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Then and Now. Economic Statistics against Øbama. [Vanity]
The Voices in My Head | 30 October 2012 | Me

Posted on 10/30/2012 9:43:37 AM PDT by bjorn14

I will be appearing on a Norwegian TV program on Election night giving analysis on why Øbama shouldn't/won't be elected. I'm looking for some hard economic numbers on what it was when he took over and what it is now. Any other insight would be welcomed. I am not sure if there will be a Liberal to defend him but I better be prepared. Thanks, my fellow FReepers.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: economics; obama; vanity

1 posted on 10/30/2012 9:43:37 AM PDT by bjorn14
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To: bjorn14

Unless your Norwegian TV is very much different than the Swedish one you should be very happy if there is only one lefty there to defend the One.

;-)

(Sorry, I don’t have any figures at hand. But Freepers are usually a font of knowledge so you should get enough to last you through the election evening. Best of luck!!!)


2 posted on 10/30/2012 9:47:56 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: bjorn14

try Cato.org, the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the economist and syndicated columnist Thomas Sowell & the archives of his columns

and I’ll look andsee what I have in my archived “book marks”


3 posted on 10/30/2012 9:56:49 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: bjorn14

Check the actual number of people working full time - it has declined and is the only reason the unemployment rate is not over 10%.

The price of gasoline was under $2/gal now it is just dropping back from $4.

Food prices are also increasing.

Housing construction collapsed over the last four years. Housing prices have dropped.

Household income has dropped by about 10% over the last four years. Household wealth has also declined.

Food stamp use has exploded - close to 50 million people are using them now.

Social Security is being undermined by dropping the payroll taxes which fund it. As well as the vast increase in Disability payments.

Just about every economic statistic is worse than 2008.


4 posted on 10/30/2012 10:02:22 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: arrogantsob

Don’t forget debt burden per person.

People are waking up to the fact that Dems don’t want people off welfare. They want them dependent. Given that the Dems controlled the Senate all but 7 years since 1950 and the House all but 9 years, isn’t 60 years enough for them to reduce the number of people on welfare? Yet, last summer a report (GAO, I think) showed more people in poverty, both in absolute and relative terms, than ever before. People are tired of this.

Free cell phones? WTF is that all about if not to buy votes.


5 posted on 10/30/2012 10:15:31 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: bjorn14

Lykke til!!


6 posted on 10/30/2012 11:31:35 AM PDT by vikingsteve
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To: econjack

You could go on and on, but I was just shooting the guy a few areas to look into.


7 posted on 10/30/2012 12:12:56 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: bjorn14
Here are some charts that I have to hand. Hope they help, and good luck!


8 posted on 10/30/2012 12:58:00 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: bjorn14
Bjørn, I knew the Freepers would come through for you. However, I remembered I have posted a link with some data that would come very useful to you in a debate in Norwegian TV.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2941444/posts?page=6#6

The important facts:

"In fact, the number of people going on disability since July 2010 has been larger than the decline in unemployment by near a quarter of a million!"

Now this is something that should be easy to explain to the Norwegian viewers because this was exactly what happened to "søte bror" (for non-Scandinavians: Sweden) after the Swedish bank crash in the early 1990s. Our unemployment was disguised by an increase in long-term sick-leave and disability pensions. Unfortunately that trick had both high ecnomic and social costs, and it took us about 15 years to repair most of the harm done.

9 posted on 10/30/2012 2:13:44 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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