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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Oh and Joe, before you start in with your 'nuh uh' nonsense, and twisting like a pretzel defending this mess of Obama's consider this....

    WASHINGTON - President Obama heads into the third month of his second term, still unable to find a cure for a sluggish economy, weak employment numbers and his own slipping job approval scores.

    Second terms are usually challenging for presidents who have won reelection without having the slightest idea what they would do over the next four years. And that's what we are witnessing now with Obama whose biggest problem is the lackluster, anemic, sub-par, job-challenged economy.

    The Gallup Poll this week reports that his job approval rating is an underwhelming 47 percent versus a muscular 48 percent who disapprove of his performance, and that the nation's economic confidence index slipped further in March to minus-16, "its lowest level since December."

    The depressing headlines of the past few days tell a sad and despair-filled tale of what the economy is like under his presidency:

    -- "Weekly Jobless Claims Get Weaker as Outlook Dims" was the gloomy headline over a Reuters news wire story Thursday morning on the CNBC web site.

    "The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose to its highest level in four months last week, suggesting the labor market recovery lost some steam in March," Reuters reported.

    -- "Hiring is weaker at private companies," a Washington Post headline blared Thursday.

    "Companies hired at the weakest pace in five months in March as recent strong demand for construction jobs evaporated and growth in the vast services sector slowed, signs that the economic recovery could be hitting a soft patch," the newspaper reported.

    That's the conclusion of the ADP National Employment Report Wednesday which showed "that private employers added 158,000 jobs last month." The ADP job survey said "The gain was the smallest since October."

    A separate report Wednesday on the services industry, the economy's largest job sector, showed that employment growth "pulled back in March."

    You do not hear any of these reports on the nightly TV network news programs because they cherry-pick reports that feed the White House line of a continuing economic recovery.

    Obama's Economy has Become a Synonym for Failure and Despair - Donald Lambro - [page]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Not really. It has more to do with apathy than education.

    It's not so much that voters are incapable of understanding the issues, but that they don't take the time to find out what the facts are.

    Of course, education would improve without apathy, too.
    It may have something to do with education, or its lack. Investigation into APS cheating finds unethical behavior across e | www.ajc.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It may have something to do with education, or its lack. Investigation into APS cheating finds unethical behavior across e | www.ajc.com
    Well, maybe in Atlanta.
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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Not really. It has more to do with apathy than education.

    It's not so much that voters are incapable of understanding the issues, but that they don't take the time to find out what the facts are.

    Of course, education would improve without apathy, too.
    The information is out there if the voter wants to seek and learn. The fact is most do not. They will decide whom to vote for via a sound bite, a slogan, a political party they usually vote for, most voters are like mind numbed robots. They have their ingrained circuits which they follow. I would wager a lot fewer than 10% of the electorate actually take the time to find our where the candidates stand on the issues or which candidate views and promises would better suit them.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    The information is out there if the voter wants to seek and learn. The fact is most do not. They will decide whom to vote for via a sound bite, a slogan, a political party they usually vote for, most voters are like mind numbed robots. They have their ingrained circuits which they follow. I would wager a lot fewer than 10% of the electorate actually take the time to find our where the candidates stand on the issues or which candidate views and promises would better suit them.
    That's the root of the problem, isn't it?
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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, you can ignore all you like, hell, stick your fingers in your ears and holler la,la,la,la....all day long for all I care. But, I hope that you libs go for it full bore. Push like there is NO tomorrow, because once you get done destroying our beautiful country, I have the feeling that progressives like you will lose so badly that it'll be another 100 years before you get out from under the rock again.
    There you go arguing with libs again. I've link information on hw the president doesn't control the economy.ive talked about his other factors, factors you curly know about (the unemployment) playing a bigger role. And this is your bet response?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That's the root of the problem, isn't it?
    And that is how the two major political parties like it.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Food-stamp use doubles

    It's been appearing over the last 20 years that the fight for more control is building up towards a huge collaspe. Sooner or later, a brick is going to fall and down will come our way of life as we've enjoyed.

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