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Obama: 'This Will Be a Year of Action' on Economy (An admission of five years of being a failure)
breitbart ^ | 1/12/14 | w hall

Posted on 01/13/2014 12:33:47 PM PST by bestintxas

Echoing past economic promises of “green shoots,” “five million green collar jobs,” and “recovery summer,” President Barack Obama said during his Saturday weekly address that 2014 will be a “year of action” on the economy. “This will be a year of action. I’ll keep doing everything I can to create new jobs and new opportunities for American families – with Congress, on my own, and with everyone willing to play their part,” said Obama.

Obama’s latest economic pivot comes on the heels of a dismal Friday jobs report that shows the U.S. labor force participation rate has contracted to its lowest rate in 36 years.

Still, the president declared the Obama economy is booming. “Across our broader economy, there are signs of progress. Our manufacturing and housing sectors are rebounding. Our energy, technology, and auto sectors are booming. Thanks in part to the reforms in the Affordable Care Act, health care costs now eat up less of our economy,” he said.

On Friday, the government announced that a record 91.8 million Americans are no longer in the labor force.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; obamarecession; obamataxhikes; shovelreadybs
A CEO of a company known for such failure and mis-management would have been fired years ago by its board of directors.

Where is our board of directors(Congress)?

Not to be found.

Obama getting away with this highlights John Boehner's failure as Speaker.

1 posted on 01/13/2014 12:33:47 PM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

I guess our economy isn’t quite dead yet, so
Obama is making a final effort to kill it.


2 posted on 01/13/2014 12:35:37 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: bestintxas

The media certainly didn’t seem to have much negativity on the economy...until unemployment benefits ran out....


3 posted on 01/13/2014 12:35:56 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: bestintxas

OH yeah.. You can hear his lasers firing up even now..

Soon as he gets his IRS focused .. He’ll be ready to go..

A lot of jobs are at stake.. On both sides.

Strange planet.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 12:36:14 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: bestintxas

Why do we need a year of action if everything is so swell according to the MSM?


5 posted on 01/13/2014 12:36:15 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: bestintxas

...another year, another promise, another BS LIE FROM the MACK DADDY....


6 posted on 01/13/2014 12:37:00 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: bestintxas

Recovery Summer meet Recovery Polar Vortex.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 12:37:47 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: bestintxas

I guess his Laser’s Focus on jobs did not have enough Lase Power. That is watt you get with wind and sun Green power!


8 posted on 01/13/2014 12:38:18 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: bestintxas

We need our government to QUIT TRYING TO CREATE JOBS!

That will help for starters. How about just banning any new legislation that is not centered around a repeal until 2016? That would help the economy too.


9 posted on 01/13/2014 12:38:54 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: bestintxas

Using Karl Marx’s ideas to help the middle class is like using Hitler’s ideas to help the Jews.

But the middle class keeps voting for this stuff....


10 posted on 01/13/2014 12:41:02 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: bestintxas

“President Barack Obama said during his Saturday weekly address that 2014 will be a “year of action”

Well, gee thanks, the fire was put out by the flooding caused by the fact no one was home....but your words, your words are inspiring, gee thanks for n’thin Hussein, you putz. Go play another round of golf or something the economy is trying to recover, in spite of you.


11 posted on 01/13/2014 12:41:03 PM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: bestintxas

action that will involve the use of irons and woods


12 posted on 01/13/2014 12:41:28 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bestintxas

From
http://www.climate-skeptic.com/2013/12/explaining-the-flaw-in-kevin-drums-and-apparently-science-magazines-climate-chart.html

Well, maybe I did not explain the issue well. So I found a political analysis that may help Kevin Drum see the problem. This is from an actual blog post by Dave Manuel (this seems to be such a common data analysis fallacy that I found an example on the first page of my first Google search). It is an analysis of average GDP growth by President. I don’t know this Dave Manuel guy and can’t comment on the data quality, but let’s assume the data is correct for a moment. Quoting from his post:

Here are the individual performances of each president since 1948:

1948-1952 (Harry S. Truman, Democrat), +4.82%
1953-1960 (Dwight D. Eisenhower, Republican), +3%
1961-1964 (John F. Kennedy / Lyndon B. Johnson, Democrat), +4.65%
1965-1968 (Lyndon B. Johnson, Democrat), +5.05%
1969-1972 (Richard Nixon, Republican), +3%
1973-1976 (Richard Nixon / Gerald Ford, Republican), +2.6%
1977-1980 (Jimmy Carter, Democrat), +3.25%
1981-1988 (Ronald Reagan, Republican), 3.4%
1989-1992 (George H. W. Bush, Republican), 2.17%
1993-2000 (Bill Clinton, Democrat), 3.88%
2001-2008 (George W. Bush, Republican), +2.09%
2009 (Barack Obama, Democrat), -2.6%


13 posted on 01/13/2014 12:42:25 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Let’s put this data in a chart:


14 posted on 01/13/2014 12:43:06 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: bestintxas

The whole notion that we now have an ‘unemployment rate’ that can be theoretically 0% yet have nobody employed would make even Orwell recoil in horror. Yet here we are and there it is.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 12:43:32 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Tzimisce

Using Karl Marx’s ideas to help the middle class is like using Hitler’s ideas to help the Jews.


So good it could be your tag line.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 12:47:56 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Jack Hydrazine; blam; Oldeconomybuyer; laplata; Jim Robinson; IBD editorial writer; ...

Best Graphic of 2014!

Well, so far.


17 posted on 01/13/2014 12:54:33 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: bestintxas

Obama wants eveyone to be on his “Team”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHH9EYZHoVU


18 posted on 01/13/2014 12:56:43 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: bestintxas

I think Obama has done quite enough to the economy already.

It hate to look back on all those “recovery summers” that fizzled out, knowing how many people there are out there that are suffering because of this socialist.


19 posted on 01/13/2014 1:01:12 PM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’m confused.
This shows inflation adjusted GDP 2008 at $14,883b
and 2012 at $15,470

http://www.bea.gov/national/index.htm#gdp


20 posted on 01/13/2014 1:02:14 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: bestintxas

Haven’t you done enough already hussein?


21 posted on 01/13/2014 1:05:03 PM PST by Old Yeller
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To: nascarnation

Our dollar became worth less? Wow!


22 posted on 01/13/2014 1:05:19 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: bestintxas

Imagine all the money going to Obamacare that could be used to purchase goods.


23 posted on 01/13/2014 1:10:34 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: bestintxas

At least he gave us a heads up on when the final nail is being hammered.


24 posted on 01/13/2014 1:11:19 PM PST by bgill
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To: bestintxas
Might this be an appropriate time to ask Mister Obama about the presence of absence of any Economics courses (e.g. 101 a and b) during Obama's (alleged) collegiate education?

Perhaps someone, anyone in the media or in government, might make the public request for Mister Obama to release his full and complete college transcripts (omitting grades, we'll assume a solid B+), but including everything else such as full name used as student and on degrees.

This is does not seem like an unreasonable request.

.

25 posted on 01/13/2014 1:17:25 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: bestintxas

so ... five millions ‘green collar’ jobs?

making what?

That’s 1 out of every 60 people

(not workers- PEOPLE)


26 posted on 01/13/2014 1:18:36 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: bestintxas
He will focus like a laser,he will not rest;
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee;

B.S. artist.

27 posted on 01/13/2014 1:39:11 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Mr. K

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/promise/439/create-5-million-green-jobs/


28 posted on 01/13/2014 1:49:06 PM PST by bestintxas (Obamacare = Obamascrewed)
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To: Graewoulf; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Graewoulf.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3111290/posts?page=14#14


29 posted on 01/13/2014 3:47:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: bestintxas

I never knew that a man could fart through his mouth... but I’ll be danged if obama can’t do it!


30 posted on 01/13/2014 4:04:29 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: bestintxas

“I kept you guessin, huh? Y’all thought, I was gonna tackle thuh conomy, in mah first year! But no, I had to spenn a year, pattin muh self, onna back! Then, I had to spenn, the nexx foe years, screwin up, the conomy! So, then in the sixx year, I could come along, an fixx the conomy! But, it’s gonna take me, foe years, tuh do it! But firse, I gotta, take me a vacation.”


31 posted on 01/13/2014 4:41:20 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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