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It's The Economy Stupid - Well Said Clinton
Where's The Change?
Seems I remember watching a video of one of Obama's snarky stunts where he told the Republicans to pipe down while a true Mopper-in-Chief grasped the mop and showed the nation how to mop up the mess the last administration had left him. So I knew what he said had to have been placed on the internet. Take a look at his Snarkiness in action then think about where we are today with his grabbing the wrong end of the mop from the get go.
Try Grabbing The Correct End Of The Mop
His teleprompter did a wonderful job of him making a complete fool of himself in retrospect. Billy Bob Joe Ray Clinton had it about right when he said, "It's about the economy stupid!" Or maybe think about the question Ronald Reagan asked, "Are you better off now than than you were four years ago?" Try this one on for size, "Are you better off now than you were 2 1/2 years ago than President Snarky Smirksalot promised you that you would be?" It is all about the economy Stupid! While you should have been using the correct end of the mop to address job creation, you started off in the wrong direction of attempting to nationalize 1/6th of this nation's economy - the health care industry. And yes, that smacks of socialism. Combine that with the auto industry buy out, the Wall Street buy out, the AIG buy out and the picture should be clear as to the agenda of this administration. Change mops Obama or at least grab the right end of the darned thing.
Lets take a look see at some data to determine if he was mopping in the right area, the general area or was way out there in left field with Keysean economics where the answer is always the government spending more and taxing more in an attempt to solve what it will never solve. The federal government isn't in the job of creating jobs unless it is to grow the federal monster of a bureaucracy that we see now. Lets see how that hopey changey thing is going for you these days.
Here's what someone who knows nothing about economics and economies promised you and I'm sure you weren't "hoping" for this kind of "change" when you helped elect the most inexperienced, unqualified person ever to sit in The White House and start whining.
Here's your change:
Category/ Jan 2009 / Today / % of Change / Source
Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S. / $1.83 / $3.44 / 84% / 1
Crude oil, European Brent (barrel) / $43..48 / $99.02 / 127.7% / 2
Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel) / $38..74 / $91..38 / 135.9% / 2
Gold: London (per troy oz.) / $853.25 / $1,369.50 / 60.5% / 2
Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL / $3.56 / $6.33 78..1% / 2
Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL / $9.66 / $13..75 /42.3% / 2
Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb. Fob / $13..37 / $35..39 / 164.7% / 2
Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall / 7.6% / 9.4% / 23.7% / 3
Unemployment rate, blacks / 12.6% / 15.8% / 25.4% / 3
Number of unemployed / 11,616,000 / 14,485,000 / 24.7% / 3
Number of fed. Employees / 2,779,000 / 2,840,000 / 2.2% / 3
Real median household income / $50,112 / $49,777 / -0.7% /4
Number of food stamp recipients / 31,983,716 / 43,200,878 / 35.1% / 5
Number of unemployment benefit recipients / 7,526,598 / 9,193,838 / 22.2% / 6
Number of long-term unemployed / 2,600,000 / 6,400,000 / 146.2% / 3
Poverty rate, individuals /13.2% / 14.3% / 8.3% / 4
People in poverty in U.S. / 39,800,000 /43,600,000 / 9.5% / 4
U.S.. Rank in Economic Freedom World Rankings / 5 / 9 / n/a / 10
Present Situation Index /29.9 /23.5 /-21.4% / 11
Failed banks / 140 / 164 /17.1% / 12
U.S.. Dollar versus Japanese yen exchange rate 89.76 / 82.03 / -8.6% / 2
U.S.. Money supply, M1, in billions 1,575.1 / 1,865.7 / 18.4% / 13
U.S.. Money supply, M2, in billions / 8,310.9 /8,852.3 / 6.5% / 13
National debt, in trillions / $10..627 / $14..052 / 32.2% / 14
Look at the last item. In two short years the national debt has accumulated at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our entire nation's history. Metaphorically speaking, if you are driving in the right lane doing 65 MPH and a car rockets past you in the left lane. 27 times faster, it would be doing 7,555 MPH! Sources:(1) U.S. Energy Information Administration; (2) Wall Street Journal; (3) Bureau of Labor Statistics; (4) Census Bureau; (5) USDA; (6) U.S. Dept. Of Labor; (7) FHFA; (8) Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller; (9) RealtyTrac; (10) Heritage Foundation and WSJ; (11) The Conference Board; (12) FDIC; (13) Federal Reserve; (14) U.S. Treasury
The present situation requires action to create jobs. The answer isn't more government spending. The private sector is the creator of jobs, not Obama. He has no answers so he decides instead that his next "political tactic" is doing nothing. Not exactly though as the Democrats have taken up the sword of attempting to scare people. People should be scared in light of the data I just presented to you. Those little footnotes are the source of the data for you Doubting Thomas's out there who want to scream,. "LIES, LIES, LIES..." like you did during the election campaign when presented source links to the truth of Obama. So narrow it down to scare tactics followed by blaming the Republicans with blaming Bush (which got old real fast) as a last resort.
A mistake has been made - a huge one. Keysean economics was a failure, is a failure and always will be a failure. You don't spend yourself to prosperity folks. All you do is accululate a massive amount of federal debt.
Is it okay for that to be your legacy to future American generations?
The scenario: Large group huddled around a campfire. One person looks at the group and asks, "Why did our great grandparents do this to us?" Everyone else in unison answers, "Because it was all about them and they didn't even consider us."
Now there's a question for you. As I said in the beginning, it all depends on knowing which end of the mop you need to grab to do a job. But then again, even a simple janitor knows that.
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The Frog Prince