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Obama showcases his own failure
Tribune-Review ^ | August 24, 2013 | By Salena Zito

Posted on 08/25/2013 6:35:31 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

SCRANTON, PA - This city has been combating hard economic times for a very long time.

When President Barack Obama stepped on the ground here Friday, he visited a city that has been managing decline for more than 70 years. None of his policies of the past four-plus years has done a thing to point Scranton back in the right direction.

Even the nearly $60 million in federal stimulus funds provided to the city by the Obama administration failed to create more than 34 jobs, as of 2012.

As history shows, Obama is not the first politician to try to fix Scranton. But, like any Democrat-machine-run city, Scranton did its part to provide a “hardscrabble” backdrop to make him look good for the TV cameras.

Scranton is an emblem for our time, an era of economic calamity in America.

So perhaps it is fitting that the president perceived an opportunity in placing himself center stage here as he pivots — once again — for “the little guy,” praising himself as the savior of the middle class.

Who better to showcase the failure of our economic stability than the man who has been given ample time to revitalize it but has only mismanaged it?

(Excerpt) Read more at triblive.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: failure; obamanomics

1 posted on 08/25/2013 6:35:31 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

$60 Million for 34 jobs.


2 posted on 08/25/2013 6:40:51 AM PDT by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If I was a paid Repubican consultant, I would hang the decline of this country not only on the Democrats but on the complicit media.

If they did their jobs, only competent polticians would be elected.


3 posted on 08/25/2013 6:41:54 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s a success in his mind.
His goal is to destroy every bit of economic vitality and any remaining elements of traditional America.
He wants the whole country to be like Scranton, or better yet, like Detroit. It is much easier to rule as king over the “unwashed masses” that way.


4 posted on 08/25/2013 6:52:07 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Perhaps we should start telephoning DAILY all the newspapers in all 57 states & demand they report the truth.
Phone calls to every newspaper editor in every state until they report the TRUTH.


5 posted on 08/25/2013 6:53:58 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: FES0844

get on their facebook and twitter pages as well...coordinated efforts would catch them by surprise...


6 posted on 08/25/2013 6:55:24 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Cry me a river...


7 posted on 08/25/2013 6:56:07 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Even a strong, capitalistic, pro-business media would have a hard time overcoming the years of communist indoctrination at public schools.


8 posted on 08/25/2013 6:57:53 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What is the over-under on him staying around? The guy in Tenn was fired after being critical of the Pres on his visit there.


9 posted on 08/25/2013 7:05:11 AM PDT by edcoil ("Thoughts become things - Think good ones")
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To: csmusaret
$60 Million for 34 jobs.

Not only is this an appalling waste of tax dollars, and all too typical; but the economic destruction is larger. These dollars come from tax payers, who now cannot spend this money; and you can damn well bet they would spend their own dollars more wisely. These dollars have been confiscated by government and are now used for the purpose of political pull. This sort of squandering of economic capital, multiplied thousands of times over with every politically motivated handout, is destroying the country.

10 posted on 08/25/2013 7:07:28 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It is stunning how we are now ruled by a political elite bent on decline so as to empower themselves. They will one day kneel before God to explain why they destroyed entire cities and families for their pathetic desire for power.


11 posted on 08/25/2013 7:23:32 AM PDT by liberty or death
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To: liberty or death

Best reporter out there...Fox should pick her up...


12 posted on 08/25/2013 7:29:21 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

30,000 pounds of Bananas:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODMye94wMfk


13 posted on 08/25/2013 7:29:39 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage? (Held my nose to vote.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama’s vice-president is a proud native of Scranton. Why in all the saloons in town all he has to do is walk in and be recognized as ‘Scranton Joe’.


14 posted on 08/25/2013 8:06:03 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: csmusaret

Why hasn’t the GOP mounted an ad campaign exposing all this?


15 posted on 08/25/2013 8:16:39 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Because the GOPe, which is the majority of the GOP in power, is aligned with Obama and the Dems on this.


16 posted on 08/25/2013 9:00:17 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Plenty of fodder for commercials in here...Please share

http://www.libertyfederation.com/33_shocking_facts_which_show_how_badly_the_economy_has_tanked_since_obama_became_president


17 posted on 08/25/2013 10:03:12 AM PDT by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: csmusaret

The politicians had to skim off their portion, didn’t they?


18 posted on 08/27/2013 12:55:48 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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