Snow jobs and fantasy debt relief: Fact-checking the SOTU

posted at 11:21 am on February 13, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

After Barack Obama’s inaugural speech only mentioned the economy once and jobs just three times in a 2100-word address, the White House pronounced themselves shocked, shocked that anyone would have assumed that neither was a priority for Obama in his second term.  The White House promised that the State of the Union would focus more on jobs and growth, and at least rhetorically, they delivered.  The speech contains 32 mentions of the word “jobs,” and six mentions of “growth,” although one of those references was a claim that ObamaCare was already “helping to slow the growth of health care costs.”

Factually, though, Obama still hasn’t improved.  Instead, he continued his same cherry-picking ways of calculating job growth during his four years in office, and the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler was among the first to notice it.  Obama used — as he has done for more than two years now — a baseline of February 2010 to calculate jobs growth during his administration, which ignores the first 13 months of his presidency and the first 12 months of his supposed “stimulus” bill.  That led to some dishonest claims in the SOTU:

“After years of grueling recession, our businesses have created over six million new jobs.”

The president is cherry-picking a number that puts the improvement in the economy in the best possible light. The low point in jobs was reached in February 2010, and there has indeed been a gain of about 6 million jobs since then, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. But the data also show that since the start of his presidency, about 1.2 million jobs have been created—and the number of jobs in the economy is about 3.2 million lower than when the recession began in December,2007.

Even if we give him a pass on the first five months of his presidency, while the Great Recession he “inherited” rolled to its technical end, the number isn’t close to 6 million.  From June 2009 to January 2013, we added 4.598 million jobs in 43 months — an average just shy of 107,000 jobs per month (all figures from BLS Table B data).  That’s not enough to keep up with population growth (which requires 125k-150K per month), which is why our workforce participation rate sank from 65.7% in June 2009 to 63.6% in 2012, where it remains, near a 31-year low hit last August.  In the private sector, that number goes to 4.968 million, or slightly under 116,000 per month.

The next claim was an even bigger fib:

“After shedding jobs for more than 10 years, our manufacturers have added about 500,000 jobs over the past three.”Obama again is cherry-picking a jobs number. The low point for manufacturing jobs was reached in January 2010, and so there has been a gain of 500,000 jobs since then. But BLS data show that the number of manufacturing jobs is still 600,000 fewer than when Obama took office in the depths of the recession—and 1.8 million fewer than when the recession began in December, 2007.

In this case, there has been actual growth of about 229,000 manufacturing jobs since June 2009.  But the job loss didn’t really start “more than ten years” ago; we had over 14 million manufacturing jobs as late as January 2007, when the recession first hit.  Since then, we have lost more than 2 million manufacturing jobs, and have 11.95 million in January 2013.  And we have only added 109,000 over the past year, and have actually dropped below July 2012′s 11.957 million figure.  Manufacturing employment has stagnated since then.

FactCheck gets into the act on the jobs front, as well as claims about ObamaCare slowing the growth of health-care costs:

From 2009 to 2011, the growth in national health care spending was at its lowest rate in 50-plus years, the entire time the National Health Expenditure Accounts reports have been published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Spending grew by 3.9 percent each year for 2009, 2010 and 2011. (The growth in 2008 was 4.7 percent, and 2007′s was 6.2 percent, with higher growth for years previous — see Table 3.)

But the Affordable Care Act wasn’t signed into law until 2010, after the recent slowing began. And the bulk of the law, including the individual mandate and federal subsidies to help Americans buy insurance, has yet to take effect. Experts have mainly blamed the economic slowdown for a corresponding reduction in health care spending. Economists and statisticians at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported in 2011: “Job losses caused many people to lose employer-sponsored health insurance and, in some cases, to forgo health-care services they could not afford.”

On car mileage, FactCheck tells Obama to take a remedial math course:

The president claimed that “we have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas” — which isn’t remotely close to being true right now.

In fact, according to the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute, the average EPA city/highway sticker mileage of light duty vehicles sold last month was 24.5 miles per gallon. That’s quite good — a record, in fact. And it’s 17 percent better than the 21.0 mpg for vehicles sold four years earlier, in the month Obama took office. That’s an impressive gain, but it’s a far cry from having “doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas.”

Obama was referring to his administration’s actions for raising future federal fuel efficiency standards, which call for cars and light trucks to achieve 54.5 mpg by the model year 2025. But it remains to be seen whether automakers can produce — and consumers will buy — vehicles that achieve such a doubling of average mileage a dozen years from now.

As Investors Business Daily points out, Obama didn’t improve any more on being honest about the national debt, either.  Obama barely even mentioned national debt in his speech, only touching on it once to argue that seniors shouldn’t shoulder the burden of paying it back.  The deficit got 11 mentions, five more than “growth” did.  Before the speech, the White House tried to argue that deficit control has largely already been completed, but IBD argues that’s fantasy — and that Obama’s own debt commission knew it:

In the run-up to his State of the Union speech, Obama was running around telling everyone how we’ve already “cut our deficit by more than $2.5 trillion,” and are now “more than halfway towards the $4 trillion in deficit reduction that economists . .. say we need to stabilize our debt.” …

When the commission filed its report in 2010, the national debt was $9 trillion, or about 63% of the nation’s GDP. The national debt today is over $12 trillion, and has already surpassed 76% of GDP.

Had the debt commission’s plan been adopted, the deficit this year would be $646 billion, and on its way down to $279 billion by 2020. And the debt would be holding steady at about 65% of GDP.

Instead, this year’s deficit will be $845 billion — even after the alleged $2.5 trillion in savings that Obama touts — and will start climbing again in three years, reaching back up to $1 trillion by 2023, according to the latest forecast from the Congressional Budget Office.

The national debt, meanwhile, never drops below 73% of GDP, according to the CBO, and starts climbing after 2018, reaching 77% of GDP by 2023.

Lost in the SOTU attention was a CBO report warning that entitlement spending would make this situation significantly worse, and earlier than people think:

Meanwhile, on the same day Obama delivered his State of the Union speech, the head of the Congressional Budget Office warned Congress that the country will continue its charge toward the fiscal cliff unless “significant changes” are made to entitlements.

But rather than push for anything like that, Obama wants to call it “Mission Accomplished” after a couple rounds of relatively tiny and mostly phantom spending cuts and no meaningful entitlement reforms.

Obama wants to argue that more stimulus will drive the growth needed to cover those costs.  However, the stimulus from February 2009 utterly failed to generate anywhere near the kind of growth that goes into Obama’s budget assumptions:

In case anyone has forgotten, we’ve just been subject to the longest sustained experiment in Keynesian economics in the nation’s history, with spending and deficits at historic highs for four straight years.

Obama four years ago predicted that his economic policies would produce 4.6% GDP growth by 2012 and an unemployment rate of just 6%.

Actual results: GDP climbed just 2.2% last year and the unemployment rate has never dropped below 7.8% since Obama took office.

Obama offered a host of new and expanded government programs last night, but we can’t afford the ones we already have.  Pretending that we can is just as wrong as the rest of Obama’s fact-challenged speech.


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“You lie.”

Paul-Cincy on February 13, 2013 at 11:29 AM

A good addendum to your post, Ed:
http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/02/tragedy_and_comedy_at_the_sotu.html

onlineanalyst on February 13, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Palins tweets.

Bmore on February 13, 2013 at 11:32 AM

More stimulus? The $800 BILLION so-called stimulus has been added to the budget baseline ever since it was first passed so Obama is getting his damn stimulus every year. Tell him to stick his head where the sun don’t shine.

Charlemagne on February 13, 2013 at 11:32 AM

FactCheck gets into the act on the jobs front, as well as claims about ObamaCare slowing the growth of health-care costs:

I can’t believe that Obama is not getting hammered mercilessly over his absolute lies about Obamacare from top to bottom.
This is his signature “achievement” and every major promise he made to the American people about it has been shown to be absolutely false:

ObamaCare’s Broken Promises
Every one of the main claims made for the law is turning out to be false.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323374504578217720567917856.html

Baxter Greene on February 13, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Obama offered more expectations that he will fail on.

The media will have to work double time to protect him.

Electrongod on February 13, 2013 at 11:34 AM

The president claimed that “we have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas” = B.S.
And how far can you drive for an inflated U.S. $?

gullxn on February 13, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Ed, you wouldn’t be suggesting that our esteemed President……..lied, would you?

Bitter Clinger on February 13, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Let’s also not forget that while he was bragging about “decimating” al-qaeda (news to them) and bringing our troops home from Afghanistan….

….the word “Taliban” was not said one time.

You know…the Taliban that support al-qaeda…helped them carry out 9/11….help them now and are taking parts of Afghanistan back over with them…….
…………..the same Taliban that have killed thousands of Americans and Soldiers.

Not one word about them during his back patting fest of surrender in the “good war”.

….obviously to much to expect from an administration that declares “The Taliban is not our enemy”…..

Thousands of dead Americans would disagree.

Baxter Greene on February 13, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Ed, you don’t actually believe that the “water-carrying”, back-covering misdirecting MSM is going to publish anything that will dispute Teh Messiah’s spoken word, do you?

belad on February 13, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Cherry picker in chief

cmsinaz on February 13, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Instead, he continued his same cherry-picking ways of calculating job growth during his four years in office, and the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler was among the first to notice it.

Yeah but they don’t award him the four Pinocchio rating he deserves. And I’m sure that “Worst Week in Washington” will be awarded to Marco Rubio’s water bottle. If the WaPo were a legitimate news organization they would be panning the SOTU instead of finding reasons to give the rat-eared wonder a pass.

Happy Nomad on February 13, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Ed, I’m curious. Is there a rule that you’re not allowed to use the word ‘lie’ when referring to the President’s utterances? You call his statements dishonest, and use ‘fib’… but never ‘lie’.

Why is that?

Scott H on February 13, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Ed, you don’t actually believe that the “water-carrying”, back-covering misdirecting MSM is going to publish anything that will dispute Teh Messiah’s spoken word, do you?

belad on February 13, 2013 at 11:40 AM

I thought Rubio was the one carrying water.

Happy Nomad on February 13, 2013 at 11:42 AM

This goes beyond shameless lying. I’m starting to wonder if The Whine isn’t completely delusional. I hope someone is keeping him away from the dangerous semiautomatic assault scissors.

rbj on February 13, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Ed, how can you attempt to fact check that speech.

It was almost entirely composed of compound lies. You’d have to write a 100 page ebook to fact check the entire thing.

I’m still reeling from Barky’s investment nous. For every dollar he ‘invests’ in technology, we get a 104X rate of return.

Even Bernie Madoff would have blushed.

CorporatePiggy on February 13, 2013 at 11:44 AM

we have doubled the distance our cars will go on cost of a gallon of gas

FIFY, Preezy-Steezy.

Marcola on February 13, 2013 at 11:45 AM

“Community Organizers” aren’t really known for “truth”.

But you can bet the Obamabots and Low Information Voters will eat up every word from The Chosen One.

GarandFan on February 13, 2013 at 11:45 AM

Obama lies… Nothing new under the sun… In fact the biggest shock in this most incompetent fool Presidency will be a single day where he goes without lying… It has not happened and will not happen…

mnjg on February 13, 2013 at 11:49 AM

NPR was praising Obama’s role in fomenting the Arab Spring, claiming that “America does not dictate change.”

Oh, REALLY?!

Hillary and Obama repeatedly DEMANDED that:

Mubarak MUST go.
Qaddafi MUST go.
Assad MUST go.

Barrybots know his domestic agenda is belly-up, so they try in vain to spin his foreign policy as successful.

Christien on February 13, 2013 at 11:50 AM

we have doubled the distance our cars will go on cost of a gallon of gas

FIFY, Preezy-Steezy.

Count on the current price doubling up by the time of Barry’s next SOTU address. Isn’t his goal $10/gal?

hawkeye54 on February 13, 2013 at 11:51 AM

If us seniors are not to begin the job of drawing down the deficit (through decreased spending [including so called entitlements] and increased taxes), then we are leaving the entire job to our children and grandchildren.

Kind of selfish if you ask me.

That said, I’m not about to pay more taxes just so the Democrats have more money to spend on entitlements — no, I’ll keep those funds myself, because I can do better with them than they can do.

unclesmrgol on February 13, 2013 at 11:52 AM

As for Rubio…SSDD…Dems instantly focus on style and ignore substance, just like they did with Jindal.

Christien on February 13, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Obama barely even mentioned national debt in his speech, only touching on it once to argue that seniors shouldn’t shoulder the burden of paying it back.

Point of order – they ran up the <expletive deleted> bill.

Steve Eggleston on February 13, 2013 at 11:53 AM

But you can bet the Obamabots and Low Information Voters will eat up every word from The Chosen One.

Especially with the LSMs fine and glowing coverage in supporting Barry.

hawkeye54 on February 13, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Okay, remember that he’s reading a teleprompter. Somebody else wrote the script. In all actuality, he probably doesn’t even know what he’s saying. He’s just a puppet on a string barking like the dog-eater that he is.

HiJack on February 13, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Okay, remember that he’s reading a teleprompter. Somebody else wrote the script. In all actuality, he probably doesn’t even know what he’s saying. He’s just a puppet on a string barking like the dog-eater that he is.

HiJack on February 13, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Which is why the TOTUS meme was successful. It’s funny AND true.

Christien on February 13, 2013 at 11:58 AM

From June 2009 to January 2013, we added 4.598 million jobs in 43 months — an average just shy of 107,000 jobs per month (all figures from BLS Table B data). That’s not enough to keep up with population growth (which requires 125k-150K per month), which is why our workforce participation rate sank from 65.7% in June 2009 to 63.6% in 2012, where it remains, near a 31-year low hit last August.

Republicans held majority control of Washington, D.C. (holding 2+ out of 3 of the House, Senate, and Presidency) from Jan 1995 to Dec 2006.

What was the Employment-Population Ratio after 12 straight years (144 consecutive months) of Republican majority control (in December 2006)?
63.4%

Democrats have held majority control of Washington, D.C. (holding 2+ out of 3 of the House, Senate, and Presidency) from Jan 2007 to present.

What was the Employment-Population Ratio after 6 straight years (72 consecutive months) of Democrat majority control (in December 2012 and again in January 2013)?
58.6%

Difference: 4.8% of population (civilian noninstitutional population age 16+)

According to BLS HOUSEHOLD DATA HISTORICAL Table A-1, our current civilian noninstitutional population 16 years and over is 244,663,000.

4.8% of that represents 11,743,824 missing jobs.

After six straight years of Democrat majorities, there has been no recovery.

If we had the same employment % now as we had for 12 straight years of Republican majority control, OVER 11.7 MILLION MORE PEOPLE WOULD BE EMPLOYED than are employed right now after 6 straight years of Democrat majority control.

That’s a fact.

ITguy on February 13, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Especially with the LSMs fine and glowing coverage in supporting Barry.

hawkeye54 on February 13, 2013 at 11:53 AM

So that’s what they’re calling The Lewinsky now.

Steve Eggleston on February 13, 2013 at 11:58 AM

I thought the best commentary of the speech came from of all people, Kirsten Powers; she said the speech was nothing more than tired worn out liberal mumbo-jumbo.

Tater Salad on February 13, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Especially with the LSMs fine and glowing coverage in supporting Barry.

hawkeye54 on February 13, 2013 at 11:53 AM

So that’s what they’re calling The Lewinsky now.

Yup

hawkeye54 on February 13, 2013 at 12:02 PM

“After shedding jobs for more than 10 years, our manufacturers have added about 500,000 jobs over the past three.”Obama again is cherry-picking a jobs number. The low point for manufacturing jobs was reached in January 2010, and so there has been a gain of 500,000 jobs since then.

How does Obama’s statement qualify as “an even bigger fib”. He says manufacturing jobs went up 500k in the last 3 years. In fact, they did go up by 500k over the past 3 years. So that is a lie? What are we, Politifact now?

Obama lies so much we don’t have to look silly inventing lies and getting all upset about it.

RW Wacko on February 13, 2013 at 12:05 PM

After six straight years of Democrat majorities, there has been no recovery.

As completely intended.

If we had the same employment % now as we had for 12 straight years of Republican majority control, OVER 11.7 MILLION MORE PEOPLE WOULD BE EMPLOYED than are employed right now after 6 straight years of Democrat majority control.

That’s a fact.

.

Millions more employed, and quite possibly independent in political ties? Can’t have that. Millions more need to be government dependent with eyes focused like lasers on almighty BigGov in DC for deliverance as provider of all needs and desires along with loyal support of permanent Democrat majority control.

hawkeye54 on February 13, 2013 at 12:07 PM

http://www.wattsupwiththat.com

Facts win.

Lies fail.

Gravity wins.

Wax Wings Melt.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 13, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Obama gave an excellent speech last night perfectly capturing the state of the union; if the name of our country is Fantasy Island.

meci on February 13, 2013 at 12:16 PM

test

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 13, 2013 at 12:19 PM

What are we, Politifact now?

Obama lies so much we don’t have to look silly inventing lies and getting all upset about it.

RW Wacko on February 13, 2013 at 12:05 PM

What is up with so many people saying “we” in the comment section of the blog? Like your sentiment is shared universally…

tom daschle concerned on February 13, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Obama gave an excellent speech last night perfectly capturing the state of the union; if the name of our country is Fantasy Island.

meci on February 13, 2013 at 12:16 PM

De plane! De plane!

Steve Eggleston on February 13, 2013 at 12:22 PM

What is up with so many people saying “we” in the comment section of the blog? Like your sentiment is shared universally…

tom daschle concerned on February 13, 2013 at 12:21 PM

No wonder why the cheese supply is depleted – a lot of people have mice in their pockets.

Steve Eggleston on February 13, 2013 at 12:23 PM

What is up with so many people saying “we” in the comment section of the blog? Like your sentiment is shared universally…

tom daschle concerned on February 13, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Actually, I was saying the exact opposite but was being kind by lumping me in, too. Basically that everyone at HA has become part of an echo chamber, much like the Koskids. Taking crap out of context, bs factchecking, screaming down anyone who disagrees. Miss the old HA where it was factual and not hyperpartisan (at least toward the Dems). I will just stick to Allah’s posts from now on and ignore the other crap.

RW Wacko on February 13, 2013 at 12:31 PM

Obama lies, even when his lips are not moving.

He lies.

And, seems most who voted in the past two national elections could not care one bit less that Obama lies.

So long as they get free stuff, no matter what the cost, even if they are not supposed to get free stuff, like Obamaphones…they love the idea that to love Obama means they are striking a blow to The Man.

Pundits and bloggers can fact-check until the cows come home…and it will not make a bit of difference.

Lying to America is now that new standard of excellence…so long as the electorate gets free stuff, or a chance to stick it to The Man, nothing else really matters. Not Benghazi, not a nuclear capable North Korea or Iran, (Obama personally killed Osama, if you recall.) He is a God. He is the Light Worker. He is the Alpha and the Omega of all that is good and holy and “fair” and progressive.

So, what’s a few new lies on top of the old lies, really?

coldwarrior on February 13, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Is there anyone out there, and if so please reply back to me, that is STUPID enough to still believe A SINGLE WORD this man says!?

ANYONE? If you’re out there please tell me why you still believe what he says and as a follow up question, just how many times are you willing to be lied to and still believe what someone says?

Please enlighten me here.

Meople on February 13, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Country Singer Steve Earle sings a song called ‘Snake Oil Blues’, which Obama evidently patterned his 2013 State Of The Union Speech from. In Earle’s song, the lyrics state:

“Ladies and gentlemen, attention please
Come in close so everyone can see
I got a tale to tell
A listen don’t cost a dime
And if you believe that we’re gonna get along just fine

If you ain’t impressed yet, just tell me what you wanna hear

I can heal the sick, I can mend the lame
And the blind shall see again, it’s all the same

Well ain’t your President good to you
Knocked ‘em dead in Libya, Grenada too
Now he’s taking his show a little further down the line
Well, ‘tween me and him people, you’re gonna get along just fine!”

easyt65 on February 13, 2013 at 12:48 PM

I’ve completely lost interest in the commonplace forms of political analysis or response to Obama. It implies a commonlaceness that doesn’t exist, and is a stupid delusion.

I am only interested in comprehension, confrontation and survival at this point. That is, if you cannot comprehend the violent and perfidious pathology of the Left, and if you cannot directly confront it in the political and media theater, then you are putting a risk the survival of the country.

rrpjr on February 13, 2013 at 12:53 PM

How does Obama’s statement qualify as “an even bigger fib”. He says manufacturing jobs went up 500k in the last 3 years. In fact, they did go up by 500k over the past 3 years. So that is a lie? What are we, Politifact now?

Obama lies so much we don’t have to look silly inventing lies and getting all upset about it.

RW Wacko on February 13, 2013 at 12:05 PM

He delivers the message out of context. He took office Jan 09, not 10. Would be similar to saying “if you don’t count the fact we scored only 2 points in the 1st quarter, we won that basketball game!”…he can’t only own partial term data…

hillsoftx on February 13, 2013 at 1:08 PM

http://www.wattsupwiththat.com

Facts win.

Lies fail.

Gravity wins.

Wax Wings Melt.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 13, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Love. LOVE! luv luv luv luv luv…

rottenrobbie on February 13, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Worst US President ever.

albill on February 13, 2013 at 1:33 PM

He delivers the message out of context. He took office Jan 09, not 10. Would be similar to saying “if you don’t count the fact we scored only 2 points in the 1st quarter, we won that basketball game!”…he can’t only own partial term data…

hillsoftx on February 13, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Yeah, it’s out of context. But it’s also correct and not a lie. I just remember getting all mad when Politifact takes something a conservative says that is true, then provides context and declares the statement false, even though the statement is actually factually correct. Obama said manufacturing jobs increased 500k over the past 3 years which is 100% absolutely accurate and correct. To call it a lie is a bit ridiculous.

But it’s whatever, I guess. I’ll just filter the info at HA taking its lens into account like I do with every other media outlet from now on I guess.

RW Wacko on February 13, 2013 at 1:39 PM

More stimulus? The $800 BILLION so-called stimulus has been added to the budget baseline ever since it was first passed so Obama is getting his damn stimulus every year. Tell him to stick his head where the sun don’t shine.

Charlemagne on February 13, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Actually, he needs to pull it out of there.

Ward Cleaver on February 13, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Prophetic that the day after O’s State of the Union address is Ash Wednesday.

Isn’t it.

Things that make ya go, hmmmmm . . . . .

dissent555 on February 13, 2013 at 3:19 PM

He delivers the message out of context. He took office Jan 09, not 10. Would be similar to saying “if you don’t count the fact we scored only 2 points in the 1st quarter, we won that basketball game!”…he can’t only own partial term data…

hillsoftx on February 13, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Yeah, it’s out of context. But it’s also correct and not a lie. I just remember getting all mad when Politifact takes something a conservative says that is true, then provides context and declares the statement false, even though the statement is actually factually correct. Obama said manufacturing jobs increased 500k over the past 3 years which is 100% absolutely accurate and correct. To call it a lie is a bit ridiculous.

But it’s whatever, I guess. I’ll just filter the info at HA taking its lens into account like I do with every other media outlet from now on I guess.

RW Wacko on February 13, 2013 at 1:39 PM

He didn’t say it was a lie. He said Obama cherry-picked the number. It was, in fact, a perfect example of cherry-picking.

You don’t get to change someone’s words and then argue against your version. That’s what Liberals do.

AJsDaddie on February 13, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Big, fat liar lies. Film at 11. /sarc

What the heck were people expecting anyway? It’s not like Barack Obama has any real accomplishments to talk about.

Murf76 on February 13, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Looks like dime bag Barry dimed it in last night with his dime a dozen cliches.
The only way to turn the economy around on a dime is to get off the dime with these speeches that aren’t worth a dime and begin a March of dimes campaign.
Truman once said, “The buck stops here.” Obama will be known for stopping the economy on a dime. And that’s just my ten cents, which these days probably isn’t worth a plug nickel.

kregg on February 13, 2013 at 5:56 PM