Obama: The jobs report is a “step in the right direction”

posted at 12:46 pm on July 6, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Hey, remember a few years ago, back in 2009, when President Obama magnanimously promised us that — if we passed his stimulus — we would now at this very moment be sittin’ pretty with an approximate 5.6% unemployment rate? Huh. Hasn’t quite worked out according to his grandiose plans, has it?

This morning’s jobs numbers were a far cry from President Obama’s erstwhile promise; we’re still lingering around 8.2%, with economic growth just piddling along. The White House was quick to follow with a statement, kindly informing us impatient plebeians that there are “no quick fixes” to these economic doldrums. I suppose, in the long run, three and a half years really is just the blink of an eye:

While the economy is continuing to heal from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, much more remains to be done to repair the damage from the financial crisis and deep recession that followed.  It is critical that we continue the policies that build an economy that works for the middle class and makes us stronger and more secure as we dig our way out of the deep hole that was caused by the severe recession.  There are no quick fixes to the problems we face that were more than a decade in the making. President Obama has proposals to create jobs by ending tax breaks for companies to ship jobs overseas and supporting State and local governments to prevent layoffs and rehire hundreds of thousands of teachers.

Are they seriously suggesting that ending tax breaks for companies that offshore is a solution to our current economic problems? Talk about a drop in the ocean — it really is just a very transparent move to fuel populist hatred of Mitt Romney’s wealth. The idea that the economy can’t be fixed within a four-year time frame, because the problems were ‘more than a decade in the making,’ is absolutely pathetic. On the campaign trail in Ohio this morning after the jobs announcement, Obama treated us to more of the same baloney:

President Obama said at a campaign event on Friday that the June jobs report shows the economy has taken “a step in the right direction.” …

“That overall means that businesses have creatd 4.4 million jobs over the past 28 months,” Obama said at a rally in Poland, Ohio. “That’s a step in the right direction… But we can’t be satisfied because our goal was never to keep on working to get back to where we were in 2007.”

“We’ve got to grow the economy even faster, and we’ve got to put even more people back to work,” he said.

Okay, what jobs report is he looking at? Because I most certainly agree that we need to get the economy moving again and encourage growth — and these jobs numbers are definitely not a herald of policies effecting growth. This is the reading of the jobs report that I’m seeing:

U.S. employers added 80,000 jobs in June, barely better than the 77,000 they added in May. The monthly report from the Labor Department provided the clearest evidence yet that job growth has slowed from earlier this year. The U.S. gained just 225,000 jobs in the past three months combined, fewer than in January alone and the weakest quarter of job growth since 2010. The unemployment rate remained stuck at 8.2%. …

The report will do little to ease fears that the broader U.S. economy is losing steam. The Institute for Supply Management said this week that the manufacturing sector contracted in June for the first time since the first month of the recovery in July, 2009. Household spending fell slightly in May, the first drop in nearly a year, and consumers’ confidence in the economy has been falling.


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Personally, there’s a lot of Bradley Effect in these likability numbers THAT WILL NOT TRANSLATE WELL IN THE VOTING BOOTH.

I really hope so. If America actually reelects this failure, I might be done here. Another 4 years of H&C and America will cease to be the same country. This is a pivotal point in our history in November. We either double down on Socialism, and continue the decline into becoming a ruined, European style social democracy, or we reverse course and look back at the Obama years as a crazy, drug fueled bad decision night.

1984 in real life on July 6, 2012 at 2:39 PM

instead of focusing on the billionaire who is milking the tax system in the millions, they will rather turn against their dead beat neighbor who is milking the tax system for pennies. Mind Boggling.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 2:16 PM

As of 2011 their were 412 US Billionaires. So lets say they all are milking the US tax system for 50 million each. That comes out to 20.6 billion. OTH While each of those neighbors may be milking the tax system for thousands (not pennies) there are millions of them doing the milking. So they take significantly more money from the tax system than the billionaires you are whining about.

chemman on July 6, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Hey, remember a few years ago, back in 2009, when President Obama magnanimously promised us that — if we passed his stimulus — we would now at this very moment be sittin’ pretty with an approximate 5.6% unemployment rate? Huh. Hasn’t quite worked out according to his grandiose plans, has it?

Hey, remember a few years ago, back in 2007, when Control of Congress flipped and the Republicans handed off the gavel to Democrats? Remember how at that end of December 2006, the unemployment rate was 4.4%?

It is the Democrats who have have been in the drivers’ seat for the last five and a half years, and they spent the first half of that (Jan 2007 – Sept 2009) driving the economy into the ditch, and the second half of that (Oct 2009 – June 2012) leaving it in the ditch.

There has been NO recovery. The Employment-Population Ratio has been at or below 58.7% since September 2009. The average of the Employment-Population Ratio over the term of Obama’s pResidency (January 2009 to present) is 58.7%. It’s currently BELOW his average, at 58.6%.

The average of the Employment-Population Ratio over the term of George W. Bush’s Presidency (January 2001 to December 2008) was 62.7%. On average about 10 million more people had jobs, month in and month out, under George W. Bush than they do under Barack Hussein Obama.

ITguy on July 6, 2012 at 2:43 PM

PastorJon on July 6, 2012 at 2:19 PM

I see we finally have our HCIC of HA. The one that thinks showering the rich with endless money while starving the middle class is the way to go. Keep endlessly regurgitating the GOP talking point about Dem candidates. That will definitely get you places.

Once again, you and I will never agree. You have a slave mentality to the most powerful and richest members of our society. You believe without them you are nothing. They’ve managed to convince you that if you can only support what they think is best for you, you also will be a billionaire like them.

Anyway people like me will continue shedding the light on your misplaced ideology. We will not allow you to turn this country into a banana republic.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

On average about 10 million more people had jobs, month in and month out, under George W. Bush than they do under Barack Hussein Obama.

ITguy on July 6, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Obama is going to change his middle name to Milhous, by the way, because he is afraid Hussein sends the “wrong message”.

crosspatch on July 6, 2012 at 2:46 PM

They know the president is trying his best…
Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Trying is an excuse for failure. You’d sue a surgeon for saying he got the operation right but cut out the wrong part. He tried but the outcome was wrong.

Fine Obama tried but the outcome is totally wrong.

chemman on July 6, 2012 at 2:47 PM

You might add, bro, that the polls are skewed like crazy and harken back to the Carter-Reagan race in the 80s when Carter was leading Reagan by as much as 30 points in January and as much as 8-10 points in the final week.

Personally, there’s a lot of Bradley Effect in these likability numbers THAT WILL NOT TRANSLATE WELL IN THE VOTING BOOTH.

The War Planner on July 6, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I remember in 1994 the polls had the democrats up by 6% right up till they got their butts handed to them.

Night Owl on July 6, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Adorable

Customized to reach your intellectual level.

Jaibones on July 6, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

And you are a slaver who is selling our progeny into penury slavery to your progressive ideas. That makes you evil.

chemman on July 6, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Anyway people like me will continue shedding the light on your misplaced ideology. We will not allow you to turn this country into a banana republic.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

You have GOT to be kidding……

BallisticBob on July 6, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Anyway people like me will continue shedding the light on your misplaced ideology. We will not allow you to turn this country into a banana republic.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

I certainly hope you continue to broadcast how completely illiterate you are in economics so everyone else can stay clear of you.

And you are projecting here, it is Obama that has turned this nation into a banana Republic. Only his cronies and selected sycophants prosper at the expense of everyone else. He is trying to run the country like Chavez in Venezuela.

Go away. You don’t know what you are talking about. You are simply parroting crap you hear other people say without understanding how the real world works. Go back to your Daily Kos diary.

crosspatch on July 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Teachers!

Akzed on July 6, 2012 at 2:50 PM

They are dumb enough to believe paltry middle class tax credits that is inconsequential to your overall take home pay is the best way to improve the lives of the middle class.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Dumb AND Mind Boggling. All in one post!

A+

Del Dolemonte on July 6, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Anyway people like me will continue shedding the light on your misplaced ideology. We will not allow you to turn this country into a banana republic. Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Obooba doesn’t need Jon’s help to degrade this country. He’s doing a fine job of that on his own. Dingelberry.

Akzed on July 6, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Anyway people like me will continue shedding the light on your misplaced ideology.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

And since every single post of yours on this thread sheds light on the utter failure and vapidity of your misplaced ideology, you’re the Hot Gas Gift That Keeps on Giving.

A+

Del Dolemonte on July 6, 2012 at 2:55 PM

You have GOT to be kidding……

BallisticBob on July 6, 2012 at 2:48 PM

It is difficult to accept. :)

Axe on July 6, 2012 at 2:55 PM

They know the president is trying his best…
Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Really?

We were told the man was the smartest to ever inhabit the oval orifice.

And man who pegs the IQ meter and breaks it off.

El Presidente Downgrade was supposed to be a world wide wizard of wonkism.

The epitome of the development of mankind in a well-creased set of pants.

And you’re telling us that he failed in his mission to save the economy?

How can this be so?

Chip on July 6, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Anyway people like me will continue shedding the light on your misplaced ideology.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ~ C. S. Lewis

Fallon on July 6, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Can we get Uppereastside on a plane to California? It seems he would fit right in there with all the other crazy people.

Zomcon JEM on July 6, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Anyway people like me will continue shedding the light on your misplaced ideology. We will not allow you to turn this country into a banana republic.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

This is as close to a banana republic as I’ve ever seen, thanks to the communist in the White House. I no longer have any interest in what it is in the brains of people like you that make you so removed from reality. It’s just important that you never again have any power in this country again.

Night Owl on July 6, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Fallon on July 6, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Love that quote!

Night Owl on July 6, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Sadly, around half of America doesn’t know any better than to agree with Obama’s assessment.

hawksruleva on July 6, 2012 at 3:12 PM

All this doom and gloom and sketchie is still yet to lead Obama in any meaningful poll.

Real Americans aren’t stupid. They know the president is trying his best and they are even more pissed that the opposition party is rooting for the country’s failure. All for political gain. This is why he will never have a meaningful lead in any poll except from the House Of Raz.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Most Americans are not stupid and they know that Obama is a socialist and a destroyer of everything America stands for. They also know that he is the most incompetent President ever. Now the other Americans, the stupid ones, who believe this welfare queens agitator are the parasite class who want other people money and the left wing socialist elite snobs like you who want to steal other people money, give it to the parasites, so the parasites would vote them in power…
Now go back to drink your expensive wine with your other liberal friends on the uppereastside and talk about how bad you feel for the “poor”….that you have created….

mnjg on July 6, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Anyone else see the “you can’t look too much into one month’s number” post at Romney’s OIW website? Brilliant.

On another note, I have not noticed this uppereastside character before but it is the classic example of the epic failure of our education system that produces non-thinkers like him that make me fear there is little hope for America’s future.

Ellis on July 6, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Uppereastside

You talk about the paltry Bush tax cuts for the middle class. On Jan 1 2013 the average NYC schoolteacher, a zealous progressive, will experience an average $225 per paycheck increase in her federal withholding. i don’t know about you but I don’t consider 400-500 per month to be paltry. That’s a car lease payment plus some shopping at Home Depot or Express or Williams Sonoma. Or it’s another 400 into the TDA or mutual fund portfolio. Or it’s the difference between sending your kid to Martin van Buren HS or Archbishop Molloy. Or it’s living at 92nd and Third in Manhattan or 81st and 35th in Jackson Heights.

xkaydet65 on July 6, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Seriously?

Gotta call Dear Liar a top, because he’s spinning like crazy. And not very well, either.

rbj on July 6, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Sorry, in no way can this twink ever be called a top. Definitely a bottom.

hamnj7 on July 6, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Night Owl on July 6, 2012 at 3:07 PM

I take it you will be moving out of the country November 7th when Obama wins~again.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Anyway people like me will continue shedding the light on your misplaced ideology. We will not allow you to turn this country into a banana republic.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Ah…the typical projection of a left wing socialist lunatic… It is socialist Obama and socialists like you who are working so hard to make the country as a banana republic by having 95% of the population living in abject poverty waiting for their lords to give them the welfare checks to survive… Socialists the creators of POVERTY and the PARASITE CLASS.
Now take a deep breath, step away from your keyboard and go drink your expensive wine with your other hypocrite limousine liberal friends and discuss “how much you feel for the poor”…that your socialist policies created…

mnjg on July 6, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Real Americans aren’t stupid. They know the president is trying his best and they are even more pissed that the opposition party is rooting for the country’s failure. All for political gain. This is why he will never have a meaningful lead in any poll except from the House Of Raz.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 1:13 PM

I don’t know who you think REAL AMERICANS are Sport.

If you mean all of the losers that banked on Hope and Change and lined up for their goodies while throwing the lever for this disaster, I believe you are sadly mistaken.

Real Americans would never trade their freedom and right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for the yoke of oppression, high taxes, a Federal government that has no bounds, and a check from same to buy a tv to watch MSLSD telling them how well off they have it.

REALLY?

Tenwheeler on July 6, 2012 at 3:20 PM

We will not allow you to turn this country into a banana republic.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

You turned it into Zimbabwe-like blackouts and dependency already, you swine.

Sorry, good clean pigs.

Schadenfreude on July 6, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Uppereastside

You talk about the paltry Bush tax cuts for the middle class. On Jan 1 2013 the average NYC schoolteacher, a zealous progressive, will experience an average $225 per paycheck increase in her federal withholding. i don’t know about you but I don’t consider 400-500 per month to be paltry. That’s a car lease payment plus some shopping at Home Depot or Express or Williams Sonoma. Or it’s another 400 into the TDA or mutual fund portfolio. Or it’s the difference between sending your kid to Martin van Buren HS or Archbishop Molloy. Or it’s living at 92nd and Third in Manhattan or 81st and 35th in Jackson Heights.
xkaydet65 on July 6, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Please do not confuse a left wing socialist hypocrite with the truth and facts…Their tiny brains cannot handle it…

mnjg on July 6, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I take it you will be moving out of the country November 7th when Obama wins~again.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 3:18 PM

It is NOT your America only.

Night Owl won’t have to move but you will need diapers and Kleenex.

Schadenfreude on July 6, 2012 at 3:21 PM

The real problem – is that Uppereastside has many people who think just like him – think there is a magic money tree in DC’s backyard to dispense goodies whenever they need something.

Remember as noted many times – somewhere in the upper 40% of the population pay no income tax – and the payroll tax they pay will not equate closely to the benefits they will ultimately receive.

I have no problem with even fewer people paying income taxes – but only under the circumstances where the govt is not providing benefits to everybody.

Zomcon JEM on July 6, 2012 at 3:31 PM

see we finally have our HCIC of HA. The one that thinks showering the rich with endless money while starving the middle class is the way to go. Keep endlessly regurgitating the GOP talking point about Dem candidates. That will definitely get you places.

Once again, you and I will never agree. You have a slave mentality to the most powerful and richest members of our society. You believe without them you are nothing. They’ve managed to convince you that if you can only support what they think is best for you, you also will be a billionaire like them.

Anyway people like me will continue shedding the light on your misplaced ideology. We will not allow you to turn this country into a banana republic.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

You hypocirte slime… We are free men and women and not slave to anyone… We are Americans… The financially slave class in this country was created by liberals… people who cannot do anything on their own without the welfare check sent to them from their Lords, the hypocrite liberals…Why you do not move out of the upper east side to a more humble place where the financially slave class that people like you created live… With the money you save on housing you can feed many of them and without the need to steal more taxpayers money…give your own money slime…

mnjg on July 6, 2012 at 3:31 PM

“President Obama will begin a three-state bus tour. I believe the three states are confusion, delusion, and desperation. ” —Jay Leno

bayview on July 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I ask you, as Americans, are you not humiliated having this clown in the White House.
Anybody but ‘barry the idiot’ 2012.

keithofboston on July 6, 2012 at 1:30 PM

I feel very insulted that this most incompetent man is our President. He was, is, and will always be a welfare queens agitators and only belongs to the street of Chicago.

mnjg on July 6, 2012 at 3:34 PM

I take it you will be moving out of the country November 7th when Obama wins~again.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 3:18 PM

It is NOT your America only.

Night Owl won’t have to move but you will need diapers and Kleenex.

Schadenfreude on July 6, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Besides, where could I go? There are already so many socialist countries these people could go to if they think that’s the way to live, but there is no place else like this country, or at least what the country used to be. No, there really is no alternative but to beat these looters into the ground and keep a close watch on them in the future.

Night Owl on July 6, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Mind Boggling.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 2:16 PM

….noooooo!….I think YOUR mind bubbles!

KOOLAID2 on July 6, 2012 at 3:39 PM

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/hours-after-meeting-obama-ohio-restaurant-owner-dies_648200.html
Barry killing America in more ways than one.

bayview on July 6, 2012 at 3:41 PM

This is what happens when people fail to complete high school. Something very common amongst conservatives.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 1:43 PM

LOL… projecting again you liberal slime. It is your party that is full of parasites with zero education living on the producers expense. Even the vast majority of the “educated class in your party” has stupid degrees in arts and humanities that are not worth for shining shoes…

mnjg on July 6, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Yes it is a step in the right direction …If you are out to destroy America!!!!

Natebo on July 6, 2012 at 3:45 PM

What’s with the Betting On America slogan? Now that Romney is out there giving speeches, all of a sudden O is betting on America? What happened to his other slogan (that I can’t remember)?

Mr_Magoo on July 6, 2012 at 3:45 PM

They know the president is trying his best
Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 1:13 PM

…I know what you are trying to do….you are trying to be the guy…that when some day… someone…GOOGLES the single word “dumbf_ _k”….your picture pops up on the screen… all over the world!

KOOLAID2 on July 6, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Anyway people like me will continue shedding the light on your misplaced ideology. We will not allow you to turn this country into a banana republic.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Banana republics are generally leftist. See Chavez, Hugo. In banana republics, a supreme ruler makes decisions, disregarding the legislature, which is mostly just a prop and a distraction. Dictators do things like announcing out of the blue that they’re not going to enforce an existing law, or forgiving certain criminals on a whim. Sound familiar?

Real conservatives and libertarians want to reduce the role of government in our lives. Don’t like tax breaks for the rich? Then get rid of income tax for everybody. The country ran for more than a century without it.

Don’t like lobbyists and big corporations influencing elected officials? Reduce regulation and separate the government from the everyday life of businesses.

Want politicans to do the right thing, instead of the thing that lines their pockets? Then don’t let them be career politicians, and severely curtail earmarks.

The more you move toward smaller government, the better off America will be.

hawksruleva on July 6, 2012 at 3:48 PM

This is what happens when people fail to complete high school. Something very common amongst conservatives.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 1:43 PM

So you’re an elitist who would deny all input from the masses?

Or are you saying the GOP is made up of the struggling poor people, the honest folks just trying to scrape by?

Or are you just tossing out attacks because you don’t have any substantive contributions to help our nation improve?

hawksruleva on July 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Unfortunately conservatives are dumb enough to think starving the working and middle class is the best way to create jobs.

They are dumb enough to believe paltry middle class tax credits that is inconsequential to your overall take home pay is the best way to improve the lives of the middle class.

Instead of focusing on the billionaire who is milking the tax system in the millions, they will rather turn against their dead beat neighbor who is milking the tax system for pennies. Mind Boggling.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 2:16 PM

I can’t even parse this stupidity. It’s just the same crazy accusations that we’re murderers over and over. Grow the hell up, would you?

You’ve had Congress for 6 years and the Presidency for almost 4.

The results speak for themselves. What you believe simply does not work. But you hate hearing the obvious from people you hate.

Hence your frothing anger.

Chuck Schick on July 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM


Remember as noted many times – somewhere in the upper 40% of the population pay no income tax – and the payroll tax they pay will not equate closely to the benefits they will ultimately receive.

I have no problem with even fewer people paying income taxes – but only under the circumstances where the govt is not providing benefits to everybody.

Zomcon JEM on July 6, 2012 at 3:31 PM

I totally disagree. Everyone needs to have skin in the game. Everyone needs to pay some level of income tax even a token 5% or else you do not care about how the money is wasted I mean spent

Natebo on July 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM

slickwillie2001 on July 6, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I posted this in the last two days. Those illegal aliens will be given illegal voter ID cards, where they need any, to vote for Obama.

Schadenfreude on July 6, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Yep, I got it from someone here, must have been you. Why isn’t this guy being interviewed on the tv news?

Ref: IRS Whistleblower Blows the Roof Off IRS Tax Fraud

slickwillie2001 on July 6, 2012 at 3:55 PM

I take it you will be moving out of the country November 7th when Obama wins~again.

crr7 on July 6, 2012 at 3:18 PM

This one’s a Keeper.

Del Dolemonte on July 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM

PLEASE keep talking. The more you talk the more you firm up your leftist base and alienate the rest. I realize libs do not believe in or understand common sense so as I said, keep talking.

sdbatboy on July 6, 2012 at 4:10 PM

This is what happens when people fail to complete high school. Something very common amongst conservatives.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 1:43 PM

So you’re an elitist who would deny all input from the masses?

hawksruleva on July 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

No, these marxists believe that an intellectual vanguard will lead the pure, untainted but dumb drooling masses. ie they think some dizzy anthropologist major on the upper east side will have his/her hairy hand all over the new economy. At least that’s the way they dream of it. In truth, the backstabbing and devious rule in a socialism and these limousine leftists do the same thing they did before <– fart and sniff "Ah how lovely it smells. Everyone, over here, this is the best one yet!"

BoxHead1 on July 6, 2012 at 4:24 PM

I see we finally have our HCIC of HA. The one that thinks showering the rich with endless money while starving the middle class is the way to go. Keep endlessly regurgitating the GOP talking point about Dem candidates. That will definitely get you places.

Once again, you and I will never agree. You have a slave mentality to the most powerful and richest members of our society. You believe without them you are nothing. They’ve managed to convince you that if you can only support what they think is best for you, you also will be a billionaire like them.

Anyway people like me will continue shedding the light on your misplaced ideology. We will not allow you to turn this country into a banana republic.

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Wow. Starving the middle class? The poorest 1% in this country are richer than 99% of the people IN THE WORLD. The middle class, in terms of percentage cut, got a LARGER tax break from Bush than the rich. The lowest tax bracket dropped from 15 to 10 percent.

Was it as big as the rich in dollars? No, because 3% of 1 billion is A LOT more than 10% of 75,000, but percentage wise, the Bush tax cuts were a MUCH BIGGER break for the middle class than to the rich.

And let’s look at a banana republic:
1) Top down control by a few in government
2) Except for those few in control at the top, like the Pelosis and the other rich politicians, abject poverty worse than any poor person in America
3) Demonization of rich people and businesses that aren’t part of the top elite.

Sounds like socialism to me.

Your problem is that the tax rates, I think fairly, INCLUDED rich people. And looked what happened: We came out of the .com recession and 9/11 impacts with 4.4% unemployment when Democrats took control of the House and Senate in 2006.

The top 1% of wage earners pay 25% of the income taxes. The top 10% pay 75%.

The problem is not that the weatlthy aren’t paying their fair share, it’s that half the population is taking, and voting to take more.

You act as if the rich didn’t work harder than everybody else to get there, that they just walked down the streets of New York City, rounded up employees into carts and cracked the whip on them while they ate grapes peeled by their servants.

People have and make different amounts of money. Get over it. It’s not a plot by people with more to keep down the people with less. Happy, well paid employees for their skills make for successful businesses, every successful businessman knows this. In 95% of cases the difference between the rich and the middle class is how hard they worked, how much schooling they had, their choice of profession, etc. If you don’t think you make enough money, it’s not the fault of the rich, it’s YOUR choices.

Maybe if you work hard, make a solid contribution, and don’t whine, you can be rich too. What would be your incentive if most of it is going to the guy that spends most of his time sitting on the front steps smoking a cigarette that decided school was too much trouble?

The rich have MORE control in a heavy tax state, because they can use their money to buy politicians to control and write them exemptions and tax havens, and they have incentive to do that. They can influence the picking of winners and losers. They have the reason and resources to exert influence to buy their way out of taxes. They can also move, as thousands of rich people are about to do in France, to countries with lower taxes. In the process France will lose their job creation and investment class to other countries, and the people they hire and invest in will suffer, not the rich.

PastorJon on July 6, 2012 at 4:31 PM

A step in the right direction?
Would the likes of UpEside like to ponder these headlines?
Obamugabe: with MY simulius in place we’ll not exceed 8% unemployment.
Just 80,000 jobs added in June … one third at temp agencies.
85,000 went on disability in June.
Broader Jobless Rate At 14.9%
Unemployment rate for blacks jumps to 14.4%
Rate stuck at 11% for Hispanics.
780,000 Fewer Women Employed Under Obowmao.
Anxiety mounts as economy limps into 2nd half.
DOW Plunges.
Team Obama predicted 5.6% today with stimulus.
IMF to cut global forecast.

Missilengr on July 6, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Democrats MUST understand this man is bringing them down not only for this cycle but for many many cycles after this. Anybody that supports anything President Obama has done will be doomed.

Wagthatdog on July 6, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Real Americans aren’t stupid. They know the president is trying his best

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 1:13 PM

What is this kindergarten??? Great! He tried his best!!! Give him a freaking gold star and a cookie!

You know what though, you’re right! I think most american’s do believe that the president is trying his best. And they also believe that his best is not good enough!

So in the privacy of the voting booth those real american’s wont want to see Obama suffer another 4 years of failure and give the other guy a shot.

NYCChris on July 6, 2012 at 4:46 PM

What is this kindergarten??? Great! He tried his best!!! Give him a freaking gold star and a cookie!

You know what though, you’re right! I think most american’s do believe that the president is trying his best. And they also believe that his best is not good enough!

So in the privacy of the voting booth those real american’s wont want to see Obama suffer another 4 years of failure and give the other guy a shot.

NYCChris on July 6, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Seriously, millions of really stupid people believe that little Bammie should be reelected “because he is doing the best he can”. I hear it again and again from the moron set.

slickwillie2001 on July 6, 2012 at 5:00 PM

PastorJon on July 6, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Epic smackdown.

Just last week, a new NBC “poll” showed that 61% of Americans say the country is on the wrong track. That is the highest their numbers have shown that in almost 7 months.

And all other recent polling shows the same numbers.

Which means only 31% of Americans think the same way lowereastside does. That’s about 31% too many.

Del Dolemonte on July 6, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Obama 2008: “This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal.”

Obama 2012: “I can’t do this by myself”

jrgdds on July 6, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Hey, remember a few years ago, back in 2009, when President Obama magnanimously promised us that — if we passed his stimulus — we would now at this very moment be sittin’ pretty with an approximate 5.6% unemployment rate?

Was it the President who said that?

I think it was Axelrod or somebody connected to the WH, not Obama.

itsnotaboutme on July 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Real Americans aren’t stupid. They know the president is trying his best

Uppereastside on July 6, 2012 at 1:13 PM

“Your ‘best’? Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and **** the Prom Queen.” – Sean Connery as John Mason in The Rock (1996)

Left Coast Right Mind on July 6, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Ignatz, you’re fired!

mickytx on July 6, 2012 at 8:18 PM

“That overall means that businesses have created 4.4 million jobs over the past 28 months,” Obama said at a rally in Poland, Ohio. “That’s a step in the right direction… But we can’t be satisfied because our goal was never to keep on working to get back to where we were in 2007.”

Does anybody really believe this? We are losing an average of 400K jobs per mouth for the last 41 months. 16.4 million jobs12 million lost by this bas$%^%. If you want job recovery, Obama needs to return to Chicago permanently.

jjnco73 on July 6, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Well, dopey, it IS a step in the correct direction as Obama sees it. It’s a sharp step to the left, a huge Cloward and Pivens step, towards the destruction of the United States of America.

It’s all a matter of perspective. And Obama’s perspective is that miserably bad.

{^_^}

herself on July 7, 2012 at 4:27 AM

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