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...