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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    Bush had 50 straight months of job growth. So far Obama has had over 30 months of job loss. The days of blaming Bush have proven ineffective. In fact, that's why Obama's approval ratings have dropped so low. People are getting tired of hearing Obama blame Bush for the the Democrats' screw ups. Obama had a supermajority in the Senate and a majority in the House from 2009-2010. He did nothing but ruin our economy during that time.
    But you do realize that the growth in the unemployment rate under George Bush was over 400% higher than it has been under Barack Obama as President don't you?
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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    But you do realize that the unemployment rate under George Bush was over 400% higher than it has been under Barack Obama as President don't you?
    No, it wasn't. When Bush left office the Unemployment rate was just barely 8%. Under Obama the Unemployment rate has shot up in the 2 and a half years he had been in office to over 9%. During the 6 years Bush had a Republican Congress the Unemplyment rate was 5.2%. It didn't start going up until after 2007 when the Democrats took control of both houses of Congress.

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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    No, it wasn't. When Bush left office the Unemployment rate was just barely 8%. Under Obama the Unemployment rate has shot up in the 2 and a half years he had been in office to over 9%. During the 6 years Bush had a Republican Congress the Unemplyment rate was 5.2%. It didn't start going up until after 2007 when the Democrats took control of both houses of Congress.
    As I first said in my post #89 on the previous page

    You do realize that the growth in the unemployment rate was over 400% larger under George Bush than it is under Barack Obama as President don't you?[


    You do realize that is an actual indisputable historical fact now don't you?
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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    As I first said in my post #89 on the previous page



    You do realize that is an actual indisputable historical fact now don't you?
    No, it's liberal spin to hide the fact that Obama is a failure. You want to know what Obama inhereted from Bush? A AAA S&P credit rating, that Obama destroyed.

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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    But you do realize that the growth in the unemployment rate under George Bush was over 400% higher than it has been under Barack Obama as President don't you?
    No, I don't realize that. Your argument hangs on a technicality, which is that unemployment numbers are calculated as a ratio of those who are looking for work as the proportion of those who are working. This completely ignores all of those who've dropped out of the labor force due to finding no work.

    In January 2001, the month of Bush's inauguration, the labor force participation rate was 67.2% and when he left office, using the last full month of his tenure, Dec. 2008, the workforce participation rate was 65.8%, a drop of 1.4% of the population.

    When Obama was inaugurated the workforce participation rate was 65.7% and the most current workforce participation rate is 63.9%, a drop of 1.8%.

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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    And tell us again, how many jobs has Obama created?
    2.7 million so far, which includes a large number of jobs in Texas that Perry is claiming credit for.
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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Creating jobs with federal money.
    Finally, someone that understands the shell game that Perry has played.
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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Finally, someone that understands the shell game that Perry has played.
    And I live in Texas.

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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Bachmann certainly won't. She's simply too far to the right to appeal to moderates/swing voters (who as everyone knows are the ones to really decide elections). Her extremism won't go over well. I can't say about Perry since I simply don't know much about him.
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    Re: Can Bachman or Perry beat Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    2.7 million so far, which includes a large number of jobs in Texas that Perry is claiming credit for.

    Compared to the over three million that Buch created I would say Bush's record is better. And out of those supposed 2.7 million jobs you claim Obama created he has lost double that amount.

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