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Obama: When you hear economy is improving, 'remember who started ití
The Hill ^ | 10/22/18 | Emily Birnbaum

Posted on 10/22/2018 2:35:25 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

Former President Obama on Monday urged a crowd in Las Vegas to "remember who started" the current economic boom, reminding them that the country recovered from the Great Recession during his presidency.

Obama echoed language from President Trump, who in July claimed his administration unleashed an "economic miracle" with tax cuts legislation.

"When I walked into office ten years ago, we were in the middle of the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes," Obama said at a rally for Nevada Democrats. "By the time I left office, wages were rising, uninsurance rate was falling, poverty was falling, and that’s what I handed off to the next guy."

"So when you hear all this talk about economic miracles right now, remember who started it," he said to thunderous applause and a standing ovation.

The former president in recent weeks has criticized Trump's tendency to take full credit for healthy state of the U.S. economy.

"Six months ago, we unleashed an economic miracle by signing the biggest tax cuts and reforms ... the biggest tax cuts in American history," Trump said at an event in July.

The Associated Press fact-checker called this statement an "exaggeration," pointing out the economy has been expanding for the past ten years.

The tax cuts are also not the largest in U.S. history.

Obama during the Monday rally said economic growth during his presidency could partially be attributed to his administration "making sure the wealthiest Americans, folks like me, paid their fair share of taxes."

Obama has been stumping for Democrats across the country ahead of the November midterms, emerging from his year of relative silence on the Trump administration.

He has been vocal in his criticisms of the president since stepping back into the spotlight.

"Unlike some, I actually try to state facts," Obama said. "I believe in facts. I believe in a fact-based reality, fact-based politics. I don't believe in just making stuff up. I think you should actually say to people what's true."


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1 posted on 10/22/2018 2:35:25 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Liar.


2 posted on 10/22/2018 2:36:21 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: yesthatjallen

This week, quarterly GDP will come out. Wanna bet it’ over 4%?


3 posted on 10/22/2018 2:37:31 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: yesthatjallen

I sure do remember. It was President Trump.


4 posted on 10/22/2018 2:37:52 PM PDT by EvilCapitalist (It's Ok to be white.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Your mother!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpyRM4tW39U


5 posted on 10/22/2018 2:38:04 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: yesthatjallen

Oh don’t worry Obola. We will remember that Trump started it, unleashed it, unregulated it, called the countdown and launched it.


6 posted on 10/22/2018 2:38:07 PM PDT by monkeybrau
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To: yesthatjallen

I thought we were supposed to get used to the economy fprever being mediocre. Now this guy wants to take credit for it. LMFAO. Sit down Obama, your time is over.


7 posted on 10/22/2018 2:38:09 PM PDT by Durbin
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To: yesthatjallen

Obama: When you hear economy is improving, ‘remember who started it’ - yes it was 45 who rescinded all your onerous regulations and cut taxes among other items - You, blowhard, did everything in your power to destroy the economy and the county as a nation.


8 posted on 10/22/2018 2:38:20 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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“Unlike some, I actually try to state facts,” Obama said. “I believe in facts. I believe in a fact-based reality, fact-based politics. I don’t believe in just making stuff up. I think you should actually say to people what’s true.”


9 posted on 10/22/2018 2:38:31 PM PDT by youngidiot (Trumped up charges!!!!)
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"remember who started it,"

We will. And then President Trump, the guy who started it, will be re-elected in a landslide.

10 posted on 10/22/2018 2:38:51 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: yesthatjallen

Ronald Reagan??


11 posted on 10/22/2018 2:39:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: yesthatjallen

He knows he will go down worse than Millard Filmore.


12 posted on 10/22/2018 2:39:08 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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Fake news media donning its cheerleader kneepads for the One.

Disgusting!


13 posted on 10/22/2018 2:39:20 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: yesthatjallen

The Obama Recession is finally over.

Thank you President Trump.


14 posted on 10/22/2018 2:39:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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Well, Obama is on record boasting of how he proudly exploits the economic illiteracy and stupidity of the American voter.

Some things never change.

15 posted on 10/22/2018 2:39:39 PM PDT by rdcbn
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“When I walked into office ten years ago, we were in the middle of the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes,” Obama said
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“I had the help of both parties to violate the Constitution.”


16 posted on 10/22/2018 2:40:15 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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"I believe in facts. I believe in a fact-based reality, fact-based politics. I don't believe in just making stuff up. I think you should actually say to people what's true."

"If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor"

17 posted on 10/22/2018 2:41:05 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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Let’s face it, the man’s a genius. He had a 10 year economic recovery plan, 8 years of stagnation followed by 2 years of growth, and it worked to a tee. If I have just one criticism is that maybe he could have had a plan that skipped the 8 years of stagnation, but these are minor details.


18 posted on 10/22/2018 2:41:41 PM PDT by mbrfl
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To: SpaceBar

Worse than Millard Fillmore, he at least was eligible to be President.


19 posted on 10/22/2018 2:41:48 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: yesthatjallen

Dream on, Barry.

It was Trump’s reversing many of the regulations and legislation (Obamacare) that helped the economy.

It was Trump’s methodically undoing your legacy.

Read the history books in 30 to 50 years. You will hardly be a footnote.


20 posted on 10/22/2018 2:42:03 PM PDT by TomGuy
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