Skip to comments.Barack Obama on economic crisis: 'We didn't know how bad it was'
Posted on 12/13/2011 5:24:27 PM PST by ColdOne
President Barack Obama said Tuesday he wishes he knew the full extent of the economic crisis when he took office, if only so he could have let Americans know just how tough the coming years would be.
"I think we understood that it was bad, but we didnt know how bad it was, Obama said in an interview with KIRO in Seattle. "I think I could have prepared the American people for how bad this was going to be, had we had a sense of that."
Obamas comments came as he sat down with a string of local TV reporters on Tuesday morning to sell his proposal to extend the payroll tax cut while highlighting the end of the Iraq war. He also did brief interviews all under 10 minutes with WVEC in Norfolk, Va., WEAR in Pensacola, Fla., and KOAA in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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Poor baby! He was tricked!
What he’s really saying is “Nobody told me that work was HARD!”
hey DUMBO..what did you do with the rest of BP’s money?...spent 4 billion, where’s the rest?
Bush’s fault, Bush’s fault...nyaah, nyaah.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have an adult in the White House for a change?
Lol so all those years he had no idea and yet he and the old lady traveled are living like royalty off the tax payer. Let em cake.
Nice try and the media will let him get away with it.
Get a clue, zero.
Tax revenues are down sharply, the economy is down sharply.
it’s wasn’t that bad, he made it bad.
And he thinks Islam and Marxism will cure everything.
Cloward and Piven told him just how bad it was, and on purpose.
And of course, the Halfrican Kenyan Muslim traitor lies about it, because the Koran says it’s okay to lie to the infidel.
Let’s see here. A sitting senator with majorities in both houses. The power of the purse at their disposal did not know how bad it was. Ya ok.
Isn’t this the same man who said this was the worst crisis since the Great Depression?
What a liar.
Told my wife the night he was elected this is exactly what would happen, of course everyone else on this forum said the same thing.
Where in the he$! has he been all this time?
The severity of the problem in not relevant. To address the problem, obama took the wrong steps and made it worse.
Hey, maybe he should’ve “borrowed” and pumped a few more trillion dollars down the sewer to his union friends and campaign supporters. That would’ve made things a lot better (for them).
Obama is a complete idiot.
It's not like he fell off the Turnip Truck in front of the White House.
Oh never mind, it's just his way of saying it's Bush's fault once again.
For the first six months, maybe even a year he might have a legitimate complaint. However even six months is probably too long as he had a complete dominance with both houses of Congress.
Now he still has the Senate but hopefully he will lose that too when his lunatic presidency ends.
He made it worse. Perhaps he could stay in Hawaii until 1/20/2013.
Even if you didn’t know at first you have been in office for 3 years Barry! Grow UP..Put on your BIG BOY pants and stop whining........ Swallow a little pride and try working with Republicans in Congress to cut taxes balance the budget....Aw Nevermind I might as well be talking to a wall Barry was sent to Washington to bankrupt America and start us down the road to Socialism!
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