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Obama says economy can take hit and keep going
Yahoo News ^ | 6 May 2011 | JIM KUHNHENN

Posted on 05/06/2011 11:18:34 AM PDT by mandaladon

INDIANAPOLIS – Refocusing on the nation's economic struggles, President Barack Obama welcomed news Friday that the economy unexpectedly added more than 200,000 jobs last month. "We are regaining our footing," he said.

The president spoke during a visit to a transmission plant in Indianapolis, even as the killing of Osama bin Laden continued to dominate headlines and much of the president's time.

From Indianapolis he was to travel to Fort Campbell, Ky., to thank the Navy SEALs who stormed bin Laden's compound in Pakistan and shot him dead, and the helicopter operators who got them there.

But first, at Allison Transmission in Indianapolis, the president promoted his clean energy agenda while offering an optimistic assessment of the economy's growth. April's labor market report marked the third straight month in which more than 200,000 jobs were created, the best three-month hiring spree in five years and a sign of increasing confidence in the private sector.

"We've made this progress at a time when our economy's been facing some serious headwinds," the president told workers, citing high gas prices and the earthquake in Japan. "There will undoubtedly be some more challenges ahead, but the fact is that we are still making progress," he said. "And that proves how resilient the American economy is, and how resilient the American worker is, and that we can take a hit and we can keep on going forward."

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"We've made this progress at a time when our economy's been facing some serious headwinds,"...Barry must be smoking crack again.
1 posted on 05/06/2011 11:18:37 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

$14 Trillion in debt - up $5 TRILLION since 2008. Over $100 TRILLION in unfunded liabilities?

Yep, smooth sailing from here on out.

I like how he acts like his actions have nothing to do with the price of energy or the rising consumer prices across the board.


2 posted on 05/06/2011 11:25:15 AM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: mandaladon

The unemployment rate went UP. MORE people are out of jobs.

And the media is letting him get by with celebrating additional jobs as if it’s getting better.


3 posted on 05/06/2011 11:25:35 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: mandaladon

In other news, the chocolate ration will remain at 30 grams per week, and Oceania is still at war with Eastasia.


4 posted on 05/06/2011 11:26:23 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: mandaladon

I heard this in the car at the top of the hour news. ‘Obama is celebrating’ a rapidly growing job market. These people live in a different universe.


5 posted on 05/06/2011 11:28:17 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Kandy Atz

Deficit spending ongoing at a rate of approximately $2 per hour per taxpayer every hour of every day. Yeah, things look great to me!!


6 posted on 05/06/2011 11:29:29 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Deo volente

Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.


7 posted on 05/06/2011 11:29:58 AM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: mandaladon

Wasn’t 60 thousand of them Mac Donald’s low paying jobs?


8 posted on 05/06/2011 11:30:34 AM PDT by lucky american (I'm tired.)
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To: ilgipper
These people live in a different universe.

As long as the media keeps stirring up a new batch of Kool Aid, the masses will keep drinking it up .

9 posted on 05/06/2011 11:30:51 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: mandaladon

Zero, you are an idiot....

Keep talking tho...talk yourself right out of a job...


10 posted on 05/06/2011 11:30:51 AM PDT by Adder (Part 1 Accomplished)
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To: mandaladon

Easy for him to say... He’s causing the “hit”.


11 posted on 05/06/2011 11:30:57 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: xzins
And the media is letting him get by

The media is on his side...they are as faithful in their Goebbel's-style propoganda for him as if he personally signed their paychecks.

12 posted on 05/06/2011 11:32:13 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: mandaladon
at Allison Transmission in Indianapolis, the president promoted his clean energy agenda

just wow...multiple 240w dryer cords would be needed for a volt to turn an allison tranny...

guess these UAW dumbasses will get the memo that their jobs are gone in a formal whitehut letterheaded email sometime next week...

13 posted on 05/06/2011 11:32:26 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: xzins
"The unemployment rate went UP. MORE people are out of jobs. And the media is letting him get by with celebrating additional jobs as if it’s getting better."

CNN online didn't mention the unemployment rate jumped to 9%, but they did have this article:

CNN: Analysis: Jobs matter, unemployment rate doesn't

Yep, they are carrying the water for him.

14 posted on 05/06/2011 11:36:37 AM PDT by avacado
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To: mandaladon

15 posted on 05/06/2011 11:36:56 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: glock rocks; Deo volente
Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.

I half-expected a similar line to come out of all of their changes to the UBL story.

16 posted on 05/06/2011 11:38:18 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: xzins

There needs to be an accounting for those that gave up and decided to jump off the cliff of unemployment.


17 posted on 05/06/2011 11:38:34 AM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: mandaladon

Obama isn’t worried about having to sleep under a bridge, but for millions of now unemployed Americans it’s a distinct possibility.


18 posted on 05/06/2011 11:40:08 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: justice14

9/11 proved we could take a hit and recover.

However, what we won’t survive is a concerted effort by leftists in power, and even more, the people who put them there.


19 posted on 05/06/2011 11:40:09 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: mandaladon

I’m getting tired of hearing the word “unexpected” from these
incompetent fools.


20 posted on 05/06/2011 11:40:28 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Gilbo_3
just wow...multiple 240w dryer cords would be needed for a volt to turn an allison tranny...

Actually, there are hybrid buses with Allisons.

21 posted on 05/06/2011 11:41:18 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: glock rocks

Did I miss Hate Week?


22 posted on 05/06/2011 11:41:33 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (r e p e n t)
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To: mandaladon
and that we can take a hit and we can keep on going forward."

If you're in a nosedive, are you still going forward?

23 posted on 05/06/2011 11:42:36 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: avacado

Over a million people applied for those 62,000 McDonald’s jobs.

I wonder why nobody’s talking about the 938,000 who didn’t get hired.


24 posted on 05/06/2011 11:44:24 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: justice14

Obama is the one dishing out hit after hit to this economy, including Obamacare, out of control deficits, Dodd-Frank financial “reform,” EPA regulations gone wild, U.S. dollar in the trash can, tax increases, etc. etc. I’m not sure how many more of these hits we can take.


25 posted on 05/06/2011 11:44:45 AM PDT by oilwatcher
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26 posted on 05/06/2011 11:45:44 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: mandaladon

"Public officials should not be chosen
if they are lacking in experience, training,
proven virtue, and demonstrated wisdom.
"
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27 posted on 05/06/2011 11:47:28 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

forwardly down... :O


28 posted on 05/06/2011 11:47:38 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: mandaladon

One of the working assumptions of the Chicago Way is that there will always be chickens to pluck and sheep to shear!


29 posted on 05/06/2011 11:47:59 AM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: mandaladon

” If it is in the best interest of the political system to deny a problem, they will do so in spite of the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. The more vehement the denials, the bigger the potential crisis.”

—Lee Iacooca—

“Even if the evidence shows bank failures, business failures and desperate efforts on the part of the federal and state governments to raise funds, you can be sure the information coming out of Wasington will be upbeat and positive...........When the interest on the national debt exceeds the toal income of our government it would be prudent to assume the system is about to “roll over”.

—”The Coming Economic Earthquake”...Larry Burkette


30 posted on 05/06/2011 11:48:43 AM PDT by caww
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To: mandaladon

WE MUST VOTE REPUBLICAN NO MATTER WHAT!

This is what will beat us. If we get a republican in, then add a few more, then a few more, over time we will take back our country.

Don’t get sidelined with anyone pushed on us by the left.


31 posted on 05/06/2011 11:50:12 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: mandaladon

I can just hear John Cameron Swayze now, “It takes a licking, and keeps on ticking.”


32 posted on 05/06/2011 11:51:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: xzins

>>> The unemployment rate went UP. MORE people are out of jobs.

Goolsbee (Chrisina Roamer’s replacement) said: ‘trend is clearly in the right direction’

So you know, that IS what they wanted.


33 posted on 05/06/2011 11:51:41 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Gondring; glock rocks; Deo volente
Or to quote FReeper, Lando Lincoln, "Osama has his 72 virgins and Obama has 72 versions".
34 posted on 05/06/2011 11:54:46 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: mandaladon
Translation: "I've got mine. Screw you."
35 posted on 05/06/2011 11:56:47 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Under Islam, there is no separation of church and state. The church IS the state.)
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To: mandaladon

Clueless.

People are hurting, and he’s continuing the big lie.

2012 can’t come soon enough. We’re going to Wisconsinize this idiot.


36 posted on 05/06/2011 11:56:54 AM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Kandy Atz
Obama says economy can take hit and keep going

How the hell would he know? Seriously, on what basis can he make that statement? Where is his experience? Has he studied economics in any detail? Is he banking on rainbows and unicorns? Draining the present and the future of hits wealth may very well be a hit that this economy does not recover from. No one knows, because we are in uncharted waters. But if I had to bet, I wouldn't be on the 'take a hit and keep going' side.

37 posted on 05/06/2011 11:57:04 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: mandaladon

Sure it can take a hit and keep going....It’s falt on its arse now, pretty tough to knock it down much more. About all that’s left....nevermind. I don’t want to give him any ideas.


38 posted on 05/06/2011 11:58:51 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: mandaladon

He alludes to this four year marxist detour maybe?


39 posted on 05/06/2011 11:58:51 AM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: Kandy Atz

“In fact, this uptick to 9% actually suggests more people are returning to the work force..”

244,000 got jobs, 474,000 lost jobs.

We’re 7 million jobs below where we were in November of 2007. Adding 244,000 jobs a month won’t get us even with pre-recession unemployment until 2016.


40 posted on 05/06/2011 11:59:02 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

falt=flat....sheesh!


41 posted on 05/06/2011 11:59:39 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: oilwatcher

The EPA is a paramilitary enforcement group running amuck throuhgout the free enterprise system. Like the KGB was in Russia.

We are headed for an economic disaster of unparalled magnitude, and it is difficult to see anything that can be done now to avert this.


42 posted on 05/06/2011 12:00:32 PM PDT by caww
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To: Deo volente
Over a million people applied for those 62,000 McDonald’s jobs.

I wonder why nobody’s talking about the 938,000 who didn’t get hired.


Or the additional 232,000 who were added to the 'Not in Civilian Labor Force, But Want a Job Now' numbers?


43 posted on 05/06/2011 12:01:29 PM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: mandaladon
“We've made this progress at a time when our economy's been facing some serious headwinds,”

This statement reminds me of a story a family friend once told us. I don't know if is true or not (but, I always thought it was).

There was a flight of Air Force personnel on a mission. The Pilot looked back at the navigator and asked, “How are we doing?” The navigator responded, “We are absolutely lost. We are making great time but we are totally lost.”

Of course he was only joking but in Obama’s case, I don't think he is. He is totally lost but we are supposed to believe we are making great progress.

44 posted on 05/06/2011 12:01:29 PM PDT by Know et al
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Obama isn’t worried about having to sleep under a bridge, but for millions of now unemployed Americans it’s a distinct possibility.

Train them to inspect bridges, and hire them! Better yet, put some to work building them. Fund it by shutting down the EPA...

45 posted on 05/06/2011 12:01:55 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
If we get a republican in, then add a few more, then a few more, over time we will take back our country.

With the element of "time" I doubt we have that before this country falls. What we will have is a mess to clean up after the fact...which will take years to turn around.

46 posted on 05/06/2011 12:05:22 PM PDT by caww
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I was in Nashville last week. There were homeless sleeping under bridges etc, all over the place in prominent places smack dab in downtown. I don’t know if they were bums, but they didn’t look like the kind that enjoy that lifestyle.

We ate at Joe’s Crab shack for the first time! What a blast that was. We spent $160, including the tip. It was pure indulgence, which we can’t afford but every couple years. We tucked a $20 in one sleeping homeless guy. It’s something I wouldn’t normally do, but this guy looked ‘normal’, a casualty of Barrak Hussien Osama’s policies.


47 posted on 05/06/2011 12:05:24 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: mandaladon

Barack Obama’s entire presidency has been one massive hit on the American economy.

Here he’s admiring how resilient it’s been to all the deliberate damage he’s personally done to it. I bet he wished he could say “Damn, it’s harder to tank you people than I ever thought it would be, you bitter clingers are clinging on much harder than I thought you would!”

We just have to get though the end of your first an only presidency, then we’ll be able to recover quite nicely.

The whole world knows right now America is run by a clown.


48 posted on 05/06/2011 12:07:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: lucky american

This is McDonald’s payback to Obama for their exemption from Barrycare.


49 posted on 05/06/2011 12:08:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Indy Pendance
Problem is, Obummer’s bombing run is still on course with no one returning fire and by the time your in the sleeping bag who will be left to slip you a twenty?
50 posted on 05/06/2011 12:09:50 PM PDT by de.rm ('Most people never believe anything you tell them unless it isn't true."-Groucho Marx)
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