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Juan Williams: Thanks to the stimulus, our economy is better off than it was 4 years ago
Fox News ^ | February 28, 2012 | Juan Williams

Posted on 02/28/2012 11:11:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

President Obama’s poll numbers are getting better every day. But one clear weakness remains in the public mind — his performance in handling the U.S. economy.

The most unpopular element of his economic stewardship is the stimulus, officially titled "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act." It turned 3 years-old last week.

A new Pew poll finds 41 percent of Americans disapprove of the 2009 stimulus while 37 percent approve. In 2010, a CNN poll found three quarters of the public felt most of the stimulus was wasted and did not help the economy. Later in 2010 a Rasmussen poll found 56 percent opposed to any suggestion of a second stimulus.

The upcoming presidential election is likely to be a debate about the value of the stimulus. Before the rhetoric gets too hot, a simple question begs to be answered: Is there any evidence that the stimulus helped the economy?

As Sarah Palin might say, “You betcha!”

But in looking back on the news coverage and the angry rhetoric used by the GOP during the congressional debate of the stimulus, it is striking how little discussion there was of what the stimulus actually entailed.

First, the bulk of it was composed of tax cuts. In fact, the stimulus was one of the largest single tax cuts in U.S. history. To say the stimulus failed is to make the argument that tax cuts do not stimulate the economy....

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TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: economy; obama; stimulus; taxes
Good luck selling that in Ohio, Missouri, Indiana and Florida this Fall.
1 posted on 02/28/2012 11:12:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Affirmative Action Putz


2 posted on 02/28/2012 11:18:13 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

What has he been smoking?


3 posted on 02/28/2012 11:20:59 PM PST by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Juan, you effigy moron. Only 6% of the stimulus funds made it to rhetorically American worker. the rest went to banks the world over.


4 posted on 02/28/2012 11:21:41 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I knew there was a reason why I call him “Juan the Moron”.


5 posted on 02/28/2012 11:24:04 PM PST by AlexW
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Juan Williams: Thanks to the stimulus, our economy is better off than it was 4 years ago

More ravings from yet another affirmative action moron.

6 posted on 02/28/2012 11:30:18 PM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I happened to catch a bit of Fox News Tuesday night and Juan was spouting this same crap.

He was saying that unemployment is down, the stock market is up and that consumer confidence is rising because of the things Obama has done to help the economy.

I felt a little vomit come up in my throat, so quickly changed the channel.


7 posted on 02/29/2012 12:00:53 AM PST by octex
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To: Vendome
Question: How many affirmative action Obama butt-kissers does it take to make me change the channel?

Answer: Just Juan.

8 posted on 02/29/2012 12:02:19 AM PST by The Citizen Soldier (America needs Gingrich in 2012 about as much as England needed Churchill in 1940!)
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To: octex

There’s a big, brown cloud in the city,
And the countryside’s a sin.
An’ the price of life is too high to give up,
Gotta come down again.
When the world wide war is over and done,
And the dream of peace comes true.
We’ll all be drinkin’ free bubble-up,
Eatin’ that rainbow stew.
When they find out how to burn water,
And the gasoline car is gone.
When an airplane flies without any fuel,
And the sunlight heats our home.
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We’ll all be drinkin’ free bubble-up,
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Underneath that sky of blue.
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An’ eatin’ that rainbow stew.

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Just think about what’s in store.
When people start doin’ what they oughta be doin’,
Then they won’t be booin’ no more.
When a President goes through the White House door,
An’ does what he says he’ll do.
We’ll all be drinkin’ free bubble-up,
Eatin’ that rainbow stew.

Eatin’ rainbow stew in a silver spoon,
Underneath that sky of blue.
We’ll all be drinkin’ that free bubble-up,
Eatin’ some rainbow stew.

Eatin’ rainbow stew in a silver spoon,
Underneath that sky of blue.
All be drinkin’ that free bubble-up,
Eatin’ rainbow stew.


9 posted on 02/29/2012 12:18:20 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Williams is the pot calling the kettle black.


10 posted on 02/29/2012 12:27:07 AM PST by Renegade
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Juan Williams is taking crazy pills, drinking stupid juice, and is hooked up to an intravenous of ignorance.


11 posted on 02/29/2012 12:41:40 AM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fox had made a huge error in hiring Juan Williams. A few years of unemployment on Obama’s watch would have done a lot of good to the liberal Williams. Fox, by saving him from that, helped Williams to keep his socialistic stripes.

As a rule of thumb, I never listen or read his comments on ANYTHING, it is not good for my health :)


12 posted on 02/29/2012 12:43:00 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: oldenuff2no

Who.....


13 posted on 02/29/2012 1:11:10 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Juan Williams: “The brown foolaide has a bit of a nutty flavor.”


14 posted on 02/29/2012 1:23:55 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (BO Stinks! So does Mitts magic underwear!)
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To: pyx

Yeah, I was just hinking how much better off I am than 4 years ago as I pumped my $4.05 per gaalon gas this morning.


15 posted on 02/29/2012 1:40:46 AM PST by DaiHuy (One Big Assed Mistake America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“M.O.O.N.” thats how you spell Juan Williams..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip7PPGS7TpE


16 posted on 02/29/2012 1:54:30 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Vendome

The Left just spouts “things” with no reason, logic or sense.


17 posted on 02/29/2012 2:41:05 AM PST by Shimmer1 (Think. It isn't illegal yet.)
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To: Vendome
Affirmative Action Putz

If you've seen Juan, you've seen them all.

18 posted on 02/29/2012 2:44:31 AM PST by abishai
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To: Marguerite
Fox had made a huge error in hiring Juan Williams.

They obviously added Williams to offset the criticism from the left that Fox News is a mouthpiece for ultra-conservative and Republican causes which it isn't and never was.

19 posted on 02/29/2012 3:00:49 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: pyx

Maybe for the People Juan the Idiot,one trick pony,supports. The Fact is Most of our tax money in the Stimulus went to Unions and is going to support Obamas reelection
How does it feel to be Supporting Obama with your hard earned money?


20 posted on 02/29/2012 3:07:41 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Juan Williams is a racist thug and a loudmouth.
Thats is what i believe


21 posted on 02/29/2012 3:07:49 AM PST by chatham
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oh yea, Merle Haggard-Rainbow Stew good one.
22 posted on 02/29/2012 4:49:18 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Does Juan really think that Americans are better off today then 4 years ago? The answer for this American is NO.
23 posted on 02/29/2012 4:53:20 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am sick and tired of allowing the liberal press to format all of OUR arguments for us!

We laid down and allowed them to paint Bush as a ridiculous fool! In doing so, we lost any opportunity to point out how things were better under a Republican administration than they are now.

Under Bush, the stock market surged to record levels. People had strong IRA's and anticipated a healthy retirement. Houses and cars kept getting bigger and better. Heck, Starbucks' $4 coffee became an everyday requirement and "boutique" items became common goods! We lived in a very well-off economy!

I don't care how you frame it, THINGS WERE BETTER 5 YEARS AGO UNDER BUSH than they are now! Ask a family if they had more "disposable income" then - YES! Ask a college graduate (or any job-hunter, for that matter) if they would rather be searching for a job in 2004-5 or now. We know the answer! Top to bottom, the Bush years brought us the highest standard of living ever seen anywhere, anytime!

Republicans should be pointing out the huge discrepancies between the standard of living now and during Bush's tenure. But, they can't do that. The "idiot Bush" response would kill them!

P.S. Don't yell at me that the "rich" were the only benefactors of the good times. Our "poor" were very well taken care of.

24 posted on 02/29/2012 5:00:12 AM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT (General, Sir, it is perfectly OK to call me "Ma'am"!)
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To: 2001convSVT
Does Juan really think that Americans are better off today then 4 years ago? The answer for this American is NO.

Of course he thinks that. The liberal media told him so!

Republicans should be screaming from the rooftops that the average American was substantially better off during Bush's tenure than they are now. But, they can't do that. They would be bombarded with "idiot Bush" responses and the sheeple would eat it up!

25 posted on 02/29/2012 5:06:10 AM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT (General, Sir, it is perfectly OK to call me "Ma'am"!)
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To: REPANDPROUDOFIT
Things were a lot better under President Bush, more time with the family and more buying power. I hope that more American realize that President Obama’s socialism doesn't work for working people.
26 posted on 02/29/2012 5:23:17 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These people are nuts. I am convinced they are being intimidated into saying this stuff and not covering the gas prices or when they do putting a positive spin on it.


27 posted on 02/29/2012 5:25:46 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Marguerite
Fox had made a huge error in hiring Juan Williams.

whorealdo, alancolmes, bobbeckel, susanestrogen, loosewheel, shortratner, and dozens of others, mostly lib bitches, like shep smith.

28 posted on 02/29/2012 5:27:11 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the left thinks they can talk the economy and unemployment into being better....they can talk it down with the help of the MSM and people believe them, even if its not true, but cannot talk it up no matter how much they try....


29 posted on 02/29/2012 5:53:32 AM PST by goat granny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Juan Williams has the effective IQ of a walnut.


30 posted on 02/29/2012 8:10:59 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, well, we now know the Democrat talking points.


31 posted on 03/02/2012 5:05:12 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Juan, is it grape or cherry flavored?


32 posted on 03/27/2012 3:20:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: All

He hasn’t figured out yet that he can fellate Obama and the left all he wants but he will always be a sell out, Tom, Oreo to them just like Colin Powell.


33 posted on 03/27/2012 3:28:15 AM PDT by newnhdad (Soylent green is people..)
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