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Obama: "The Private Sector Is Doing Fine"
Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/8/2012

Posted on 06/08/2012 9:02:51 AM PDT by Beave Meister

Question: What about the Republicans saying that you're blaming the Europeans for the failures of your own policies?

President Obama: The truth of the matter is that, as I said, we created 4.3 million jobs over the last 27 months, over 800,000 just this year alone.

The private sector is doing fine. Where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government. Oftentimes cuts initiated by, you know, Governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have in the past from the federal government and who don't have the same kind of flexibility as the federal government in dealing with fewer revenues coming in.

And so, you know, if Republicans want to be helpful, if they really want to move forward and put people back to work, what they should be thinking about is how do we help state and local governments and how do we help the construction industry? Because the recipes that they're promoting are basically the kinds of policies that would add weakness to the -- to the economy, would result in further layoffs, would not provide relief in the housing market, and would result, I think most economists estimate, in lower growth and fewer jobs, not more.

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How would he know he's been on the golf course for the past 3 and a half years. If he's serious he needs to be committed.
1 posted on 06/08/2012 9:03:03 AM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

Every golf course Obama has gone to was still open when he went there, so OF COURSE he thinks the Private sector is doing fine.


2 posted on 06/08/2012 9:06:38 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Beave Meister

The affirmative action president has never held a real job In the for-profit private sector. How would he know?


3 posted on 06/08/2012 9:07:08 AM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Beave Meister
...and how do we help the construction industry?

What about the Keystone Pipeline, Barry?

Yeah, this whole economic disaster is all in our heads.

Seriously, is this guy mentally sick? Is he literally delusional? And where is the corrupt MSM to challenge him on these wildly absurd claims?

4 posted on 06/08/2012 9:08:15 AM PDT by Obadiah (2008: Hope & Change -- 2012: Fear & Destruction)
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To: tcrlaf

Very funny...


5 posted on 06/08/2012 9:10:31 AM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Beave Meister
The private sector is doing fine. Where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government.

TRANSLATION: All money rightfully belongs to government, and if anybody besides government has any money it was an oversight."

6 posted on 06/08/2012 9:10:34 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh

In mid-2009, I left the private sector for a public sector job. Nearly every day since, I check to see if there are worthwhile private sector jobs in my field. NADA!!!

FUBO!!!


7 posted on 06/08/2012 9:11:47 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: Beave Meister

funny... I thought I heard him say “my private sector”


8 posted on 06/08/2012 9:12:13 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Obadiah

MSM has received their orders not to blame Obama for this economic meltdown....blame Europe.


9 posted on 06/08/2012 9:13:52 AM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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10 posted on 06/08/2012 9:16:09 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Beave Meister

Where are the follow up questions?

The weakness in state and local gubbmint? Who is he kidding?


11 posted on 06/08/2012 9:16:55 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: tcrlaf

Andrews Air Force Base Golf Course is not a Private business.

Every time Obama opens his mouth he shows his ignorance of what is happening in America.


13 posted on 06/08/2012 9:19:58 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sir Napsalot

LMFAO!

Romney just got new campaign material.

LOL at obama

blame and complain 2012


14 posted on 06/08/2012 9:20:36 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Beave Meister

Keep repeating it over and over, Zer0. It is more evidence you are either clueless, indifferent or (more likely) hostile to private business.


15 posted on 06/08/2012 9:20:54 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

The whole press conference was only 15-20 minutes including Q&A. How can one possibly address the serious financial and economic issues of the USA in that amount of time. I got the idea he absolutely did not want to be on that podium - how dare the Press ask him questions! This was a pathetic show, I imagine his handlers said something like, “Come on Barry we’re sinking fast, just get out there and say a few words and our presstitutes will spin it as best they can. Please.”


16 posted on 06/08/2012 9:22:04 AM PDT by oncebitten (Obama: couldnÂ’t get a clue if he were covered in clue musk and standing in a field of horny clues.)
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To: Beave Meister

Men are from Mars. Women from Venus. Obama from planet Soultron.


17 posted on 06/08/2012 9:22:30 AM PDT by dancusa (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. H.L Menkin)
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To: Chuzzlewit

I know what he’s talking about....he’s referring to all those private sector jobs he created in China and India.


18 posted on 06/08/2012 9:26:45 AM PDT by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Beave Meister
....what they should be thinking about is how do we help state and local governments and how do we help the construction industry?

The construction industry - Yes - as in the Keystone Pipeline ! Our kickass Governor, Scott Walker, has proven that State Government can take care of itself by actually handling the State budget in a responsible way through controlling spending. Local governments have then benefited from the decisions made at the State level.

The other States have an excellent example to follow.....but will they ?

19 posted on 06/08/2012 9:30:42 AM PDT by Mopp4
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To: Beave Meister
I know what he’s talking about....he’s referring to all those private sector jobs he created in China and India. bingo!
20 posted on 06/08/2012 9:32:26 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: Beave Meister

If Romney loses this election, it’s because he wants to. It’s really that simple.


21 posted on 06/08/2012 9:34:04 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: Beave Meister
...we created 4.3 million jobs over the last 27 months, over 800,000 just this year alone.

...which fills about 7 weeks worth of new workers.

Those numbers alone indicate how much of a failure his policies are.

22 posted on 06/08/2012 9:37:47 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Beave Meister
To Obama, the "private sector" is JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, GM, Chrysler, Monsanto, Archer Daniels Midland, General Electric, and the other multi-national, quasi-governmental, mega-entities that the public often confuses with genuine private sector companies.

So yes, I suppose "his" private sector is doing just fine...

23 posted on 06/08/2012 9:43:15 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: GlockThe Vote

From the transcript I read (can’t stand watching the guy), this followig jumped out at me. The President was blaming the Porkulus and Porkulus II money is not a steady stream.

The local gubbmint had to cut services because the one (two) shot deal was supposed to inject and stimulate the economy, not to be used as normal gubbmint ‘revenue’ to pay out their workers/unions.

I don’t think Obama has any clue where the money comes from. The private sector should be holding a bottomless well. Just like those who wanted ‘Obama money’ but didn’t care where the pile of Obama money is from.

I am so sick of this pos.


24 posted on 06/08/2012 9:46:29 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Chuzzlewit

He probably said something like “My son’s private sector jobs are fine ...”


25 posted on 06/08/2012 9:47:54 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ok,then where are all the unemployed coming from?


26 posted on 06/08/2012 9:47:56 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer

What unemployed?


27 posted on 06/08/2012 9:49:53 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a "sarcasm" tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: Beave Meister

28 posted on 06/08/2012 9:51:02 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Beave Meister

“...and who don’t have the same kind of flexibility as the federal government in dealing with fewer revenues coming in.”

Yeah, its just too damn bad that state and local gubbmints can’t just print funny money to deal with “fewer revenues coming in” like the feds can, right owebama? Maybe you should propose a fiscally sound solution - let EVERYBODY print their own money.


29 posted on 06/08/2012 9:58:20 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Beave Meister

And yet all markers for unemployment remain stubbornly high, with the CPI essentially flat.

That’s no growth baby and how is that fine?

We are suppose to be moving the ball down the field not holding a scrimmage waiting to get in game.


30 posted on 06/08/2012 10:01:25 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: Beave Meister

sounds like a way for him to appease the public employee unions, he needs their political donations.


31 posted on 06/08/2012 10:06:19 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Beave Meister

“We”... white man???!!!


32 posted on 06/08/2012 10:06:43 AM PDT by PTBAA
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To: GlockThe Vote

It would make a great 15second ad: “Out of touch? Obama-the private sector is doing fine- You don’t get more out of touch than that!”


33 posted on 06/08/2012 10:07:16 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Beave Meister

Have these folks not been to their local malls lately? I went to mine last weekend and was shocked to see how many stores had closed down. These are scenes I do not ever recall in my life(not even under Carter).


34 posted on 06/08/2012 10:12:31 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: Beave Meister

What a turd.


35 posted on 06/08/2012 10:14:29 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

——I don’t think Obama has any clue where the money comes from.-——

I’m beginning to think you’re right. It would explain why he holds to socialism/communism without a second thought.

He’s a self-centered simpleton.


36 posted on 06/08/2012 10:21:05 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: formosa

-——Have these folks not been to their local malls lately? I went to mine last weekend and was shocked to see how many stores had closed down. These are scenes I do not ever recall in my life(not even under Carter).-——

Same here in Framingham/Natick, MA, the shopping capital of Massachusetts. I’ve lived in the area my entire life, and my memory goes back to the Nixon administration.

I don’t recall a vacant storefront—ever.

Now, there is one vacant strip mall. Another downscale mini-mall is half vacant. Every other strip mall has at least one vacancy. And the crown jewel of upscale shopping just re-branded as “The Natick Mall,” from the “Natick Collection.”

Worst economy in 50 years. Easily.


37 posted on 06/08/2012 10:32:08 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: formosa

Every small business owner should be livid by that statement, most businesses are hanging on by the skin of their teeth. I have spoken with several in my town and they are a hurtin.


38 posted on 06/08/2012 10:34:05 AM PDT by BLOC77 (bloc07)
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To: Beave Meister

Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government.


Even if he was not liar he would still be wrong, the state and local governments are still doing the same, and that is just blowing money and raising taxes. Auto plates fee has almost doubled in Colorado.


39 posted on 06/08/2012 1:22:24 PM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: Beave Meister

We’re doomed.

First, he vilifies the so called rich for not paying their fair share. The same rich that are small businesses.

Then he says with a straight face everything is just fine in the private sector.

Damn, either this guy doesn’t have a clue or he is bold face lying. What an idiot.


40 posted on 06/08/2012 5:32:33 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: formosa
Well said! Exactly. Same here.

But that is a good thing right — those evil rich are not paying their fair share. I know, it doesn't make sense but that is Obama’s mantra.

41 posted on 06/08/2012 5:45:24 PM PDT by dhs12345
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