That is a downright lie. You want so badly to believe what Obama tells you that you ignore actual information from that campaign and the first years of his Administration. Presidential Administration economic advisorswhysoserious;1059847661]No he did not. You are just making a bunch of **** up. Yes, he had a campaign slogan of change and whatnot, but that does not mean that you can go around saying he promised things under that giant umbrella of change. He never once promised he would cap unemployment at 8%. As far as the deficit, and I believe he meant the fiscal deficit, not the national deficit. And I think you and I can both agree that steps are being taken in that direction. Of course, this is all way off topic, since topic is basically that you are just making **** up. Obama never promised he would end the recession, you apparently thought he did.
As the Times reported, in a January 9 report, Romer and Bernstein had predicted "that with the stimulus spending, the U.S. unemployment rate this year would not exceed 8%. It now stands at 9.4%."
Majority Rates Obama ‘Same’ as or ‘Worse’ Than George W. Bush - ABC NewsBush has a higher rating today for doing what? What are people approving of? He does not do anything. You are just a rhetoric machine, my friend.
I would have no problem with additional taxes unless it became burdensome and as long as spending wasn't out of whack. I don't believe we have a massive spending problem which is the root of where you and I disagree.
Oh ****, are Romer and Bernstein nicknames for Obama? I didn't know! And when did the word "predicted" become a synonym for "promised"? Holy ****! Where have I been!!! Not to mention:Romer and Bernstein had predicted "that with the stimulus spending, the U.S. unemployment rate this year would not exceed 8%. It now stands at 9.4%."
So, assuming you cannot read, and I think you have made that case yourself so far, let me explain further. Obama never said this himself, however, his administration did say they believed it would cap at 8%, but they also allowed for a high margin of error. If you still do not get it, then they said this, "We think it will cap at 8%, that is what our numbers tell us, but there is room for a lot of error". Get it?Will didn't use the word "promise" as Cantor did when we checked the same claim a year ago, but the meaning is the same, that Obama was offering some sort of guarantee the stimulus would keep the unemployment rate below 8 percent. The administration never characterized it that way and included plenty of disclaimers saying the predictions had "significant margins of error" and a higher degree of uncertainty due to a recession that is "unusual both in its fundamental causes and its severity." In short, it was an economic projection with warnings of a high margin for error, not a take-it-to-the-bank pledge of an upper limit on unemployment.
So we find Will's claim Barely True.
When Bush left office he was right at or under 30% approval rating. Obama began at a 60% approval rating and has dipped a to under 50%, but has actually steadily increased over this year. Any other bull**** you want to spread around or are we done here? Yeah, links and good sources are a good thing to bring to an argument (by the way).