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!
“Unexpected”...yeah...that’s the ticket....what a man-child...
As it turns out, EVERYTHING was above Obama’s pay grade.
No one an be that stupid.
I believe he also blamed a Bush for his failure. Obama can't even come up with an original excuse.
Keep reminding the libs who has been in charge of Congress for the last 2 years of President Bush’s administration and the first 2 of Zeros, and who currently can and do stop anything resembling sensible legislation.
Reid and Pelosi did a great job of keeping Zero out of the loop and treating him like the arrogant a—h-— he is.
Darn those turnip trucks anyway.
A definite Limbaugh “see, I told you so” moment.
Just what Bill Clinton said upon assuming office just before raising the taxes, retroactively (!), that he promised he wouldn't. Seems to be a Democrat meme.
Dude admits incompetence!?
In other news: Man bites dog...
How much time did Obama waste farting around pushing legislation we didn't want, while everything else went to Hell?
Oh, he’s been present....
Oh, he’s been present....
I remember, Kakaze. I was there and had to pay a retroactive income tax of $1500. The only time in my life I didn’t get a tax refund; and I was lower middle class at that time.
We didn’t know how bad YOU were.
Here's a thought....STOP VACATIONING AND GET OFF THE FRICKIN' GOLF COURSE!
You'd think with all the billions he's bilked from us, the Jackass in Chief could buy a clue!
no one holds leftists accountable
the economic crisis was intentional and purposeful. ‘progressives’ just can’t understand how to get to their next level without creating another panic. too many watching now
And prolonged it. Did all the wrong stuff.
Health care to scare employers.
EPA regs and threatened Cap & Trade to scare manufacturers.
Stifled drilling in the Gulf and elsewhere; Keystone XL delay the latest jewel in that plan.
Extended unemployment to 2 years, last I knew 6 months had been the limit.
What a clever boy he is.
The new line, tested on Axelrod’s focus groups.
He'll just make things worse than he's already made them. Seriously, every minute that idiot spends away from the Oval Office on a golf course or on a beach in Hawaii is good for the Republic.
Bill Clinton: I know I promised you all a middle class tax cut, but now that I’m in office and see the full extent of the terrible financial mess I was handed, I don’t see how that can be done. I’ve worked as hard as I ever have in my life last night and I just can’t give you a tax cut.
“America is more resistant to tyranny and destruction than I expected. You folks who won’t submit have made change more painful than it should be. Sux to be you. Now where’s my ice cream treat...”
Mostly golfing and vacation trips.
No, you didn’t know how bad it was. The reason is simple: it wasn’t that bad until you started screwing things up with your ridiculous Marxist/Keynesian non-market solutions to our economic problems.
WHEN did he figure out it was worse than he thought it was? Last week? Thanks for telling us, you big galoot.
YOU ARE A CULL, Obambi! Explain again why we needed “Hope & Change”...piss-ant. You knew, didn’t care, and did everything you could to destroy our foundations and bring our roofs down on our heads. All this as an IMPOSTER! You are not my President...you are an active criminal of the most obmamanable snow-job sort. Go home to Kenya...GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR WHITE HOUSE!
We know how bad you are, you incredibly incompetent nincompoop. nobama...resign tonight and place your self in custody of the warden in Leavenworth. I know you are reading this.