be good in the OBAMA DEPRESSION.

PappyD61 on July 3, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Sorry, AP, but a 17-year-old is not grown up. That kid doesn’t have enough hair growing in enough places to know what he thinks.

CurtZHP on July 3, 2012 at 1:56 PM

First impression: Vampire bat!

faol on July 3, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Giving billions to his favorite charity the green energy scam (soylndra and the like), was not only to help along the destruction of our economy. it would also help enrich those who have
big money on the carbon credit band wagon. And he wonders why he fails get cooperation on his
destruction agenda. If oblamers program is so good for america why do they have to pass bills in the middle of the night or on Christmas eve, with trickery?

MrMoe on July 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Bmore on July 3, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Thanks B…

… I appreciate it.

I am peeking in and out today, sorry I missed your earlier message…

Seven Percent Solution on July 3, 2012 at 2:01 PM

we gave tax breaks, primarily for the upper income, we never paid for it

Democrats LIE.

They act like the Bush Tax Cuts cost the government money and added to the deficits.

Wrong! The Bush Tax Cuts INCREASED revenues!

President Bush “inherited” the Dot Com bust and the 9/11/2001 attacks, both of which hurt our economy, increased unemployment, and decreased tax revenues.

The second part of the “Bush Tax Cuts” were passed in 2003. They turned the economy around, the employment-population ratio started improving, and REVENUES WENT UP in FY 2004, REVENUES WENT UP AGAIN in FY 2005, REVENUES WENT UP AGAIN in FY 2006, REVENUES WENT UP AGAIN in FY 2007. It wasn’t until the Democrats started tanking the economy that unemployment started rising and revenues started going down again.

The Bush Tax Cuts INCREASED revenues.

If you raise taxes now, it will DECREASE revenues.

Obama knows this, but he doesn’t care (or actually wants less revenues and bigger deficits).

Remember his 2008 debate with Hillary when he was presented with the FACT that raising tax rates decreases revenues, and he said that for him it was about “Fairness”?

ITguy on July 3, 2012 at 2:01 PM

by the time he took office in 2009 we had over 10 percent unemployment

NOT TRUE – unemployment in Feb 2009 was still under 8%. Remember, from Obama and his advisors, Porkulus was to keep unemployment below 8%. Didn’t happen.

f

rom the first day he took office, the Republicans have given him no slack. They’ve opposed everything he’s done.

NOT TRUE – 1st meeting w/ Congressional Reps, they tried to voice their priorities, but were cut off by the new Pres w/ “We won”.

President Bush inherited a balanced budget,

NOT TRUE = The budget was “balanced” on the back of excess SS payments, and a recession was occurring. Remember AlGore proclaiming Bush was heading us to a double dip recession in APRIL 2001?

a huge deficit, and now the Republicans are trying to blame it on President Obama.

NOT TRUE – Obama’s name is on the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and soon 2012 budgets. He gets 2008 b/c the Pelosi lead House would not provide a budget for Bush to sign b/c she thought Obama would win. He did, and this gave us Porkulus. Bush did request $375 B for TARP to the banks, but this has been paid back.

They say he hasn’t done enough,

NOT TRUE = We say he’s done a lot, and none of it is beneficial to the American people.

gonnjos on July 3, 2012 at 2:02 PM

The only thing Obama ever asks for is stimulus money and raising the debt ceiling after he spends the money. This money has been used as slush funds for his cronies and czars, not to mention the failures, i.e., Solydra.

lea on July 3, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Contessa Brewer wants to know if Waxie has a degree in economics.

GoodSamaritan on July 3, 2012 at 2:06 PM

You’d like to have a nose like that full of nickels, wouldn’t you?

The Evil Doctor K on July 3, 2012 at 2:10 PM

“…of course, ‘think’ may be overstating a bit…”

mojo on July 3, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Nostrildamus!

The Evil Doctor K on July 3, 2012 at 2:12 PM

They say he hasn’t done enough, but they don’t help him get anything done — they stop him from any of his efforts.”

Somebody call the Waaaahhmbulance.

Cleombrotus on July 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM

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