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    Re: Can a President go 4 years without it ever being his "economy"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    That economies move in natural cycles.........unless its an economic downturn while a Republican is in the Whitehouse.
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    Re: Can a President go 4 years without it ever being his "economy"?

    Obviously, it wasn't Obama's economy when he took office in 2008. Therefore, any comparisons that are made for purposes of "grading" Obama need to be made in comparison to at least that point in time. We are now, of course, in Obama's economy, but what Obama's economy is cannot reasonably be assessed without reference to what happened immediately before he inherited it. To do otherwise would be, at best, idiotic. Obama has had to deal with things Republicans and Democrats simply didn't have to give a second thought to from 2000-2008. Frankly, the analysis is so complicated it is almost pointless trying to draw any comparisons at all. Better to point out what might have been done better by another leader. But, as has been noted many times, the opposition party hasn't been been too forthcoming with that type of analysis. Presumably, that is because, as I suspect, nobody really knows what to do, and at the end of the day there isn't a whole heck of a lot that can be done right now except wait.
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    Re: Can a President go 4 years without it ever being his "economy"?

    The economy is Carters, Reagans, Bush's, Clinton's, Bush's (jr), and Obama's. More importantly, it is also the baby of every other person who can affect policy from CEOs to the Fed to Congress to Government Agencies to Etc.

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    Re: Can a President go 4 years without it ever being his "economy"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    I feel it must be asked.....since were already 2 years into Barack HusSame Obama's Failed Presidency.......and according to all the Liberal experts......its still George Bush's economy......and Obama inherited everything.

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    How was the economy when Bush left office? Is it better or worse now?



    Sorry to inform you, but we are still suffering from the effects of the last administration.
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    Re: Can a President go 4 years without it ever being his "economy"?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    The economy is Carters, Reagans, Bush's, Clinton's, Bush's (jr), and Obama's. More importantly, it is also the baby of every other person who can affect policy from CEOs to the Fed to Congress to Government Agencies to Etc.
    You forgot Nixon.
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    Re: Can a President go 4 years without it ever being his "economy"?

    Quote Originally Posted by USA_1 View Post
    You forgot Nixon.
    Actually, it goes back to at least the new deal and likely before, I just didn't want to type the name of every president since at least 1930

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    Re: Can a President go 4 years without it ever being his "economy"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Presidents have very little direct impact on the state of the economy. They can provide a little temporary support through economic stimulus programs, and can provide more indirect support through nominating competent people to the Federal Reserve...but there's nothing they can do to turn a recession into a boom. The economy moves in natural cycles.
    Temporary, if at that. We all know then long term consequences of the stimulus With that being said then why does the government try to infiltrate on every little situation anymore?
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    Re: Can a President go 4 years without it ever being his "economy"?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Actually, it goes back to at least the new deal and likely before, I just didn't want to type the name of every president since at least 1930
    Things were pretty good before Nixon. After WWII the country was prospering and becoming the greatest nation on earth. It all went to hell after Vietnam.
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    Re: Can a President go 4 years without it ever being his "economy"?

    Quote Originally Posted by DontDoIt View Post
    Temporary, if at that. We all know then long term consequences of the stimulus With that being said then why does the government try to infiltrate on every little situation anymore?
    To smooth out the economic cycle.
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    Re: Can a President go 4 years without it ever being his "economy"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    To smooth out the economic cycle.
    And to prevent a depression so bad we could never recover.
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