Skip to comments.Rising U.S. economy could help Democrats stave off election loss
Posted on 05/12/2014 3:31:38 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Here's a riddle: Many Republicans deny it's happening. Some Democrats don't want to talk about it. What is it?
The answer is the growing U.S. economy, on pace to expand as much as 3.5 percent this year, about the best performance in the industrialized world. Unemployment has fallen from 10 percent to about 6.3 percent and consumer confidence is at a six-year high.
Better economic data could help persuade voters in November to look past President Barack Obama's weak approval ratings and his unpopular healthcare law and give Democrats enough lift to hold onto the Senate and limit their losses in the House, political strategists said.
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Do these operatives at Reuters even talk to each other anymore after reading their morning White House Fax talking point memos?
Here, this dweeb is foretelling 3.5% growth and last week, the other dweeb was forced to acknowledge a 0.5% minus growth in 1st quarter GDP for 2014.
They aren’t even policing their own lies any more. Just straight off-the-fax BS.
If the economy was growing and the democrats didn’t want to talk about it, than I would guess that the growth was a consequence of some part of the economy that the democrats had been trying to kill.
too bad it’s not rising.
The price for food is PLUMMETING! Energy costs are getting CHEAPER! Wages are UP! So many hours of overtime, TOO MANY TO TAKE! Health care costs are almost NOTHING now, and there are SO MANY jobs!
The Propaganda Ministry seems to be phoning it in, lately.
If it is happening, it’s happening in spite of instead of because of any action being taken by this administration. Just imagine how it might be growing if the almighty one hadn’t put so many obstacles in the way,
Here we go again, folks - straight from the 2012 playbook. “Don’t believe your lying eyes - the economy is improving”; soon to be followed by “Republicans want to impregnate women against their will and force them to bear children”, “Republicans will put black people back in chains”, “Republicans hate Hispanics and want them all deported”, and of course, “Republicans are white devils”....
the national media has gone all Orwellian, all the time
we used to feel appalled at the propaganda fed to the people in the USSR, Albania, East Germany and North Korea,
now I swear those countries have sent advisors to help obamas handlers manage the US media
now I think I’ll go read the latest obamacare puff piece in Forbes
Just because the MSM says its so doesn’t mean it’s the truth, especially if you look at the reported findings in context. The MSM has succeeded in becoming the most untrustworthy source for truthful and unbiased news. The truth is no longer in them; they’ve become the propaganda directorate of FedGov.
“If it is happening, its happening in spite of instead of because of any action being taken by this administration. Just imagine how it might be growing if the almighty one hadnt put so many obstacles in the way,”
This isn’t 1996, where BJ Clinton can point to Bush I’s accomplishments and claim credit. If there is any improvement, most of the country hasn’t seen it; in the pockets where it exists, it is directly as a result of Republicans lowering taxes.
Right. We are fed PURE propaganda. PURE 'George Orwell'. NO difference between our Propaganda Ministry, and the old Soviet Union machine.
Not a lick of difference.
Well, strike that: Their propaganda was in Russian, ours is not.
Really? cut off unemployment benefits and see the actual rate. Many people on the benefits aren't looking for work and thus not counted.
I have 2 relatives laid off in the last month. One a 10 yr. employee. The other a 28 year.
Milk was $7 a gallon this week.
Actually, it's the inverse, now. If the MSM says something is so, it is most decidedly, NOT.
See how much cheaper it is! Stop complaining, товарищ!
> Actually, it’s the inverse, now. If the MSM says something is so, it is most decidedly, NOT.
Sad but seems to be true. Guess we’ll have to get our news from overseas sources since they seem to report things we don’t hear from the U.S. MSM....: )
“Right. We are fed PURE propaganda. PURE ‘George Orwell’. NO difference between our Propaganda Ministry, and the old Soviet Union machine. Not a lick of difference. Well, strike that: Their propaganda was in Russian, ours is not.”
I personally find it terrifying that we now live in a country where this has become standard news. The outright dishonesty to influence behavior (including racial violence), the use of the IRS or other law enforcement arms to stifle opposition, the surveillance used to spy on us (but not the Tsarnev brothers plotting the Boston Marathon Jihad)...terrifying.
Yeah I know a lot of people that have lost their jobs this past year many long time employees because of Obamacare. If the media reports wages are up they need to note that the price of everything has risen substantially and that the wage increase is actually a decrease in buying power because of inflation. Think we’ll ever ear that side of the story? Don’t hold your breath...
“Just because the MSM says its so doesnt mean its the truth, especially if you look at the reported findings in context.”
When the MSM says anything, 1) you can assume it isn’t true, and 2) you have to decipher what they are attempting to accomplish with it.
Rising U.S. economy could help Democrats stave off election loss
And it's only that good because of massively increased spending on health care insurance caused by Obamacare.
They probably under reported so they can report a snap back right before the election. They are sending out the message early to their minions, “Don’t worry, when the time comes we will lie—again—big time. Get ready to jump back on the bandwagon and save our fellow commie RATS.”
This administration is never runs out of lies.
The author of this article is taunting us with his reckless drug use. His supplier must be the CIA.
If you look at the percentage of folks who’ve stopped looking cause there ain’t no jobs you understand this economy sucks,
Just more LIES from obammy and company
I see more economic activity where I am...... The Federal Reserve has been fast n furiously pumping money into it for five years. What do you expect?
This is another Federal Reserve bubble. Not a genuine organic healthy increase in economic activity
Whistling past the graveyard.
Lowest labor force participation rate since 1978.
Record gas prices.
Record food stamps.
Record long term unemployment.
Yep. Improving economy.
If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we’d all have a Merry Christmas (and the Democrats would avoid an election blowout in November).
“They aren’t even policing their own lies any more.”
If they keep repeating the lies, they will become the truth
and affect election outcomes.
Progressive spinning never stops.
In 1992 James Carville orchestrated a brilliant spin campaign about an improving economy to help Bill Clinton defeat George H.W. Bush. Through talking points and media spin an economic recovery was positioned as the worst economy since the Great Depression. George H.W. Bush’s team was unable to defend itself.
Fast forward to the 2012 election. For some reason Mitt Romney and his handlers failed to pound home the economic message in a truly abysmal economy. Now we are in 2014 with more working age Americans unemployed than at any time in our history, food, health care and energy costs skyrocketing under Democrat policies, low interest rates crushing the savings of the elderly, large numbers of Americans shifted from full time to insecure part time employment, and entire industries under assault by regulatory authors.
Where is the Republican drumbeat about the worst economy since the Great Depression? Silence. It is the perfect issue to resonate with millions of working Americans scared they will lose their jobs or they cannot make ends meet due to inflation. Instead of pouncing on the issue they are letting Obama control the economic issue through demands for an increase in the minimum wage as well as false claims his policies have created 9 million jobs.
A unified party, pounding the ruling party for its abysmal economic performance as well as the healthcare debacle should win in a walk. However, the Republican establishment has no message and seems determined to let the ruling party control the conversation. Unless the Republicans come up with a message and communications strategy 2014 will be another lost opportunity, like 2012.
“Really? cut off unemployment benefits and see the actual rate. Many people on the benefits aren’t looking for work and thus not counted.”
Exactly. The U-6 unemployment measure (the way it used to be counted) is over 15%.
The other misleading thing that’s often not considered is that most of the “new jobs” are the minimum wage McDonald’s type, and often not even full-time.
I think most folk are seeing through the lies by now...they’re out there seeing it firsthand every day, despite whatever BS the media is selling.
(It’s also pretty funny that among young adults, trust in government is at an all-time low. The only thing that’s lower is their trust in traditional media.)
“I have 2 relatives laid off in the last month. One a 10 yr. employee. The other a 28 year.’
Good luck with that. it’s a tough environment out there, particularly for seasoned workers.
You miss the point.
Record gas prices.
Record food stamps.
Record long term unemployment.
The curves of the things you noted are peaked. Any decline from the peak is indicative of Happy Times Are Here Again.......
We will hear nothing but trumpets of joy heralding the declines from the max. The declines will be bogus, but those that want to believe in Happy times will .
The lies will continue..... tenfold
The equivalent of a two-year old with chocolate all over her face saying she didn’t eat that candy.
“A unified party, pounding the ruling party for its abysmal economic performance as well as the healthcare debacle should win in a walk. However, the Republican establishment has no message and seems determined to let the ruling party control the conversation. Unless the Republicans come up with a message and communications strategy 2014 will be another lost opportunity, like 2012.”
An excellent and perceptive post. The Republicans can’t even seem to attack on the lack of full-time work due to 0care and its 30 hour minimum.
We need a giant infusion of energy from the Tea Party. The Establishment Republicans can take a hike.
hasn’t the +0.1 revised to -0.3?
when 0failure took office, we had 142m tax filers. today, we’ve got 132m and more people
when 0failure took office, the average household income was $55k. today, it’s around $43k and everything has doubled in price (effectively reducing the $43k to $21.5k)
there is no measurement that can show improvement at any level
as a country, we’ve all moved quite a bit closer to detroit
What is the matter with the people on this site?
The economy IS growing, and by a lot more than .1%. Maybe something like 2% this year.
Proof? Simple. Actual, collected withholding and income taxes are up about 7% year-over-year. Fact. Withholding taxes aren’t paid over to the feds unless they have to be because the employment and the associated withholding took place. Don’t believe it? See the daily Treasury reports.
Why is that? Because the underlying U.S. economy is so strong and resilient that it can resist and overcome even the worst that the sh!tbags in the jug-ears administration can throw at it. And they’ve thrown an amazing amount of crap at it in the last 5 years.
The DJIA just made a new all-time high. Why? The market is discounting the wholesale slaughter of Democrats in November and a probable Republican win in 2016. The pain of what will be 8 years of BS from jug-ears is slowly coming to an end and it’s starting to become obvious.
Will a semi-decent economy, still recovering at a pitiful rate relative to what it should be benefit Democrats in November? Not a chance.
Joe 6-pack understands that he’s not better off. Capital investment sucks, new business creation sucks, job creation consists mostly of relatively low-pay jobs, and unemployment is down only because people have left the labor force. People are sick and tired of 5 years of failed liberal crapola.
The era of BS is about to end and the market is saying so. Reality is that the 2% growth economy will improve once it’s clear that jug-ears has been totally neutered in November.
But, that’s no reason to deny that this economy is currently expanding and has been for years — even though it’s at half the rate (or less) than it should be. Our economy is capable of withstanding much more than one passing totally clueless moron in the White House.
92 million Americans are jobless.
This article is whistling past the graveyard...
One of our modern tragedies is that you get better reporting on the Benghazi situation, economics and political scandals from Pravda and Al Jazeera than NBC, CBS, etc.
By what measure? GDP? GDP is a meaningless made up number that is rigged to always overstate the growth of the economy.
Yes, it is expanding!
Provided, of course, you define 'expanding' as extremely higher inflation, with no salary increases to offset it; many new part-time jobs with an equivalent loss of full-time jobs; and a stock market that is higher because the dollar is devaluing. WHOO HOO! PARTY TIME!
“The equivalent of a two-year old with chocolate all over her face saying she didn’t eat that candy.”
They’re more like obnoxious, fifteen-year old, adolescent junior-high-schoolers.
The rising economy is only happening to the richest counties in the US that surround the District of Criminals.
Gaslightin pure and simple. When millions more are shifted to disability from unemployment an dropped from unemployment counts then we will really have good numbers.
Yeah, but...the rate on the so called wealthy (over 250k) is way up. As is inflation thanks to massive government printing. Let's see if the collections are up next year as well.
On the bright side, corn prices are expected to keep dropping which means our gas will be cheaper when we have to buy more of it because of all the ethanol they're putting in the pump.