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CURL: This is an actual quote from the president really
The Washington Times ^ | June 29, 2014 | Joseph Curl

Posted on 06/29/2014 5:45:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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“By every economic measure, we are better off now than we were when I took office. You wouldn’t know it, but we are,” the president said Friday.

That’s right, the president — the president of the United States, mind you — says Americans are better off, they just don’t know it.

That is the height to which the president has raised his level of mendacity. He has the sheer audacity to tell Americans that he has successfully turned the economy around, that things are all good, but that there are no real quantifiable indicators by which they could ever know that.

In fact, Mr. Obama says Americans have never had it so good.

“Over the past 51 months, our businesses have created 9.4 million new jobs,” he said at a feel-good stop in Minnesota. “Our housing market is rebounding. Our auto industry is booming. Our manufacturing sector is adding jobs for the first time since the 1990s. We’ve made our tax code fairer. We’ve cut our deficits by more than half. More than 8 million Americans have signed up for private insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act.”

Of course, as usual with the president, none of that is true. In 2007, there were 146.6 million Americans employed. Last month, there were 145.7 million people in the workforce. But it’s all worse than that. The labor force participation rate dropped more than 3 percentage points, which equals nearly 8 million people. Now, just 62.8 percent of working-age Americans hold jobs, a dismal number that’s the lowest in 35 years....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: economy; employment; obama; unemployment
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1 posted on 06/29/2014 5:45:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s right about one thing, we wouldn’t know it.


2 posted on 06/29/2014 5:46:45 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There had to be something mentally wrong with this guy. I’ve known some liars in my life (ex wife), but this guy will say ANYTHING with a straight face.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 5:48:31 PM PDT by mothball
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The king is braindead. I think he may have “evolved” too much over his “gay marriage” fiasco.


4 posted on 06/29/2014 5:49:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5 posted on 06/29/2014 5:50:11 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He seems to be the only person who knows it. Probably because he now has more money than he ever thought possible. How’s that hope and change thingy going people?


6 posted on 06/29/2014 5:50:23 PM PDT by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Our, our, our, our, we, we, we and he did it all himself too.

With an ego like that it’s a wonder he’s not the Madhi.


8 posted on 06/29/2014 5:50:37 PM PDT 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: 2ndDivisionVet

If Obama’s lips move, he’s lying!


9 posted on 06/29/2014 5:50:44 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A 3% economy contraction sails over this moron’s head.


10 posted on 06/29/2014 5:50:45 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

0bummer’s nose is now 1/4 inch longer.


11 posted on 06/29/2014 5:51:07 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lies are the bread and butter of socialist liars like Obama.


12 posted on 06/29/2014 5:51:15 PM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Delusional. Can’t a crew take over a ship when the captain goes whacka? I’m not talking Cain Mutiny crazy but delusional crazy.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 5:53:38 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Us peasants never know what’s good for us.


14 posted on 06/29/2014 5:54:00 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: immadashell

If so, it’s the first thing he’s ever been the first to know. Normally, even stuff that happens in the White House, he only finds out about when he reads about it in the paper.


15 posted on 06/29/2014 5:54:33 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wrap in the fact that only Michelle knows how parents should feed their children...and, voila! We have the most brilliant couple in the world living in the White House.

We’re so lucky to have them...


16 posted on 06/29/2014 5:56:48 PM PDT by moovova
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t question the King.

After all, he is graciously letting us dwell on his Land and we are better off for it.


17 posted on 06/29/2014 5:57:37 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
repeat after me, everything is good, wonderful, amazing.
18 posted on 06/29/2014 5:57:42 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Little bath house barry bastard boy’s mendacity reminds me of someone cutting someone else’s head off while telling them they will be better off because their airway will be less obstructed.


19 posted on 06/29/2014 5:58:34 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pay no attention to all those boarded up downtown businesses. And you only THINK food prices are twice as high as they were in 2009


20 posted on 06/29/2014 5:59:28 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: mothball
There had to be something mentally wrong with this guy. I’ve known some liars in my life (ex wife), but this guy will say ANYTHING with a straight face.

He is actually a TRAINED liar.

He studied NLP - Neuro Linguistic Programming. It has been around since the 1970s and was developed by a pair of professors at UC Santa Cruz. Very powerful communication tool and can be used for good or evil.

21 posted on 06/29/2014 5:59:28 PM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Zero thinks that Caliph Abu will raise up the 1.6 billion-plus of Islam and this is Barry being confident that he is uniquely poised to hand America's hundreds of trillions of wealth over to the new caliph, in fell swoops, just as he did in Libya, Iraq and is in the process of doing elsewhere.

HF

22 posted on 06/29/2014 5:59:52 PM PDT by holden
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The idiot also said said gm was alive.....21 million recalls later

Same idiot also said economy is in recovery.....gdp at -2.9% for first quarter.

23 posted on 06/29/2014 6:00:25 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: SkyDancer

He is daft as a brush.


24 posted on 06/29/2014 6:00:56 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Amagi

>>>A 3% economy contraction sails over this moron’s head<<<

When you go out tomorrow, ask the first, second and third person you meet what the last GDP Report said.

Obama knows his audience, and it isn’t us.

Remember, it’s not the News Reports, it’s who decides what News to Report. And to think as a Child I laughed at what Pravda told the Soviet Citizenry.


25 posted on 06/29/2014 6:01:22 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s an Obama quote that’ll top them all:

http://youtu.be/YfRtbIQ1kTw


26 posted on 06/29/2014 6:02:34 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well - at the personal level, he has made the task of doing our income tax forms much simpler and easier.

And he has reduced the amount of income taxes we pay each year by the simple expedient of cutting our income in half.


27 posted on 06/29/2014 6:04:57 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is incontrovertible proof that it was a mistake to remove narcissism from the desk reference on mental disorders. He is so infatuated with what he says that he believes it no matter what the reality.


28 posted on 06/29/2014 6:08:15 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: DJ Taylor

That is sort of hard to believe he actually spoke that.... Was it taken out of context?

I know he believes it, I find it hard to fathom he would say it out loud...


29 posted on 06/29/2014 6:08:23 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: DJ Taylor

bump


30 posted on 06/29/2014 6:09:01 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Proof that drug abuse causes brain damage.


31 posted on 06/29/2014 6:14:51 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Over the past 51 months, our businesses have created 9.4 million new jobs,” he said at a feel-good stop in Minnesota.

But, wait, Mr. President! Your ignorant economic policies have resulted in losing a consistent 350,000 jobs per month (monthly first -time claims for unemployment) since the beginning of your presidency. That adds up to 4.2 million jobs lost each and every year since you took office. You've been in office for over five years, and during that time, the American economy has lost in excess of 21 million jobs. Additionally, we needed about another 12 million jobs just to keep up with natural population growth. So your administration needed to oversee the creation of roughly 33 million jobs just for the economy to stay even.

But you're trying to tell us that the economy created only 9.4 million jobs over the past 51 months, of which about 1/3 were in the non-productive (i.e., government) sector. So the purported 9.4 million jobs you're touting are actually more like 5 million, because so many of them are government jobs that create no wealth whatsoever, but represent a dead drain on the productive sector.

Mr. President, it's clear that your economic record is one of humiliating failure. The economy required about 24 million more jobs than were actually created during your administration in order just to stay even. However you may want to describe this economic fiasco, the only conclusion a dispassionate observer can draw about your record is that it is dismal and disappointing.

If I were you, sir, I'd avoid mentioning any job creation numbers from here on out, because your performance in that area has been so abominably meager in relation to what actually needed to happen. Your job creation performance is so laughably poor that it almost appears as if you know absolutely nothing about economics at all.
32 posted on 06/29/2014 6:15:02 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Popman

Yes, it’s out of context and not the complete sentence, but it rolled off his lips sooo naturally.


33 posted on 06/29/2014 6:16:18 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war,and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: wolfpat

“you only THINK food prices are twice as high as they were in 2009”

Even low info people should figure this out.

Food and gas is TWICE as expensive in only five years!

Obama blows a $ Trillion on the “stimulus” and the economy tanks — hurting everyone, especially people of low income.

More at my web page: http://obamaclarifier.blogspot.com


34 posted on 06/29/2014 6:19:28 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Remember, as many physcoanalists have said: He is a Narcissist,and a pathological liar(that is someone who tells lies, but his brain thinks it is the truth). Those types get very PO’s when called on it.
35 posted on 06/29/2014 6:20:57 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This piece is from the onion, right?

“By every economic measure, we are better off now than we were when I took office. You wouldn’t know it, but we are,” the president said.


36 posted on 06/29/2014 6:22:08 PM PDT by Daffynition ("We Are Not Descended From Fearful Men")
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To: Army Air Corps

I personally find that Offensive to Fuller! :)


37 posted on 06/29/2014 6:22:13 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: mothball

It’s called psychopathy.


38 posted on 06/29/2014 6:23:42 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bookmark for later sharing.


39 posted on 06/29/2014 6:26:15 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Mr. Obama says Americans have never had it so good.”
Nope, not since the `30s.


40 posted on 06/29/2014 6:28:09 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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...“By every economic measure, we are better off now than we were when I took office. You wouldn’t know it, but we are,” the president said Friday.He also added, "I did not have sex with that woman..."Michelle Lewinsky!"

FMCDH(BITS)

41 posted on 06/29/2014 6:31:03 PM PDT by nothingnew (Hemmer and MacCullum are the worst on FNC)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He believes it.

It comes from his narcissism. Because he is president, everything is perfect — like in North Korea.


42 posted on 06/29/2014 6:32:10 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Audacity of Mendacity. A more appropriate title for Bammy’s autobiography


43 posted on 06/29/2014 6:32:33 PM PDT by allblues (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat but Satan is definitely a Democrat)
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To: Daffynition

WTF??

44 posted on 06/29/2014 6:33:15 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You wouldn’t know it...

No you wouldn't know it.

45 posted on 06/29/2014 6:35:20 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; flaglady47; pax_et_bonum; mickie; Maine Mariner; seekthetruth; Bob Ireland
FAMOUS QUOTES:

Barack Obama: "We're better off now than we were when I took office. You wouldn't know it, but we are".

Yogi Berra: "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

Leni

46 posted on 06/29/2014 6:37:19 PM PDT by MinuteGal (The Infernal Revenue Service - forever to be known as the BS-IRS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can put all the chocolate you want on a turd, still doesn’t make it a twinkie.


47 posted on 06/29/2014 6:42:38 PM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: Iron Munro

Yet, May’s federal tax receipts were a record high for that month.
Carl Sagan’s:
“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”


48 posted on 06/29/2014 6:43:28 PM PDT by griswold3 (I was born heI're in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“You wouldn’t know it, but we are,”

LOL!


49 posted on 06/29/2014 6:48:32 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: Iron Munro

“...the simple expedient of cutting our income in half.”

Right now our household income is LITERALLY 1/2 what is was when Obama took office.

Is that directly his fault? In honesty, no, I don’t think so. But he ain’t helping!


50 posted on 06/29/2014 6:51:49 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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